The Hotel Wins Just Keep on Coming for Robinson Services but We Won’t Be Taking It Easy

It’s another new hotel win for Robinson Services as the company secured the cleaning and laundry contracts for the newly opened Easy Hotel in Howard Street, Belfast

Right in the heart of Belfast, with the sights and sounds of the city nearby the easyHotel Belfast is right where you want to be. You’ll find historic venues such as The Grand Opera House and Ulster Hall close to the hotel, not to mention bars offering regular live music events. Just a short walk away is the now famous Cathedral Quarter of cobbled streets and lively pubs, and night owls will not be disappointed with all the nearby hotspots and nightclubs within walking distance. Head the other way and you’ll step right into the heart of Queen’s University quarter.
The hotel sits above the coffee shop FIXX, making it easy for you to get your caffeine FIXX at the start of the day or grab a quick breakfast or lunch. With restaurants by one of Northern Ireland’s top chefs Michael Deane next door, and James Street South Bistro and Restaurant just around the corner – there is something for all tastes and pockets, and that’s just on our block! No need to venture much further and you’ll find even more bars and restaurants, meaning a bit of the famous Irish craic and a pint of the black stuff is never far away.

David Robinson , Managing Director Robinson Services commented: “Robinson Services Cleaning and Laundry Divisions already provide linen and cleaning services to many hotels across Northern Ireland and this new and unique budget hotel located in the heart of the city will provide a unique experience for people who are on a limited budget. We are now delighted to add this additional high profile customer to our list of satisfied customers who trust Robinson Services Cleaning and Laundry divisions to provide support services to an exceptionally high standard and look forward to being of service to the Easy hotel for many years to come.”

Pictured left to right: Kevin Baird, Operations Director Easy Hotel and Cathy Barker, Regional Supervisor, Robinson Services

Congratulations to Derek McPeake From Laundry Division on 10 Years of Exceptional Service

This year, a total of ten employees from across the Robinson Services Group will congratulated by the Company on achieving the milestone of 10+ years of service.

One of those employees is Derek McPeake, from the Robinson’s Laundry Division.  Derek recently received his long term service award from Stephen Wood, Operations Director; who commented:

‘Each of our Company divisions include a large number of employees who have worked with Robinsons for significant periods of time; our Laundry Division in particular.  They have supported our business while it grows from strength to strength, and I believe it is important that we recognise their loyalty when milestones in service are achieved.  I would like to congratulate Derek on his achievement.’

Derek is pictured above receiving his award from Stephen, while Sinead Sharpe, HR Director and Pamela Fullerton, Laundry Production Manager look on.

Foyleside Shopping Centre Security Team Attend National BSIA Awards in London

After winning the  BSIA Regional Security Team Award for 2018 it was off to London for the National Awards for our winning team from Foyleside Shopping Centre.  The security team at Foyleside Shopping Centre, who had been awarded the Regional British Security Team of the year for 2018 represented Robinson Services at this annual awards dinner  The British Security Awards celebrate the achievements made by security officers and teams throughout the UK, as well as acknowledging the career-long contributions made by long-serving industry stalwarts. Industry exemplars are recognised in the following categories: Security Personnel, Security Business, Apprentice Installer, Chairman’s Award and the SaferCash sponsored Bravery Award.
David Robinson Managing Director commented:
“ Whilst not picking up any national awards on this occasion we need to remember that this is the third successive year that Robinson Services have been recognised at these awards.and these accolades cements our position as a leading provider within the security industry. I would like to congratulate and thank not only our team at Foyleside Shopping Centre but all Robinson Services security officers for the professional; diligent and secure service they provide on a daily basis.”

Robinson Services Senior Management Team Splash Down at Cable & Wake

Whilst the Company Positioning Statement is “It’s Our Business to Support Yours ” the only support for the Directors and Senior Management of Robinson Services came in the form of life jackets as they enjoyed an away day afternoon at Cable & Wake Aqua Park in Belfast as part of a team building exercise.

