On your marks, get set, go as Robinson Services relay team storm home in Belfast Marathon

“On your marks, get set, go” This was the phrase that caused sleepless nights for many athletes across Northern Ireland and beyond as they made their final preparations for the Belfast City Marathon on Monday 1 May. However this was not the case for The Robinson Services seasoned relay team as they took on the gruelling 26.2 mile challenge through the streets and suburbs of  Belfast and finished in a respectable 3 hours 54 minutes.

Sinead Sharpe HR Director commented “ I am delighted to have been part of such an energetic team – they have been so committed and trained for many weeks to participate in the relay. On behalf of the entire Robinson Services team, I would like to thank Linen Connect for their extraordinary sponsorship of £1000 for our chosen charity, Action Cancer

Pictured back row left to right, Billy Donegani, Anne McKee, Jacqueline Mitchell, Laura Fry, front row, Sinead Sharpe and Richard Yates, Linen Connect.

Ever wondered who puts the Service into Robinson Services? Now We Reveal All.

Have you ever wondered who puts the Service into Robinson Services? Well if you happened to be taking a stroll through Castle Gardens recently then you would have your answer.

The senior management, operation managers, contract managers and head office support staff gathered for the quarterly business review and update.

Best let David Robinson, Managing Director tell us more: “At Robinson Services we are all about our people and delivering world class services to our ever increasing portfolio of customers. We work in partnership with our clients to provide the right mix of services for increased effectiveness and efficiency. Our fully trained teams are led by experts in their fields, but all work together as one company, towards the same goal: the provision of high end, innovative soft service solutions. We are always innovating; looking for ways we can harness information, practices, procedures and increase efficiency to improve the services we deliver to our clients.

Our specialised training division supports in the region of 1000 training hours per week, to meet the demands of our ever evolving business. Our culture is one that encourages people to be their best, and do the best job that they can. Our reputation is built on every Robinson Services employee and supported by the team gathered here.”

To put us to the test give us a call on 028 9442 9717 or e mail bernardb@robinson-services.com

 

Robinson Services Delighted to Support NIHF Housekeeping Awards 2017

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Housekeepers from throughout Northern Ireland gathered at the Clayton Hotel , Belfast recently to discover who had cleaned up in this year’s Hotel & Guesthouse Housekeeping Awards. The event, which was hosted by the BBC’s Jo Scott, saw the winner in the under 90 room category go to the Tara Lodge with the runners up being the Bushmills Inn Hotel and Belmore Court & Motel . The winner in the over 90 Rooms category was the Holiday Inn Express Belfast with the Runner up the Ibis Belfast City Centre

The awards, organised by the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation, are held on an annual basis and have been designed to showcase the important role of housekeeping and reward excellent achievements of housekeeping staff. This is the eighth year they have taken place and Tourism Northern Ireland, Bunzl Rafferty Hospitality Products, Ecolab and Robinson Services supported them.

Janice Gault, President of the NIHF commented;

“This competition focused on the housekeeping department and the important role they play in a hotel’s success. They are often forgotten and overlooked when awards are been given out and the NIHF is keen to redress this situation. The Housekeeping Awards were started eight years ago and I am delighted to report that support from within the industry has been exceptional and this coupled with assistance from our sponsors has made the 2017 event an outstanding success”

The 2017 competition included a team assessment day with all housekeepers undertaking a range of tasks evaluating the skills they use everyday. This was followed by a surprise on-site inspection for the  shortlisted finalists. The judging panel assessed the winners on cleanliness, attention to detail and a good overall guest impression. The main objective of the competition is to raise standards in the industry whilst rewarding and recognising the housekeeping departments in Northern Ireland’s hotels.”

Stephen Wood, Operations Director, Robinson Services

“We are delighted to support this very important competition competition which rewards and recognises one of the most important functions a successful hotel.  We pass on our congratulations to all the winners and participants and in particular the  Belmore Court Hotel, The Salty Dog, The Holiday Inn and the Ibis Hotel that we provide Laundry services from our state of the art premises in Antrim.”

Back to School with A Difference as Robinson Services Wins Education Authority Contract

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Pictured left to right: Leon Gilchrist and Pamela Fullerton, Robinson Services celebrate the Education Authority Success

It was back to school with a difference for Robinson Services as they announced the award of the contract to provide Female Hygiene, Clinical and Nappy Waste Units to The Education Authority for Northern Ireland across almost 400 schools throughout Northern Ireland. Ballynahinch. This contract award involves the retention of the contract for the Belfast Education and Library Board covering two hundred and eight schools , first awarded in 2014 and the addition of the South Eastern Education and Library Board with and additional 0nee hundred and seventy six schools both effective 1st April 2017.

