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Goose Fair – Nottingham’s Legendary Fair for Over 100 years!

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Goose Fair is an annual fair that takes place in Nottingham. It is one of the oldest and largest travelling fairs in Europe, with history of 700 years. The fair traditionally takes place during the first week of October and attracts visitors from all over the UK.

The name “Goose Fair” comes from the fact that, in the past, farmers would bring their geese to the fair to sell. While the selling of geese is no longer a part of the fair, there are still many traditional rides and attractions that have been enjoyed for generations. Some of the most popular rides include the Ferris wheel, the carousel, and the waltzers.

Aside from the rides, Goose Fair also has a wide range of food stalls and games. Visitors can enjoy traditional fair food such as candy floss, toffee apples, and hot dogs. There are also many games to play, such as hook-a-duck and tin can alley.

In recent years, Goose Fair has become a significant event for the city of Nottingham. It is a time when people from all backgrounds come together to enjoy the rides, food, and entertainment on offer, and is a great way to celebrate the rich history and culture of the area.

Whilst we are on the topic of Nottingham. Ideal cleaning are one of many companies to be able to say that they have witnessed 75 Goose Fairs and have seen them change and evolve

So whether you need regular maintenance cleaning, deep cleaning, or specialised services like carpet or window cleaning or even FM services you can say goodbye to dust and dirt and hello to a sparkling clean space with the ideal cleaning services in Nottingham!

How long will it take to clean…

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Have you ever wandered how long it will take to clean random architecture

Let’s begin with the Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was built as a military defensive line to defend the invasions from some northern nomadic nations.

The total length of all sections of the Great Wall of China ever built adds up to about 21,196 kilometres (13,171 miles) which means it would take 15 mins to drive from one end to the other and if you were ever feeling adventurous and wanted to walk it would take you 18 months.

How long will it take to clean The Great Wall of China

If we were to clean The Great Wall of China, it would take around 100 people and would approximately take 52 years (FIGURES NOT EXACT)

Let’s have a look at the Shard in London.

The Shard, also referred to as the Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower, is a 72-storey skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, London,

It has approximately 11,000 glass panels which is the equivalent of eight football pitches and as you can imagine it would take days and days to clean.

So how long will it take to clean The Shard??

It would take a team of cleaners around three months to complete the entire glass façade. Once they’ve finished, they start all over again so that the iconic London skyscraper gets four cleans a year.

Let’s look at The Big Ben

Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the Great Clock of Westminster at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, England and the name is frequently extended to refer also to the clock and the clock tower.

The Houses of Parliament clock (nicknamed Big Ben) was built in 1859. Each clock face is made up of 312 pieces of opal glass, which means that when it’s looked at it must be treated carefully.

How long will it take to clean Big Ben??

It takes a week to complete the cleaning so long as the weather stays fine.

Finally, we can look at Office Cleaning something Ideal specialise in

When cleaning an office space, the time it takes to clean the space can really depends on the type of office it is.

For example, a 3-story building could take a couple of hours whereas a building of just 2 offices could take around 30-60 mins.

How long will it take to clean a building of offices??

Office cleaning can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours depending on the size and complexity of the job. If the cleaning, you are wanting is Commercial usually the cleaners will provide an estimate of the time and the price before starting their work.

Ideal’s Journey To Become Environmentally Friendly

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Ideal Services Group take environmental responsibilities very seriously and our Environmental Management System is accredited to ISO 14001:2015.

The aim for the reduction of our environmental impact is to encourage our customers to use eco-friendly chemicals and use eco-friendly procedures to prevent unnecessary waste.

Reducing Emissions –

As individual vehicles in our fleet come due for replacement, we are transitioning to all electric vehicles where possible.

The company fleet currently boasts 6 EV’s and a large number of hybrids vehicles. Where older commercial vehicles are still in use these meet Euro 6 Emission Standards.

These also will then be replaced by electric vehicles.  

What will ideal do?

  1. We are currently in the process of trying to get all of our staff trained on TimeGate.
  2. We will try to use less paper within the business
  3. We will eventually switch all of our company vehicles to electric.
  4. We will continue to recycle and reuse wherever possible.

