Robinson Services scores again with Antrim Hockey Club Sponsorship for the 2012/2013 Season

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Pictured left to right : Alan Mullan Antrim Hockey Club 1st X1 Captain , David Robinson , Managing Director Robinson Services  and Andrew Heatley, Antrim Hockey Club Chairman and 1st X1 Goalkeeper.

It’s not surprising that Robinson Services have chosen to support the Antrim Hockey Club. The four divisions of the company’s business which Adrian McCourt, Commercial Director at Robinson Services describes as ‘a winning combination’ – Cleaning, Hygiene, Security and Laundry – rely on the same qualities for success as in any team sport: commitment, passion, talent, and excellence.

Adrian McCourt, Commercial Director,
Robinson Services had this to say;

“There are many parallels between Robinson Services and sport in relation to the people we work with. We both rely on experience and expertise to train staff and players to the highest standard, featuring the latest techniques and with trained staff offering support at all times.”

Such dedicated training of their staff has produced a sports style work-rate for Robinson Services and delighted their top clients including Junction One, Forestside Shopping Centre, McDonalds, Tesco, Lisney Belfast and The National Trust. The company continues to go from strength to strength, and Paul Whiteside, Treasurer, Antrim Hockey Club hopes that Robinson Services’ support for the Antrim Hockey Club will yield a successful year for both parties involved in the partnership.

Paul Whiteside, Treasurer, Antrim Hockey Club commented;

“We would like to thank Robinson Services for their fantastic support; through team work and professionalism we both have enjoyed many successes over the years and we hope to share many more together.”

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For further information; please contact Robinson Services  on 028 9442 9717 or email info@robinson-services.com

Robinson Services on a high after contract win for Savage & Whitten

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Robinson Services have again added to their already impressive client list with the addition of 84 Savage and Whitten stores across Northern Ireland, operating under the “Today” brand, for which Robinson Services has agreed to provide dust mat rental.

Adrian McCourt, Commercial Director at Robinson Services commented:

“This appointment, is further proof that our quality standards are ideally suited to a retail environment such as this and only a company with proven experience and expertise such as ours can be trusted to deliver. We look forward to working with Savage and Whitten, and are delighted that we can be of assistance to them by providing dust mats. I would like to thank Savage and Whitten for entrusting Robinson Services with the provision of dust mats for their sites and assure them they will receive an extremely high standard of professional care.”

For further information contact Robinson Services
on 028 9442 9717 or by e mail to info@robinson-services.com

Welcome to our new Robinson Services Website

We are delighted to welcome you to our new web site produced by Antrim basedTransparency Communications which we trust you will find useful in helping you find the service that is best suited to your business whether it be Cleaning,Hygiene, Laundry or Security – because It’s Our Business To Support Yours.

Our services range from Dust Mat Rental to Car Park Management, Graffiti Cleaning to Linen Hire, Office Cleaning to Security and Manned Guarding. Visit our website www.robinson-services.com for a full list of our extensive services.

We look forward to welcoming you and we will of course continually update our news section, share with you our developments and provide useful links to assist you where possible.

Adrian McCourt, Commercial Director at Robinson Services commented;

“Naturally we think our new site reflects the high standards of professional services that we offer but we would love your feedback as we will ensure our web site evolves as time moves on – thanks for visiting and please take the time to view the video which we believe perfectly captures the essence of Robinson Services.”

For more information contact Robinson Services on
028 9442 9717 or by email on info@robinson-services.com

Maracycle 2012’s Team Forestside prepare to Lap the Lough with the help of Robinson Services

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Team Forestside Cyclists, sponsored by Robinson Services, recently completed their first fundraising event by cycling 220 miles from Belfast to Dublin as part of Maracycle 2012, and raised a fantastic £2,200 for Marie Curie. The event was organised by Co-Operation Ireland who did a superb job of looking after over 800 riders.

And if that wasn’t enough, later this month, Team Forestside riders are cycling a lap of Lough Neagh… another impressive 80 miles!

David Robinson, Managing Director at Robinson Services commented;

“We are delighted to be able to sponsor Team Forestside in their efforts to raise money for the worthy cause that is Marie Curie Cancer Care. Well done to all Forestside participants who completed the cycle to Dublin and good luck to all those who are set to Lap the Lough!”

