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Celebrating National KP Day!

The unsung heroes of our kitchens The Kitchen Porter (KP), is absolutely vital to the smooth running of any kitchen, yet often overlooked. Not today! As we celebrate the annual National KP Day on 21nd June, we want to shine a spotlight on these essential team members, their hard work, and dedication to the role. At Act-Clean, we are very...

Tipping Legislation

With everything we’ve ever done, we’ve always stayed close to the industry. And to the legislation, and to the expert advice coming from people working in this field, so that we can understand it, be fully compliant, and so that we can work with our clients to come to the...

Our version of brilliance

It’s always an energising environment when there’s a room packed full of emerging leaders. So, it’s no surprise that we really enjoyed attending the St Julian Scholars’ (SJS) autumn meeting last week - there were great speakers, as always, and much to take away from the day. We’ve supported the...

Leadership Evolution

Fresh eyes and new people can rejuvenate the way we operate and make the business fit for purpose for today and going forward. Like many businesses within hospitality, we’ve spent a lot of time analysing how our customer base has progressed in recent years. Our client base is changing and...

Authenticity

To get ahead, it’s imperative that businesses radiate authenticity, says COO Gillian Thomson I’ve been reading the thought pieces of other leaders, and that’s caused me to look inwards and reflect on how authentic we are as a company. We have a big, diverse, and growing team and it’s been...

Progression

Operations director Georgina Board manages the Act-Clean workforce to ensure we deliver excellence in our clients’ businesses, while also identifying opportunities for growth for our team members. Retaining people within the business, developing them, and creating opportunities for their growth is critical to the success of our business. We’ve long...

Managing with integrity

We see ourselves as a progressive business, but we can always do better, so we recently embarked on an independent environment and social governance (ESG) review, and the results have been illuminating, says Act-Clean director, Gillian Thomson. An ESG review is more than a box-ticking exercise – it is absolutely...

Hospitality networking

Networking is the hospitality industry’s superpower, says Bronwyn Groves, and key to helping us build back stronger after the pandemic. I remember the excitement we felt in anticipation of our very first meeting when lockdown restrictions eased in December 2020. Liverpool Street felt eerie without the hustle and bustle of...

Staffing

It’s been a tricky 18 months for hospitality, but Act-Clean director Gillian Thomson believes the future offers huge opportunities for those wanting to get on or get ahead in the sector I’ve been in the hospitality industry pretty much all my life. In fact, I can’t really remember not being...