Regent extends cleaning contract for Cleanability award winner
A major further education provider and overall winner of the 2009/2010
Building Cleanability Awards has extended the contract to clean all five
of its Birmingham area sites to national contractor Regent Cleaning
A subsidiary of European cleaning giant Samsic Group, Regent is one of
the UK's fastest-growing contract cleaning providers fielding over 5000
employees via 10 regional offices to over 300 sites.
Coventry-based Regent has been cleaning Birmingham Metropolitan College's
Matthew Boulton campus since 2006.
Now the further education specialist - winner of the 2009/2010 Building
Cleanability Awards - has appointed its contractor to clean all its
The newly-named College is the by-product of the merger of two of
Birmingham's biggest providers of further education - Sutton Coldfield
College and Matthew Boulton College - last summer.
Providing access to learning for 27,000 learners across all levels of
study, the new institution will cater for an increasing number of
16-19-year-old learners seeking A-Levels, Vocational Qualifications,
Diplomas and Apprenticeships.
It is also offer re-skilling and professional development opportunities
for adult learners and employers, particularly through its tailored
workplace based METtraining directorate.
A specialist in pharmacy and podiatry, the Matthew Boulton Campus hosts
new medical laboratories and theatres which train apprentices as
laboratory technicians and dental nurses. Its clinics treat over 5000
patients a year.
The College hosts state of the art laboratories in the Samsung Digital
Service Academy, a facility established by the consumer electronics
giant to provide employer support training.
Matthew Boulton is also at the forefront in the development of training
for the cleaning sciences.
The three site Campus offers a range of accredited and bespoke programmes
for all levels of employees in facilities and housing management.
Programmes are either delivered within the College's fully equipped
accommodation suite or off-site to suit individual need.
The Matthew Boulton Regent team cleans class rooms, work shops, offices,
theatres, conference rooms, wash rooms, canteens, stairs, corridors and
laboratories. Regent also covers all external areas and car parks.
Cleaners are on-site from 6.00am to 9.00am, leaving three day-janitors on
site from 10.00am to 8.30pm. Manager and site supervisor are on site
from 6am until 2pm daily.
The Regent Cleaning team of site manager, a supervisor, three day
janitors and nearly 40 cleaners has been expanded to over 100 to clean
Birmingham Metropolitan campuses located across the northside of
Birmingham as well as in the city centre, Sutton Coldfield, Great Barr
and Erdington, together with a dedicated Design Centre in Sutton
In addition to learning centres, environments to be cleaned include
dedicated art and design centre, sports hall, gyms, theatre, TV and
radio studios, hairdressing and beauty salons as well as recreational
and student areas.
Birmingham Metropolitan College facility manager, John Starmer sums up:
"In Regent we are pleased to have a contractor partner which makes an
effort to share in our stated vision ‘to inspire learning and achieve
"We have the most exacting standards to maintain when it comes to the
cleanliness of our own premises and the fact is borne out not least by
our winning the prestigious Cleanability award."
Further information at:
Issued August 2010 by
petermuir public relations
Whiteleaf Business Centre, Buckingham Industrial Park, Buckingham MK18
tel 00 44 (0) 1296 715228
NOTES FOR EDITORS
About Regent Cleaning
Operating from ten UK locations with 4500 employees, £26 million
turnover Regent Cleaning is a major supplier of cleaning to private and
public sector accounts in the commercial, leisure, healthcare and
educational sectors. Founded in 1986, the company has grown by over 20%
in the last year alone. Recent gains include the expansion of Regent's
provision to the Ministry of Justice's Courts, the NHS BT (National Blood
Service) premises, and Matthew Boulton College. In 2008, Regent Cleaning
expanded market share and extended geographical reach with the
acquisition of Birmingham-based Exclusive Support Services, which also
has offices in London, Harwich and Manchester. Further information at
About Samsic Group
Founded in 1986, Rennes-based Samsic fields over 40,000 employees from
200 locations on behalf of more than 10,000 clients across Europe. The
company also owns subsidiaries in Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain
and Portugal. Highly regarded for the quality of its service
professionalism, Samsic has expanded from its core cleaning offer to
undertake tasks ranging from security to recruitment and home domestic
services on behalf of a wide customer base. Further information at
About the 2009/2010 Building Cleanability Awards scheme
Promoted by the cleaning industry Livery Company - The Worshipful Company
of Environmental Cleaners, this latest Building Cleanability Awards
scheme for effective day-to-day cleaning was the eighth held since the
Awards inception in 1994.
Birmingham Metropolitan College was declared the Overall Winner with two
The British Cleaning Council was once again the principal Patron of the
2009/2010 Awards scheme. Leading building design professional bodies -
RIBA (Royal British Institute of Architects), and CIAT (Chartered
Institute of Architectural Technologists), also provided promotional
support to their respective members for this latest Awards scheme.