Plus, many more. For more information check out our Environment Policy.

With that being said, when we’re cleaning at your premises you can be rest assured that we’re using a range of cleaning materials and chemicals balanced for effective cleaning and environmental friendliness.

All the paper products (from Toilet Rolls to Hand towels and Centrefeed Rolls) we use or supply to customers are made from 100% Recycled fibre and are FSC Certified. As well as this, all our refuse sacks are a made with a minimum of 98%recycled LDPE.

Love to breathe, save the trees. Save the Earth, Save Yourselves. Think green. Be green.

Life At Ideal – Amanda Kiddy

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Who is Amanda Kiddy?

Amanda is a MASSIVE part of the ideal community here at Nottingham. Amanda has been with Ideal for a whopping 25 years and is now part of the Ideal Furniture.  

Amanda Joined Ideal

On the 5th of October 1998 Amanda joined ideal as a cleaner for the head office.

Her first day at ideal was very nerve racking, she didn’t want to speak to anyone as she was very shy. She was that shy she would always try to hideaway from people.

Amanda was that reserved and quiet that 8 months into the job the area supervisor that hired her said that he didn’t expect her to last a week. 25 years later Amanda is still working at Ideal in the same job she started in 25 years ago. Amanda now cleans for the boss Dennis Dring and Jenny at their house.

Amanda’s time at Ideal

Amanda says she loves cleaning at Dennis and Jenny’s house because they don’t treat her as staff but as family!

Amanda has been with ideal through a lot of changes such as seeing the office expand and change, the departments getting bigger and staff expanding!

Changes Amanda’s Seen

The biggest change Amanda said that she has seen is the old staff leaving and new staff coming. Amanda says that she remembers Chris and Adam Dring being little and now feels proud to see them both part of the management board.

Amanda feels very lucky to have worked with some amazing people that are now no longer here with us today such as Richard Taylor, Jenny Taylor and of course David Dring who she had an excellent relationship with!

Ideal are very lucky to have gained someone like Amanda. Amanda is not the same person she was when she walked into the ideal doors for the first time. Being at Ideal has given her a lot of confidence that she never thought she would ever get.

Ideal have one thing to say to Amanda and that is…

Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Not only on behalf of the team at ideal but Dennis and Jenny Dring, Richard and Jenny Taylor and of course David Dring!

Amanda’s Quick Fire Questions

Question 1: Texting or Talking?
To which she replied to as: “Talking/Calling”.

Question 2: Favourite day of the week?
To which she replied to as: “Monday”.

Question 3: Would you rather be able to speak every language in the world or be able to talk to animals?
To which she replied to as: “I would rather speak every language so that when I’m walking past people who are speaking a different language, I can understand what they are saying”.

Question 4: Favourite holiday abroad and in the uk?
To which she replied to as: “Abroad would be Greece and, in the UK, would be Bournemouth”.

Question 5: Scale of 1-10 how good of a driver are you?
To which she replied to as: “I would say 6”.

Question 6: At what age would you like to retire?

To which she replied to as: “Until my body tells me, and I can no longer physically work”.

Question 7: Invisibility or Super Strength?
To which she replied to as: “Super Strength”.

Question 8: Favourite ice cream flavour?
To which She replied to as: “Strawberry”.

Question 9: Do you believe in Fate?
To which she replied to as: “Yeah to some extent”.

Question 10: Favourite number?
To which She replied to as: “3 & 8 I don’t know why but when I think of a number 3 and 8 come up”.

Question 11: Who has it easier – Men or Women?
To which She replied to as: “I’m going to have to say Women 100%”.

Question 12: What does a person need to be happy
To which She replied to as: “a good and healthy family”.

Question 13: What’s the best age?
To which She replied to as: “18”.

Question 14: Big dogs or small dogs?
To which She replied to as: “None”.

Question 15: Giving presents or getting presents?
To which She replied to as: “None I hate the attention being on me”.

1. “My way or no way” – If you are coming to ask me for some advice or help do it my way or find your own way with independence

As a whole Amanda loves working with Ideal, she has been with ideal for 25 brilliant years! Amanda has seen many changes to the business, and we are looking forward to seeing what the future at Ideal holds for Amanda!