For more information contact Robinson Services on
028 9442 9717 or by email on info@robinson-services.com

Speed Limiters on Company Vans and Lorries Help to Reduce Carbon Footprint

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The UK has ambitious plans to reduce national carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050. We can all wonder if it is achievable but Robinson Services are playing their part by setting speed limiters on its entire fleet of vans and lorries to 56 mph and 52 mph respectively.

Adrian McCourt, Commercial Director, Robinson Services commented:

“The UK has emerged as a leader in addressing the problem of carbon emissions implementing tough new standards that target the reduction of national carbon emissions.

Just because our lorries are limited to 52mph doesn’t mean we will be late… we are doing our bit for the environment.”

For more information contact Robinson Services on 028 9442 9717
or by email on info@robinson-services.com

Robinson Services wins more contracts with the addition of Princes Shopping Centre and Guildhall Office Accommodation Glasgow to the Robinson Portfolio

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The contract wins continue at Robinson Services with the successful tender of the 3 year contracts to provide early morning cleans, daytime housekeeping, waste management, hygiene services, dust mat rental and consumables for Princes Square Shopping Centre and Guildhall Office Accommodation in Glasgow, and in addition, carpet cleaning and power washing to in Glasgow and waste management to Princes Square. The contracts will provide these services for the premises which are a 100,000sq ft. Shopping Centre and a 7 story office accommodation respectively, and will create fifteen jobs for staff within Robinson Services between them.

Gareth Lester, Operations Manager at Robinson Services commented:

“These contract wins mark more wins for Robinson Services with Savills Managing Agents, and is recognition of the hard work and quality combined facilities services that have been delivered by Robinson Services to Scotland. The acquisition of the contracts for Princes Square Shopping Centre and Guildhall marks an important addition to our growing portfolio of clients in Scotland and shows how committed we are to grow the business outside our Northern Ireland base.”

One of Robinson Services’ new members of staff at Princes Square commented:

“When you enter the shopping centre you are immediately surrounded by elegance. From the people, to the shops, to the decor, it’s a very ‘elegant’ place, and a really nice place to work. It’s very big, and very light, and very pretty. The shops are all of those in which you’d find the crème de la crème of Glasgow choosing “another” platinum ring, or trying to choose between the latest Vivienne Westwood dress or the dress from Reiss. Definitely a great place to work!”

Pictured is Charles Saveall (Operations Manager, Princes Square Shopping Centre).

For further information contact Robinson Services on 028 9442 9717 or by e mail to info@robinson-services.com

 

Robinson Services further cement their relationship with the National Trust in Northern Ireland

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After a recent competitive tender, Robinson Services have been awarded the hygiene contract for three years for the National Trust sites meaning that Robinson Services are now responsible for the hygiene upkeep at all 21 National Trust sites. This grows the relationship on the back of Linen Hire for the Causeway Coast Hotel and the beautiful Castle Crom in Enniskillen and the contract for Cleaning and Dust Mat Rental at several sites to date.

Stephen Wood, Business Improvement Manager at Robinson Services welcomes the continuing expansion of the Hygiene division of the business and commented:

“Our infrastructure and province wide representation is ideal for contracts of this size and we welcome The National Trust sites as excellent additions to our already impressive client portfolio in Northern Ireland. I would like to thank The National Trust for entrusting Robinson Services with the cleaning of their sites and assure them they will receive an extremely high standard of professional care from Robinson Services.”

Pictured is Libby McCartney, Hygiene Sales Executive at Robinson Services

For further information contact Robinson Services on 028 9442 9717 or by e mail to info@robinson-services.com

Robinson Services continue to prove the skills of their staff with the nomination of two employees for BICSc Cleaner of the Year Award 2012

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Robinson Services is delighted to announce that two members of staff have been named Finalists for the BICS Cleaner of the Year Awards 2012. Mark Rodgerson, a keyholder and cleaner at Smarts in Holywood, and Andy Heagley, a cleaner, housekeeper and janitor at Waterside Medical Centre have been recognised by the British Institute of Cleaning Science as having the potential to be Cleaner of the Year!

