Appointed to clean at the Salvation Army International Headquarters
Julius Rutherfoord has recently won the contract to clean the Salvation Army’s International Headquarters in London.
The multi-functional six-storey building was completed in 2004 and is the third Salvation Army International Headquarters building to be housed on that site; the first being the original building from the streets inception in 1871, and the second being built after the first was destroyed in World War II. The new building comprises 34,861 square feet (3,239 square metres) of office space with a basement cafe and a chapel on the 2nd floor.
The Salvation Army is a Christian denomination and international charitable organisation. The Army was founded in 1865 in London by one-time Methodist minister William Booth. Originally known as the North London Christian Mission, in 1878 Booth reorganized the mission, becoming its first General and introducing the military structure which has been retained to the present day.
Part of our successful proposal was to increase the level of site management and introduce daily supervision, in order to immediately improve the cleaning standards and increase cleaner staff retention levels.
Julius Rutherfoord was successful in winning this contract due to the fact that we could demonstrate experience in delivering a quality cleaning service in similar sized organisation; we support our local community by paying all staff above the minimum wage; and we have a track record of charitable cleans, including a free deep clean to a Salvation Army drop in Shelter in South Wimbledon in the past.