The Ideal Way

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Ideal Cleaning Services started as Family Business in 1946 and became a Limited Company in 1950. It remains a Family Business today, with the fourth generation of the family represented on the Board and within the Senior Management Team.

Ideal’s approach has always been based on maintaining robust Quality Management Systems, Processes and Procedures. These systems have always been appropriately accredited by external bodies and Ideal is accredited by the BSI to ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 and PAS99

You can find out more on our home page

Now, the next step has been taken as we roll out a new Digital System to support, expand and streamline our Management, Communication, Quality and Administrative systems.

This Cloud based system, developed by partners Team Software, provides Portal access to the Management Team to a suite of Scheduling and Workflow planning tools and, via a Smartphone Application, Cleaning Operatives are able to Book On and Off duty in Real Time, Request Holidays, Message their Area Supervisors and Search for additional work.

Key features include:

  • Ideal Digital Employee Attendance Logger – Time and Attendance Monitoring
  • Real Time Alerts to Absence
  • Absence Cover Planning
  • Health and Safety Lone Worker Monitoring and S.O.S function
  • Contract Specific Risk Assessments, COSHH Assessments, Method Statements and Communications Log accessible to all staff via the App
  • Digital Service Quality and Customer Satisfaction Audits
  • Digital Reporting on SLA’s and KPI’s
  • Customer Portal Access provide the full range of Quality Routine Office and Commercial Cleaning Services to ensure your premises are clean, hygienic and as safe as possible for your staff and visitors.

Why not book a no obligation, free site survey and we’ll provide you with our best price quotation for your office or industrial cleaning.

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  • A worry free, quality cleaning service entirely managed for you by our expert teams
  • Established in 1946 a family-owned business with over 76 years’ experience
  • A Network of Regional Offices providing locally based supervision and management
  • Fully trained, supported, and motivated staff
  • Regular Monthly Quality Audits
  • 24-hour customer support
  • A cost effective, value for money service

You never know, we might be able to save you some money! And you’ll be getting:

To find out more about Ideal Cleaning Services Limited and how we can help you visit our website:

7 Days Of Threads

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Instagram’s Threads is a text-based conversation app that launched on July 5, 2023. At first glance, the Threads experience is a lot like Twitter. Both platforms offer a feed of text-based posts that allow users to follow what’s going on in the world and start their own conversations.

With up to 500 characters per thread and the ability to add photos, videos, and links, Threads is a great way to communicate with your network and the world at large.

For more information click here

Ideals strategy for using Threads is:

By using threads Ideal’s strategy is to try spread positivity through comments and threads of our own to remind our staff and our followers about their self-worth and importance to us. We’d also like to remind our staff to make sure that they work with a friendly mentality so that they can come to work and get their jobs done in a positive mindset.

One of our strategies that we achieved was that we managed to get our sales department on LinkedIn to help achieve new leads.

Finally, we would use it to comment on other people’s threads so that we can help build a following.  

How it will help us as a cleaning company:

A few ways that this would help us as a cleaning company is by allowing us to put our cleaning tips on there. Firstly, because it will allow us to showcase our services. Not only will it allow us to showcase our services but it will help us with building a following and help boost our business.

Finally, the big questions… A question that is on everyone’s mind!

Will it be bigger than twitter?

Threads comes with big potential, thanks to its polished tech, built-in user base, and a reputation for better moderation that’s likely to please big-money advertisers.

So, who knows. Maybe in a few years Elon could make Threads the new Twitter.

Race The Dragon! Ideal & Rolls Royce

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On the 2nd of July, colleagues from Ideal and Rolls Royce took part in the Dragon Boat Race hosted by Nottingham Hospitals Charity. Adam Ramsdale, Lucy bird, Paul Broughton and 11 people from Rolls Royce all took part in the race and decided that they wanted to help raise some money for NHC.

“Each team took part in a four-boat race until one was crowned the fastest.

