Ryans Cleaning Announcement

Major cleaning company to diversify to fight of COVID-19

 
Ryans Cleaning, Ireland’s largest event cleaning specialists who offer diverse cleaning services in Ireland, UK and Europe have made a statement following this morning’s press briefing by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.
CEO, Pat Ryan said “We would like to reassure our valued clients in both the public and private sector that it is very much business as usual here. Without a doubt, the announcement this morning capping event attendances in Ireland will most certainly affect us and so many of you also. We fully intend to redirect our cleaning expertise, resources and trained staff to where our services are needed most in these unprecedented times. We will continue to closely monitor the situation over the forthcoming days/weeks and update you as appropriate.”
Ryans Cleaning were recently named ‘Cleaning Service Provider of the Year’ at the Facilities Management Awards in January 2020 and 2019. Ryans Cleaning are Ireland’s and the UK’s premier event cleaning and waste management company. The business specialises in large event clean-ups and waste disposal at events such as music festivals, race meetings, sports events and all large indoor and outdoor events. They currently hold up to date licences under the following categories: Waste Collection Permit and Waste Facility Permit. The company was incorporated in 2006 and the Directors of our company have over 30 years’ experience in the cleaning sector.
Ryans Cleaning are the market leader’s choice with Irish clients including; Dublin Zoo, 3 Arena, Electric Picnic, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and The Ploughing Championships to mention but a few. From a sporting venue perspective Croke Park, Punchestown, Limerick, Leopardstown, Galway, Tipperary, Cork and Kilbeggan racecourses are all valued clients. They also have a varied portfolio in the UK including London’s Hyde Park, Latitude Music Festival, The Epsom Derby, Vicarage Road Stadium the home of Watford FC and BBC’s Proms in the Park.

Ryans Cleaning win prestigious national award for the second year in a row!

Ryans Cleaning were announced as ‘Cleaning Service Provider of the Year’ at the 2020 Facilities Management Awards, on Thursday last, at The Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. This is the second year in a row that the Thurles based company has been unveiled as unrivalled in their field. Remarkably, it is the first award bestowed on the company since Aisling Ryan was appointed General Manager late last year when she took over at the helm of the business from her father, CEO and company founder Pat Ryan.

Aisling Ryan said ‘This is a really important award for our firm as it acknowledges our position in the market as the very best “Cleaning Service Provider” in the country, a title that we are most proud of. I am thrilled not just for my family but for the entire team at Ryans Cleaning without whom none of this would be possible, this really is their award and I am honoured to accept it on behalf of everyone at Ryans Cleaning.’

Ryans Cleaning are also shortlisted for three Green Awards later this month and all eyes are on the Tipperary firm for international awards success also in the not too distant future as the company continues to grow in the UK and mainland Europe.

Ryans Cleaning are the market leaders choice with Irish clients including; Dublin Zoo, 3 Arena, Electric Picnic, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and The Ploughing Championships to mention but a few. From a sporting venue perspective Croke Park, Punchestown, Limerick, Leopardstown, Galway, Tipperary, Cork and Kilbeggan racecourses are all valued clients. They also have a varied portfolio in the UK including London’s Hyde Park, Latitude Music Festival, The Epsom Derby, Vicarage Road Stadium the home of Watford FC and BBC’s Proms in the Park.

Good news – We have been announced as Finalists for multiple awards!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sustainability efforts pay off for Ryans Cleaning at Vicarage Road

Vicarage Road, home to Watford FC contracted Ryans Cleaning in 2017 to handle all their cleaning requirements, a successful partnership which has proven to be a match made in heaven! Sustainability is key for every business and the staff at Vicarage Road have been raising the bar with new innovative sustainability initiatives that other venues could certainly learn from. Their passion for sustainability combined with Ryans Cleaning’s know-how and experience has ensured exceptional results when they trialled some new initiatives and procedures at the stadium recently.

