Blog | Adding extra sparkle this Christmas

20 December 2019

It’s that time of year again. The tree is up, the party season is in full swing and people are preparing for a well-earned break from work, with many sectors closing their doors on Christmas Eve.

However, unlike many industries that have the luxury of slowing down over the Christmas period, for those working in the security and cleaning industries, the festive period is one of the busiest times of the year.

As office blocks empty and restaurants and bars fill up, the needfor security increases. From keeping unoccupied business premises secure, to safeguarding workers and guests in hospitality venues, our dedicated security officers often give up their own celebrations to perform their duties and keep us all safe over the festive period.

The holidays also keep our professional cleaners pretty busy too. For every staff party or major event, there is often a huge clean-up that follows. Then there are retail centres and public services like hospitals that remain open throughout the festive period. Our nation’s cleaners are there day in, day out, many working long unsociable hours, to ensure our surroundings are kept clean, hygienic and safe.

Throughout December, as the festive buzz fills the air, our security officers and cleaning operatives are working harder than ever, often sacrificing their own time with family, to deliver vital services to the public. The truth is, without them, many facilities and operations would grind to a halt.

So this Christmas time, whether you’re nursing a sore head after a festive knees up, or tucking into your turkey on the big day itself, just spare a thought for those who are going about their working day, protecting our people and places, and cleaning up after the festivities.

I’d like to show my appreciation for each and every member of the fantastic Facilicom and Trigion teams. Our people are our prime asset and we couldn’t operate without their commitment and dedication. So a big ‘thank you’ and Merry Christmas!

Jan Hein Hemke
Managing Director at Facilicom UK & Ireland