2022: What’s coming up this year!

Happy New Year and welcome to our first blog of 2022! And what a year it is set to be. Looking at the 12 months ahead of us, there are already lots of exciting plans in the pipeline to look forward to… here’s just a small taste of what’s in store at Jangro.

Awards

Everyone likes winning awards – and we’re thrilled to announce that we are currently in the running for not one, not two, but THREE industry gongs! The Jangro Professional Antiviral Range has been shortlisted for a Tomorrow’s Cleaning 2022 Award, whilst our innovative e-learning platform, the LMS has been shortlisted in both the Tomorrow’s Cleaning and the Tomorrow’s FM 2022 Awards! We are so proud that both of these innovations have been recognised. Voting is open now, so if you’d like to show your support, please click on one of the links below.

Exciting updates and launches

Regular readers of the blog already know that we are passionate about training and how proud we are of the LMS.  We are constantly enhancing it, ensuring it continues to be relevant, high quality and as user-friendly as possible and always looking to expand its offering. Watch this space for new modules coming soon!

As well as new training courses, we will also be launching a brand-new catering catalogue, which promises to offer many more sustainable options than ever before.

Innovation

Innovation never stops at Jangro – we are always looking at better, more sustainable ways of cleaning – whether that’s new or enhanced products, like our recently launched ntrl range, training resources, or digital support.

We are committed to sustainability and social enterprise; speaking of which we have hot news off the press: We are delighted to announce we are now Planet Mark certified! Over the next year, we’ll be working towards reducing our carbon emissions and sharing our journey to inspire others. Look out for a new blog in the coming weeks explaining more about what Planet Mark certification means and how it might benefit your own business and community.

Want to join us?

We’re also looking to expand our team. We have several vacancies at our Head Office in Bolton – check out our careers page for more information about the roles and how to apply.

Make sure you stay tuned to our blog to be the first to read all our news. For more information or advice, please call our friendly distributors on 01204 795 955 or visit Jangro.net.

2021 – That’s a wrap!

I can’t quite believe that it’s already that time of year when I sit down and reflect on the past 12 months. It’s certainly been another challenging time, but one that’s also been filled with many positives.

Let’s take a look back…We started 2021 full of hope as the vaccination programme began to ramp up, however the threat of the coronavirus was greater than ever. So with another national lockdown in place, we worked hard to provide our customers with the tools, supplies, and know-how to keep their spaces hygienically clean and safe.

In fact, in January we extended our Professional range with an Antiviral Disinfectant, an Antiviral Hand Wash, and an Antiviral Fogger – all three have been proven to kill 99.99% of harmful germs, including enveloped viruses such as coronavirus (conforming to key standard EN14476).

We also made several enhancements to our innovative e-learning platform, The Learning Management Solution (LMS) early on in the year. The site now features badges, which help motivate users to complete training courses and share their successes as they progress through the programme. This ultimately enables them to stay safe whilst upholding high standards.

In spring, we were proud to join the CHSA’s (Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association) new sustainability committee. Together, with representatives from all areas of the CHSA membership, we are focussing on how our industry can adopt more environmentally friendly processes and systems.

By summer, restrictions had lifted – just in time for Euro 2020 and the football fever that gripped much of the country! As shops, pubs, restaurants, and hotels re-opened, we added a new multi-room feature to our award-winning digital wall chart tool. This update enables customers to generate tailored colour-coded cleaning and hygiene wall charts for whole buildings.

Towards the end of the year, there were many causes for celebration here at Jangro HQ. Firstly, we were delighted to welcome Wessex Cleaning Equipment and Janitorial Supplies to the Jangro Group in October and look forward to working together to continue raising the standards in the cleaning industry.  Secondly, we were thrilled to be back exhibiting at The Cleaning Show in November, where we unveiled our exciting ntrl range – an eco-friendly collection of natural cleaning supplies. Thirdly, we were delighted to be shortlisted in both the Tomorrow’s Cleaning and Tomorrow’s FM Awards.

Last but not least, last month, we had the absolute best news to share: we’d reached our fundraising target of £100,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support. What an amazing gift we have to share with them this Christmas! Thank you to everybody in the Jangro supply chain for their incredible support and generosity in helping us raise this fantastic sum; I know it will help them support people living with cancer enormously. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jangro

And finally, we’d like to say a great big thank you to all of our staff, suppliers, partners, and customers who have worked with us over the past 12 months. We hope you all have a very happy, healthy Christmas and a successful new year. Bring on 2022!

Highlights from The Cleaning Show

We came, we saw… and we had so much fun!  I am, of course, talking about The Cleaning Show, which took place earlier this month.

It was a fantastic show and I can’t express how good it felt to see everybody in person. The energy in the room was electric and hearing the warm buzz of conversation flowing was delightful after many months of virtual meetings and events. Once again, our barista service proved extremely popular and provided the perfect setting for our friends and colleagues in the cleaning industry to refuel and network. Donations made during the show went to our chosen charity, MacMillan Cancer Support.

If you visited our stand, you’ll know all about our brand-new, innovative product range, which has been designed to help businesses reduce their carbon footprint. Suitable for cleaning surfaces in a variety of environments, from kitchens to washrooms, this exciting new collection is vegan-friendly and has been designed with sustainability in mind. If you missed it, click here to find out more.

Finally, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone that visited our stand, came over to chat or do business with us, and made our time at The Cleaning Show such a success! It’s one of the key events in the cleaning industry’s calendar and as such, an invaluable show to be part of. This year was extra-special following many challenging months.

If you couldn’t make the show, or spoke to us but have more questions, please don’t hesitate to visit www.jangro.net or call our friendly team on 01204 795 955. They will be happy to help!

 

We can’t wait to see you all again at The Cleaning Show!

The Cleaning Show takes place next month (2nd – 4th November at Excel, London) – and we are thrilled to be back exhibiting for the first time in what has been a very long while. We are so looking forward to seeing everybody in person and will be at stand D10, so please make sure you come over to say hello.

The pandemic has been a challenging time for the cleaning industry, so this year, we not only want to showcase our latest innovations, but we want to celebrate and thank everyone for their hard work in keeping the country moving.

We have lots up our sleeve for the rest of this year, including the launch of a new and innovative product range that will help customers reduce their carbon footprint. We’re extremely proud of this new collection and can’t wait to tell you more about it at the show.

Our popular barista service is back too! If you need a breather, come and enjoy a complimentary refreshment on us to help you refuel and network. Any voluntary contributions received will be donated to MacMillan Cancer Support.

Our friendly national accounts team will also be on hand, ready to chat about all things Jangro. Feel free to ask them any questions you may have, whether that’s a query about our new or existing products, information about the simple transition process to partner with us, or more details about the customer benefits once on board.

We hope to see you there! Register for your free voucher at https://cleaningshow.co.uk/london/register-now.

For more information about Jangro, visit www.jangro.net.