Watford FC launched their reusable pint cups initiative earlier this season when they played Chelsea on November 2nd and the crowd embraced it wholeheartedly. There was a lot of promotional and directional aids at the venue on the day and all staff were trained to help patrons to recycle their waste correctly which also helped. Procurement Manager, Tarang Panchal said “This year I have been heading various projects to improve the clubs environmental and sustainability efforts. One such initiative is the launch of our reusable pint cups. I wanted to extend my warmest thanks to the Ryan Cleaning team for playing a crucial role in making this work before, during and after the fixture. From the beginning, they showed enthusiasm and a can-do attitude in co-ordinating the team to do a great job. The team has also adapted very well to managing the various waste streams since our introduction of cardboard, mixed recycling and food waste streams. We couldn’t do it without them!”

Speaking of the sustainability efforts at Watford FC, Aisling Ryan, General Manager, Ryans Cleaning said “It is very rewarding when you work with a progressive client who is willing to tackle their waste management practices and put sustainability initiatives in place to make a difference in the short, medium and longer-term. It takes some work and planning of course but it’s the right thing to do and I believe the public really notices it when it is in place and when it is not. This particular initiative will divert a substantial amount of single-use plastic cups from landfill and the management team at Watford FC ought to be recognised for their efforts and enthusiasm.”

Ryans Cleaning who have offices in Birmingham and two locations in Ireland, have over 30 years of experience in the venues and events cleaning industry. They service popular UK events like The Epsom Oaks and Derby Race Meetings, British Summer Time at Hyde Park and Leeds, Reading, Creamfields and Download music festivals to name a few.

Sustainability efforts are very much a team collaboration between the venue, the cleaning contractors and the patrons, however, it has been shown that when well-laid sustainability plans and procedures are in place by a quality service provider like Ryans Cleaning a little can go a long way. At Croke Park, Ireland’s Largest Sporting Arena, Ryans Cleaning have turned the venue into a ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ stadium and maintained that status without exception since 2014. Ryans Cleaning together with Croke Park won the Facilities Management Award for ‘In-House Facilities Management Team of the Year’ for their remarkable efforts last year while earlier this year Ryans Cleaning won the ‘Cleaning Service Provider of the Year’ award.

To see how you could improve your cleaning service, reduce your carbon footprint and increase sustainability practices in 2020 visit ryanscleaning.co.uk.

Photo Credit: Watford FC

Aisling Ryan takes top job at Ryans Cleaning

Ryans Cleaning has announced the internal promotion of Aisling Ryan to General Manager, Ireland, UK and Europe at the top international cleaning firm. Aisling takes over at the helm from Pat Ryan who will continue to serve as CEO while Aisling runs the business, manages their core team of over ninety employees and all client accounts on a day-to-day basis.

Although Aisling has only turned thirty recently, she is certainly ready, willing and able for the challenging role. She has worked as part of the family-run firm since she was old enough to handle a brush! Since 2006, Aisling has worked in various roles within the company, building her experience in all departments. Over the last three years, Aisling has focused on shadowing the company CEO, her father, Pat Ryan while continuing her studies at University of Limerick. For the last four years, Aisling independently managed the entire Electric Picnic account for the company working with promoters Festival Republic from the event management planning stage right through to the execution of the cleaning services at the festival, managing the teams and resources on-site and everything in between.

Speaking of Aisling’s capabilities Pat Ryan said “Aisling is more than ready for this position, her appointment is part of our overall strategic plan for Ryans Cleaning and on a personal note I am delighted to see the next generation leading our home-grown, family-run company to the next level. I look forward to seeing Aisling driving on now and delivering on many of our key objectives; maintaining our position as the market leader in Ireland, continuing the acceleration of our market share growth in the UK and overseeing even further expansion into mainland Europe.”

