LPM Cleaning and Support Services has won a major new contract to provide cleaning services for Communisis - a marketing communications services provider - at two of its main facilities in Leeds.
The contract required a coordinated mobilisation programme overseen by LPM's training and mobilisation manager, Nicola Tomlinson. She was responsible for recruiting a team of 12 which is divided between the two sites - the Communisis head office and its main print centre in Cross Gates.
Part of the mobilisation programme included making sure that each member of the workforce was vetted and CRB checked, given the sensitive nature of the data that Communisis is responsible for, and receiving the necessary site-specific training.
The cleaning teams, who were in place within four weeks of the contract being awarded, are now responsible for all the general cleaning duties both in the offices and on the print centre's floor, and between them operate a 16-hour working day, six days a week.
Joe Read, sales and operations director at LPM, believes that the commitment to investing not just in people but also in technology are both key to the company's success: “The print management centre, in particular, is a demanding environment and requires the right people and the right type of equipment for the team to clean effectively,” he said. “With this in place, along with our commitment to staff motivation and strong support from the management team, we look forward to a successful working relationship with Communisis.”
In addition to changing its cleaning partner, Communsis also tendered the contract for the provision of security at its two Leeds sites. The contact was subsequently awarded to Axis Security, LPM's sister business.