Julius Rutherfoord appointed to clean prestigious private bank
Following a thorough tender process, the UK’s oldest private bank – C. Hoare & Co. – has appointed Julius Rutherfoord to provide contract cleaning services across all of their sites in London.
C. Hoare & Co. were looking for a specialist high quality contract cleaner to provide the highest cleaning standards, high levels of consistency, whilst maintaining the utmost discretion and implementing the strictest security measures. In addition, the client requested that the contract adopted the London Living Wage, delivered through a thorough staff training, innovation and development programme.
Battersea based Julius Rutherfoord were chosen as they matched these ambitions and demonstrated they had the dedicated local London resources and experience to deliver a long term partnership.
Marcus Heap (Julius Rutherfoord – Sales and Marketing Director”) said “We are delighted to be working with C.Hoare & Co. They have an incredible reputation in the London financial market and they have very demanding standards. As a quality family owned London specialist cleaning company with similar standards, we are looking forward to working with them to build a long term partnership. C. Hoare & Co are based in an interesting blend of historic and modern London buildings, with a very discerning client base. They expect the best and we are delighted they have chosen Julius Rutherfoord”.
The bank was founded in 1672 at Cheapside but has been at 37 Fleet Street since 1690. Signs were used to identify businesses in the 17th century and a golden bottle was hung over the doorway. The gilded leather bottle is now kept inside the building. Today, the old banking hall still has the original flag stones and brass fittings. The unique premises also includes the “Bond stairwell” in homage to Ian Fleming who wrote a number of the James Bond novels from the top flat at 37 Fleet Street!