We’re doing our bit to help make the world a better place

Here at Liberty Hygiene, we have been leaders in providing innovative washroom services for nearly 15 years. Protecting the environment has always been a priority of ours, and as we expand our services, we extend our desire to develop products that will make the world a better place, and our new offering is no different.

We’ve entered an exciting partnership with Ambius, experts in the field of interior landscaping. Organisations all over the globe now have green credentials that they are required to meet by law: boxes they have to tick to show that they are helping our environment. With our new products, your organisation can achieve just that, with ease, and to stunning visual effect.

We’re supplying plants, containers, and living green walls for just about any situation — from a small bowl on a reception desk — to a beautiful bouquet, huge tree, or colossal blank wall in an atrium.

They are all made from retired smartphones, laptops, computers, and other tech and office equipment that would otherwise end up on a landfill, in the ocean, or gathering dust.

Everyday plastic bags can take over 1000 years to break down. Add three more zeros, and you’re closer to the number of years for a tech device to start to decompose.

We make the planters from ABS plastic, which means many benefits, including, high resistance to scratching, high impact strength, and light in weight

This exciting concept that brings together inspiring artwork and the natural beauty of indoor plants. Using live plants, we can still benefit from their beauty and the health benefits that plants bring.

We can also offer a fresh flower delivery and maintenance service so that you don’t have to worry about them once they’re up.

If you’d like to go green and stay green with our range of eco-friendly products, then we’d love to hear from you.

You can call us on 01702 483833, email us at info@libertyhygiene.com, or pop by our offices in Rayleigh.

Saying no to layers of bad smells

What do we reach for when things get a little more potent in the toilet than anticipated? Straight for the can of air freshener — before immediately regretting creating such a horrendous potion of smells.

Many traditional air freshening machines in washrooms work in the same way as these household sprays: they merely place a scent over the smell that’s already there, hence the horrible concoction of odours.

The ECOBreeze works differently.

“This is the first product I’ve ever come across that removes bacteria and foul smells before replacing them with fresh air, and a scent” — Scott Marshall, Managing Director, Liberty Washroom Services

There’s nothing in it that’s dangerous — unlike old-fashioned air fresheners that spread harmful chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellant. As well as trapping bacteria and odours, the ECOBreeze also catches irritants such as pollen and dust.

Fresh air is hard to come by in areas where there is little or no ventilation, and this device isn’t just for washrooms. The ECOBreeze runs on electric rather than batteries, so is more powerful, and could accommodate a huge sports changing room.

At Liberty Washroom services, we’ve always been at the forefront of innovation, and we don’t want to keep selling the same, out-dated products. We are one of the few select washroom companies in our area to have the rights to distribute this groundbreaking creation. We’re constantly on the look-out for new inventions, and that’s why we’re so excited about this one.

If you’d like a free demo of the ECOBreeze, you can call us on 01702 483833, email us at info@libertyhygiene.com, or swing by our offices in Rayleigh.

Customer Focus – Southend Airport

Update – March 2019

London Southend Airport which has been rated best London Airport for the last 6 years by Which? Magazine and the best airport in the UK (under 3 million passengers) at the AOA Annual Awards values its supply chain which we are delighted to part of.

LIBERTY Hygiene have regained the contract to service and maintain the washroom waste and Air Fragrance for another three years having secured the original contract from a national company over 6 years ago.

Here’s a couple of recent comments from the Airport…

“Nothing is too much trouble, your service team go above and beyond expectations every time and your charges are very competitive and fair”

“We are experiencing a time of huge growth here at London Southend Airport and need to be confident as our passenger numbers grow that we are partnered with a company we can work well with and trust implicitly.”

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Monthind Clean

Monthind Clean and Liberty Hygiene team up for an exciting 2019

Monthind Clean LLP, are East Anglia’s leading independent cleaning company with locations throughout the Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex areas. They are an established company delivering high standard cleaning services since 1975 to a broad customer base in both the private and public sectors.

Monthind Clean

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East Anglia Pub Co

Keeping it local with East Anglia Pubs | Washroom Services

The best pubs in Essex need the best suppliers and East Anglia Pub Co knew just where to look for washroom services: Liberty Hygiene of course

East Anglia Pub Co

East Anglia Pub Co. operates 5 pubs across South East Essex, spanning Southchurch, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff, Leigh-on-Sea and Eastwood. Each venue has its own individual character, but one thing that stays the same throughout is their dedication to the highest standards of service.

Indeed, one of their most popular and family friendly venues is The Peterboat which can boast over a 1000 people drinking and eating outside on the sea wall at the weekends during the summer months.  Read more

Never a Mission Impossible for Liberty Hygiene

Working with Julius Rutherfoord to deliver exceptional services

It came with a phone call and the immortal words “This is your mission should you choose to accept it…….can you install over 150 products in Central London in less than  week?”

Of course, we can says the Liberty Hygiene team.  That’s what we do, work efficiently, eliminate the competition and if it takes a fast and furious van driving team, we’re on it, no problem.

