Ryans Cleaning are cleaning up, with National and Regional Award wins!

It’s been a busy week for Ryans Cleaning, the Thurles based events cleaning specialist firm has won two prestigious awards nationally and regionally and sponsored a significant environmental event hosted by the Tipperary Green Business Network at The Horse and Jockey Hotel also.

The first honour came in the form of an ICCA Award at national level when Ryans Cleaning employee Cristina Ardelean won ‘Best Supervisor’ in the Hospitality/Leisure/Residential Buildings Category at the Irish Contract Cleaning Association Awards 2018. Cristina is the Ryans Cleaning Supervisor based at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin where Ryans Cleaning has been in situ for many years now.

This win was swiftly followed by success at another awards ceremony that evening, the County Tipperary Business Awards at The Clonmel Park Hotel, where Ryans Cleaning won the “Best Small to Medium Enterprise Category”.

Speaking of their national and regional business awards success Pat Ryan said “I am extremely proud of the team at Ryans Cleaning and these awards are a reflection of everyone’s efforts. Cristina does a great job at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre however, as any good supervisor would tell you, it’s all about the team and we are very lucky to have a great core staff at Ryans Cleaning in Thurles who help us to fulfil our national and international events and regular cleaning contracts to the highest possible standards week in, week out.”

Ryans Cleaning also sponsored a significant event hosted by the Tipperary Green Business Network based on the Circular Economy. Ryans Cleaning were the main sponsors for this event which was held in The Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. The event was part of National Reuse Month http://www.reusemonth.ie/ which is running throughout October.

Pat Ryan, owner and CEO of Ryans Cleaning spoke at the event describing the changes he has witnessed over the last 30 years in business, within the cleaning industry. Ryans Cleaning constantly endeavours to innovate and improve standards of cleaning with a view to a greener approach in all aspects of their work and is very happy to support the Tipperary Green Business Network. Pat also described how the team at Ryans Cleaning has worked hard with their clients to successfully complete many ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ events and venue cleans in recent years and how with the right planning, know-how and procedures in place, it is very doable for most events and venues nowadays.

The interesting segment gave SMEs real food for thought as attendees considered suggestions put forward by Ryans Cleaning on how some of these practices on a smaller scale in their workplace environments could make a real difference to the environment.

Attendees also heard from other experts and practitioners working in the Circular Economy including Jean Clarke from Dept. of Communication Climate Action and Environment, James Hogan of Green Business Programme,  Clean Technology Centre, Claire Downey, Community Reuse Network Ireland, Sean O’ Grady, Premier Green Energy, Thurles, Dr. Fionnuala Murphy, UCD, Ian Kilgallon, Gas Networks Ireland, and Caitriona Rogerson, Irish Environmental Network and an interesting presentation by Stephen Wheston on Repurposing the Lisheen Mine Site to develop Ireland’s National Bioeconomy Campus.

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Leed Festival 2018 – Before & After the Ryans Cleaning clean up!

 

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Before:

The aftermath of Leeds festival. The waste is just ridiculous… :( Luckily hundreds of volunteers from amazing charities were invited on site to salvage something from this throwaway culture. Unfortunately, more than 90% of the tents we came across were trashed/slashed/burnt.

Posted by Sophie Cottis-Allan on Monday, August 27, 2018

 

After:

Leeds Festival 2018 grounds after the Ryans Cleaning clean up!

Posted by Ryans Cleaning on Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ryans Cleaning’s biggest challenge in 30 years!

The Papal Visit last weekend combined with a whole programme of other events was the biggest challenge ever faced by Thurles based event cleaning company Ryans Cleaning. Ryans Cleaning were engaged to clean Phoenix Park and Knock elements of the visit the weekend. They did this in addition to maintaining their regular contract work at Croke Park, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The Gaiety Theatre, The Olympia Theatre as well as the Carl Cox Show at Ballinlough Castle, The Dualla Show and a horse-racing fixture at The Curragh Racecourse. Furthermore, the family-run firm were actively cleaning in the UK at two major gigs, Leeds Festival and Creamfields Festival. The County Tipperary firm serviced approximately 800,000 patrons across all venues this weekend a massive achievement for this homegrown firm.