Every team got two chances within their heat to be the fastest in that group. After that each team were placed in one final heat and race for a medal position”

The Dragon boat race raised just under £700. If you would like to donate, please click the link below:

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

NHC work with amazing fundraisers, Volunteers, Patients, businesses, NHS staff and other local communities all the 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.=

A gigantic well done to the Rolls Royce and Ideal that took part in the race! It was all for a good cause, and it was an enjoyable day.

In the future Ideal hope to take part in some more charity events. With that being said Ideal are taking part in the Pretty Mudder on the 22nd of July which we can not wait for! So stay tuned!

Life at Ideal – Carla Hollely

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Who is Carla Hollely:

Carla is a huge part of the Ideal community here at Nottingham. She plays a big role in the sales department. Carla is a hardworking and jolly person who is willing to help anyone around her out.

Before Carla started at Ideal, Carla had been in numerous different job roles such as:

Mansfield 103.2 (Sales Executive):

Carla Joined Radio station Mansfield 103.2 as a Sales Executive in Jan 2008. Carla loved working at 103.2. From the get-go Carla was able to get her head around sales and was able to work independently from her second day. She loved her day-to-day responsibilities, made many friends, and loved coming to work.

Bannatyne Health Club (Sales and Marketing Manager):

In 2014 Carla joined Bannatynes Health Club as a Sales and Marketing Manager it was one of the most stressful jobs that she had ever had. Her first day at the job was quite scary and full on however Carla knew that being a manager was never going to be easy and straight forward. Carla gave it her all and become great at her job and managed to help increase sales and revenue to the business, she even met a few celebrities along the way.

Estate agent at Whitegates:

Her time as an Estate agent was fun to say the least. Carla was a bit nervous when she joined the business as it was a completely different role to what she had worked in before. However, once she started to settle in and get used to the new working environment she fell in love with her job!

Area Supervisor at Ideal:

Her time as an estate agent started to fizz out as Carla wanted to work in a different sector and department so in 2021, she joined Ideal Cleaning as a Area Supervisor. Carla began working as an Area Supervisor for the Leeds office and then later moved to the Nottingham head office.

Sales Executive at Ideal:

In January 2023 Carla moved departments and joined the sales department and has since been working as a sales executive.

Carla’s biggest achievement is being able to bring in new clients on a weekly basis for the company.  

 To end this blog, we asked Carla several quick-fire questions and these were her answers:

Question 1: Coffee or Tea?
To which she replied to as: “Tea”.

Question 2: Morning bird or Night owl?
To which she replied to as: “Morning bird”.

Question 3: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To which she replied to as: “I’d like to be invisible for the day”.

Question 4: Favourite snack during work?
To which she replied to as: “Walkers ready salted crisps”.

Question 5: Calling or Texting?
To which she replied to as: “Texting, that way you can multitask”.

Question 6: Online or In person meetings?

To which she replied to as: “In person meetings”.

Question 7: Favourite app on the phone?
To which she replied to as: “Tinder”.

Question 8: Favourite emoji?
To which she replied to as:“The smiley face one”.

Question 9: Favourite film?
To which she replied to as: “The Holiday”.

Question 10: Favourite city you have visited?
To which she replied to as: “Amsterdam”.

Question 11: Pizza or sushi?
To which she replied to as: “Pizza always”.

Question 12: If you could master one skill what would it be?
To which she replied to as: “To be able to get more clients”.

Question 13: Dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
To which she replied to as: “Elvis Presley”.

Question 14: What’s one fun fact about you that your colleagues may not know?
To which she replied to as: “I can whistle really loud”.

We also asked Carla what her words of wisdom were that she’s learnt from all her jobs.

1. “Be confident but not too confident” – Go into your new job with confidence

2. “Do not give up” – There will come times when you can’t do something, and you won’t achieve the outcome DO NOT GIVE UP! Keep on pushing.

As a whole Carla loves working with Ideal, Carla has been with ideal for 3 years and has made many friends and memories!

Unveiling the Ideal Environment: A Galactic Leap in Cleaning Services (TimeGate)

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We’re thrilled to share how our cutting-edge TimeGate system has revolutionized our operations, enabling us to provide an unmatched level of service to our valued customers. Buckle up as we take you on a journey into the future of cleaning!

