When redundancy happens it can feel like the worst thing in the world – you might be embarrassed to speak with your loved ones, or feel anger towards your previous employers.

Firstly, remember; this isn’t personal. When a company has to make teams redundant, it’s usually done with great thought and reluctance. The good news is that it can turn into a great positive, if handled in the right way.

Be very open and honest with yourself – what were your feelings towards your previous role?

Is this a door being closed, or another being opened? It can be a great time to retrain. What is that dream you’ve always had… is now the right time to start pursuing that?
In this guide we’ll be looking at things you can do to maintain and improve your mind, body, soul and wallet. By keeping on top of these 4 things, you’ll be primed to live a fulfilled life, and turn this redundancy into a huge opportunity for you to improve things.

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Sparkle Cleaning is the preferred commercial cleaning provider for BARBIE in Bristol and Bath and was approached by the owner of two Bristol pub-restaurants looking to outsource their commercial cleaning. After an initial phone discussion to book a quotation meeting, the client advised that they had used outsourced cleaning companies in the past but had taken the cleaning back in-house a few years ago due to having several bad experiences. They wanted to revisit outsourcing again as they had noticed the standards slipping when relying on the bar and waiting staff to do the cleaning of their two pub-restaurants at the end of the shift each night. Essentially, it just wasn’t their priority or skill set.

Sparkle Cleaning met with the client to have a look at the facilities and gain a better understanding of their specific requirements which would enable Sparkle Cleaning to put together a bespoke checklist to meet their every need. Sparkle Cleaning was also able to provide testimonials from existing clients within the same industry, which formed great credibility and gave the client the confidence to partner with us.

At first, the client wanted to launch at just one of their two venues as they were very cautious about being burned like in previous experience. They were also concerned about an external cleaning company costing more than their current arrangement and naturally outsourcing versus doing it yourself does cost a bit more but after working with Sparkle Cleaning for just a few weeks, the client realised that the return on investment was far greater when working with a professional cleaning company whose skills and expertise lay solely in this area. The clients’ staff were much happier, more productive and the venue was sparkling clean without them having to lift a finger. Within a month Sparkle Cleaning took on the regular cleaning of the second pub-restaurant so that the client could focus on what they do best; great food and drink and great customer service.

Sparkle Cleaning understands the importance of making great first impressions and has since picked up several more pub, restaurant and bar cleaning contracts and is delivering the same consistent service, tailor-made for each client’s venue.

When you run a business, one thing that you need to ensure that you focus on is keeping your customers happy. After all, without customers, you don’t really have a business. The thing about customers is that the ways that you can create a positive impression of your business really varies and some of the approaches you wouldn’t even necessarily think about. This includes how clean your business premises are. 

So, how does poor cleaning affect customer experience? Let’s take a look at the impact that it could have. 

A dirty space may make you appear unprofessional 

The thing about customers is that they can make snap judgements on you as a business, simply by taking a look at your premises. Whilst it may not be the case, if you have a working space that is less than clean and tidy, then you are going to come across as sloppy, unprofessional and not quite the quality company that you hope to be seen as. This is never going to put you in good stead with your customers, especially if you are trying to wow a brand new client. 

Offices that are clean make for happy staff

As an employer it is vital that you keep your staff happy. After all, happy staff are staff that are going to work their best for your business. One of the simplest ways to make sure that your staff are as happy as possible is to provide them with a clean and tidy working space. This not only will make sure that they enjoy working for you, but will also filter down by giving the customers that they deal with the very best experience possible. 

Keeping your working space clean can help with your order and shipment processes

If you own a company that sells items, usually online, then you are going to have a picking, packing and shipment process that you need to think about. If your working space is messy or dirty, then this can have an impact on this particular process or processes. It may not instantly be obvious that this is the case, but when things become harder to find, or you are lacking in a “clean” space to pack up items ready for shipment, then you will start to notice the impact. 

You will just feel better

No-one wants to spend time in a dirty workspace, even if it is just you on your own. By tasking a commercial cleaning company with cleaning your working space, you are giving yourself a treat and it is going to make sure that you feel better about being there and also better about your business too, then in turn you can pass all these good vibes onto your customers and help to improve their experience. 

Arranging for regular cleaning of your business premises is a definite investment that you should think about making. Whether it is daily, weekly or however often you need it, commercial cleaning is something that every business can benefit from.