The Great British Spring Clean 2022

The Great British Spring Clean 2022

13th April 2022 Last Friday, our Head Office Team volunteered their time to clear litter from the local industrial estate and surrounding areas for the Great British Spring Clean 2022. Jess, ...

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Five Years of Zoe

Five Years of Zoe

6th April 2022 This month, we take great pleasure in congratulating Zoe Thorpe, our Operations Support Coordinator, on five years with City & Essex! Zoe was only eighteen years old when ...

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Sponsoring the Knight Frank Cycle to MIPIM 2022

Sponsoring the Knight Frank Cycle to MIPIM 2022

11th March 2022 Cycle to MIPIM is a renowned ride for anyone working in real estate. On Wednesday, 85 cyclists from the property industry embarked on their mammoth relay journey to Cannes, ...

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Journey To Zero Emissions

Journey To Zero Emissions

10th March 2022 We took some significant steps forward in 2021 in our journey to carbon zero. Last year, one of our main goals was switching our hybrid fleet to fully electric models, and ...

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Supporting the Ukraine Crisis

Supporting the Ukraine Crisis

4th March 2022 Four million people are expected to be displaced as homes are being destroyed or becoming unsafe to live in due to the urban combat and airstrikes across Ukraine. This has ...

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Thirty Years of Felma

Thirty Years of Felma

28th February 2022 This month we take great pleasure in congratulating Felma Arnold on her 30 years with City & Essex. What an incredible milestone! Felma is one of our longest-serving ...

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Volunteering For The Essex Forest Initiative

Volunteering For The Essex Forest Initiative

25th February 2022 This week our Projects Manager – Russell Blunt, and Marketing Manager – Matthew Swift ventured out to Cold Norton for a spot of volunteering in the local community. The ...

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Gender Pay Gap 2021-2022

Gender Pay Gap 2021-2022

11th February 2022 As an employer of more than 250 employees, City & Essex are required by law to comply with regulations (Equality Act 2010: Regulations 2017) on Gender Pay Gap reporting. ...

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50th Anniversary: 10,000 Trees Planted

50th Anniversary: 10,000 Trees Planted

31st January 2022 2021 was a memorable year for us at City & Essex, we turned 50! Unfortunately, we have been unable to celebrate this amazing milestone the way we would like to. The ...

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Supporting Projects For Change: Wind Energy in Thailand

Supporting Projects For Change: Wind Energy in Thailand

25th January 2022 Ecologi has given us the platform to support sustainable projects across the globe so that we can help facilitate change to the people and places that really need it. One ...

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Supporting Projects For Change: Preservation of Rainforest

Supporting Projects For Change: Preservation of Rainforest

10th January 2022 By supporting sustainable projects through Ecologi, we can make an immediate difference to the people and places that really need it. One of the verified initiatives ...

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Supporting Projects For Change: Wind Energy in Vietnam

Supporting Projects For Change: Wind Energy in Vietnam

16th December 2021 By supporting sustainable projects through Ecologi, we can make an immediate difference to the people and places that really need it. One of the Gold Standard verified ...

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Making a Difference with Ecologi

Making a Difference with Ecologi

9th December 2021 Inspired by the recent 2021 Planet Mark Awards, we have not only decided to partner with Ecologi, but we have also offset our remaining carbon emissions from the previous two ...

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CITY & ESSEX WIN THE PLANET MARK AWARD FOR PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT

CITY & ESSEX WIN THE PLANET MARK AWARD FOR PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT

6th December 2021 Every autumn, Planet Mark shine a light on member companies and individuals that have gone above and beyond to see great success. The Planet Mark Awards, held on the 18th of ...

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UHUB Training - Diamond Engagement

UHUB Training - Diamond Engagement

1st December 2021 Here at City & Essex, we recognise the value of continuous professional development and the role this plays in the safety and efficiency of our services. We are honoured ...

