Ryans Cleaning to conduct industry survey at the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse Racecourse this weekend!

2017 winner of the Ryans Cleaning Event Specialist race at Fairyhouse Samcro

2017 winner of the Ryans Cleaning Event Specialist race at Fairyhouse Samcro

The second of four planned racecourse cleaning surveys is set to take place this weekend at the Grand National Meeting at Fairyhouse Racecourse. The survey will be included within the racecard for patrons to complete and a VIP Hospitality Prize for two at Fairyhouse Racecourse will be on offer to one lucky participant.

The purpose of this short survey is to assess the quality of the cleaning service offered by Ryans Cleaning and to gain a better understanding of the attitudes and opinions of attendees in relation to event cleaning, sustainability and compliance standards.

Pat Ryan, Chief Executive of Ryans Cleaning commented “We have been Ireland’s leading cleaning event specialists for over 30 years yet we are not afraid to learn and move with the times, I guess that’s what has kept us at the top of our game all those years. We have purposefully chosen this meeting as it is one of the busiest meetings on the Irish racing calendar and we want to put our service to the test. It would be easy to pick a quiet day somewhere and tick the box but that is not how we do business and we encourage patrons to engage with the survey to help us and Fairyhouse in our joint effort to continue to raise the bar for attendees comfort and enjoyment.”

The first survey took place in Punchestown at their busy Winter Festival meeting in November and there are two more planned for later in the year. On conclusion, the final results will be published and industry standards will be benchmarked as part of the overall strategy for continued development by Ryans Cleaning.

Ryans Cleaning are also proudly sponsoring the opening race of the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse Racecourse on Sunday, The Ryans Cleaning Event Specialist Maiden Hurdle which will be shown as a replay on RTÉ Racing on Sunday, April 1st. The winner of the race they sponsored at the meeting last year was the mighty Samcro for Gigginstown and Gordon Elliott who enjoyed recent success at the Cheltenham Festival so perhaps this year’s race will find Ireland’s next big hurdling superstar!

We’re recruiting for our upcoming events for the summer season!

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Ryans Cleaning are recruiting for our upcoming events for the summer season. Forward your CV to info@ryanscleaning.com or call to our Thurles office, Co. Tipperary or we can email a starter form complete.
Transport to and from work is provided depending on festival / event.
Works include working at racecourse, Music Festivals and general day to day cleaning.

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Ryans Cleaning kompānija meklē darbiniekus mūsu gaidāmajiem pasākumiem vasaras sezonā. Nosūtiet CV uz info@ryanscleaning.com vai piezvaniet uz mūsu Thurles biroju, Co. Tipperary vai mēs varam nosūtīt jums uz e-pastu formu kas jāaizpilda.
Transports no un uz darbu tiek nodrošināts atkarībā no festivāla / notikuma.
Darbs zirgu skriešanas sacīkstēs, mūzkas festivālosun ikdienas tīrīšanas.

Polish
Ryans Cleaning rekrutuje się na nadchodzące wydarzenia w sezonie letnim. Prześlij CV na adres info@ryanscleaning.com lub zadzwoń do naszego biura Thurles, Co. Tipperary lub wyślij e-mail z wypełnionym formularzem startowym. Transport do i z pracy zapewniany jest w zależności od festiwalu / imprezy. Warunki / miejce : Praca na torach wyścigowych, festiwale muzyczne i codzienne sprzątanie.

Ryans Cleaning fundraising donation to Limerick Neonatal Unit Fund

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Margo Dunworth, Clinical Maternity Manager at the Regional Maternity Hospital, receiving a cheque for €2,000 from Caitlin Fahey, her father Roderick Fahey and her mother Catriona Fahey representing Ryans Cleaning, Thurles. Every year the team at Ryans Cleaning choose a charity to raise funds for and in 2017 the Limerick Neonatal Unit Fund was selected. The Limerick Neonatal Unit at the Regional Maternity Hospital has 19 cots providing Intensive Neonatal Care, High Dependency Care and Special Care for approximately 1,000 babies per year. This charity is very close to the hearts of all at Ryans Cleaning as they have witnessed the great work they do first-hand.

