Institute of Engineering Technology (IET)
The IET is one of the world’s leading societies for the engineering and technology community, with more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
The IET provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. Electric telegraphy reached commercial success in Britain when Cooke and Wheatstone applied electric telegraphy to railways. By 1870 over 2000 men and 500 women were employed by the telegraph companies in the UK, predominantly as telegraph operators, but for the men there was opportunity to become an engineer. The term "engineer" was barely in use in 1870, but the telegraph engineer had to know about electricity, which set him apart from the civil or the mechanical engineer.
Cynergi are responsible for the cleaning of the entire building which covers 60,000 square feet and the warehouse facilities of 3,000 square feet. The building consists of predominantly open plan offices, meeting rooms and houses 350 staff. In November 2006 Cynergi commenced the cleaning contract for IET. The cleaning team is lead by a Non Working Supervisor and 14 cleaning operatives. All office facilities are cleaned during the evening with the toilets having secondary cleans during the day by a full time operative. The following commercial cleaning and facilities services are also supplied and managed by Cynergi :
- Window Cleaning
- Washroom Services
- Pest Control
- Carpet Cleaning
- Gardening Internal Plants
- Consumable Supply
I have had dealings with Cynergi in both Warehouse and office environments for over 2 years in my capacity as Distribution Manager for the IET. Since extending my role to include Facilities Management in January 2009 I have worked more closely with the Cynergi team and have been very impressed with the staff, attitude and their dedication to the task of maintaining the high standards required. This is particularly impressive in a building of 5000 sq meters, over 3 floors housing 400 staff. I have regular meetings with the Operations Director and have been pleasantly surprised to find a cleaning contractor who not only deals promptly with any minor issues that may arise but are also proactive and versatile in their approach to the contract as a whole. This involvement of the Directors and the support and direction they give to the on-site team gives us complete confidence in Cynergi to deliver a first class service.