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The show must go on

Published 2nd May, 2016 by Neil Nixon

The show must go on

Derby Theatre is set for a long run - a decade of business with city-based commercial cleaning company OfficeCare. The theatre has just agreed a three-year extension to the contract with OfficeCare for cleaning its premises in Theatre Walk. The company has been working there for the past seven years.

Staff have a starring role in keeping the premises smart, tidy, and clean for both staff and theatregoers. Daily, they clean the auditorium, behind the main stage, the studio, dressings rooms, box office, bistro, and bar area. They usually do an extra job after matinee performances before the curtains go up again in the evening. OfficeCare also cleans the theatre's rehearsal room in Green Lane.

Managing director, Martin Booth, said: “I am delighted that the theatre has asked us to do an encore and continue keeping this prestigious set of Derby's cultural life in tip top condition.”

Account manager, Jenny Kerlo, said: “No two days are ever the same at the theatre, so we are in constant contact with the client and working with them to see that our staff give a polished performance! Our staff work flexible hours because of the different demands of the theatre and so we use our hi-tech tracking system that tells our head office real time staff attendance which gives the client peace of mind.”

As part of the deal, OfficeCare has given £12,000 in sponsorship to the theatre, allowing it to host corporate guests at shows.

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