Seriously though, Tom Cruise might not have been driving a Liberty van but our very own super stars were making sure that one of our cleaning company partners, Julius Rutherfoord were able to complete commitments to The Financial Services Compensation Scheme on time and with minimum disruption. Read more

Principle

What our largest customer says….

Liberty Hygiene are a valued service partner for Principle.  They focus on providing outstanding customer service, communicating clearly and delivering on promises.  At a recent management meeting we appraised all of our service partners.  As you can see Liberty received positive feedback from the entire team which is an excellent achievement,

We are proud to be their largest customer and I would have no hesitation in recommending Liberty Hygiene to any organisation needing quality washroom solutions.

Principle Testimonial

Liberty Hygiene & Tower Hamlets | A new chapter for an historic London Borough

A new partnership to service Tower Hamlets local authority washrooms

  1. Q) What happens when an award winning national independently owned cleaning company needs a washrooms services partner?
  2. A) They come to Liberty Hygiene of course!

That’s exactly what happened when Wettons were looking for a partner in the London and Essex area.  Wettons, for those who don’t know, was established in 1949 and operates nationally.  In fact they are rated as one of the top 10 independently owned commercial cleaning companies in the UK.  With over 3,000 employees they are committed to the same high values as Liberty Hygiene with the emphasis on service, service quality and long term partnerships delivered through modern methods, products and technology.

Tower Hamlets, London

We were delighted to be working across the Southeast Essex Colleges with them but when Wettons  announced that they were also giving us responsibility for Tower Hamlets Council sites which adds up to over 100 sites within a 2 mile radius and included town halls nurseries, council offices etc, we were delighted beyond words.  And for those of you who know our MD, Scott Marshall, that was some achievement to be beyond words!

But all joking aside, it is a huge honour to have been successfully chosen to work alongside one of the UK’s most respected cleaning companies.  It has taken many long hours and hard work by the whole team including Directors Scott Marshall and Glenn Marshall. Read more

cannon street. london

Cannon Place, City of London | Liberty Hygiene keeping it serviced

Delivering Washroom Services to Central London

We’re experts at negotiating the logistics of driving and working in the heart of London.  We need to be when we have the pleasure of providing an array of services to one of the swishest office space buildings in the city: Cannon Place which is in one of the most eye catching buildings in the area.    Apart from the standard washroom services, we also keep the amazing reception areas of Cannon Place pristine with our floor mat services.

When a building is as prestigious as this one and attracting top names, you don’t want any malodourous whiffs lurking around.  Our air freshening systems make sure that Cannon Place is always smelling fresh and welcoming.  Did you know that we have systems that have over 1600 different fragrances to choose from. Read more

Legal & General Brighton

“They don’t get much bigger than this” | a partnership to service Legal & General

We’ve talked before about partnerships and alliances and how they can build a truly strong business.    We’re also passionate supporters when we can, of fellow local businesses.  So, when Reef Environmental Solutions based in St Leonards on Sea, needed a partner to work alongside them to provide washroom services to one of the area’s largest employers, they came to Liberty Hygiene.

Legal & General Brighton & Hove

And in the slightly borrowed words of legendary football commentators and celebrity chefs, when it comes to Brighton and Hove employers “they don’t get much bigger than this!” Read more

Headmasters | Liberty Hygiene

We’ve not let it go to our head but we’re thrilled to announce Headmasters, the award winning hair salon group with sites across the UK, have recently joined our prestigious client group.

The first Headmasters salon opened in Wimbledon Village in 1982. With dedication & commitment to their core values of combining premium hairdressing & amazing service they have now grown into an international group.

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Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park | Liberty Hygiene

Exciting news – we must be on Santa’s well behaved list as we’ve just learnt that we’ve been awarded  the contract to provide and service all the waste from fem and nappy bins at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park 2018

This key London festive event has been running now for 10 years and hundreds of thousands of Londoners and tourists now visit it every year for a serious splash of festive cheer. Read more

London Clubs and Liberty Hygiene

“Attenshun you **** lot!”

 

If you are lucky enough to step over the door into two of London’s smartest and most exclusive members clubs, you’ll be stepping into not only history but onto Liberty Hygiene entrance matting. Read more

Coco Southend

Liberty Hygiene puts the va va voom into Coco’s washrooms.

A marketing company once said that marketing a washroom services company was hard as it just wasn’t ‘sexy’.

Obviously they hadn’t met Liberty Hygiene’s latest client, Coco in Southend.  Coco is putting the va va voom  into nights out with world class entertainment and variety. With live shows at the weekend from 7pm and red hot DJ’s till the small hours, it’s a must go destination for anyone celebrating a special event or just wanting a great night out. Read more

Client Portal

Introducing our new Client Area Portal

It’s no secret at Liberty Hygiene that the customer is No 1. We listen when our customers make a suggestion. We are always looking for ways to make our customers lives’ easier. And that’s not just by supplying a top service every single time but also looking at their wider requirements.

