26 Years of Service Excellence!

As we celebrate 26 years in business, we thought it would be fun to share a few interesting facts and milestones with you.

We are a family business that was started in the original owner’s garage back in 1995! After renting premises for 10 years in 2005 we decided we were here to stay so we purchased and moved into our very own self-contained, purpose-built offices and warehouse in South London.

Members of the CHSA, the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association since 1997, Futures Supplies successfully achieved 100% compliance to the Distributor Accreditation Scheme.

To ensuring that our customers can have confidence in the quality of goods and in the provision of our services, we have been independently certified since 1997 for our Quality Management System to British Standard ISO 9001

The company’s Manging Director, Marc started working in the business in 1998. Working through all aspects of the business, and following 20 years’ experience at the sharp end, he became the natural successor to drive the company forward and lead the young dynamic team when in 2018 his Mum retired.

After surviving the dreaded Millennium Bug our premises survived a substantial fire in 2000 which started at a neighbouring National Tyres site. Continuing to trade without any break in service, we went on to achieve our first £1million in annual sales.

In 2004 the company ethos, to effectively tackle and improve its environmental, social and economic impact on the community, saw it provide its first work experience placements to disadvantaged young care leavers.

We won our first business award in 2005 for ‘Best Commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility’ and have gone on to be recognised with over 30 accolades including numerous sustainability awards as well as Best SME!

Pioneering the use of Eco-Friendly products and sustainable business practices we became CarbonNeutral certified in 2006. Delivering carbon neutral supplies to our customers we are proud to say the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with our business are ZERO.

Since 2007 we have successfully achieved certification for our Environmental Management System to British Standard ISO 14001. This illustrates that Sustainability is at the heart of our business. We are passionate and committed to ensuring that we meet the needs of today without compromising those of future generations, through minimising negative impacts on our planet and our people. We purchased our first fully electric van in 2008!

Early adopters of social media and our first tweet went out on Twitter in 2009!

One of the few independent family business in our industry, we genuinely care about our customers. Our growth has been organic and as a result of consistently delivering high levels of Service, Quality, Value and Reliability with Environmental Consideration through Innovation and Technology.

We still supply our very first customer and have been since 1995! We believe in working in partnership with suppliers and customers, taking into account their individual needs, to deliver the best possible customer experience.

Dan, our operations Manager, and Andy our Office Manager, are brothers and have worked in the business for over 20 years. We think our team are our heroes, operating throughout the Covid Pandemic since March 2020, they are key workers supplying essential services and products to valued customers ensuring they could continue to open and run their businesses.

Lockdown 2.0 – What this means for Futures Supplies & its clients

 

 

With the pending lockdown coming into force on Thursday, we’d like to remind all our valued clients that we will be open and operating as usual operating as an essential provider throughout the lockdown period.

Ordering and COVID Safe Deliveries & Collections

  • Ordering – Please continue to order as you would usually: Phone, Email or Online
  • COVID Safe Deliveries – All our delivery vehicles are sanitised daily & all drivers provided with alcohol gel & sanitising wipe kits. Our delivery team will wear face masks and adhere to social distancing to carry out your deliveries safely.
  • Collections and Click & Collect – Collection from our premises in Purley Way, Croydon is still operational although no access to our building or facilities.
  • Delivery Timescales – There may be some delays with non-stock items, the office will keep you informed if there are any stock issues and work together to offer a suitable alternative where necessary.
  • Failed Deliveries – If you are closing or have adjusted delivery hours – please inform us immediately to prevent failed deliveries and subsequent charges.

If you have any questions or would like help making your workspace ‘COVID Safe‘ our team will continue to be on hand to help 020 8689 2072

The Futures Supplies team have never been more grateful to be open and working together to keep businesses functioning safely and sustainably.

Keep Safe & Thank you for your continued support

Marc Kemp
Managing Director

 

Face Masks Offer - Free Alcohol Gel
Face Masks Offer – Free Alcohol Gel

Have You Got Confidence In Your Supply Chain?

As Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association Accredited Distributor, Futures Supplies are committed to trading ethically and maintaining standards in the industry and throughout its supply chain.

We are delighted that the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has launched an Accreditation Scheme for the Manufacturers of Cleaning Chemicals alongside its already recognised Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes for Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and Industrial Cotton Mops and its Distributor Accreditation Scheme.

This means the CHSA has achieved its strategic ambition of accrediting all members. The combination of the Association’s rigorous Code of Practice and its Accreditation Schemes guarantees its members trade ethically and work hard to maintain standards in the industry.