Sustainability is a key priority for the enthusiastic General Manager from Thurles, Aisling said “At Ryans Cleaning we work with our clients to find better long-term solutions for dealing with waste for their business. I believe if companies put simple infrastructure and sustainable practices in place with our expertise it would make a remarkable difference to the environment and they would save a lot of money in the long run. This is an issue very close to my heart and I will be proposing a customised model similar to the one we put in place at Dublin Zoo last year to many of our event clients over the coming months. The model we have in place for servicing Premier League team Watford FC at Vicarage Road in the UK will also be a strong case study for all prospective stadia clients across the UK in 2020. I believe the greatest potential for company growth involves further expansion into mainland Europe from our existing client bases in The Netherlands and France, this is also a top priority for the team here and I am very much looking forward to leading Ryans Cleaning into our next chapter.”

Ryans Cleaning is a leading event cleaning contractor in Ireland and the UK and most recently mainland Europe where they are responsible for cleaning some of the biggest festivals, arenas and stadia. Some top Irish clients include Dublin Zoo, Croke Park, The National Ploughing Championships and Electric Picnic while some big UK clients include  Premier League Football Club, Watford FC and Leeds, Reading, Creamfields and Download music festivals. For over thirty years Ryans Cleaning have been exceptional at what they do, they also employ over ninety people full time and boast an annual turnover of in excess of €8m per annum. This year they have been recognised for their achievements in cleaning, waste management and business at the Facilities Management Awards, the Irish Contract Cleaners Association Awards, The County Tipperary Business Awards, Pakman Awards and the Green Awards.

Ryans Cleaning’s biggest challenge in 30 years!

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The Papal Visit last weekend combined with a whole programme of other events was the biggest challenge ever faced by Thurles based event cleaning company Ryans Cleaning. Ryans Cleaning were engaged to clean Phoenix Park and Knock elements of the visit the weekend. They did this in addition to maintaining their regular contract work at Croke Park, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The Gaiety Theatre, The Olympia Theatre as well as the Carl Cox Show at Ballinlough Castle, The Dualla Show and a horse-racing fixture at The Curragh Racecourse. Furthermore, the family-run firm were actively cleaning in the UK at two major gigs, Leeds Festival and Creamfields Festival. The County Tipperary firm serviced approximately 800,000 patrons across all venues this weekend a massive achievement for this homegrown firm.

Ryans Cleaning have European ISO Standards of cleaning in place at all venues they service and the company is committed to the ‘Vision 20:20 Zero Waste to Landfill’ aim for all events across Ireland and the UK.

At Phoenix Park this Sunday, Ryans Cleaning handed out free family refuse bags to encourage attendees to gather and store their waste in these before depositing in one of their many nearby general waste bins throughout the day. The initiative worked extremely well and many international media representatives commented on just how efficiently the clean up was conducted in their reports of the event.

The bins have since been removed from the park to a Recycling Plant at Ballymount where all rubbish is being segmented over a murph in an effort to separate all mixed dry recyclables from other waste items. So far their ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ target for the World Meeting of Families is on track as the final stages of separation are being completed.

The company’s ‘zero waste to landfill’ target is very much in line with Pope Francis’ strong stance on the power behind humans working together to have a positive impact on our environment, earlier this year he tweeted “We must never forget that the natural environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone.”

Pat Ryan, CEO of the family-run firm commented that “It was a tweet by Pope Francis himself that inspired us to think outside the box and introduce the family refuse bag for this event to engage the patrons in the clean-up operation and give them the means required to put the environmental responsibility in the hands of all individuals. This certainly helped us to complete the clean to our usual superior standard even quicker than normal, restoring the park to its natural state in record time.”

In addition to this initiative Ryans Cleaning had over 200 operatives, 30 supervisors plus a specialist back of house janitorial team on-site at Phoenix Park. Pat Ryan commented “The crowds were far less than expected and that had a bearing also, it was such a pity the weather was so poor as I have no doubt that put a lot of people off travelling. The crowd was very tidy and the atmosphere was a pleasure for the team and I to work in. I personally oversaw all aspects of the planning around this project myself and was onsite at Croke Park on Saturday and The Phoenix Park on Sunday to ensure this major milestone for our company was achieved seamlessly, which I’m proud to report was no problem thanks to the great staff and supervisory team we have at Ryans Cleaning.”