Stephen Wood, Operations Director, Robinson Services commented; “Robinson Services are thrilled to have been awarded the contract for The Education Authority for Northern Ireland. We see this as a unique opportunity to work in partnership with a high profile and well established Authority, a non-departmental body sponsored by the Department of Education. The Education Authority are responsible for ensuring that efficient and effective primary and secondary education services are available to meet the needs of children and young people, and support for the provision of efficient and effective youth services. We look forward to working and delivering first class products and services to the Education Authority on the back of this competitive tender win.

I would like to take the opportunity to personally thank The Education Authority for this tremendous opportunity. Let’s hope we continue to achieve “good school reports” through the duration of this contract.”

Pictured left to right Leon Gilchrist and Pamela Fullerton , Robinson Services celebrate the success with The Education Authority Contract Award.

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

Robinson Services All Charged Up as they Secure Green Light with NIE Networks Contract Win

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Pictured left to right: Stephen Woods Operations Director and Bernard Bogues Commercial Director, Robinson Services get ready to power up to support NIE Networks

NIE Networks  is Northern Ireland’s Leading Electricity Network provider and have rightly  earned a reputation built around customer service for residental and commercial customers. So it was case of ‘More Power to Your Elbow’ when Robinson Services were awarded the contract to provide Cleaning, Hygiene and Consumable product services across 23  Northern Ireland sites after a competitive tender. As part of this contract Robinson Services will provide office and window cleaning, Mat Rental and Hygiene, Vending , Air Fresh and Sanitzers products in addition to a range of pest control products

Providing these services 7 days a week across 23 sites across Northern Ireland effective 1st April  2017, Robinson Services will ensure a professional tangible product offering for NIE Networks providing the high standards of knowledge and expertise that clients have come to expect from Robinson Services. For more information visit www.powerni.co.uk

David Robinson, Managing Director of Robinson Services, commented; “The acquisition of this contract for NIE Networks is further proof that our quality standards are continually recognised by prestigious local clients 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 NIE Networks and are delighted that we can be of assistance to them. I would like to thank NIE Networks  for entrusting Robinson Services with their cleaning, hygiene and consumable  needs and assure them they will receive an extremely high standard of professional care.”

Robinson Services Delighted to Support Antrim Summer Festival 2017

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As a business in the Antrim area Robinson Services are well known throughout Northern Ireland for providing an exceptional level of support services to companies larger and small. Less well known is the fact that Robinson Services aims to help local organisations and charities in the local community.  In addition to supporting local charities such as Antrim Lions  for over 20 years Robinson Services also supported The Lords Taveners, MacMillan Cancer and The Friends of Cancer Centre.

Now to further reinforce their commitment to supporting the local community Robinson Services are delighted to confirm that they are one of the main sponsors of the Antrim Summer Festival 2017 which takes place for a week in June. The festival is now a much anticipated event in the Antrim and the surrounding area calendar. The festival includes the Festival in The Park which headlined Flash Harry and attracted attendances of over 5,000 in 2016 and aims to bring fun and enjoyment to the people of Antrim and beyond.

David Robinson, Managing Director of Robinson Services, commented; “We are very proud to be supporting The Antrim Summer Festival in 2017 and we wish Peter Dalton, Chariman of the Antrim Summer  Festival Group every success as he and his support team finalise the plans for what we are sure will be a spectacular success in 2017. Supporting local charities and organisations is very important to us here at Robinson Services, as not only is it ‘Our Business to support Yours’, but it is also our business to support our local community.”

Robinson Services provide quality services working with customers across many industries. Robinson Services has been trading for over 40 years and specialises in quality services that include but are not limited to: security, laundry, hygiene, window cleaning,  consumables, industrial cleaning, linen hire,  car park management, portering, car park cleaning, retail cleaning, cctv remote monitoring, daily office cleaning,  front of house services, air freshener systems, lone worker protection, feminine hygiene services and dust mat rental.

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

Congratulations to Peter Jebb, Security Officer at The Meadows Shopping Centre who was recently awarded the inaugural David Robinson Recognition Award for 2016

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Peter recently assisted in preventing a suicide whilst on duty at The Meadows Shopping Centre Portadown. Pictured centre, receiving his certificate and £100 gift voucher from David Robinson Managing Director and Gary Wilson Key Account Manager.