On the 18th June 2015, Catriona Fahey, Senior Accountant at Ryans Cleaning went into pre-term labour at just 30 weeks, needless to say, this was a really worrying time for Catriona, her family and colleagues. On delivery, baby Caitlin weighing just 3 pounds 2 ounces was immediately rushed to Neonatal Intensive Care at Regional Maternity Hospital. The team at the Limerick Neonatal Unit worked tirelessly on little Caitlin to help her tiny lungs and premature body to strengthen and develop in the hope of giving her every chance of survival.

It is without a doubt that, the care and attention Caitlin received was world class. The nurturing that little Caitlin received from everyone who nursed her was truly remarkable. Thankfully she responded with courage and determination and after 58 days in the Limerick Neonatal Unit Caitlin was discharged and went home with her mum and dad and hasn’t looked back since.

Speaking of the charity Catriona commented “Apart from the amazing medical and practical work they did on Caitlin, there are without a doubt so many other actions we are grateful to the Limerick Neonatal Unit for. Simple things spring to mind, like the many nights a kind nurse put the kettle on when we were wilting before her eyes or made up a bed so one of us could spend the night with our little girl when things were at a critical stage, my husband and I will be eternally grateful for the kindness and support we received along the way. We would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues and the management at Ryans Cleaning for their unwavering support during that difficult time. Now with this donation as a result of our fundraising efforts, we are just so proud to be able to say thank you and make a real difference to other families by supporting this great charity. Thanks to everyone who donated along the way, it means more than you will ever know.”

In honour of this gorgeous little girl and the support she received in those early weeks of life, the team at Ryans Cleaning ran various fundraising campaigns throughout 2017 and raised a total of €2,000 for the Limerick Neonatal Unit Fund.

Ryans Cleaning shortlisted for the 2018 Facilities Management Awards as part of Croke Park’s In-House Facilities Management Team

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Thurles Company, Ryans Cleaning have been shortlisted for the 2018 Facilities Management Awards as part of Croke Park’s In-House Facilities Management Team. The awards will take place on Wednesday, 31st of January at The Ballsbridge Hotel and the Ryan Family who own and run the progressive cleaning business, couldn’t be more proud of reaching this stage of such a prestigious national competition.

Ryans Cleaning have a stronghold in the events and entertainment industry across Ireland and the UK. The National Ploughing Championships, V Festival, Electric Picnic and the Epsom Debry are just some of the festival type events they cover annually along with major facilities contracts with top venues like the Premier League Club Watford FC’s Stadium at Vicarage Road, The 3 Arena, Croke Park and top visitor attraction Dublin Zoo.

This family-run business prides itself on the personal touch which ensures a quality service every time they clean, offering a peace of mind that clients have grown to rely on. They work with venues and become part of their in-house facilities management team to ensure smooth operations and optimum sustainability at all venues.

CEO Pat Ryan said “Although we are just one small part of what can only be described as a superb in-house facilities management team at Croke Park, we are thrilled to be shortlisted for this award. To be shortlisted at this level and have the quality of work recognised among your peers nationally is a great honour. This really means so much to the team who work tirelessly at the venue to ensure operations run smoothly day in and day out so that the public can have an enjoyable experience every time they visit the facility, this award is for the team on the ground and that’s what makes it extra special.”

Croke Park, the third largest stadium in Europe is both the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletics Association and as a non-sporting venue, it is a world class amphitheatre for meetings, conferences, exhibitions and concerts. The venue is over 5,000 square meters and with a varied calendar of events, the team at Ryans Cleaning provide a regular and vitally important function as part of the greater in-house team that makes Croke Park the national treasure that it is.

Ryans Cleaning highlights from a spotless 2017

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Ryans Cleaning, a Tipperary based firm have had one hell of a year keeping some of Ireland and the UK’s top events clean and green! The firm which has recently been shortlisted for no less than two Green Awards has had an eventful year and would like to thank their team, clients and suppliers for their support. Here is a selection of Ryans Cleaning highlights from throughout 2017.

January

Ryans Cleaning were shortlisted by the Small Firms Association for a National Small Business Award. January blues were kept at bay with shows like Big The Musical, La Cage Aux Folles and West Side Story at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and rock band Black Sabbath taking to the stage at the 3 Arena. Horse racing also stepped up a gear at the many racecourses Ryans Cleaning serviced as the build-up to Cheltenham really built momentum.