Ryans Cleaning’s ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ Target for World Meeting of Families

 Ryans Cleaning team ready for the Papal Visit clean up challenge

1.2m patrons will be serviced by Ryans Cleaning this weekend

Pope Francis inspired ‘Family Refuse Bag’ initiative roll out on Sunday

Tipperary based company to clean Europe’s biggest event of 2018 this weekend

 

The Papal Visit this weekend is set to be Europe’s biggest event of 2018 and it is the biggest event ever cleaned by Thurles based event cleaning company Ryans Cleaning. Ryans Cleaning have been engaged to clean the Phoenix Park and Knock elements of the Papal Visit this weekend. They will do this in addition to maintaining their regular contract work at Croke Park, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The Gaiety Theatre, The Olympia Theatre as well as the Carl Cox Show at Ballinlough Castle and a horse-racing fixture at The Curragh Racecourse here in Ireland. Furthermore, the family-run firm will also be actively cleaning in the UK at two major gigs, Leeds Festival and Creamfields Festival bringing the total expected attendance that they will service this weekend to 1.2 million patrons.

Ryans Cleaning have European ISO Standards of cleaning in place at all venues they service and the company is committed to the ‘Vision 20:20 Zero Waste to Landfill’ aim for all events across Ireland and the UK.

At Phoenix Park this Sunday, Ryans Cleaning will be handing out free family refuse bags to encourage attendees to gather and store their waste in these before depositing in one of their many nearby general waste bins throughout the day.

These bins will be removed from the park during and after the event to a nearby waste facility where all rubbish will be segmented over a murph in an effort to separate all mixed dry recyclables from other waste items.

With the help of those in attendance, every effort will be made by Ryans Cleaning and the team at Phoenix Park to restore the park to its natural state as quickly as possible post event. Their ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ target for the World Meeting of Families is very much in line with Pope Francis’ strong stance on the power behind humans working together to have a positive impact on our environment, earlier this year he tweeted “We must never forget that the natural environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone.”

Pat Ryan, CEO of the family-run firm commented that “It was a tweet by Pope Francis himself that inspired us to think outside the box and introduce the family refuse bag for this event to engage the patrons in the clean-up operation and give them the means required to put the environmental responsibility in the hands of all individuals. We hope that this will enable us to complete the clean to our usual superior standard even quicker than normal, restoring the park to its natural state in record time.”

In addition to this initiative, Ryans Cleaning will have over 200 operatives, 30 supervisors plus a specialist back of house janitorial team on-site at Phoenix Park. Pat Ryan commented “We are very satisfied that although this is the biggest event expected to take place in Europe this year we have it well covered, afterall this is what we do week in week out, nationally and internationally. I have personally overseen all aspects of the planning around this project myself and will be onsite at Croke Park on Saturday and The Phoenix Park on Sunday to ensure this major milestone for our company is achieved seamlessly.”

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Event Clean Fact Sheet

Venue: Phoenix Park

Event: World Meeting of Families’ Papal Visit

Date: Sunday, 26th of August

 

