A Magnificent Milestone

imageDelighted to reach this huge milestone in such a competitive market place, Founder and Managing Director, David McLeod has continued to run Cresswell as an independent and privately owned business since the company opened its doors for the very first time, back in 1995.

To stand still in the cleaning business is to fail, and Cresswell constantly reassesses its operation in the light of new technology whilst also looking to incorporate new services into its portfolio to meet clients’ needs.

The company’s attention to detail and consistency in delivering the highest quality cleaning and facilities service is underpinned by a fully trained and motivated team that has seen many clients retained since the launch of the business – proof in itself of what a fantastic job it does.


We have worked with the team at Cresswell for nearly two decades and remain constantly impressed, not only with the exceptional services it provides, but also with its honesty, integrity and core values and we would like to take this opportunity of wishing David and his team our heartfelt congratulations on this magnificent milestone.

Have a Fabulous Fireworks Night Everyone…..

fireworks 2Here’s some interesting facts we thought you might like – Enjoy your evening and stay safe!

The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to 7th century China. They were invented more than 2000 years ago in China and still remain the largest manufacturer and exporter of fireworks in the world – 90% of all fireworks originate from here!!

The first recorded fireworks in England were at the wedding of King Henry VII in 1486 and they were used to accompany many festivities, scare off evil spirits and promote prosperity.

The largest chocolate firework was measuring 3m high and 1.5m in diameter and containing 60kg of Swiss Cailler chocolates. The firework was released in Zurich on New Year’s Eve 2002.

The biggest occasion for fireworks in the UK is Guy Fawkes Night in celebration of the failing of the Gunpowder Plot on 5 November 1605, an attempt to kill King James I at the Houses of Parliament.

fireworksThe word for firework in Japanese, ‘hanabi’, which actually means “fire-flower”.

A rocket can reach speeds of 150mph, however the shell can reach as high as 200 metres. A sparkler burns at a temperature over 15 times the boiling point of water. Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch. When your sparkler goes out, put it in a bucket of water!!


We Mean Business!

We Mean Business2Join us, along with more than 80 business for the We Mean Business 2013 business exhibition event at Fairfield Halls in Croydon on Thursday 7th November.

With over 1,000 visitors expected, the inspirational free-to-attend event, now in its fifth year, will showcase all manner of businesses while a series of interesting business seminars will take place throughout the day.

This year’s action-packed day is being organised for the first time by Make Business Happen, a not-for-profit company established to support business and enterprise across London and the South East.

Ideally located in Croydon town centre, at the Fairfield Halls, there are excellent transport links via East Croydon and Gatwick, local bus and train links and there are also several car parks within a few minutes walk. This high-profile venue, attracts millions of visitors to Croydon every year and is a critically-acclaimed entertainment and cultural complex which hosts a diverse and exciting programme of exhibitions, musicals, plays and live events.

Come along for free, we would LOVE to see you, just book your place at www.wemeanbusinessexpo.co.uk



The Best of the Best are Named at The Golden Service Awards 2013

Principle Cleaning GSA 2013The Golden Service Awards (GSA), organised in partnership with the Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) are designed to recognise service excellence, provide a benchmark for quality and a means of identifying leaders in the cleaning industry.

The awards were handed out at a glittering awards ceremony at the Lancaster London hotel on Friday 1st November and the team at Futures Supplies was delighted to give a big shout out to the Principle Cleaning Team, who we have worked in partnership with for some 18 years on achieving not just one, but two prestigious Awards.

GSA 2013

Here’s the full list of this year’s worthy winners…………………………..

Best Cleaned Premises – Central and Local Government In-House Cleaning Teams – Bradford District Care Trust for the Airedale Centre for Mental Health

Best Cleaned Premises – Small Education Establishment –  VINCI Facilities for Sinfin Primary School, Derb

Best Cleaned Premises – Large Education Establishment –  MITIE for Liverpool Community College

Best Cleaned Premises – Public Service Buildings –  Eurest Services for the Northern Ireland Assembly

Best Cleaned Premises – Healthcare Establishment With Fewer Than 250 Beds – Derrycourt Cleaning Company for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, Dublin

Best Cleaned Premises – Healthcare Establishment With More Than 250 Beds –  Serco for the NHS Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert

 Best Cleaned Premises – External Pedestrian Areas and Street Furniture – Interserve FM for Paternoster Square, London

Best Cleaned Premises – Individual Retail Establishment –  Exclusive Contract Services for Sainsbury’s Superstore, Hayes

Best Cleaned Premises – Shopping Mall –  LCC Support Services for the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, Cambridge

Best Cleaned Premises – Manufacturing –  OCS Group UK for Mercedes AMG – High Performance Powertrains, Brixworth

Best Cleaned Premises – Transport Terminal –  MITIE for Birmingham Airport

Best Cleaned Premises – Mode of Transport –  Dynamiq Cleaning for Go-Ahead (buses), London

Best Cleaned Premises – Hospitality –  OCS Group UK for the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham

Best Cleaned Premises – Office Areas Below 250,000 sq. ft. –  OCS Group UK for BUPA, Staines

C&M Best Cleaned Premises – Office Areas Above 250,000 sq. ft. – Principle Cleaning Services for the Lloyd’s Building, London

The Best Specialist Cleaning Company Award –  Eden Professional Cleaning Services for Lonza Biologics PLC, Slough

The CSSA’s Award for Excellence in a Small Cleaning Business – Enhance Office Cleaning

The Healthy Workplace Award – Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Professional* – Julius Rutherfoord

The Diversey Environmental Awareness Award –  Turner Facilities Management for Newsprinters, Knowsley

The BICSc Industry Training Award –  Turner Facilities Management for Rugeley Power Station, Staffordshire

Service Delivery Innovation of the Year –  OCS Group UK for the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham and Cape Environmental Services for innovation in North Sea Offshore operations

The BCC Site Supervisor of the Year –  Angelica Martinez from Principle Cleaning Services for the Lloyd’s Building, London

The Kimberly-Clark Professional Cleaning Operative of the Year – Joanna Wajda from Derrycourt Cleaning Company for LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, Dublin