Did Someone Say Commonwealth Games?

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During July and August 2014, the City of Glasgow welcomed in excess of 1,000,000 visitors to what was widely heralded as ‘superbly successful’ games. And the 2014 event brought back great memories for the team at Time-Out Cleaning Services.

During July and August 2014, the City of Glasgow welcomed in excess of 1,000,000 visitors to what was widely heralded as ‘superbly successful’ games. And the 2014 event brought back great memories for the team at Time-Out Cleaning Services. In July 2002, Time-Out Cleaning’s senior management led a team of over 500 cleaning, housekeeping, waste and logistics personnel to clean the City Of Manchester Stadium (now Manchester City FC’s Etihad Stadium) and The Athletes Village during Manchester’s 2002 Commonwealth Games.

52 weeks in the planning and 11 days in execution delivered 15,000 bed changes, 120,000 towel washes, 200 tonnes of waste cleared, 60,000 man hours worked, 70 acres kept spotlessly clean, culminating in 5,000 athletes and 750,000 spectators going home happy.

A marathon in the planning, a sprint during the event and a huge triumph for the whole cleaning team, with even the BBC’s commentator paying tribute to the ‘wonderfully clean facilities’ during the closing ceremony.

“Just wanted to touch base regarding the process of extracting water from our carpets following our flood. Thanks to your mobile team my stress has been minimised by their hard work on site. From the moment they arrived I was impressed how organised they were. Together they relentlessly worked hard drawing water out. Several of my colleagues commented on this too. They communicated with me regularly and made me feel confident that the drying process would be done quickly. Thankfully the task was completed quicker than anticipated so that allowed me to move two teams back to their desks a day ahead of schedule. The carpets looks fabulous. Special thanks to your mobile team and to Time-Out in supporting me through a hectic week.

KS Office Manager