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Albany's growth brings change of name

Published 24th August, 2010 by Neil Nixon

Albany's growth brings change of name

Albany Washroom Services has changed its name to Albany Hygiene Facilities, with effect from 1 August 2010.

Managing director, Mike Burton, emphasises that this is a change of name only: “Albany Hygiene Facilities is the same company, with the same ownership, the same partners and the same broad range of services that we have been offering as Albany Washroom Services,” he said. “In fact the name has changed precisely because Albany now offers so much more than just washroom services - although that remains a key area of our business.”

In recent years, Albany has grown to offer additional services such as hygiene audits, infection control and hygiene training, remedying sick building syndrome, clinical waste management, legionella control, specialist washroom and kitchen deep cleaning and the supply of safety matting.

“Albany is also directly involved in research into the control of infection,” continued Burton. “The Department of Health has recently approved part funding of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership - ‘For the health of the nation’ - between the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL) and Albany, under the academic supervision of microbiologist Dr. Ron Cutler. The partnership is carrying out in-depth scientific research into the methodology required to break the chain of infection in schools.”

A new company logo has been designed as part of the change of name, and a new website for Albany Hygiene Facilities will be completed later in 2010.