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Acorn Environmental and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Dear Customer

 

In light of the developments around Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that we have implemented measures ensuring our business can provide you with the best possible service during this time.

Our office-based staff have the ability to work from home if it is deemed necessary in order to provide our customers with continued support.

 

During this time, we will continue to fulfil our contractual obligations where practicable with the use of our usual mobile work force and part time staff, and where necessary our emergency response teams. We will do our best to continue to offer the additional services, such as bulk refuse removal and gutter clearances etc. However, there may be delays in some of these services should we need to step in and complete deep cleans for some of our more vulnerable and high-risk clients i.e. schools and sheltered accommodation sites.

 

Acorn’s staff have all had communication regarding what they can do to try to help reduce the spread of the infection not only in their homes but within our clients’ sites as well.

 

As our staff, and certainly our cleaning staff will be on your site(s) regularly, and to ensure that our staff are protected, we would ask that you inform us as soon as possible of the following:

 

·       Any confirmed cases at your site(s)

·       Anyone from your site(s) that is self-isolating

 

This information will allow us to make an informed decision as to how best to proceed on a site by site basis.

 

As a company our plan is to:

 

·       Identify employees at increased risk

·       Have the ability for our office staff to work from home with uninterrupted phone access should the need to isolate arise

·       Using remote access software to ensure we are able to continue to communicate with our clients

·       Follow the latest government guidelines to reduce the chances of infection and the spread of the virus

·       On-going communication with suppliers and clients allowing back-up plans to be implemented quickly

 

Acorn Environmental is committed to continue to provide the highest levels of service. Should we have any unexpected circumstances which may affect supply of goods and services, we will clearly communicate this to our customers via the normal communication channels.

 

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us:

 

·       By phone 020 8640 8800

·       By email ops@acorn-ev.com

o   Linda@acorn-ev.com

o    Val@acorn-ev.com

o   admin@acorn-ev.com

o   accounts@acorn-ev.com

 

henry-the-hoover

The company that brought out the smiling, red vacuum called Henry is still going strong thanks to a focus on quality products and constant innovation.

Henry the Hoover, with his cheeky smile, is now 39 years old. Developed in 1970 by Chris Duncan – the same man who runs the company today – this iconic vacuum cleaner has long been one of the most popular brands for commercial use, and is now also found in homes across the world.
Mr Duncan’s company, Numatic International, began by making commercial vacuums that were used for cleaning boilers. By 1981, these specialist, tough gadgets had slowly evolved into the smiling, red machine that we know today.
It is estimated that 20,000 Henrys are sold each week, and that 10 million have been made since it was launched. Cosmetically, Henry has changed very little over the years – although there are still a few beige versions from the Eighties in use today – but his innards have had a major overhaul.
“You have to keep innovating, and Henry has kept up with the key players on the market,” says Numatic’s head of media, Andrew Ernill.
But Numatic doesn’t just make vacuum cleaners; it also makes the ride-on scrubbers found at airports, and janitorial trolleys, among other commercial cleaning equipment. The company exports 46pc of its products, and has overseas subsidiaries in six countries. By having a diversified product range, Numatic has grown turnover year-on-year.
The company is working on the next generation of vacuum cleaners: a cordless Henry. “There are lots of small cordless vacuums out there but we think this is the only big cylinder vacuum in Europe to go cordless,” says Mr Ernill. New products, alongside overseas expansion, will assure future growth.
Numatic makes all its vacuum cleaners at its Somerset factory, resisting the temptation to outsource production to cheaper territories. This helps the company maintain the quality of its products. “There’s a lot of affection for Henry, and that affection seems to be passed down through the generations,” says Mr Ernill. “But that would quickly disappear if we lowered the quality of the build.
Numatic is committed to manufacturing in the UK and recently completed a major factory expansion, part of an on-going inward investment plan. Managing director Chris Duncan has said: “The formula to continued growth has always been the same, we innovate, produce quality products that offer value and do the job, it really is that simple”.
One of the major challenges that Numatic faces is also its greatest strength: Henrys rarely break. “People know it will last a long time,” Mr Ernill adds. “A customer recently returned one that is 30 years old – it was still working, but is now taking a rest in our museum.”
Numatic always provides spare parts if its products break down, and can retrofit motors right back to the first Henry ever made. “The problem with ‘a vacuum cleaner that lasts’ is that they last,” Mr Ernill says, laughing. “But we seem to be doing OK!”

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© Acorn Environmental Services 2020

Acorn Environmental Services,
Riverside, Wandle Trading Estate,
Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4HW

Reg'd In England & Wales No. 0181 6463

SITE DESIGNED & POWERED BY Tinder Corporation Ltd