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Axis scores at Charlton Athletic

Published 19th September, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Axis scores at Charlton Athletic

Axis Cleaning and Support Services has been chosen by Charlton Athletic FC to help ensure the club's grounds and stadium are clean and welcoming for fans and visitors throughout the 2014/15 season. The partnership began at the beginning of August, with a pre-season clean of The Valley Stadium, in time for the mid-August start of the season.

Initially, Axis Cleaning and Support Services will be required to provide extensive preparations of the stadium for match days, covering seating areas, access points and all external concourses, using its specialist experience in stadium cleaning as well as providing support during and after matches.

In order to cope with the demands of the extensive venue, Axis has invested in a number of high-powered litter blowers and large pedestrian scrubber dryer equipment, as well as briefing its staff on all aspects of customer service and duties related to 'the big post match clear-up'.

Andy Curtis, head of facilities management at Charlton Athletic Football Club, said: “We have had significant investment throughout the club and wanted a partner that could help us keep ahead of the game. To help us do this we also engaged Axis to pre-clean the stadium, allowing us to start with a clean canvas. Axis was chosen partly for its competitive pricing structure, but also for the ethos, energy and enthusiasm the company showed, which is very much in line with our own club vision. We want and encourage our service partners to be part of a growing community where we can all add value to the club and the community. As part of this partnership we will provide Axis Cleaning and Support Services with advertisement and corporate hospitality at our matches.”

The club's existing cleaning staff transferred to Axis Cleaning and Support Services' employment under TUPE.

Stuart Buswell, managing director of Axis Cleaning and Support Services, said: “This new contract gives us the opportunity to demonstrate the specialist service we can provide to sporting and music stadiums and show how we can add real value to venues of this kind.”

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