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City & Essex Land Deal at One Angel Court

City & Essex Land Deal at One Angel Court

11th October 2021 City & Essex are proud to announce the award of a three-year contract by Savills to provide Cleaning and Support Services to the stunning One Angel Court. With breath-taking ...

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Seven Years of Fair Pay

Seven Years of Fair Pay

8th October 2021 Today marks our 7th year as a Recognised Service Provider for the Living Wage Foundation, a commitment that supports our employees to receive a fair wage. “The real ...

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The Planet Mark Awards 2021: Personal Achievement

The Planet Mark Awards 2021: Personal Achievement

7th October 2021  We are delighted to announce that our very own Russell Blunt has been announced as a finalist for The Planet Mark Personal Achievement Award.   Every autumn, The ...

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Fifteen Years of Fausto

Fifteen Years of Fausto

4th October 2021 We take great pleasure in congratulating Fausto Heredia-Flores on his 15 years of service with City & Essex. Fausto is a consummate professional and since 2009, has led ...

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Our First Mental Health First Aider

Our First Mental Health First Aider

7th September 2021 At City & Essex, there is nothing more important than the wellbeing and safety of our employees. We are extremely proud to announce our first Mental Health First Aider ...

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Another Year with SafeContractor

Another Year with SafeContractor

16th August 2021 We are incredibly proud to have renewed our SafeContractor Accreditation for another year! This rigorous assessment demonstrates our commitment to continuously ...

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Our Commitment to ISO 27001

Our Commitment to ISO 27001

11th August 2021 We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved our very first ISO 27001:2013 certification. This certification demonstrates our commitment to safeguarding our customers, ...

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Great British Spring Clean

Great British Spring Clean

17th June 2021 Despite the scorching summer sun, our Head Office Team volunteered their time to clear litter from our industrial estate and surrounding areas for the Great British Spring Clean. Russell, ...

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Gender Pay Gap 2020-2021

Gender Pay Gap 2020-2021

As an employer of more than 250 employees, City & Essex are required by law to carry out Gender Pay Gap Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. ...

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The Decade For Action

The Decade For Action

This year, City & Essex has transferred the measuring and reduction of our carbon emissions to the rising name in sustainability consulting and certification – Planet Mark. Planet ...

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City & Essex achieves highest employee engagement status with UHUB

City & Essex achieves highest employee engagement status with UHUB

We are ecstatic to have reached UhUb's highest engagement level - Platinum. 100% of our 500+ workforce have successfully completed not just the core training video’s but ...

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Great British September Clean

Great British September Clean

Despite the bleak September weather, our amazing Head Office team ventured out like Wombles to clear litter from our industrial estate for the Great British September Clean. Debbie, Anna, Zoe, ...

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Celebrating our Diversity

Celebrating our Diversity

At City & Essex, we are committed to LGBTQ+ inclusion and believe in the power of equality, vocally and visibly supporting the LGBTQ+ community inside and outside of City & Essex. This ...

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Latest Novel Coronavirus Information

Latest Novel Coronavirus Information

The current number of coronavirus cases in the UK has now risen to 1,950, with London entering the world's top 20 most "at-risk" cities. The World Health Organization (WHO) has ...

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City & Essex team raises £2,620 for charity at Tough Mudder 5K

City & Essex team raises £2,620 for charity at Tough Mudder 5K

On Saturday 21 September in the beautiful sunshine, our green kitted squad pushed through 5k of woodland terrain and 13 obstacles at Tough Mudder London South. The team crawled under ...

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A cleaning company gets muddy for a good cause

A cleaning company gets muddy for a good cause

12 brave souls will be forever bonded in mud, working together to overcome 13 obstacles in 5 kilometres to raise money for the incredible -Macmillan Cancer Support. By 2020, almost ...

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4th UhUb training reward raffle

4th UhUb training reward raffle

22 Winners of our 4th employee training reward raffle have now been announced. Congratulations to the 20 employees who each won £100 for passing our core module training and to the 2 that ...

