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May 2023

Brave The Shave!

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On the 26th of May, colleagues from Ideal took part in the Head shave to raise money for Nottingham hospitals charity.

Joe wright from Wright Cut Barbers alongside Will kindly came to assist Adam Ramsdale, Lucy bird, Paul and his wife Michelle who all took the plunge and decided that they wanted to help raise some money for NHC by taking part in the head shave.

Having shaved their heads, they hope to raise awareness and funds for this important cause. Every penny raised will go directly to Nottingham University Hospital and will make a significant impact on the lives of those in need.

The head shave raised a total of £700 so far. The Just giving link will be extended to mid-June so that the team at Ideal have the chance to go above and beyond with the amount of money raised.

Nottingham Hospital Charity exists to support Nottingham’s four NHS Hospitals including QMC City Hospital Ropewalk house and the Nottingham Childrens Hospital.

NHC work with amazing fundraisers, Volunteers, Patients, businesses, NHS staff and other local communities and all make hospital care in Nottingham the best it can be.

Last year, NHC raised over £4 million, to help fund life saving equipment, staff development, medical research and enhances facilities.

With that being said, our next fundraise with Nottingham University Charity will be the Abseil in September. Just giving link to come soon!

Thank you once again to Joe and Will from Wright Cut Barbers for coming down. We really appreciate it!

The Just giving page will be extended until mid-June so if you would like to donate, please click here

Once again well done to Adam, Lucy, Paul and Michelle for taking part in the head shave fundraise!

ExCel Shows

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On the 16th of May 2023 Ideal’s Stephen Hibberd and Adam Ramsdale took a trip down to London to visit the shows on at ExCel.

As the world’s largest dedicated facilities management event, The shows at ExCel welcomes over 12,000 global FM professionals to experience the latest technological solutions and hear from industry trailblazers – all under one roof, over three days.

The event caters to everyone within the facilities and property buying chain, from manufacturers and consultants to service providers and end users.

With over 282 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services. We were able to identify the perfect ideas our business needs.”

There were 4 different shows at the exhibition:


We chatted to numerous companies from different shows a few of them being:

Defibuk (Health and safety): Speaking to Defibuk allowed us to find out interesting facts and even consider purchasing a defibrillator for the company.

Trackersack (facilities show): Trackersack is a company that uses a simple app-based system and a coded waste sack or bin to track waste from A to B.

Hyde Park Environmental – Hyde Park Environmental is the leading expert in the industry for spill control and containment products.

Luqel: Luqel water is a company that have developed a process and dispensing machine that purifies tap water and then can add in beneficial minerals and carbonisation, for great drinking water at work, without the waste of plastic bottles.

We also met up with our friends from TEAM Software when we popped next door to see the IFSEC security show, where they were showcasing their Time and Attendance system.

All in all, it was very informative and pleasant day, with some very innovative and interesting solutions on show. Our thoughts now turn towards the December 2024 show where we will be an exhibitor.

Charity Golf Day

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Charity Golf Day:
On the 5th of May 2023, Ideal cleaning took place in the Charity Golf Day, in aid of Nottingham Children’s Hospital, at Wollaton Park Golf Club. The event managed to raise an incredible £12,900 for Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

Ideal’s Sam Beresford managed to take home the longest drive competition which ideal were super thrilled about. Unfortunately, we were unable to win the event but a huge congratulations to Coulson Roofing Limited who just pipped us to the flag. If you wish to see more photo of the event you can find them here

For more information on the Golf fundraiser you can visit the blog by clicking here

So far this year, Ideal cleaning have raised over £2500 for charitable causes this year. We previously took part in the abseil down the QMC to raise money for the charity and raised £315! Although, this isn’t the end and the fight to raise money goes on. We are carrying on our push with a charity head shave which is taking place on the 26th of May at our head office. Are you interested in wanting to donate?

Visit our JustGivingpage:

For more information on NHC and future fundraisers that they are holding click the link below:

In December 2022 Ideal Cleaning donated £250 to Crisis. At the time Crisis was using the money that was being donated to give the homeless the Christmas they dreamt of.

Summer 2023 Ideal had donated £500 to Buckminster Gliding Club by doing a gliding fundraise

5 Facts about Ideal Coronation version!

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Ideal was founded in 1946 8 years before Queen Elizabeth’s coronation by George Newell as a chimney sweeping company the first to utilise vacuums for such operations. The company prospered and developed the Brush-Vac system into the “Movac” dry waste extraction system.

We remain a family-owned business today, with the fourth generation on board. We operate and conduct our business in an ethical and transparent way and focus on the support and development of our staff.

Ideal’s approach is to ensure we manage the required services for and on behalf of our clients, providing value for money and improved services.

In the lead to the king’s coronation this weekend, here are some interesting facts about Ideal:

🔴 His Majesty was born on the 14th of November 1948 which was also the year that Ideal Cleaning Services celebrated their 2nd birthday.


⚪ In 1951 before Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to throne. Ideal Cleaning Services became incorporated from Ideal Chimney Sweeping to Ideal Cleaning Services LTD


🔵 The year 1969 saw the investiture of Charles as the Prince of Wales and the appointment of Dennis Dring to Managing Director of Ideal Cleaning Services Limited.


🔴 Ideal celebrated their 65th anniversary in 2011 the same year that Charles celebrated the marriage of his first son Prince William.


🔵 Not only does His Majesty take on the throne in May, Ideal also had a cause to celebrate as the company turned 77!

Now under the stewardship of Managing Director Christopher Dring, Ideal’s story continues.

Ideal is adopting new technologies, such as digital Time and Attendance and Work Scheduling systems and new robotic cleaning equipment, to make our service ever more efficient and cost effective.

The sales and marketing team have been expanded and the programme for growth, both in terms of new and organic sales, as well as a planned expansion of services is progressing well.

Our aim is to deliver continually improving levels of service for our clients and to provide a bright future for the company and our staff.

We look forward to celebrating the next mile stone.

For more interesting facts about his majesty head to:

King Charles: 71 facts about his long road to the throne | King Charles III | The Guardian