The Ideal Situation:

Imagine a world where your cleaning is done and managed for you. The tasks are effortlessly streamlined, schedules are flawlessly managed and satisfaction is soaring. Enter into the Ideal Environment, our superhero system works along with TimeGate to transform the way we operate. It’s the ultimate cleaning sidekick, empowering us to deliver top-notch service like never before.

Effortless Scheduling:

Gone are the days of juggling complex calendars and endless paper trails. With our new strategy, our scheduling process has become a breeze. We can efficiently manage tasks, assign them to our expert operatives and ensure that each unique requirement is met with precision.

Real-Time Tracking:

Thanks to TimeGate’s advanced tracking capabilities, we have complete visibility into our cleaning operations. We can monitor the progress of our team members while they are on site, ensuring that tasks are completed on time and to the highest standards. Real-time updates keep us informed, allowing us to promptly address any unexpected changes or issues. Our customers deserve nothing less than the best transparency and reliability with their service!

Customized Cleaning Plans:

One size does not fit all, especially in the world of cleaning, the variations in clean types as well as industries that we services is vast. TimeGate has helped to empower us in creating customised cleaning plans for each client. With its flexible features, we can tailor our services to meet the specific needs, preferences and schedules. This could be from your daily maintenance all the way to deep cleaning sessions. We ensure our customers experience a level of personalization that surpasses their expectations.

Enhanced Communication:

Communication is key and TimeGate serves as our communication hub. Through its intuitive messaging system, we maintain constant contact with our customers. We can share updates, address concerns and receive valuable feedback. Which allows us to continuously improve our services. It’s a game-changer in establishing strong, long-lasting relationships with our esteemed list of clients.

Data-Driven Excellence:

TimeGate is not only a facilitator of our day-to-day operations but also holds valuable data. We can analyse performance metrics, identify trends and make data-driven decisions to further enhance our services and therefore your clean! It’s like having a crystal ball that guides us towards continuous improvement and unparalleled customer satisfaction.

In the realm of cleaning services, our new management system has elevated us to new heights of efficiency, organisation and customer-centricity. It’s the secret behind our success, ensuring that our customers receive nothing short of exceptional service with every visit. With TimeGate as our ally, we’re taking the cleaning industry by storm, setting new standards and redefining what it means to deliver a sparkling-clean experience.

Join us on this exciting journey as we continue to harness the power of TimeGate and make your satisfaction our top priority. Together, let’s embrace the future of cleaning services!


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I.D.E.A.L – What does it stand for

At Ideal we provide the full range of Quality Routine Office and Commercial Cleaning Services to ensure your premises are clean, hygienic, and as safe as possible for your staff and visitors. You may ask, what does i.d.e.a.l stand for?

Ideal isn’t just a name, each letter from our name stand for 5 different things which will ensure that your cleaning service is top notch:

I is for Innovation

Whether it’s new cleaning techniques or solutions, robotic cleaning machines or our Digital Time, Attendance and Lone Worker protection, at Ideal we are always looking for ways to continually improve our offering.

D is for Dedication

Ideals Cleaning Operatives, Management Team and Directors are all dedicated to providing an excellent service to our customers. All contracts have a dedicated Area Supervisor, to support our staff and to perform quality audits each month.

E is for the Environment

We have a specially selected and controlled range of cleaning solutions ensure that their use and application have a minimal environmental impact. Ideal has an ISO 14001 accredited Environmental Management System and environmental protection is one of our basic commitments together with the quality of the products and systems used on site.

A is for Audits

Each site and individual operative are visited each month and the quality of their work and their compliance with the specification is audited and given a score between 1 and 5. These audits are recorded digitally, using the smart phone application, and stored on our cloud-based system. Joint audits are also performed, so that a client satisfaction score can be recorded.

L is for Long Term

Ideal has been around since 1946 and the fourth generation of the family are now at the helm. During that time, we have enjoyed many long-term working relationships, with several contracts lasting over 20 years. Our aim is to continue to build these long-term relationships with clients, working in partnership, to deliver a quality value for money service. Fully managing the cleaning service on our client’s behalf, so that they can concentrate on what they do best.

