Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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Mrs Buckét's new year off to a flying start with new GE Wales contract
Commercial cleaning company Mrs Buckét Cleaning Services is flying into 2023, after winning a major new contract with aerospace specialist GE Wales.
The contractor was awarded the new work following a competitive tender process which was open to cleaning companies from across the UK. Mrs Buckét Cleaning Services stood out for its company culture and the innovation it can implement at the site.
The GE Wales site at Nantgarw is a world-leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility with capacity and approval to provide services to both the GE90 and CFM56 commercial air fleets from customers based all over the world and in 2017, it was selected as the GE MRO facility for the GE9X, the world's largest and most fuel-efficient jet engine. It occupies over 1.2 million sq.ft of workshop space and has two state-of-the-art engine test facilities.
The new contract will involve over 20 members of the Mrs Buckét Cleaning Services team working on site seven days a week. The company has invested in state-of-the-art machinery and innovation technologies for the main production zones.
Tom Fox, head of facilities at GE Wales says: "Our aviation customers have high standards of us and in turn, we have high expectations of our suppliers. They need to work with us in a number of complex production environments where both regulators and customers have exacting requirements. At Nantgarw, all our suppliers are part of Team Wales and it's great to be bringing on a Welsh company, especially one with experience of working in other manufacturing environments."
Rachael Flanagan, CEO and founder of Mrs Buckét Cleaning Services, says: "This is a huge win for the business, and we're delighted that we were able to compete at such a high level with other national commercial cleaning companies. Our ability to think strategically when pitching to companies like GE is what makes a tangible difference in our success rate.
"With over 20 members of staff on site over the course of a week, this is one of our biggest contracts to date and we can't wait to get started.
"Last year was a strong one for Mrs Buckét Cleaning Services and we achieved a solid 28% growth, this year we're aiming for 48%. We have a strong pipeline in place and we're already in talks with several large businesses.
"We will continue to focus on the things that are important to us including, offering innovative solutions to our clients and ensuring our workforce feels valued and supported, our team really is at the core of everything we do."
Our picture shows, from left: Mrs Buckét's Rachael Flanagan, area manager Emma Shepherd, head of people Kate Ablett and operations director Yvette Wilkins
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