Cable & Wake are based at Knockbracken Reservoir, Carryduff just 15 minutes outside Belfast city where there is a Boathouse with viewing platform looking over the water activities, a glamping village, cafes and sauna. 
The Aqua Park offers a massive inflatable floating obstacle course with slides, monkey bars, climbing wall, hurdles, Iceberg and lots more. The cable park has 2 floating obstacles and uses a Rixen Little Bro Operating System.
David Robinson , Managing Director Robinson Services commented:
” We decided to have a afternoon out with a difference and the weather made the day even more enjoyable. Team building is an integral part of what makes us successful  and the challenges  presented on the day to the team were met with as much vigour and gusto by everyone as they do in their day to day roles within the business. Well done to all the senior management team and directors for taking part and my challenge now is how to use this learning experience in our business environment.”

Team Robinson Services Tri Their Very Best at Portballintrae Ultra Sprint Distance Team Triathlon

Happy competitors from Team Beam after completing the Portballintrae Ultra Sprint Distance Team Triathlon. 
Now we all know that the Robinson Services place a great emphasis on training and that the Senior Managers tend to lead from the front when it comes to this important part of the success achieved by Robinson Services in the Support Services Sector.
However did you also know that they often outside work put this training into practice in aid of worthy local charities.
On this occasion on  Saturday 23 June 2018 the challenge in front of Team Robinson Services was the Portballintrae Ultra Sprint Distance Team Triathlon.  As well as being one of the main sponsors of the 750 metre swim, 20km cycle and 7.5km run Robinson Services decided to go the extra mile – excuse the pun – and enter a team.

Team Robinson Services comprised Anthony Best , Managing Director Lacuna Developments, David Robinson , Managing Director Robinson Services and Sinead Sharpe, Human Resources Director at Robinson Services who were competing to raise money for two worthy local Charities- Sports Academy George and Cancer Fund for Children.

After weeks of dedicated training it was the day of reckoning on Saturday 23 June and there was no going back.
Anthony Best entered the bay at Portballintrae Harbour and swam his heart out for 750 metres before making his way up the jetty and passing on his timing chip to David Robinson.
Heading out towards Bushmills onto the undulating White Park Road and turning left just before Dunserverick it was Blood, Sweat and lots of Gears for David. He followed the Coast Road but there was no time for sightseeing as he returned via the descent into Bushmills . It was the home straight now as he pushed his pedals all the way along the Ballaghmore Road to transition and handing their timing chip to Sinead Sharpe.
Sinead faced a challenging yet spectacular 7.5km run hugging the coastal clifftop path beyond Runkerry Strand. She embraced the odd steep climb with ease and pushed on through the pain barrier as she eventually arrived at the Giants Causeway Visitor Centre. This soon became a place in the distance as Sinead powered on via the tramline path  before crossing the boardwalk over the River Bush. Motoring up the hill to the car park Sinead brought her team home in a credible time by finishing at the boat club.
David Robinson , Managing Director , Robinson Services commented: ” A BIG THANKS to everyone involved in making this day such a success and raising much needed funds for this years chosen charities. A personal thanks to my team mates, Anthony and Sinead for agreeing to join team Robinson Services and they have already foolishly agree to help us beat our time with a new PB in next years event. “
 

 

Robinson Services Laundry Make A Reservation with Hampton By Hilton Hotel in Belfast

Pictured left to right: David Robinson, Managing Director Robinson Services and Rajesh Rana, Director Andras Hotels.

A  new hotel experience has arrived in Belfast with the opening of the eagerly anticipated Hampton By Hilton Hotel located in Central Belfast within walking distance of the fashionable Victoria Square shopping centre and many of the city’s attractions. The Grand Opera House and the Lyric Theatre are less than two miles away and you can walk to Great Victoria Street railway station for easy access around the city and the surrounding areas. After a busy day, unwind in your spacious room with a clean and fresh Hampton bed.

Hampton By Hilton is a modern hotel with 178 bedrooms and family friendly facilities and only 15 minutes by car from Belfast City airport so this is the perfect place to stay for business or pleasure.

