Originating in New Zealand in 2015 and now in its fifth year, Thank Your Cleaner Day™ is a chance for businesses around the world to show cleaning personnel appreciation for the hard work they carry out every day to make sure premises, working and living environments are kept clean, safe, hygienic and ready to go for the next business day.
Working in partnership with 21 customers that represent every UK business sector, OCS UK (part of the largest family-owned facilities management services company in the world) will deliver thank you cards to 2,200 cleaning operatives who have been nominated by customers for delivering exceptional service and maintaining the highest standards. Cleaning operatives have been selected by the customers they have built relationships with and whose sites they take care of.
Customers including British Airways, GKN Aerospace, KBR, Landmark, The Home Office and The Malls, Basingstoke will recognise cleaning operatives at 28 sites across the country. Customers were also asked to nominate a cleaning operative at their site who was worthy of extra recognition, and these nominees will be presented with certificates and gift vouchers on the day.
Bob Taylor, CEO of OCS Group in the UK, Ireland & Middle East says:
"We had a wonderful response from customers and OCS colleagues after participating in Thank Your Cleaner Day last year and we’re delighted to be involved again. Our hope is that we can elevate the day to the point where businesses across the country, regardless of whether they work with OCS, take the opportunity to recognise the amazing work their cleaning operatives perform.
"On behalf of OCS, I’d like to congratulate each cleaning operative that has been recognised and commend them for their enthusiasm and dedication to the job. I’d also like to thank each and every cleaning operative throughout the UK. Their tireless work keeps offices, hospitals and schools running smoothly and that work doesn’t go unnoticed."
Yvonne Taylor, head of cleaning at OCS UK, says:
"Having started my career as a cleaning operative, I’m well aware of the hard work that goes into the job and how recognition can be hard to come by. Thank Your Cleaner Day gives us all a reminder to stop and take notice of the wonderful work they do. I’d like to place my thanks on record to OCS cleaning operatives around the country."