  • Ryans Cleaning have been cleaning within the events industry here at home and in the UK for over 30 years, they bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to this event from a cleaning perspective.
  • Although this will be the largest event Ryans have ever cleaned they are drawing on years of experience at other extremely well-attended events, for example, the Olympics, BT Live 2012, The Ryder Cup 2006, Electric Picnic, The Irish Open, Tall Ships 2012 and the 2003 Special Olympics to mention but a few.
  • The type of clean required to return Phoenix Park back to its natural state, is similar to Ryans Cleaning’s experience at similar ‘green field gigs’ they service in Ireland and Internationally; most notable comparatives include British Summer Time Event in Hyde Park London where 60,000 concert goers attend the concert each of the 6 consecutive nights. As these are back to back the clean-up team must ensure that the venue is ready for the following morning, which is where the Ryans Cleaning ‘Night Fairies’ come into their own. Other comparatives include the Creamfields Music Festival in Daresbury with a daily attendance of 70,000 and The National Ploughing Championships with an average daily attendance of 94,500.
  • The demographics of those who are expected to attend as suggested by event organisers at the many EMP meetings Ryans Cleaning have been at thus far suggests the type of clean will be similar to that which Ryans Cleaning would expect at an All-Ireland Final at Croke Park (where they are the resident cleaning contractors), when two teams meet from the far corners of the country. As one can imagine this involves an early start and a long day for families so packed lunches, snacks, minerals both bottles and cans, cardboard and plastic wrappers as well as tea and coffee paraphernalia including used tea bags, small cartons of milk, sugar sachets, plastic and wooden spoons and paper and polystyrene cups are all par for the course at this sort of event. Albeit it on a much greater scale than the example given, the cleaning operations and attention to quality and detail will be exceptional as standard with Ryans Cleaning.
  • Attendees at the event will receive a FREE family refuse bag on arrival at Phoenix Park courtesy of Ryans Cleaning to encourage families to do their bit to keep the site clean and help to protect the park from unnecessary rubbish, thus helping the speed at which Ryans Cleaning can return the site to its natural state post-event.
  • The Phoenix Park cleaning spec for this event includes all areas inside the park boundary, the entrance gates, search areas, media centre, back of house areas, the internal road network in the park, the arena clean itself as well as all bus and car parking areas.
  • Ryans Cleaning will be on site at Phoenix Park for a pre-clean for 12 days in advance of the World Meetings of Families’ Papal Visit.
  • The priority for the team at Ryans Cleaning is to return the park to its natural state as quickly as possible, however, care for the park and the quality of this clean will not be jeopardised in haste, Ryans Cleaning are well used to this type of cleaning requirement and it will be managed with military precision to realise this common goal.
  • To ensure the efficiency of the clean in relation to care for the park and the speed of the clean required, Ryans Cleaning will be enlisting a higher volume of employees than what is standard operations for return to ‘green field’ for this unique event.
  • Ryans Cleaning will have numerous teams in place pre-event, teams on a continuous clean basis throughout the event picking litter and emptying bins etc. consisting of general operatives and supervisors as well as a specialised team of janitors operating behind the scenes for the back of house requirements.
  • The recycling target for this event is to see “Zero Waste to Landfill” and that is the case at all events Ryans Cleaning service, in accordance with the Zero Waste Events 20:20 Roadmap.
  • Ryans Cleaning have a “Zero Waste to Landfill” policy as standard at Croke Park (and across most events where possible) where they are resident contractors and a case study on this is available to the media on request, contact details below.
  • From an environmental perspective, every effort will be made to make this event a green and sustainable one, the site will include both general and recycling bins throughout the park. All free family refuse bags issued will be collected and gathered along with Ryans Cleaning teams’ litter picking efforts and sent off-site for segregation over a murph at a waste facility nearby.
  • The Phoenix Park access network of roads and pathways will reopen on Monday at 4pm so essentially that is the deadline to which Ryans Cleaning will be operating, that said Ryans Cleaning always like to air on the side of caution and apply their own internal deadlines for all aspects of the clean so that they can meet any venues requirements with ease.
  • The wildlife in the park will naturally populate the green field site in which the event is being held post-event and based on the efforts of Ryans Cleaning, all suppliers and Park Officials we are confident that the natural residents of Phoenix Park will be grazing and going about their usual business happily and safely post-event.
  • Over the weekend of the Papal Visit, Ryans Cleaning will have teams at all three sites not just Phoenix Park, they will also be cleaning at Knock Shrine and Airport, Croke Park WMOF, Carl Cox in Ballinlough Castle, Creamfields Festival, Leeds Festival, The Curragh Racecourse, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, The Gaiety Theatre and The Olympia Theatre.
  • The total expected attendances at the events Ryans Cleaning will be servicing during the Papal Visit is 1.2 million people.
  • Ryans Cleaning is a family run business based in Thurles, Co. Tipperary and the company is a really good example of how hard work, determination and quality service can see rural businesses become industry leaders representing Ireland at an international level, for media opportunities contact Carey-Ann Lordan, Red PR details enclosed below.
  • At Ryans Cleaning the quality of their service is more than just something to be measured. Quality is embedded throughout all of their activities. The team continually strives to exceed client expectations, because providing the best quality service is one of their main objectives. To consistently achieve this, as a team they embrace the highest international standards where they implement the requirements on management systems specified by ISO. Thanks to their team working hard on green practices and their focus on sustainability they are currently externally certified to four ISO international standards as per below.
  • ISO 20121: Event Sustainability Management Systems
  • ISO 19001: 2008 Quality Management Systems
  • ISO 14001: 2004 Environmental Management Systems
  • OHAS 18001: 2007 Occupational Health and Safety