February

FTMTA Farm Machinery Show 2017 took place in early February and was their largest and most successful event so far with a total of nearly 21,000 visitors to the show over the three days. The 3 Arena ensured there was something for everyone in February with Cirque Du Soleil, Billy Connolly, Drake, Jack Whitehall and Strauss Festival Vienna Orchestra. While the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre also offered a varied programme which included Hamlet, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story, Million Dollar Quartet and music from The Divine Comedy.

March

Elaine Ryan was announced as Managing Director for Ireland and the UK. Elaine has been with the company since 2009 when she started as Financial Controller, quickly establishing an active role within the company, she was promoted to General Manager for Ireland in 2012. During this time Elaine helped to grow the company turnover from €3.3m in 2009 to €6.1m in 2016.

April

National Hunt Racing Festivals at Fairyhouse and Punchestown took place in April. Punchestown enjoyed an all-time record-breaking crowd where Ryans cleaned up after 122,557 patrons over the five-day event.

May

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull was a massive affair with acts like Little Mix, Katy Perry, Stormzy and Kasabian to mention but a few of the big names who entertained the massive crowds in attendance. Meanwhile, Ryans Cleaning also had a team in the North of Ireland cleaning at the annual Balmoral Show in Belfast.

June

Festival season hit with a bang as Ryans Cleaning rallied the troops for Forbidden Fruit, Body & Soul, Download, Parklife and British Summer Time music festivals. They also cleaned at the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, London’s inaugural Food Month Night Markets at Kensington Palace and The Epsom Derby!

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July

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart saw the start of a busy July and then it was full steam ahead as the team ploughed through 15,000 refuse sacks and 7,000 wheelie bins to keep the venue clean for over 150,000 patrons at the Galway Races Summer Festival. Ryans Cleaning, Event Supervisor, Sinead Cleary clocked up a whopping 89 miles on her pedometer during the festival! Other members of the team helped The Body Coach smash the Guinness World Record for the largest HIIT Class while cleaning the venue at Hyde Park on July 5th in 29 degree heat. Then it was on to Latitude Festival at Henham Park for more festival cleaning. The real treat this month had to be U2 playing at Croke Park as part of The Joshua Tree Tour.

August

The festival frenzy continued with the Lytham Festival, the largest music event in Lancashire overlapping with the Wilderness Festival at Cornbury Park. This meant Ryans Cleaning had to divide and conquer that weekend. Then the V Festival was followed in quick succession by the Creamfields and Leeds Festivals. August was rounded off by a local agricultural event, the Dualla Show.

September

September landed with a bang as Electric Picnic took place at the start of the month which was followed by the National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore which was an 800 acre site for the Ryans Cleaning team to clean. In fact, the National Ploughing Championships is the largest outdoor event in all of Europe. We also cleaned up at the exciting All-Ireland Finals at Croke Park which saw zero waste to landfill, a real achievement and the aim for all events going forward in accordance with the 20:20 Vision for Events.

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October

Miss Saigon captivated audiences for a whopping six weeks at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and was a real treat for our team on the ground up there. Also in October, Ryans Cleaning began their inaugural Premiership Stadium Cleaning Contract for Watford FC at Vicarage Road. The Watford V Arsenal game on October 14th was a real milestone for Ryans Cleaning in the UK marketplace.

November

Our team enjoyed Queen and Adam Lambert play top hits to a sold-out crowd at the 3 Arena, one of the perks of the job for sure. Punchestown’s Winter Racing Festival included a race sponsorship by Ryans Cleaning and a great day was enjoyed by all in attendance as the first of the big jump racing kicked off for the season. Ryans Cleaning were also appointed new cleaning contractors at The Olympia and The Gaiety theatres.

December

Ryans Cleaning took on a new project at Dublin Zoo cleaning during their new attraction, the Wild Lights Festival which proved extremely popular on many a crisp evening throughout December. Our UK team kept Winterville at Clapham Common spotless throughout the entire event while our Irish teams cleaned Leopardstown, Limerick and Punchestown Racecourses and a long stint at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as The Sound of Music was their big Christmas show in December.

