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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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Ryans ‘cleaning’ up at the Galway Festival

 

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7 days racing + 150,000 patrons = 15,000 refuse bags + 7,000 wheelie bin liners

The equation for another successful event clean for Ryans Cleaning

 

The Galway Festival looks on target to reach 150,000 patrons this week however, as the racing stars and festival fashionistas enjoy the limelight there are unsung heroes doing trojan work behind the scenes every day at Ballybrit, keeping the place spick and span are the teams from event cleaning company Ryans Cleaning.

Ryans Cleaning have been the event cleaning choice for the Galway Festival since 2001 and this year the team will use no less than 15,000 refuse bags and 7,000 wheelie bin liners while ‘keeping things clean’ throughout the festival. The entire site is cleaned top to bottom each day which includes the internal cleaning of the four story Killanin and Millenium Stands, temporary buildings and official press, secretary and weigh room areas as well as all temporary structures. Each area is thoroughly cleaned, restrooms are sanitised and restocked and the entire venue is basically transformed back to an impeccable standard overnight in advance of the next day’s racing.

Managing Director, Elaine Ryan said “We are affectionately called the ‘night cleaning fairies’ as although we cover a lot of ground keeping on top of the site throughout the raceday itself, our intensive cleaning really kicks off after racing when our night teams get into their stride to restore the venue to its very best for the following days racing. Our extremely efficient staff and proven operations plan combine to make the immense task manageable and the quality of clean on point. Specific teams are designated for toilet cleaning, scrubbing and washing of kitchens and bar areas, hovering corporate areas, cleaning all permanent and temporary structures, litter picking and waste removal and so on. All these elements combine to restore the site each evening under the watchful eye of our Operations Managers, Sinead and Irina to ensure the quality of cleaning is to our usual exceptional standards.”

Ryans Cleaning, Operations Manager, Sinead Cleary commented “The Galway Races is a busy week alright with a quick turnaround required each evening but this is what we do every day and we take it in our stride whether its festivals, shows, events or concerts here at home or in the UK the team and I are always on the go delivering a top quality cleaning service. Speaking of strides I am wearing a Fitbit this week and have already clocked up roughly 45 miles, an average of 25,000 steps per day!”

The festival concludes on Sunday however, as its festival season Ryans Cleaning will pack up and move along to V Festival Chelmsford and V Festival Telford. Their bigger upcoming gigs in Ireland are Electric Picnic, Croke Park and the National Ploughing Championships and Leeds, Creamfields in the UK.

Job Vacancies: General Operatives

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Title: General Operative

 

Details:

  • We’re looking for General Operatives in the Thurles Area
  • Applicants must be willing to travel
  • Applicants must have very good English
  • No experience is necessary as full training will be provided
  • A full driving licence is not essential but would be an advantage

 

How to apply: Please call Irina on 087 9008331

 

If you think you know someone who would be interested, please share this information with them and help us get the word out there.

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 two amazing prizes 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 to the Sea Sessions tickets will be announced Tuesday 20th June and the Fairyhouse winner with be announced in the coming weeks.

Prize 1: Thanks to our friends at Sea Sessions Surf & Music Festival, one lucky winner will win a pair of SOLD OUT WEEKEND tickets for this weekend! The winner will be announced  Tuesday 20th June so be quick and get donating!

Prize 2: Thanks to our friends at Fairyhouse Racecourse, you could be in with a chance of winning passes to Fairyhouse Family Fun Day, Sunday 23rd July for 2 adults and 2 children! This also includes dinner in the Bobbyjo Bistro overlooking the course and parade ring with a reserved table for the day, racecard and tipster!

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

UK Events Contract

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Title: Event Operations Manager

No. of Positions: 2-3 positions available for suitable candidates.

Location: UK based at various Summer festivals, concerts, stadia and events situated regionally and/or nationwide.

Value: Negotiable and dependent on candidate’s application and level of qualifications and events experience.

Duration: 3 year contract for 3-4 months per annum to be renewed in year three for a subsequent 3 year period.

Timeline of contract each year: Seasonal contract from May – August for 2018-2021 with training and job shadowing commencing Summer 2017.

Main purpose of contract: Part of the UK Management Team responsible for the effective and profitable planning, delivery and execution of annual events and venue contracts.

 

KEY TASKS / RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Project Management of all major events.
  • Procurement and liaison with all suppliers.
  • Plan and direct all aspects of the organisation’s operational policies, objectives, and initiatives.
  • Responsible for the attainment of short and long term operational goals.
  • Directs the development of the organisation to ensure future growth.
  • Manage Administration.
  • Encourage each group to take responsibility for performance.
  • Foster team building by encouraging individuals to share knowledge.
  • Provide direction and leadership to the management of other personnel.
  • Enhance and or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organisation by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the organisation.
  • Conduct change management initiatives to streamline event operations.
  • Complete costing sheets for all events and manage individual budgets to ensure that a positive outcome is always achieved.
  • Champion ISO.
  • Ensure health and safety is at the forefront and is adhered to at all times.
  • Prepare and contribute to tender bids and quotations as required.
  • Any other reasonable request.
  • Play a significant role in long-term planning, including initiatives geared toward operational excellence.
  • Oversee overall operational management, planning, systems and controls.
  • Supervise and support operational supervisors and operatives on an on-going basis.
  • Manage events and contracts.
  • Drive operational excellence.
  • Introduce new initiatives to encourage continuous improvement.

 

KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE / SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Leadership, Strategic Planning, Management.
  • An energetic, forward-thinking individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image.
  • A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • A well organised and self-directed individual.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Experience of managing a team of staff with a hands-on approach.
  • Significant exposure to major event management.
  • Budgetary control and commercial awareness.
  • Project Management.
  • Microsoft Office.
  • Full Clean Driving Licence would be an advantage.
  • Professional Indemnity / the capacity to put policy in place would be an advantage.
  • Tax Clearance Certification would be an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of Health and Safety – IOSH or an equivalent qualification would be an advantage.
  • A proven track record contracting within the Events Industry would also be an advantage.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send a Cover Letter along with a copy of your CV by Friday, 9th of June 2017.

By Email:

Subject: UK Human Resources

Email Address: info@ryanscleaning.com

 

By Post:

UK Human Resources,

Ryans Cleaning

Unit 8 Stradavoher Retail Park

Thurles

Co. Tipperary

E41 XE12

Ireland

 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Friday, 9th of June 2017.

Winner Alright!

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Congrats to the winning connections of our races at Tipperary Racecourse on Thursday, 11th of May photographed here enjoying some fine Tipp hospitality!

Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Hcp Hdl (Rated 80-102) (DIV I) of €11,500 2m 4f
1st Clounts Meadows (IRE) (2) 8/1
2nd Knockraha King (IRE) (1) 7/1
3rd Broder (IRE) (10) 20/
4th Oscar Buzz (IRE) (5) 9/1
Clounts Meadows Connections
Trainer Michael Winters
Jockey R A Doyle
Owner Mary C O’Sullivan & Daniel J McCarthy
Breeder Daniel Anthony Horgan
Ryans Cleaning Event Specialists Hcp Hdl (Rated 80-102) (DIV II) of €11,500 2m 4f
1st Snugsborough Benny (IRE) (9) 6/1
2nd Wee Tiger (IRE) (12) 11/1
3rd Sweet Home Chicago (IRE) (1) 16/1
4th Una’s Pleasure (IRE) (5) 20/1
Snugsborough Benny Connections
Trainer Liam P Cusack
Jockey D F O’Regan
Owner Raymond Loughnane
Breeder Mr Ray Loughnane