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A blossoming relationship with Royal Horticulture Society

A blossoming relationship with Royal Horticulture Society

The RHS Headquarters at 80 Vincent Square specialises in the preservation and display of botanical art and garden history and is home to the worlds finest horticultural library and associated ...

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LIVING WAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

LIVING WAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate that is voluntarily paid by over 3,500 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair day's pay for a hard day's work. All accredited ...

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CITY & ESSEX AWARDED LIBERTY LONDON CONTRACT

CITY & ESSEX AWARDED LIBERTY LONDON CONTRACT

The iconic department store Liberty London selects City & Essex as it's full Cleaning Service provider. We are delighted to announce the commencement of our cleaning services at the ...

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LIFE AFTER COLLECTION

LIFE AFTER COLLECTION

Ever wondered what happens to your general waste once it is collected? We did. So we visited the largest Energy from Waste facility in the UK. Located on the banks of the River Thames, Cory ...

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NEW TRAINING PLATFORM A SUCCESS

NEW TRAINING PLATFORM A SUCCESS

Over the past 6 months, City & Essex has been augmenting the new company-wide training system - UhUb. This mandatory training platform was specifically designed to improve on our training ...

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NEW DIVISIONAL MANAGER

NEW DIVISIONAL MANAGER

We are very pleased to announce that James Hookway has been appointed our new Divisional Manager. City & Essex has seen significant growth this year and to ensure the same level ...

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THE TRAINING REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN!

THE TRAINING REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN!

City & Essex are excited to announce our innovative employee training and engagement platform UhUb. This month, we see the launch of our new company-wide training system - UhUb. This user-friendly ...

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GETTING TO KNOW: WENDY FREDRICKS

GETTING TO KNOW: WENDY FREDRICKS

HR & PAYROL ADMINISTRATOR  JOINED NOVEMBER 2016 What are your responsibilities? I manage the full Payroll function for City & Essex (London), I have additional responsibility ...

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WAGE BOOST FOR WORKERS

WAGE BOOST FOR WORKERS

This April will see The National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rise from £7.20 to £7.50, for those aged 25 and over. The minimum wage for 25-year-olds and over will ...

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Successful retender of three prestigious clients

Successful retender of three prestigious clients

Following a successful four year partnership, we are delighted to have retained cleaning contracts with Knightsbridge Estate, Harrods and Great Portland Estates. The contracts will be managed ...

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Congratulations on new arrival

Congratulations on new arrival

Congratulations to our Marketing Director, Russell Blunt and Fiance, Ashleigh Higgins on their first child: Scarlett was born at 3:15pm on the 6th January weighing 4lb 6oz. "After 12 ...

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The Cleaning Show 2017

The Cleaning Show 2017

This March we see the return of The Cleaning Show at London's ExCel. This major event is designed specifically for the Cleaning and Support Services sector. It is a great opportunity to ...

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City & Essex Reaches New Heights With Contract Win

City & Essex Reaches New Heights With Contract Win

City & Essex is proud to announce the major contract win of the iconic skyscraper - One Canada Square. One Canada Square was the first tower to rise out of the docks in 1990. At 770ft above ...

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New eco fleet hits the road

New eco fleet hits the road

Our new ultra low emission cars are out and about this month sporting the new branding. In 2006, City & Essex took the initiative to change its fleet to the fuel efficient ...

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Our brand new website

Our brand new website

As part of our complete rebrand strategy of 2016, we would like to welcome you to our new website. We hope you find it more informative and easier to navigate. If you are reading this, then ...

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Proud to be working with Harvey Nichols

Proud to be working with Harvey Nichols

City & Essex are delighted to announce the commencement of its services at the newly refurbished Harvey Nichols Flagship store in Knightsbridge and Head Office in Chiswick. This incredible ...

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We are a founding member of the CSSA

We are a founding member of the CSSA

City & Essex is now a founding member of the newly relaunched CSSA (Cleaning and Support Services Association). The CSSA is the UK trade association for the contract cleaning sector and ...

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