Ryans Cleaning have European ISO Standards of cleaning in place at all venues they service and the company is committed to the ‘Vision 20:20 Zero Waste to Landfill’ aim for all events across Ireland and the UK.

At Phoenix Park this Sunday, Ryans Cleaning handed out free family refuse bags to encourage attendees to gather and store their waste in these before depositing in one of their many nearby general waste bins throughout the day. The initiative worked extremely well and many international media representatives commented on just how efficiently the clean up was conducted in their reports of the event.

The bins have since been removed from the park to a Recycling Plant at Ballymount where all rubbish is being segmented over a murph in an effort to separate all mixed dry recyclables from other waste items. So far their ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ target for the World Meeting of Families is on track as the final stages of separation are being completed.

The company’s ‘zero waste to landfill’ target is very much in line with Pope Francis’ strong stance on the power behind humans working together to have a positive impact on our environment, earlier this year he tweeted “We must never forget that the natural environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone.”

Pat Ryan, CEO of the family-run firm commented that “It was a tweet by Pope Francis himself that inspired us to think outside the box and introduce the family refuse bag for this event to engage the patrons in the clean-up operation and give them the means required to put the environmental responsibility in the hands of all individuals. This certainly helped us to complete the clean to our usual superior standard even quicker than normal, restoring the park to its natural state in record time.”

In addition to this initiative Ryans Cleaning had over 200 operatives, 30 supervisors plus a specialist back of house janitorial team on-site at Phoenix Park. Pat Ryan commented “The crowds were far less than expected and that had a bearing also, it was such a pity the weather was so poor as I have no doubt that put a lot of people off travelling. The crowd was very tidy and the atmosphere was a pleasure for the team and I to work in. I personally oversaw all aspects of the planning around this project myself and was onsite at Croke Park on Saturday and The Phoenix Park on Sunday to ensure this major milestone for our company was achieved seamlessly, which I’m proud to report was no problem thanks to the great staff and supervisory team we have at Ryans Cleaning.”

Ryans Cleaning’s ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ Target for World Meeting of Families

 

Ryans Cleaning team ready for the Papal Visit clean up challenge

1.2m patrons will be serviced by Ryans Cleaning this weekend

Pope Francis inspired ‘Family Refuse Bag’ initiative roll out on Sunday

Tipperary based company to clean Europe’s biggest event of 2018 this weekend

 

The Papal Visit this weekend is set to be Europe’s biggest event of 2018 and it is the biggest event ever cleaned by Thurles based event cleaning company Ryans Cleaning. Ryans Cleaning have been engaged to clean the Phoenix Park and Knock elements of the Papal Visit this weekend. They will do this in addition to maintaining their regular contract work at Croke Park, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The Gaiety Theatre, The Olympia Theatre as well as the Carl Cox Show at Ballinlough Castle and a horse-racing fixture at The Curragh Racecourse here in Ireland. Furthermore, the family-run firm will also be actively cleaning in the UK at two major gigs, Leeds Festival and Creamfields Festival bringing the total expected attendance that they will service this weekend to 1.2 million patrons.

Ryans Cleaning have European ISO Standards of cleaning in place at all venues they service and the company is committed to the ‘Vision 20:20 Zero Waste to Landfill’ aim for all events across Ireland and the UK.

At Phoenix Park this Sunday, Ryans Cleaning will be handing out free family refuse bags to encourage attendees to gather and store their waste in these before depositing in one of their many nearby general waste bins throughout the day.

These bins will be removed from the park during and after the event to a nearby waste facility where all rubbish will be segmented over a murph in an effort to separate all mixed dry recyclables from other waste items.