The existing Chemical Manufacturing members of the CHSA have passed the Scheme audit and are now Accredited. The members of the Scheme as it launches are (in alphabetic order): Bio-Productions, Chemex International, Diversey UK, Eastern Valley Chemicals, Easy Cleaning Solutions, Evans Vanodine International, GoJo Industries, Greyland, Holchem Laboratories, Kitchenmaster NI, Mirius, P&G Professional, Prochem Europe, PVA Hygiene, SC Johnson Professional and Selden Research.

All members of the Scheme have signed a commitment to maintain the highest standards and trade ethically. They have successfully passed an audit, conducted by the CHSA’s Independent Inspector, against that commitment. This includes is a determination on the part of Scheme members to support and facilitate the recycling of the plastic containers holding the cleaning chemicals, initially by including the recycling emblem on the packaging.

The Schemes mean buyers of cleaning and hygiene products can be certain they are trading with an ethical company and that ‘what’s on the box is what’s in the box’. Through its Accreditation Schemes and Code of Practice, the CHSA maintains standards in the industry.

Infection Control Products – Helping You Get Back To Work

COVID 19 – Helping you to keep your workplace, employees and customers safe

The below products, as well as a large range of Washroom, Cleaning, Janitorial, PPE & Infection Control products can be found on our website.

www.futures-supplies.co.uk

 

Travel Size 75% Alcohol Hand Gels

A strong & powerful hand sanitising gel with added aloe vera

Leaves hands clean and refreshed in seconds

Pocket size, ideal for personal use

100ml – 75% Alcohol

Product Code 003.902 – Buy Now

 

Handsan Alcohol Gel 5L Refill Bottles

Quick acting and highly effective alcohol hand sanitiser.

Kills a range of bacteria, enveloped viruses and yeast.

70% Alcohol

Product Code 003.030BN – Buy Now

 

Touch Free Hand Sanitiser Floorstand With Dispense

Touch Free Hand Sanitiser Floor-Stand with Dispenser

Can be placed at building entrances, hallways, lobbies, etc

Dispenser also sold without stand and can be wall mounted

The dispenser can be refilled with any alcohol hand gel

Battery operated

Product Code 013.051 – Buy Now

Disposable Face Masks

Blue 3ply Disposable Masks

White KN95 Daily Use Masks

Bulk Qty Discounts Available

Currently 0% VAT!

Product Code 009.903 – Buy Now

 

Safe Zone Plus Virucidal Disinfectant - EN 14476

Safe Zone Plus Virucidal Disinfectant

Proven multi surface virucidal disinfectant cleaner

Broad spectrum activity against viruses, bacteria, fungi & spores

Effective against non-enveloped & enveloped viruses including Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Passes EN 14476 / EN 1276

Product Code 007.025P – Buy Now

Antibacterial Wipes

Anti Bacterial Wipes made from 100% FSC certified bamboo

Suitable for worktops, desktops, floors and bathrooms

Suitable as a multi-purpose wipe for office and hot desk environments

Tested in accordance with European Standard EN 1276

Product Code 012.041 – Buy Now

 

Floor Signs & Easy-Peel Labels

Easy-Peel Labels

‘Respect Social Distance Guidance’

‘Sanitise Your Hands’

Can be used as a poster , or in conjunction with floor signs

Product Code 006.301 – Buy Now

 

Portable Lightweight Fogger 3L

 

Portable Light Weight Fogger

Lightweight designed for handheld use.

Ideal for surface and area disinfection

Powerful 1400w 230v electric motor

Empty weight: 3.7kg

Product Code 019.031 – Buy Now

 

 

Greenspeed PROBIO Cleaning Products

Greenspeed has developed a range of probiotic cleaning agents, which ensure optimal, sustainable cleaning.

The Probio range has been awarded both the EU Ecolabel, and Cradle to Cradle Gold certification.

How it works

  • When cleaning with Probio, a layer of probiotics (friendly bacteria) is left behind on the surface.
  • These friendly bacteria remove organic contamination, which otherwise gives rise to the formation of odours.
  • The friendly bacteria, produce enzymes, these enzymes break down the microscopic dirt into tiny particles.
  • They are able to absorb the tiny particles and digest them as food, and continue to function for days after cleaning.
  • The results: a microscopic deep clean and long-lasting absorption of odours.

Greenspeed Probio is the first range of probiotic cleaning products worldwide to obtain certificates for both the EU Ecolabel and Cradle to Cradle Gold certification.