Ideal are proud to be labelled a family business, now with its fourth generation on board, Ideal has a history of innovation and setting the highest standards.

Our clear objective is to fully manage the services for and on behalf of our clients.

Thank you for reading our blog “What does i.d.e.a.l stand for”. If you wish to find out more about Ideal Cleaning Services Limited visit our website

Or you can contact us directly via email

Cheryl’s Life at Ideal

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Who is Cheryl Clarke from Ideal?

Cheryl is a big part of the Ideal community here at Nottingham and a big part of the team of cleaners at QMC. She is a person who loves to help people out.

Operations at Lubrizol:

Cheryl Joined Lubrizol as an operations starter on behalf of Ideal on the 22nd of March 2018. She then moved to join Ideal head office on the 21st of June 2021. She worked at Ideal head office as a supervisor for 2 years and then on the 1st of April 2022 she moved to work at QMC hospital as a manager. Cheryl has been with the company for 6 years and has built strong relationships with every member of staff along the way.


Cheryl’s time as a supervisor was one of the most complex and stressful jobs. Her first day at the job was quite daunting and scary and she had never done a job like this before. However, once she settled in she started to enjoy her role and enjoyed her day-to-day responsibilities.

Domestics Services Manager at QMC:

Her time as a Domestic Services Manager was once again daunting and scary as she knew that her new place of work was a big site. Once she started to settle in and get used to the new working environment she fell in love with her job!

In the 1 year of working at QMC Cheryl and the team have Implemented many changes such as:

Curtain changes for infections – Curtains to get changed regular to decrease the rate of infections.

Staff settling – They will ensure that new cleaners and current cleaners are satisfied.

Cheryl’s biggest achievement is being promoted from a Supervisor to a Domestic Supervisor Manager and moving to QMC Hospital

Cheryl is a big enthusiast when it comes to social value, she loves to take part in events and charities that Ideal are hosting. For example, Cheryl took part in “Walk 100 Miles Challenge in which she managed to raise a whooping £300 for Cancer Research.

Cheryl will also be taking part in the 5k Run/Walk in July alongside some others from Ideal and will also be participating in Pretty Muddy both in favour of Cancer research!

If you would like to donate towards Cheryl or other members of staff for the Pretty muddy then click here.

To end this blog, we asked Cheryl several quick-fire questions and these were her answers:

Question 1: Coffee or Tea?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “Tea”.

Question 2: Morning bird or Night owl?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “Middle of the day”.

Question 3: Dogs or Cats?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “Dog”.

Question 4: Favourite snack during work?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “Fruit”.

Question 5: Calling or Text?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “Calling, I prefer to talk over message”.

Question 6: Online or In person meetings?

To which Cheryl replied to as: “In person meetings”.

Question 7: Favourite app on the phone?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “AMAZON”.

Question 8: Multitasking or Single tasking?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “I can do both so, I don’t mind doing either”.

Question 9: Instagram or Twitter?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “Neither! I rarely go on social media but if I had to choose it would be Facebook”.

Question 10: Favourite city you have visited?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “York, I like the buildings and out of the UK I would say Rome”.

Question 11: Costa or Starbucks?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “I used to say Starbucks but now I would say Costa”.

Question 12: If you could master one skill what would it be?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “if it was in work, I would say to master the computers and out of work I would say to find more time to exercise”.

Question 13: Dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “My Dad”.

Question 14: Uk break or abroad?
To which Cheryl replied to as: “I usually go abroad but I don’t mind the UK”.

We also asked Cheryl what her words of wisdom were for each of her job roles.


“Ask Questions” – If you don’t know something don’t be afraid to ask someone will always help you


“Always listen to your staff, have time for them” – your staff need you sometimes, they may not show it but having time for your staff will mean a lot to them.

Domestics Services Manager:

“Take a step back don’t rush” – Don’t rush to take over something all in one go you have to take a step back, get yourself comfortable and let the people come to you.

As a whole Cheryl loves working with Ideal, she’s never had any problems, has made many great friendships and has loved the support from the management team. 

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