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!

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