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Facilities Management Journal March 2017

MONTH IN FM MARCH 2017 47 FMJ.CO.UK HARROW GREEN HAS SIGNED UP TO THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT Harrow Green is proud to announce that it has and storage services for Service Family signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant to Accommodation for the MOD. It was a demonstrate our support for the armed forces natural next step to sign the Covenant community. to further cement our commitment to The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge between supporting the armed forces and their the government and people of the UK and all families.” those who serve or have served in the Armed Harrow Green has made several Forces and their families. It supports current and important commitments by signing ex service personnel and their families through this pledge: policy, projects and services. The intention is to • supporting the employment of ensure their sacrifices and duty are respected veterans young and old and that they face no disadvantage compared to • striving to support the employment other citizens. The government is encouraging of Service spouses and partners businesses, local authorities, charities and the and endeavouring to off er a degree public to sign up to the Covenant to show our of flexibility in granting leave for support for all our servicemen and women. Service spouses and partners Nigel Dews, managing director of Harrow Green before, during and aft er a partner’s deployment said: “We are very pleased to have joined over • promoting Armed Forces Day and Reserves 1,000 other businesses and organisations who have Day within our Company and encouraging our signed the pledge. In signing the Armed Forces employees to participate in fund-raising eff orts Covenant we have stated that we are an armed Several Harrow Green employees are ex service forces-friendly organisation. In 2015 we were personnel and they bring extremely useful and awarded a three-year contract to provide relocation relevant skills to the removals industry. Many of them are already experienced in HGV driving and they all have excellent abilities such as leadership, planning, team working and excellent communication skills. They are a natural fit for the removals industry which requires military precision timings and planning. We look forward to developing our relationship with our armed forces. www.harrowgreen.com www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk GP PRO DEBUTS COMPLETE ACTIVEAIRE SYSTEM Since when did the washroom become the coolest room in the building? Since right now. We spend 400 days in a washroom over our lifetimes. 1 Shouldn’t it be a good experience when we go? Well maintained public washrooms have benefits that can aff ect your bottom line. Customers say it communicates a perception of quality, safety and overall cleanliness, and influences their likelihood to return.2 The Premium Washroom Collection from GP PRO is a coordinated suite of products that off ers a new level of design and elegance. But, they don’t just look nice. These dispensers were designed to make your washroom work for your business, rather than against it. Let us explain. Touchless dispensing helps control usage, resulting in reduced waste of product. Not to mention, 78 per cent of people prefer touchless dispensers.3 We’re not talking touchless air dyers here. We’re talking soap and paper towel dispensers. Besides, do you know how many germs those air dryers spread? Now let’s get to the stinky part. Yes, we mean washroom odour. It may be a bigger deal than you know. Behind dirty toilet seats, the number two washroom complaint is odour. Smell has such a primal impact, it actually transforms perception. Sixty-five per cent of people will tell someone if your washroom smells bad.4 If you have an odour problem, you need to diff use the situation with ActiveAire products by GP PRO ASAP. So, what do you say? Is it time your washroom got an upgrade? More information is available at: off ice.gppro. com/premiumrestroomcollection Research conducted in the U.S. 1. 2015 Consumer Washroom Behavior Study conducted by GP PRO among a random sample of 507 adults 2. GP PRO Restroom Pain Points Research, 2015 3. GP Consumer Soap and Dispenser Survey, Nov 2010 4. U.S. online survey by Harris Poll on behalf of Georgia-Pacific in March 2016 among 2,007 U.S. adults ages 18+ gppro.com/activeaireproducts


Facilities Management Journal March 2017
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