With the help of those in attendance, every effort will be made by Ryans Cleaning and the team at Phoenix Park to restore the park to its natural state as quickly as possible post event. Their ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ target for the World Meeting of Families is very much in line with Pope Francis’ strong stance on the power behind humans working together to have a positive impact on our environment, earlier this year he tweeted “We must never forget that the natural environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone.”

Pat Ryan, CEO of the family-run firm commented that “It was a tweet by Pope Francis himself that inspired us to think outside the box and introduce the family refuse bag for this event to engage the patrons in the clean-up operation and give them the means required to put the environmental responsibility in the hands of all individuals. We hope that this will enable us to complete the clean to our usual superior standard even quicker than normal, restoring the park to its natural state in record time.”

In addition to this initiative, Ryans Cleaning will have over 200 operatives, 30 supervisors plus a specialist back of house janitorial team on-site at Phoenix Park. Pat Ryan commented “We are very satisfied that although this is the biggest event expected to take place in Europe this year we have it well covered, afterall this is what we do week in week out, nationally and internationally. I have personally overseen all aspects of the planning around this project myself and will be onsite at Croke Park on Saturday and The Phoenix Park on Sunday to ensure this major milestone for our company is achieved seamlessly.”

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Event Clean Fact Sheet

Venue: Phoenix Park

Event: World Meeting of Families’ Papal Visit

Date: Sunday, 26th of August

 