Download the brochure here 
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View the product range at 

 

 

Key features and benefits

The probiotic cleaning agents are made up of millions of friendly bacteria, which remove organic contamination and odours

The probiotics (or friendly bacteria) continue to be effective for days after cleaning

Very safe to use, as the products use friendly bacteria, they do not have any hazard symbols.

EU Ecolabel & Cradle to Cradle certified™ Gold

 Greenspeed Probio San - Washroom Cleaner
Greenspeed Probio San – Washroom Cleaner
Greenspeed Probio Floor Scrub
Greenspeed Probio Floor Scrub
Greenspeed Probio Multi - Multi Surface Cleaner
Greenspeed Probio Multi – Multi Surface Cleaner

 

Infection Control Guidance

A UK-wide public information campaign has been launched to advise the public on how to slow the spread of coronavirus and reduce the impact on NHS services.

The government-funded campaign will include public health advice on how people can protect themselves from infection.

Similar to the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ campaign used for flu and norovirus, it will promote important hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.

An effective infection control programme can reduce the transference of infectious diseases, caused by micro-organisms, which can be spread in various ways, including direct or indirect human contact.

Regular or frequent disinfection of high touch surfaces will reduce the number of micro-organisms on these surfaces and help to prevent their spread.

 

Download the Evans Vanodine ‘Infection Control Guidance’ Here

“Basic hygiene such as washing our hands regularly and using tissues when we cough and sneeze can play an important role in minimising the spread of viruses like this.”

– Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock

Futures Supplies, have a large range of Hand Washing, Hand Sanitisers, Facial Tissues, Gloves, Surface Sanitisers and Wipes available.

www.futures-supplies.co.uk/infection_control

 

Loowy – The Toilet Brush Reinvented

Loowy is a new, revolutionary way to clean toilets, replacing the old fashioned and dirty toilet brush with a silicone, antibacterial and water repellent waveform blade for cleanliness right up to the edge.

It’s also quick-drying, easy rinse and durable.

By staying clean and clog-free, it lasts far longer than a conventional toilet brush – saving money and reducing plastic waste.

www.futures-supplies.co.uk/loowy_toilet_blade

 

The Revolutionary i-mop

Meet the i-mop – a full size scrubber dryer deck with the flexibility of a flat mop.

The first of its kind, the i-mop solves the problems of floor cleaning systems by combining the flexibility of a floor mop with the power and speed of industrial scrubber driers.

Most floors are still being cleaned by mop and bucket, because other floor machines are just not flexible enough to work in most spaces.

The i-mop makes it possible to clean any surface, with freedom of movement and great ease of use.

No borders or boundaries, this machine isn’t just designed for cleaning, it is designed for the cleaner.

You can find out more on our website at www.futures-supplies.co.uk

 

Mobile Cleaning Supplies Goes Live

Futures Supplies are constantly listening to customer feedback and we continue to invest to ensure we deliver the very best customer experience. Over recent months we have been busy upgrading our website so that it is more mobile friendly.

Whilst this represents a considerable investment for us, we appreciate that almost half of all the visitors to our website are now using mobile devices and therefore we see this as an important step in continually improving our offering to you.

We hope this proves useful and improves your experience on the website, especially if you are using a mobile platform to place your orders.

Here is a reminder of some of the standard features which our website already offers. Don’t forget to request your login to access these facilities:-

  • View and print copy POD’s (delivery notes), invoices and statements
  • View your sales order history, in progress and completed orders
  • Subscribe to our budget control facility to help you control your costs
  • Online ordering 24hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Product images and information
  • Download COSHH/ Safety Data Sheets
  • Keep up to date with our latest news
  • Request an account or place a ‘one of order’ and pay using our secure card or PayPal facilities
  • Check out a product’s environmental credentials
  • Set up a list of favourites for easy regular orders

Futures Supplies are committed to supporting your back office operations. If we can offer any assistance to help streamline your order process and with the website please do not hesitate to contact Andy our Office Manager who would be delighted to help you.

This Year’s Go To Event – The Cleaning Show 2017 at ExCeL London

cleaning showWe were delighted to attend The Cleaning Show 2017 which took place at ExCeL, London in March. The event saw over 5,000 visitors attend over three days.

It was a fantastic opportunity to meet with clients and catch up with new developments with products and services on offer from manufactures.

We are always looking for innovation and sustainable products to bring to market and there was a fantastic buzz at the exhibition – we are looking forward to Manchester already!

Find out more here http://cleaningshow.co.uk/

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