Ryans Cleaning Fairies keep Wild Lights sparkling at Dublin Zoo

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Event cleaning firm Ryans Cleaning have been set a whole new challenge by the team at Dublin Zoo. As well as their usual role keeping the Zoo spick and span by day, they are now tasked with the job of cleaning the Zoo at night as ‘Wild Lights’ runs from now until Sunday, 7th of January 2018.

Wild Lights is a must-see experience at Dublin Zoo where visitors will embark on an enchanted trail to discover a dazzling array of beautifully crafted, giant colourful lanterns inspired by wildlife.

Ryans Cleaning has been contracted to Dublin Zoo for over 16 years and cleaning it by night is a first for the team but one they are really enjoying.

Aoife Keegan Twomey, Senior Events Executive, Dublin Zoo “The crew from Ryans Cleaning are performing extremely well at Wild Lights, they are going above and beyond the call of duty.”

Elaine Ryan, MD Ryans Cleaning commented “It’s going really well and we couldn’t be more pleased with our cleaning team who are working at Dublin Zoo and doing a terrific job. A dedicated team has been selected to work at Wild Lights and we affectionately refer to them as the ‘Cleaning Fairies’.

For over 30 years we have been cleaning at venues and events at home and in the UK from agricultural shows to rock festivals and when the entertainment ends often under a night’s sky, our work begins as usually the venue must be turned around for the next day of the show, festival or gig. So this crew of Cleaning Fairies is extremely familiar with the complexities of cleaning when dark.

On any given night of Wild Lights, the Ryans Cleaning Fairies keep the venue spotless so visitors can enjoy the venue and Wild Lights in all its glory.

Irish company cleaning up in the UK celebrate their inaugural Premiership Stadium clean at the Watford v Arsenal game at Vicarage Road today!

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Ryans Cleaning, an Irish firm based in County Tipperary which provides event specialist cleaning services both here and in the UK will complete their first premiership stadium clean at Watford FC today. This Watford v Arsenal game is set to attract a huge home crowd to Vicarage Road as they face tough opposition from a top premiership team today. The convenient location makes for an easy trek to an away match for London based Arsenal fans to attend also. The match signifies a major milestone for the cleaning company who have been in business since 1997.

The venue has a capacity of 21,438 and the contract includes the provision of cleaning services of the entire grounds including the seated stadium, The Sir Elton John, The View and The Gallery hospitality areas, catering, restrooms, dressing rooms, press office and general office areas. It also includes the provision of a full time cleaning staff, match day cleaning for all 20 home premier league games annually and event day cleaning as required.

Commenting on the significance of this Premier League contact, Pat Ryan owner of Ryans Cleaning said “We are delighted to have this first Premier League contract under our belts as this has been part of our UK growth strategy for some time now, the first of many I have no doubt! Although we clean lots of stadia and sporting venues at home and in the UK, for example, Croke Park which holds almost 4 times the capacity of Vicarage Road, the UK market has been a tough nut to crack for a small Irish company like ours when competing with some of the major players in the UK market. There is never a question over our capacity to clean, the quality of work we do or our ability to deliver on the big and small days so if I had to put my finger on it I would say the USP that got us over the line in this instance is our personal touch and the integrity with which we operate as a business. Watford FC was very much taken by our family business and our commitment to a hands-on approach by management which makes it even more special as these are core values that my team and I have never compromised on over the last 30 years in business.”

Ian Pope, Facilities Manager at Watford Football Club said “We are really pleased with the service we have received from Ryans Cleaning and their very positive and professional approach to this new contract. Their duty of care, attitude and focus throughout the tender process and their initial work has been exceptionally good. Based on their performance to date I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any prospective client or venue.”

Ryans Cleaning appoints Elaine Ryan as Managing Director for Ireland and the UK

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Ryans Cleaning, a Tipperary based firm which provides event specialist cleaning services both here and in the UK has appointed Elaine Ryan, Managing Director for Ireland and the UK. Elaine has been with the company since 2009 when she started as Financial Controller, quickly establishing an active role within the company, she was promoted to General Manager for Ireland in 2012. During this time Elaine helped to grow the company turnover from €3.3m in 2009 to €6.1m in 2016.

Speaking of the appointment CEO Pat Ryan said, “I am delighted to appoint Elaine to the position of Managing Director where she will actively work to continue to grow the firm in line with our overall company strategy”.