  • Ryans Cleaning have been cleaning within the events industry here at home and in the UK for over 30 years, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to this event from a cleaning perspective.
  • Although this will be the largest event Ryans have ever cleaned they are drawing on years of experience at other extremely well-attended events, for example, the Olympics, BT Live 2012, The Ryder Cup 2006, Electric Picnic, The Irish Open, Tall Ships 2012 and the 2003 Special Olympics to mention but a few.
  • The type of clean required to return Phoenix Park back to its natural state, is similar to Ryans Cleaning’s experience at similar ‘green field gigs’ they service in Ireland and Internationally; most notable comparatives include British Summer Time Event in Hyde Park London where 60,000 concert goers attend the concert each of the 6 consecutive nights. As these are back to back the clean-up team must ensure that the venue is ready for the following morning, which is where the Ryans Cleaning ‘Night Fairies’ come into their own. Other comparatives include the Creamfields Music Festival in Daresbury with a daily attendance of 70,000 and The National Ploughing Championships with an average daily attendance of 94,500.
  • The demographics of those who are expected to attend as suggested by event organisers at the many EMP meetings Ryans Cleaning have been at thus far suggests the type of clean will be similar to that which Ryans Cleaning would expect at an All-Ireland Final at Croke Park (where they are the resident cleaning contractors), when two teams meet from the far corners of the country. As one can imagine this involves an early start and a long day for families so packed lunches, snacks, minerals both bottles and cans, cardboard and plastic wrappers as well as tea and coffee paraphernalia including used tea bags, small cartons of milk, sugar sachets, plastic and wooden spoons and paper and polystyrene cups are all par for the course at this sort of event. Albeit it on a much greater scale than the example given, the cleaning operations and attention to quality and detail will be exceptional as standard with Ryans Cleaning.
  • Attendees at the event will receive a FREE family refuse bag on arrival at Phoenix Park courtesy of Ryans Cleaning to encourage families to do their bit to keep the site clean and help to protect the park from unnecessary rubbish, thus helping the speed at which Ryans Cleaning can return the site to its natural state post-event. 
  • The Phoenix Park cleaning spec for this event includes all areas inside the park boundary, the entrance gates, search areas, media centre, back of house areas, the internal road network in the park, the arena clean itself as well as all bus and car parking areas.
  • Ryans Cleaning will be on site at Phoenix Park for a pre-clean for 12 days in advance of the World Meetings of Families’ Papal Visit.
  • The priority for the team at Ryans Cleaning is to return the park to its natural state as quickly as possible, however, care for the park and the quality of this clean will not be jeopardised in haste, Ryans Cleaning are well used to this type of cleaning requirement and it will be managed with military precision to realise this common goal.
  • To ensure the efficiency of the clean in relation to care for the park and the speed of the clean required, Ryans Cleaning will be enlisting a higher volume of employees than what is standard operations for return to ‘green field’ for this unique event.
  • Ryans Cleaning will have numerous teams in place pre-event, teams on a continuous clean basis throughout the event picking litter and emptying bins etc. consisting of general operatives and supervisors as well as a specialised team of janitors operating behind the scenes for the back of house requirements.
  • The recycling target for this event is to see “Zero Waste to Landfill” and that is the case at all events Ryans Cleaning service, in accordance with the Zero Waste Events 20:20 Roadmap.
  • Ryans Cleaning have a “Zero Waste to Landfill” policy as standard at Croke Park (and across most events where possible) where they are resident contractors and a case study on this is available to the media on request, contact details below.
  • From an environmental perspective, every effort will be made to make this event a green and sustainable one, the site will include both general and recycling bins throughout the park. All free family refuse bags issued will be collected and gathered along with Ryans Cleaning teams’ litter picking efforts and sent off-site for segregation over a murph at a waste facility nearby.
  • The Phoenix Park access network of roads and pathways will reopen on Monday at 4pm so essentially that is the deadline to which Ryans Cleaning will be operating, that said Ryans Cleaning always like to air on the side of caution and apply their own internal deadlines for all aspects of the clean so that they can meet any venues requirements with ease.
  • The wildlife in the park will naturally populate the green field site in which the event is being held post-event and based on the efforts of Ryans Cleaning, all suppliers and Park Officials we are confident that the natural residents of Phoenix Park will be grazing and going about their usual business happily and safely post-event.
  • Over the weekend of the Papal Visit, Ryans Cleaning will have teams at all three sites not just Phoenix Park, they will also be cleaning at Knock Shrine and Airport, Croke Park WMOF, Carl Cox in Ballinlough Castle, Creamfields Festival, Leeds Festival, The Curragh Racecourse, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The Gaiety Theatre and The Olympia Theatre.
  • The total expected attendances at the events Ryans Cleaning will be servicing during the Papal Visit is 1.2 million people.
  • Ryans Cleaning is a family run business based in Thurles, Co. Tipperary and the company is a really good example of how hard work, determination and quality service can see rural businesses become industry leaders representing Ireland at an international level, for media opportunities contact Carey-Ann Lordan, Red PR details enclosed below.
  • At Ryans Cleaning the quality of their service is more than just something to be measured. Quality is embedded throughout all of their activities. The team continually strives to exceed client expectations, because providing the best quality service is one of their main objectives. To consistently achieve this, as a team they embrace the highest international standards where they implement the requirements on management systems specified by ISO. Thanks to their team working hard on green practices and their focus on sustainability they are currently externally certified to four ISO international standards as per below.
  • ISO 20121: Event Sustainability Management Systems
  • ISO 19001: 2008 Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 14001: 2004 Environmental Management Systems
  • OHAS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety

New Job Vacancies!

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Payroll and Office Administration

Temporary Position

Working hours: 9am to 5pm

Work Days: Monday – Friday

Key Skills Required:

  • Previous Payroll experience in essential
  • High level of computer literacy is essential
  • Must be able to demonstrate a capability for successful project management
  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability to implement process improvements in the area of Payroll processing & reporting
  • IPAAS qualification and Micropay experience would be a distinct advantage

Please send CV to reception@ryanscleaning.com or contact 0504-24406

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Part time Bookkeeper

Working hours: 20 hours per week

Must have previous experience

Knowledge of QuickBooks an advantage

Duties will include:

  • Inputting supplier invoices and credit notes, reconciling supplier statements and accounts
  • Inputting invoices, reconciling account on weekly basis
  • Credit card/Visa Debit receipts analysing, posting to QB
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Invoicing and AR’s

Please send CV to accounts@ryanscleaning.com

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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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English
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.

Latvian

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.