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Clean Planet enters
domestic cleaning market
Commercial cleaning firm Clean Planet has launched a domestic division.
Clean Planet’s general manager Tony Pattison said the launch is a natural
progression for the company.
“Organic growth in the domestic cleaning market is much faster than
growth in the commercial cleaning sector,” Pattinson said.
Clean Planet provides commercial cleaning services in Auckland,
Hamilton, Waikato, Hawke’s Bay, Wellington and Christchurch. Its
domestic division will be offered first in Auckland, before being rolled out
to existing branches over the next six months.
The company has also introduced its own Uber-inspired booking app
which quotes domestic services based on time, rather than size of the site.
“The user purchases a period of time they want the cleaners to be
cleaning, the app notifies the cleaners using the app that a job has become
available, and the cleaner can accept or decline the job,” explained Pattison.
The software is currently only available for Clean Planet franchisees in
Auckland. It is also being considering for its commercial division.
“We want our foundation to become more technology focused. Cleaning
is still a very paper-based industry, and we plan to push into utilising the
technologies that are available. We want to bring more functionality to our
systems so we can be seen as a leader of cleaning technology.”
Along with the move into the domestic cleaning market, Pattinson said
Clean Planet will continue to expand in the commercial cleaning sector.
“We’re not taking our eye off that ball. We plan to continue growing
the commercial side into new regions and are now looking for master
franchisors in many regions in New Zealand.”
The Building Service Contractors of New
Zealand (BSCNZ) has appointed former
Tork executive Sarah McBride as the
association’s new CEO.
McBride, who has previously worked across
a number of industries including retail,
manufacturing, importing and distribution,
has worked in the hygiene industry for the past
three years with Tork Professional Hygiene.
McBride said through her experience
within a variety of roles and sectors she has
learnt the value of effective administration
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity
to continue to work with everyone in
this industry and assist in developing our
commitment to quality and education.”
Commenting on McBride’s appointment,
BSCNZ president Paul Emery said: “We
look forward to Sarah’s input in growing
the membership and using her considerable
communication skills to continue to promote
the BSCNZ as a reputable body and the
only trade organisation representing the
ISS expands healthcare footprint
ISS Facility Services has won a new contract with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board
(BOPDHB) to provide cleaning services at Tauranga and Whakatane Hospitals in New Zealand.
The contract is slated to go live on 1 May 2018, directly employing around 50 new ISS staff.
Located on the North Island, the BOPDHB serves a population of more than 200,000 people
and is the second fastest growth area in New Zealand. BOPDHB has three major hospital’s in
the region, including Tauranga Hospital (350 beds), Whakatane Hospital (110 beds), Opotiki
Hospital and other associated health facilities.
ISS NZ chief operating officer, Paul Archer, said: “ISS is looking forward to developing a
collaborative partnership with BOPDHB and we are committed to driving innovation and
continuous improvement over the five-year contract term.”
Green Acres launches
cleaning services app
Green Acres has launched a new mobile app, Green Acres GO,
which allows people to request on-demand home cleaning and
lawn mowing services.
Partnering with Vodafone, Green Acres commissioned software
developers Sandfield to build the app based on the characteristics
of car sharing service app Uber.The app is designed to provide
opportunities for people wanting to supplement their incomes
by providing home services in their spare time.
Logan Sears, Green Acres CEO said Green Acres GO is a
completely new business initiative.
“It’s not about putting Green Acres on mobile. We’re looking
at a different set of customers and a different group of service
providers, reaching both with an app custom-designed to deliver
a mobile-managed solution that seamlessly connects the two.”
Green Acres has undertaken a pilot of the service in Auckland’s
North Shore, with plans to roll out the service to other centres
following the pilot.
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