Ryans Cleaning are one of the major players in the event, sports and entertainment industries with notable Irish clients such as, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin Zoo, 3 Arena, Electric Picnic, The Ploughing Championships and from a sporting venue perspective Croke Park, Punchestown, Fairyhouse, Leopardstown, Galway, Limerick, Thurles, Tipperary and Kilbeggan racecourses are all valued clients.

They also boast an extensive client portfolio in the UK having grown this international element of the business from 3 major events in 2009 to currently serving most major events including The Epsom Derby, BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend, Barclays British Summer Time in London’s Hyde Park, Download, Creamfields, Leeds, Latitude and the V Festival to name but a few.

Elaine commented, “I am thrilled to be presented with the opportunity to partake in the development of the strategy of the company going forward. We currently have great operational and support service teams and I will continue to grow these teams with the same ethos and quality that Ryans Cleaning is renowned for within the events, sports and entertainment industries.”

WIN WITH RYANS CLEANING AND DO YOUR BIT FOR LIMERICK NEONATAL UNIT FUND

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Every year the team at Ryans Cleaning chose a charity to raise funds for and this year we are delighted to announce Limerick Neonatal Unit has been selected. Limerick Neonatal Unit at the Regional Maternity Hospital has 19 cots providing Intensive Neonatal Care, High Dependency Care and Special Care for approximately 1,000 babies per year. This charity is very close to our hearts as we have witnessed the great work they do first-hand. Here’s our story, how you can help and win yourself a great prize too!

On the 18th June 2015, our dear colleague Catriona Fahey went into pre-term labour at just 30 weeks, needless to say this was a really worrying time for Catriona, her family and colleagues here at Ryans Cleaning.

Baby Caitlin weighed just 3 pounds 2 ounces and was immediately rushed to neonatal intensive care at Regional Maternity Hospital. The team at the Limerick Neonatal Unit worked tirelessly on little Caitlin to help her tiny lungs and premature body to strengthen and develop in the hope of giving her every chance of survival.It is without a doubt that, the care and attention Caitlin received was world class and the nurturing that everyone who nursed her gave her was truly remarkable. Thankfully she responded with the same courage and determination we all respect so much in her mum Catriona and after 58 days in the Limerick Neonatal Unit Caitlin was discharged and went home with her mum and dad and hasn’t looked back since.

Speaking of the charity Catriona commented “Apart from the amazing medical and practical work they did on Caitlin, there are without a doubt so many other actions we are grateful to Limerick Neonatal Unit for. Simple things spring to mind, like the many nights a kind nurse put the kettle on when we were wilting before her eyes or made up a bed so one of us could spend the night with our little girl when things were at a critical stage, my husband and I will be eternally grateful for the kindness and support we received along the way. We would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues and the management here at Ryans Cleaning for their unwavering support during that difficult time. Now with this fundraising announcement, we are just so grateful to be able to say thank you and make a real difference to other families by supporting this great charity. Thanks folks, it means more than you will ever know.”

In honour of this gorgeous little girl and the support she received in those early weeks of life, we will be running various fundraising campaigns over the coming months and all funds raised will go to Limerick Neonatal Unit Fund at the end of the year.

We have an amazing prize to give away to help us raise some much needed funds for the Limerick Neonatal Unit Fund and to enter all you have to do is simply make a donation, anything you can spare, on our Go Fund Me page and the winner will get a pair of Summer Bundles passes, thanks to our friends at Leopardstown Racecourse.

Prize: A pair of Summer Bundle Passes for Thursday, 17th August!

The Summer Bundle is all that you need for Bulmers Live at Leopardstown and is a really great option for a group of friends, family who are on a budget and want an informal evening out. It includes admission to racing and concert, €10 food voucher, €5 Tote Voucher and a Bulmers Drink (RRP €39)!

Many thanks in advance for your kind support for this great cause.

Newstalk’s Vincent Wall interviews Managing Director of Ryan Cleaning Elaine Ryan

Managing Director of Ryans Cleaning, Elaine Ryan spoke with Vincent Wall of Breakfast Business on Newstalk about everything from the ‘Night Cleaning Fairies’ at The Galway Races to security procedures carried out by the Specialist Event Cleaning firm that give clients great peace of mind.

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