So it was delight all around at Robinson Services Laundry when they were selected to be the chosen linen supply partners for this exclusive hotel which is set to become a Belfast landmark.

David Robinson , Managing Director Robinson Services commented :

“Robinson Services Laundry already provide linen and washroom services to many hotel across Northern Ireland and this new and unique hotel located in the heart of the city will provide a unique experience for people who are tired of the usual and want something different. We are now delighted to add this additional high profile customer to our list of satisfied customers who trust Robinson Services Laundry to provide laundry and linen to an exceptionally high standard and look forward to being of service to both the hotel and the restaurant for many years to come.”

Robinson Services maintains its position in the Top 50 Largest Employers in Northern Ireland.

For the second  year in a row Robinson Services has featured in The Belfast Telegraph top 50 largest employers in Northern Ireland. New business opportunities with Northern Ireland Electricity, Randox Laboratories and Belfast Metropolitan College has seen our position change from 34th to 33rd, representing a 9% increase in employee numbers. Whilst not measured by employee numbers, we have also enjoyed increased growth from within our laundry and hygiene businesses.

David Robinson, Managing Director of Robinson Services, commented;

With business growth on the island of Ireland at its lowest since 2013 and the number of businesses reporting to be in stability mode at its highest since 2011, we are naturally delighted that our turnover and employee numbers have both increased during the previous 12 months. Whilst conscious of the increasing pressure on the high street, the spectre of inflation and uncertainty around Brexit, it is reassuring to see that Robinson Services has been listed amongst the top 50 employers in Northern Ireland once again.

Robinson Services pick up British Security Industry Award for the Third Successive Year.

Congratulations to the security team at Foyleside Shopping Centre, who have been awarded the Regional British Security Team of the year for 2018. The British Security Awards celebrate the achievements made by security officers and teams throughout the UK, as well as acknowledging the career-long contributions made by long-serving industry stalwarts. Industry exemplars are recognised in the following categories: Security Personnel, Security Business, Apprentice Installer, Chairman’s Award and the SaferCash sponsored Bravery Award.

David Robinson Managing Director commented:

“The fact that we’ve been recognised as leaders in the security industry at a regional and national level shows just how far the company has come since we launched our security business in 2008. We are thrilled to have been recognised with such a prestigious award and the accolade cements our position as a leading provider within the security industry. I would like to congratulate and thank not only our team at Foyleside Shopping Centre but all Robinson Services security officers for the professional; diligent and secure service they provide on a daily basis.”

The Robinson Services Management team head to “ The Jungle”

On Tuesday 10 April, the Robinson Services management team packed their bags, closed down their laptops, switched off their phones, disabled all wi-fi connections and headed to Ireland’s largest outdoor activity centre.

The Jungle NI, located on the outskirts of Magherafelt was the setting for a team building day with a difference. The Jungle has a significant history of successfully facilitating unforgettable and highly effective corporate entertainment and teambuilding events. The Jungle’s mentally stimulating and physical challenge was just what the management team needed.

David Robinson Managing Director commented:

“The main priority of the event was to energise, motivate, inspire and engage our team of managers. The various teams worked together to discover new approaches to problem-solving, further develop new skills, and hopefully emerged a more efficient and effective workforce.”

Robinson Services Awarded Simon Community Cleaning Contract

It really wasn’t that simple, as Robinson Services are awarded the contract to provide cleaning services for The Northern Ireland Simon Community.

Robinson Services are delighted to announce the award of the contract to provide cleaning services to The Simon Community. The contract involves the provision of services to 21 sites throughout Northern Ireland. With the number of people sleeping rough on the increase it is important that Robinson Services can support organisations who are constantly striving for preventative solutions to this ever increasing social problem.

Stephen Wood Operations Director commented “This is a fantastic contract award and clearly demonstrates the confidence clients have in Robinson Services with our ability to provide services on a multi site basis.

Our strength throughout the province enables the business to manage services in any location within Northern Ireland and the addition of 21 Simon Community sites will act as a catalyst to help enhance our position.”