A family business, now with its fourth generation on board, Ideal has a history of innovation and setting the highest standards.

We deliver a wide portfolio of cleaning services throughout England and Wales and our dedicated team ensure that we provide a bespoke and fully managed service for and on behalf of our clients.


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The Directors

Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor C Biol MRSB


Philip joined the company in 1989 to establish our Hygiene Division. He was appointed to the Board in 1994 and became Group Managing Director in December 2006. Philip took on the additional responsibilities of Chairman in November 2017. Before handing over the role of Managing Director to Chris Dring in 2022

Chris Dring

Managing Director

A fourth generation member of the Company’s founding family, Chris has under gone a development programme that has allowed him to gain extensive and invaluable experience in the contract cleaning industry. Having worked as a cleaning operative, Area Supervisor and regional manger, Chris spent several years as the main stay of our sales team, honing his surveying, presentation and customer facing skills. Armed with this experience Chris took on the role of National Operations Manager in January 2019 and currently has management responsibility for all service delivery in the UK. With a promotion in 2022 to Managing Director
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Gavin Ingle

Finance Director

Gavin joined Ideal in 2005 and became Company Secretary in 2008. Gavin was appointed to the Board in November 2017

Gary Benning


Gary joined the company in 2005 as General Manager bringing with him a wealth of experience in the cleaning industry.

``As a family man I joined Ideal for their family ethics and their appreciation of family life``

Gary was appointed to the Board in November 2017

The Sales Team

Stephen Hibberd

Stephen Hibberd

Sales Manager

Stephen began his career in the mid-1980’s in the Security Industry in the City of London, gaining a broad base of experience across operational and support functions. Retuning to live in his native Derbyshire, Stephen joined Ideal in early 2007 and now, with over 30 years’ service industry experience, he heads up our Sales Department.
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Debbie Horton

Field Sales Executive

Debbie re-joined Ideal in 2017 to resume her role in field sales for the East Midlands region. With a background in both Human Resources Management and of course sales Debbie is adept at identifying customer’s needs and providing them with the best cleaning solution. Debbie is now our Field Sales representative for the whole of the North, Midlands and the Eastern counties.
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Jordan Boultby

Office Administrator

Jordan joined Ideal’s Telesales team in 2014 to provide the Telesales function for our North of England region. Before she progressed to our CRM database expert and co-ordinated appointments and site surveys for the East Midlands and the Eastern Counties regions. Jordan is now a crucial part of the DOC team helping with administration tasks and providing phone support on reception.

Industrial Services Team


Ken Robinson

General Manager Specialised Industrial Services

Another long serving member of the management team Ken joined Ideal in 1990 as the Hygiene Operations Manager. Since 1994 Ken has been the General Manager of our wide ranging Specialised Industrial Services division.
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Matt Zuber

Industrial Services Admin

Matt joined Ideal in 2020. Matts ability to manage schedules and appointments, coordinating meetings and his meticulous organisation abilities. Made him the perfect fit for the role.

The Commercial Cleaning Team


Jane Walsh

Regional Manager North

Jane re-joined the Company in 1997 as an Area Supervisor. Jane has gained a wealth of experience and has developed excellent management skills during her time with Ideal. Jane was appointed to her current role of Regional Manager in 2001. Jane currently has responsibility for the delivery of service to our cleaning customers across the North of England.
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Jason Boyd

Branch Manager Eastern Counties

Starting his career as a Cleaning Operative in early 1999 Jason’s abilities were quickly recognised and he was promoted to Area Supervisor in the same year. Jason’s organisational and people skills and his positive attitude have made him the main stay of our Eastern Counties operations, based out of our Peterborough office. Jason was promoted to Branch Manager in November 2017.
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Chantel Fox

Branch Manager - South

Chantel has been with Ideal for almost a decade and has gained a great deal of experience with Ideal in the management, planning and service delivery of void and specialist cleans on a previous national contract for the MOD. Chantel now heads up operations from our Kent office with responsibility for service delivery in the South of England.
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Adam Dring

Branch Manager - Nottingham/Derby

Adam, like his brother Chris, is part of the family that founded Ideal in 1946. He has worked his way up through the ranks starting in the Industrial department; working on the ground with operatives. His hard work and determination has seen it so that he has successfully become the regional manager for the East Midlands.



Located in Nottingham, our Offices and Facilities at 351 Nuthall Road have been our home and the site of our Head Office since the 1940’s. Over the years additional land has been acquired and the buildings extended several times to now provide the following business centres and facilities:

Head Office: Sales, Central Accounts, Payroll, Help Desk, IT, Administration and HR Functions, National Accounts Help Desk and Administration.

Regional Office: East Midlands, Office and Commercial Cleaning Dept.

National Office: Specialised Industrial Services Division

Central Stores and (BMS) Janitorial Department

Central Garage for the maintenance of the Company’s car, commercial and specialist ‘Movac’ vacuum tanker fleet.

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Regional Office: London & South Office and Commercial Cleaning Dept.

Situated on the Medway City Estate. Rochester with good links to the M25, M2 & M20 our Kent Offices are the base for our London and South operations.

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Located in Sheldon, Birmingham, adjacent to Birmingham International Airport and close to the Motorway Network and interchange of the M6 and M42, our offices at 2581 Coventry Road are the local area offices for our West Midlands operations.

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Located on the outskirts of Batley and close to the Motorway network, our offices at 762 Bradford Road, Batley are the local area offices for our Northern England operations.

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Located in Fengate, Peterborough, with good connections to the major road and Motorway networks, our offices at Unit 41, 2nd Drove Industrial Estate, Fengate, Peterborough are the local area offices for our Eastern Counties operations.

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