David Robinson Commented,  appreciation is a fundamental human need, employees respond to appreciation expressed through recognition of their good work because it confirms their work is valued.  Employees want to be respected and valued for their contribution and I am naturally delighted to be in a position to acknowledge Peter’s contribution and thank him personally for such a selfless act.

Robinson Services appointed to clean 109 Danske Bank ATMs

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Left to right: Steven Campbell, Danske Bank and Gary Wilson, Robinson Services. In the background Alan Moore, Robinson Services

Robinson Services are delighted to undertake a one off clean at all 109 off-site Danske Bank ATMs. This work will involve an intensive clean of  the monitor, key pad,  light box and other peripherals including the ATM signage surrounds along with canopies. We will use specialist chemicals and techniques to clean and sanitise the ATMs, reducing the risk of cross-contamination and ultimately improving the ATM appearance.

David Robinson Managing Director commented : “On the approach to Christmas and the usage of ATM machines at its highest, it is important that each unit remains clean and presentable. The detailed cleaning regime agreed with Danske Bank will ensure that card users receive a positive experience at the ATMs in preparation for the high transaction activity expected during December.”

David Robinson Reaches Dizzy New Heights in Support of Belfast Activity Centre

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Now ‘having his head in the clouds‘ or ‘taking a leap of faith‘ are not phrases you would normally associate with Robinson Services Managing Director David Robinson. However on Wednesday 23rd November 2016 David took time out in support of Belfast Activity Centre (BAC) with a fundraising event involving other local entrepreneurs who each committed to raising £1000 towards the cost of the AWOL project.

The challenge on the day took place in BACs Adventure Learning Park and involved reaching new heights, exploring hidden depths, the dark experience and seeing things from a new angle.
So what is AWOL? AWOL offers an equality of access and opportunity for all children and young people irrespective of their perceived ability or disability. BAC core projects and longer term programmes are prioritised children and young people with physical and mental disabilities and special learning needs and those from the most disadvantaged families socially and economically within our community.

Best let David explain further: “Firstly a BIG THANKS to everyone who donated and helped me exceed my target by raising almost £1,200 on the day as you will be helping the most vulnerable young people to realise their full potential as emerging young adults.  Secondly further thanks are needed for the team at the Belfast Activity Centre who are doing a fantastic job in helping these disadvantaged young people. The day itself was enlightening, frightening and thoroughly enjoyable all at the same time as we undertook an number of tasks throughout the day and without doubt the most terrifying was the leap of faith but exhilarating at the same time. A final thanks to all my co participants for their efforts and we are all in awe of the work that BAC do and hopefully our combined efforts will help them continue to do the fabulous work they undertake.”

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Robinson Services awarded contract to provide cleaning services to The George Best Belfast City Airport

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Northern Ireland’s leading support services business, Robinson Services has been awarded the contract to provide cleaning services to The George Best Belfast City Airport by Graham Facilities Management.  The contract commenced on 1 September 16 and will run for a period of 2 years.

The services provided will include terminal cleaning and housekeeping, washroom, laundry, grounds maintenance and window cleaning. With significant emphasis placed on training packages that are regulated by both Airport Standards and The Department for Transport, it is imperative that the selection and induction process attract and retain the right people, with the right blend of skills and experience. The Robinson Services team will consist of 15 dedicated housekeeping operatives, with a sole focus on delivering a customer focused, safe and clean environment for the fifty thousand passengers that pass through the airport each week.

David Robinson, Managing Director commented “We are all thrilled with this contract award and I strongly believe it is a testament to our market leading cleaning expertise. We are confident that our expansive technology-led service capability will assist Robinson Services in delivering a world-class experience for the airport passengers, staff and airline partners. Over 2.7 million passengers use the airport each year and it is our challenge to ensure that the terminal and associated areas are maintained to a pristine standard on a daily basis. We look forward to working with Graham Facilities Management and The George Best Belfast City Airport and delivering world-class services in the years ahead.”

Robinson Services offer a wide range of services to the education, retail, manufacturing, office and hospitality sectors throughout Northern Ireland. With a team of experienced Operation Managers, qualified to deliver and support a range of disciplines that include cleaning, housekeeping, security, washroom and laundry services, Robinson Services are at the forefront of strategic outsourcing in Northern Ireland.

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