Carol Beck, Supervisor at Robinson Services commented:

“Mark has a great attitude to work and is very meticulous in his standards. He has great interpersonal skills so he gets on well with his clients, and fully understands their needs. Mark has been working for Robinson Services since 1st November 2011 after a TUPE from an incumbent. When I first met the client the first thing she said to me was – “do not move Mark from this site as it has taken us quite a while to get someone as hard working and understanding of our business needs as Mark!” When the time came for nominating staff for BICs Cleaner of the Year Award his supervisor and I had no hesitation in putting Mark forward.”

Anne McKee, Supervisor at Robinson Services had this to say:

“Andy has a great attitude to work with a can do attitude that outdoes all others. He shows tremendous levels of commitment. When I first met him I was impressed with his excellent work standards, desire to please the client and friendly personality. I knew Andy would make the final three of The BICS Cleaner of the Year nominations and that he has a really good shot of winning the category. I’d put my money on him.”

David Robinson, Managing Director at Robinson Services commented;

“We are extremely proud of our finalists from Robinson Services. Their nomination is further recognition, if any is needed, that our staff training is relentless and to the highest standards. We are really looking forward to The BICS Cleaner of the Year Event later this year.”

For more information contact Robinson Services on 028 9442 9717 or by email on info@robinson-services.com

Robinson Services Acquire the Giant Contract for the New Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre

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More good news at Robinson Services as the major contract for the new Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre has gained momentum after the official opening of the Centre on the 3rd July 2012.

Rising and blending into the landscape, with walls of glass, basalt columns and a state of the art interior designed by award winning architects Heneghan-Peng, the Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre is truly innovative. The energy efficient building boasts a number of exhibition areas and a grass roof with 360 degree views of the Causeway coastline.

The visitor experience includes:

  • A new state of the art visitor centre featuring an illuminating exhibition showcasing the stories and the science behind the Giant’s Causeway
  • Innovative pocket size audio guide in a variety of languages
  • A grab and go style café
  • A new retail facility introducing new and exclusive local products
  • Tourist Information
  • Fully accessible toilets and a Changing Places facility for people with disabilities.

Robinson Services is now responsible for providing cleaning services for the innovatively designed Visitor Centre. The contract which began back on the 4th June 2012 with staff going through World Host training, Fire and Evacuation training and National Trust Induction to prepare for the opening, has created employment for new staff; some of whom are in every morning for a deep clean. They give all areas a thorough clean including doors, toilets, floors, entrances, and the café floor. There are Housekeeping Staff on duty every day from 10am to 7pm who will ensure the whole site indoors is maintained in a clean and tidy way at all times. Robinson Services staff wear National Trust uniforms as they are expected to be able to answer any customer question just as the National Trust Staff are.

This business win reinforces that major organisations such as The National Trust recognises Robinson Services delivers exceptional levels of services, and the additions to an already very impressive client list are further evidence that Robinson Services continues to be a progressive company.

David Robinson, Managing Director of Robinson Services commented:

“We are delighted to win this prestigious contract which highlights the dedication and commitment of the entire team at Robinson Services. We will ensure to live up to our promise that “It’s Our Business To Support Yours” and exceeding customer care expectations at every level. We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our hygiene services for The National Trust, which gives recognition to the hard work and success of our progressive, forward thinking company.”

For more information contact Robinson Services on 028 9442 9717 or by email on info@robinson-services.com

Robinson Rap up another award at The BCSC Purple Apple Marketing Awards

Not quite Bohemian Rhapsody…this time it’s the Robinson RAPsody! “It’s a RAP” is an online marketing campaign developed to promote the Pentagon Shopping Centre in Chatham, one of Robinson Services key mainland based clients, and was written by one of Robinson Service’s very own security guards, L. Kilah. This simple two minute viral video became a phenomenon and an instant youtube hit clocking up 18,000 views within a week of going live, and at the recent BCSC Purple Apple Marketing Awards, the marketing video for Pentagon Shopping Centre was the outright winner.

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David Huxley, Security Divisional Director at Robinson Services commented;

“Whilst we are proud to provide Security Services that delivery genuine value for money it looks like we can now add rapping to our Security Portfolio. We are delighted to hear of L. Kilah’s success at the awards and invite everyone to watch his fantastic video below:

For more information contact Robinson Services on 028 9442 9717 or by email at info@robinson-services.com