Ryans Cleaning to conduct industry survey at the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse Racecourse this weekend!

2017 winner of the Ryans Cleaning Event Specialist race at Fairyhouse Samcro

2017 winner of the Ryans Cleaning Event Specialist race at Fairyhouse Samcro

The second of four planned racecourse cleaning surveys is set to take place this weekend at the Grand National Meeting at Fairyhouse Racecourse. The survey will be included within the racecard for patrons to complete and a VIP Hospitality Prize for two at Fairyhouse Racecourse will be on offer to one lucky participant.

The purpose of this short survey is to assess the quality of the cleaning service offered by Ryans Cleaning and to gain a better understanding of the attitudes and opinions of attendees in relation to event cleaning, sustainability and compliance standards.

Pat Ryan, Chief Executive of Ryans Cleaning commented “We have been Ireland’s leading cleaning event specialists for over 30 years yet we are not afraid to learn and move with the times, I guess that’s what has kept us at the top of our game all those years. We have purposefully chosen this meeting as it is one of the busiest meetings on the Irish racing calendar and we want to put our service to the test. It would be easy to pick a quiet day somewhere and tick the box but that is not how we do business and we encourage patrons to engage with the survey to help us and Fairyhouse in our joint effort to continue to raise the bar for attendees comfort and enjoyment.”

The first survey took place in Punchestown at their busy Winter Festival meeting in November and there are two more planned for later in the year. On conclusion, the final results will be published and industry standards will be benchmarked as part of the overall strategy for continued development by Ryans Cleaning.

Ryans Cleaning are also proudly sponsoring the opening race of the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse Racecourse on Sunday, The Ryans Cleaning Event Specialist Maiden Hurdle which will be shown as a replay on RTÉ Racing on Sunday, April 1st. The winner of the race they sponsored at the meeting last year was the mighty Samcro for Gigginstown and Gordon Elliott who enjoyed recent success at the Cheltenham Festival so perhaps this year’s race will find Ireland’s next big hurdling superstar!

We’re recruiting for our upcoming events for the summer season!

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English

Ryans Cleaning are recruiting for our upcoming events for the summer season.

Forward your CV to info@ryanscleaning.com or call to our Thurles office, Co. Tipperary or we can email a starter form complete.

Transport to and from work is provided depending on festival / event.

Works include working at racecourses, Music Festivals and general day to day cleaning.

Latvian

Ryans Cleaning kompānija meklē darbiniekus mūsu gaidāmajiem pasākumiem vasaras sezonā. Nosūtiet CV uz info@ryanscleaning.com vai piezvaniet uz mūsu Thurles biroju, Co. Tipperary vai mēs varam nosūtīt jums uz e-pastu formu kas jāaizpilda.

Transports no un uz darbu tiek nodrošināts atkarībā no festivāla / notikuma.

Darbs zirgu skriešanas sacīkstēs, mūzkas festivālosun ikdienas tīrīšanas.

Polish

Ryans Cleaning rekrutuje się na nadchodzące wydarzenia w sezonie letnim. Prześlij CV na adres info@ryanscleaning.com lub zadzwoń do naszego biura Thurles, Co. Tipperary lub wyślij e-mail z wypełnionym formularzem startowym.

Transport do i z pracy zapewniany jest w zależności od festiwalu / imprezy. Warunki / miejce : Praca na torach wyścigowych, festiwale muzyczne i codzienne sprzątanie.