House clearance team gets prime time ITV role
Last night, Rentokil Initial technicians Michael Rolls, Mark Hardie, Lewis Jones and Marcin Antikiewicz, enjoyed a starring role in the ITV1 show, Dirty Britain.
The team was followed by the ITV crew as they undertook a mammoth house clearance in Berkshire, clearing more than 26 tonnes of waste from a house that had not been cleaned for 21 years. It took them two weeks, working 10 hours a day and making 26 trips to a municipal waste and recycling centre to empty the house of its contents.
Michael, Mark, Lewis and Marcin are specialist hygiene experts and provide essential services to organisations of all sizes the length and breadth of Britain. Click here for a selection of images of the team taken by award-winning photographer, Matthew Lloyd.
Dirty Britain is a two-part series which reveals the dirty secrets about the way modern Brits live by following some of the men and women who clean up after us. As well as the Rentokil Initial team, the programme also follows workers unblocking a main sewer and armies of litter pickers.
Across the UK there are many people doing hidden but essential work with great commitment and pride. Dirty Britain puts the men and women of this industry under the spotlight and highlights the substantial contribution they make.
The combined support services sector contributes £115bn* a year to the economy and employs over 3 million* people, yet rarely receives prime time recognition.
As part of a campaign to champion the invaluable work done by support service employees across the country, Rentokil Initial commissioned former Times Young Photographer of the Year Matthew Lloyd to follow 26 people across all Rentokil Initial brands. The full set of photographs can be seen at rentokil-initial.com/who-we-are/our-people/.
The second episode of Dirty Britain will be air on ITV 1 at 9pm on 22nd May.
Rentokil Specialist Hygiene
Winners of 'The Best Specialist Cleaning Company' at the Golden Service Awards 2011, we are the UK's market leaders. We’ve been recognised for excellence in health & safety, the highest quality customer service, evidence of first class staff training and sustainable operations. Experienced in providing hygiene services to all businesses, we tailor solutions to meet the needs of customers without allowing hygiene issues to impact their productivity. We review all cleaning practises, from health and safety through to compliance, highlight tasks that are not being performed to standards and recommend areas for improvement.
* Source: Oxford Economics April 2011
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About Rentokil Initial
Rentokil Initial is one of the largest business services companies in the world, operating in all the major economies of Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa. The company has some 66,000 employees providing a range of support services in 60 countries. Rentokil Initial provides a range of services across six divisions: Initial Textiles and Hygiene, Rentokil Pest Control, Initial Facilities, City Link, Ambius and Asia Pacific.
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