Changing Attitudes…

I think it’s fair to say, that 2020 caused the most disruption to our daily lives in peacetime. Whilst the pandemic is far from over, vaccines are being rolled out and we can begin the year full of hope; confident that the worst is behind us.

It’s impact won’t be forgotten, since COVID-19 has shifted consumer behaviour and expectations to such a degree, that they will last long into the future – certainly throughout 2021 at least. For example, end-users’ expectations of cleanliness and hygiene are higher than ever, consumers are practising hand hygiene much more frequently and thoroughly than before, and our industry is recognised for the important role it plays in society.

These are reasons to celebrate. After all, they lead to higher quality cleans and healthier spaces for us all to enjoy.

Due to this shift in attitudes and behaviour, I predict that this year, standards will become much tighter. It will therefore be critical to ensure that professional cleaning staff receive high quality and relevant training. This not only results in an excellent and hygienic cleaning service, but helps keep workers safe whilst they continue to work with COVID-19 in general circulation.

At a time when consumers are much more selective about where they spend their time and money – basing their decisions on hygiene levels – training can make all the difference.  A well-trained employee will achieve a high quality clean every time, enhancing a business’ image and making it a more attractive place to visit.

A structured, practical, and methodical approach to learning helps employers to retain key staff and develop the skills and knowledge to maintain a sustainable and competitive advantage. Our award-winning e-learning platform, the Learning Management Solution (LMS), was accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which offers customers additional assurance that its training is relevant and of high quality.

Highly accessible, it is optimised for all devices, covering a wide range of topics, and offers a flexible and contact-less approach to training, particularly important today, with the social distancing measures that are in place.

For more information or advice, please call our friendly distributors on 01204 795 955 or visit Jangrolms.net.

Happy New Year!

2020 is now over, and I think many will agree when I say that personally, I’m so pleased to bid it goodbye and welcome a new year. Let’s hope that 2021 brings good health and helps the businesses worst affected by the pandemic to recover, such as our customers in the hospitality sector.

With vaccines now being rolled-out across the UK, the light at the end of that long, dark tunnel is getting brighter every day. We are working hard to make 2021 our best year yet – here’s a little taste of what’s coming up.

As much as we enjoyed seeing everyone virtually last year at the Manchester Show, we are really hoping that we get to say hello to you all in person at the London Cleaning Show. It’s always a pleasure to exhibit there and it is a most excellent platform to network, do business, and share ideas. We also love to show off our new innovations! More information about this (including our spectacular stand!) will be revealed in a blog post soon.

Before the outbreak of COVID-19, infection prevention was seldom a top concern for anyone outside the cleaning industry, apart from those working in healthcare. Now, despite the vaccination programme that is underway, cleaning and hygiene will remain a high priority. With savvier consumers and the fact that we will still be living with COVID-19 in general circulation, businesses will need to demonstrate their commitment to making their facilities safe.

That’s why we have developed a new range of antiviral products, which are effective against coronavirus, including hand wash, disinfectants, and foggers. There will be an addition to Jangro’s Learning Management Solution (LMS), our award-winning e-learning platform, to help professional cleaning staff perform deep cleans to a high standard coming soon too.

We are delighted that Jangro’s LMS is a finalist in both the Tomorrow’s Cleaning and Tomorrow’s FM annual awards. We’d love your support, so please click on the links below if you’d like to vote for us:

Of course, we will have lots of other exciting news to share with you throughout the year, so make sure you stay tuned to our blog for all the details. In the meantime, we wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year. For more information or advice, please call our friendly distributors on 01204 795 955 or visit Jangro.net.

Wrapping up 2020

Wow, what a year it has been! It’s certainly different to any other that we have experienced (in living memory, at least). Coronavirus has made its mark on all walks of life, impacting us all, both personally and professionally.

Whilst many of us can’t wait to close the door on 2020 – for it has been a truly ‘annus horribilis’ – there are positives that we can draw on and take into 2021. Because when it rains, look for rainbows, right?

Talking of rainbows, this year they became a national emblem symbolising our collective thanks to all the healthcare and key workers. Under challenging circumstances, they continued to perform their duties and keep the country running. As cleaning and hygiene became increasingly important, the spotlight was turned to the people responsible for keeping spaces clean and safe.

Previously held in low regard, the role of professional cleaners in society was not only acknowledged, but celebrated. This ‘extraordinary’ role was even paid tribute to in parliament by both the prime minister and the former leader of the opposition; they praised the ‘unsung heroes’ of the public sector who ‘keep us safe’ during the outbreak’.

Going forward into 2021, we need to ensure their important role in society is recognised even after a vaccine has been rolled out and the crisis eases. We need to help create and maintain an atmosphere of respect and appreciation for the work undertaken. Let’s change the perception of their job from one of being a series of mundane tasks to a critical part of any business – and society as a whole.

Hand hygiene has been another hot topic in 2020. This year, awareness of the link between handwashing and health has grown phenomenally. By continuing this habit in 2021 and beyond, we will all benefit from healthier workforces and communities. Check out our range of free downloadable materials to help boost compliance in your organisation.

It was also our ruby anniversary this year – Jangro is 40! As we celebrate this milestone achievement, we’d like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to our staff, members, suppliers and all those, who have partnered with us over the past forty years. We’d also like to say a BIG thank you to all the cleaning staff and key workers for their dedication and hard work in what has been a very challenging year.

Finally, on behalf of everyone here at Jangro, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Adapting to new norms…

Changing times, adapting businesses, unwavering support

Although all industries have felt the impact of the pandemic, the catering industry has been one of the sectors that has had to adapt the most. From having to close their doors in the first lockdown, to the busy ‘eat out to help out’ summer season, followed by a second spell of enforced closure in lockdown 2.0, the thousands of establishments that make up this industry have had to make some major changes to survive.

A stricter focus on cleaning and hygiene processes and offering takeaway services are two of the main ways, in which businesses have adapted to keep trading. Here at Jangro, we are continuing to help support restaurants, cafés, and bars during these uncertain times governed by tighter restrictions.

Sustainable options for takeaways and delivery

Did you know that we supply environmentally friendly food containers – which are ideal for both hot and cold foods? Helping to reduce the amount of plastic pollution, our range of sustainable packaging is made from re-used board, and is recyclable, compostable and fully bio-degradable. The lids are made from recycled plastics (rPET) and are also recyclable themselves.

Effective cleaning & hygiene measures

Our comprehensive ‘Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies’ catalogue contains a wide range of high quality, effective products and supplies – including the Enviro H6 General All Purpose Sanitiser, which has been proven to kill coronavirus.

Earlier this year, we also extended our innovative range of digital wall charts, to include the hospitality sector. These cleaning guides include colour coded plans to ensure a safe and hygienic working environment is maintained. As well as a bespoke copy, you automatically receive a full health and safety compliance pack, comprising of relevant safety data sheets, product user guides, and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) risk assessments of the products that feature on your chart.

For more information or advice, please call our friendly distributors on 01204 795 955 or visit Jangro.net.