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OCS has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver cleaning and associated services across Birmingham Airport property, following a competitive tender process.

Starting on 1 May 2019, OCS teams will take on responsibility for cleaning throughout the terminal buildings both airside and landside, as well as ancillary buildings including air traffic control, maintenance and office space.

The contract also covers pest control and hygiene, and winterisation activities. Part of the solution being deployed by OCS is a complete refresh of equipment, and introduction of the latest technologies including a fleet of multipurpose snow clearing vehicles.

John Wright, Director of Aviation and Gateways at OCS, commented: “Operating in an airport environment is always challenging in terms of dealing with peaks and troughs in demand, as well as ensuring that all customers

Children’s hospice is Principle’s

choice London-based cleaning specialist Principle Cleaning Services has chosen Richard House Children’s Hospice as its nominated charity for 2019.

The company is aiming to raise £30,000, through various fundraising events, in recognition of its 30th anniversary this year.

Richard House, which is based in East London, provides palliative care to children with life-limiting and life- threatening conditions. The charity opened in 2000 and now supports more than 300 families from all over London delivering specialist care for babies, children and young adults, whilst supporting their families through counselling, therapy, bereavement support and more. The charity also offers a range of activities for all the family to enjoy.

who use the space enjoy a high-quality experience. We are excited to be working with the Birmingham Airport team and this win is testament to our solid experience in the sector, and our long-standing partnership with Birmingham Airport as a client.”

Deane Arnold, Terminal Operations Manager at Birmingham Airport, added: “We are thrilled to be bringing the OCS team on board and were impressed with their creativity and flexibility in providing solutions suited to our business, particularly around the waste management provision. Our role is to ensure that passengers receive the best customer service while at the Airport and we’re confident in OCS’s ability to help us deliver that.”

Birmingham Airport is listed as the seventh busiest airport in the UK with more than 12.5 million passengers passing through in 2018, serving more than 150 direct scheduled and charter routes.

government funded and therefore the funds, which Principle are raising, are vital to ensuring that we can continue to provide our services. We are thrilled to have been selected as Principle’s charity partner and look forward to working closely with the whole team to reach the fantastic fundraising goal that has been set.” mited the dedication of their staff. The values and goals of Richard

Douglas Cooke, Executive Chairman of Principle Cleaning Services, said: “I personally visited the hospice and was extremely impressed by the atmosphere, the facilities and

Richard House’s services are completely free of charge and as a local charity, over 70% of its funding is via local people, companies and groups.

Chris Baker, Chief Executive at Richard House Children’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted that Principle Cleaning Services has chosen to support us in their 30th Anniversary year. Only £1 in every £4 we spend is

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House align with Principle’s family-orientated culture and we are looking forward to hosting a number of fundraising events both in-house and at our clients’ sites.”

Principle has also set-up a JustGiving page for anyone wishing to donate and support its charity fundraising here.

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