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Unsung hero & employee of the year 

January 2024

It’s the mark of a true partnership when our clients recognise the tireless commitment and contributions made by our dedicated, hardworking team members, assigned to work in their hotels or premises.  

 

Voco Reading is a shining example of this strength of partnership, as 2 of our housekeeping team members were singled out as recipients of top awards at their recent Team Member Appreciation event.  

 

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A transformational year ahead

January 2024

As we reflect on our continued growth in 2023, we are extremely thankful and very excited about 2024, as we convert a number of exciting opportunities that have been developing in the background.

 

We are delighted to confirm multiple new contract wins, which will mobilise in the next couple of Months.

 

Kanso have been appointed as the housekeeping partner for The Store, Oxford’s newest and much anticipated lifestyle luxury hotel, set to open in Q1 of 2024. 

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Remember to be grateful and to be kind  

December 2023

As the nights draw in and we enter the countdown to the Festive Season and the close of 2023, we should collectively reflect and consider, how fortunate we are and how important it is that we have each other when so many have so little. Christmas is traditionally a period of reflection and thanksgiving, but recognising the importance of community and our colleagues and friends at this time of year reminds us of the plight faced by so many less fortunate around the world.

 

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A year of exceptional service - 

Sarah Gomez

November 2023

Sarah Gomez joined Kanso on the 14th of November 2022 as our Payroll Administrator, at a time of significant transition for the business, as we geared up to take on a number of significant Contracts and several hundred new Team Members in the months following her appointment. Sarah has become a much loved and greatly appreciated member of our Admin Team and took on the task ahead of her with exceptional, yet quiet professionalism, embracing the challenge with a true can-do attitude.

Kanso in numbers

October 2023

As we start the countdown to Christmas and our 5th year in business, we wanted to share some key and interesting numbers which confirm just how far we have come in the past 12 months. 2024 looks set to see further consolidation and growth across all key sectors in which we operate, and we will continue to share our key successes and milestones in numbers:

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366%

growth December 2021 – December 2022

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On the 21st of December 2023 – Kanso will be celebrating

5 years

since incorporation

Preparing for Autumn

September 2023

Our amazing Workplace Coach, Lily-Jo recommends her plan as we enter the Autumn.

As the seasons change and we approach autumn, here are my top tips on how to maintain good mental health using my 

AUTUMN acronym.

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Kanso partners with Hilton supply management

August 2023

We are delighted to announce an exciting partnership with Hilton Supply Management in the UK, offering our full scope of services to over 200 hotels across the UK who are signed up to the world’s leading hospitality procurement, logistics and end to end supply chain provider.    

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Innovation, automation, efficiency savings and robotics – the facts …

July 2023

There can be no doubt, that as Technology advances, we are already and will continue to see, more and more tasks, that were previously performed by human beings, taken over by machines. Automation is an unavoidable and ever-visible part of our daily lives and cannot be ignored. Cleaning is no exception. As the adoption of smarter technologies is further refined, it begs the question: Will machines eventually replace human cleaners? We believe, not entirely, and not anytime soon.  For example, robots may struggle to clean small or tight spaces, such as bathrooms, or handle delicate or complex surfaces, such as carpets or upholstery.

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Kanso ambitions for ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 & ISO 45001 accreditation

June 2023

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification establishes credibility and trust among consumers, clients and other business partners. In today's international marketplace, such a designation validates that an organization adheres to global standards of quality assurance, manufacturing and business.

 

Kanso is committed to continuous service improvement and to excelling and exceeding client and employee expectations & satisfaction. 

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People are at the heart of our business

May 2023

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Hospitality is facing its worst staffing crisis in years, with 94% of businesses struggling to recruit. Research shows, only one in five workers has considered the industry for a job, but the sector can serve up tasty careers and a fast-track to the top. It has never been more important to have a clear and structured plan, not only to recruit, but also to retain talent, as the competition has never been tougher.

Proud to be among 12,000 employers in the UK paying the real living wage

April 2023

The Government implemented a minimum wage as late as the end of the 20th century - merely 25 years ago - but the hourly amount was not calculated to ensure it met the real cost of living. Despite being rebranded as the ‘National Living Wage’, that fact still stands. In contrast, the real Living Wage, campaigned for by the Living Wage Foundation, is independently calculated to meet everyday needs. 

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EcoVadis Sustainability Recognition

March 2023

We have some very exciting news…….

 

Kanso Facilities Management is absolutely delighted to announce, that we have been awarded an EcoVadis sustainability recognition Silver Medal and Certificate!

 

This accreditation acknowledges the conscious and meaningful efforts that everyone on the team at Kanso, within the company as a whole, have taken to reduce waste and create a more sustainable world.   

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