We’ve talked before about our ISO accreditations and how important they are to us. For those of you reading this that are also accredited, you’ll know that traceability is one of the keys to a successful ISO award. This is usually achieved by the provision of documentation from all levels of the supply chain. Keeping this up to date is essential but can be an onerous task for the Quality Departments with both supplier and customer constantly requesting fresh documentation. Read more

A Perfect Partnership

How Liberty Hygiene teamed up with Medisort for a perfect partnership

Partnerships and Alliances are one of the best ways to build a business and something that we actively pursue at Liberty Hygiene.  That’s one of our driving reasons for being active members of IWSA, our industry body.   We go to as many events as possible and make a real effort to engage with fellow members.

It was through chatting with a fellow IWSA member, that we were introduced to Stuart Brittle of MedisortRead more

Honest Burgers and Liberty Hygiene

What do great burgers and washrooms have in common?

An honest story about washrooms and burgers

Liberty Hygiene are proud to supply Oxygen Air Fragrance units and Feminine Hygiene units to the Honest Group.

If it’s an honest to goodness burger you want, we can’t recommend one of our customers highly enough.  Honest Burgers is the place to go for burgers made with British meat and served with chips made from home grown spuds.  Their standards are exceedingly high so when they wanted to provide their customers with the best possible washroom experience they came to Liberty Hygiene. Read more

Saturday Shift | Customer Service

Customer Service comes first

We’re always happy at Liberty Hygiene.  We love our work and we love a challenge.

Customer Service comes first

We recently won a contract to supply Feminine Hygiene Bins and Air Freshener systems to one of the most creative, exciting and forward-thinking working communities in the UK, which manage a large number of extremely impressive shared office space buildings across London.  This is fabulous opportunity for us to work within 12 amazing buildings.

At Liberty, we’re always up for a challenge, and this transition was certainly that! We worked with the client to ensure the entire install was carried out when all locations were as empty as possible so as to ensure absolutely minimal disruption to the clients and tenants. So, we agreed that we would move Heaven and Earth (along with the units we were supplying!) to get all 12 sites, (over 350 products!) installed in one day.

The only day suitable was a Saturday, and we calculated that to do the job in one day, from start to finish, we’d need to arrive at the first site at 02:30….  Yes, you read that right: Two-Thirty – in the morning! Read more

ReEnergising Liberty

As a busy and expanding company, Liberty Hygiene expects their staff to perform at the highest level to deliver the best possible service to its clients. However they are also aware that their staff are their greatest asset and need to be looked after.

This is why they have employed Ashley Bishop of Expert Bodyology to work closely with staff members to help them become fully energised from the moment they wake up till they go to bed.

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Large Space Air Fresheners

We wrote about Air Fresheners a few weeks ago and how important it can be for a business to enhance the visitor or staff experience and how smell can make that happen.  But what if you have a really large space, perhaps a reception area with multi floor height or a large auditorium?  You’d need a LOT of Air Freshener units to deliver a uniform level of fragrance placed around the space.  Probably expensive and probably not very efficient and much more maintenance required. Read more

Scott & Glenn Marshall at Southend United

C’mon The Blues | Liberty Hygiene Supports Southend United

We’re supporting “The Blues” – our local football team, Southend United again.  Visit their home ground at Roots Hall and see Liberty advertising around the ground as well as notice the top notch services in all the washrooms where we provide everything from hand dryers to vending units and have done for 10 years now. Read more

toilet signs in airport

How to Make Your Business More Baby Friendly

Did you know that going the extra mile to help parents with young children could win you more customers? If you want a family friendly atmosphere in your store, café or business premises then it’s essential that you put parents and their babies first. It’s amazing how many businesses, even today, don’t have efficient baby changing facilities or aren’t welcoming for breastfeeding mothers.

If you’d like your business to gain a reputation which is baby friendly, then you have to set about creating a space which is functional for parents and caters to children of all ages. Here’s a few ideas you can incorporate which will instantly have parents returning and telling their fellow friends with children about how wonderful your place is for families. Read more

A Southend favourite joins Liberty

More good news at Liberty HQ as we sign up with one of Southend’s oldest hotels, The Westcliff.   Built in 1891, this imposing hotel enjoys a stunning location overlooking the Cliff Gardens and spectacular views over the Thames Estuary.

Westcliff Hotel, 1891

(the Hotel in 1891)

Let’s be honest here:  washrooms and suppliers are often way down the list of priorities for a company.  It’s one of those services that have to be broken to get management attention.  As a result many businesses just don’t realise how scandalously poor the service and products are from some of the big names: we won’t mention names, but you know them!  Not knowing which day the service operator is turning up, that small percentage increase just added annually with no actual improvement to accompany it, the broken or shabby equipment…….. just some of the complaints we hear repeatedly from dissatisfied patrons of some of the big names. Read more

Air Fresheners

Sweet as a Rose | Air Fresheners

Why we now expect Air Fresheners in public spaces

Did you know that you can detect over 10,000 different smells, thanks to the 12 million olfactory receptor cells in your nose?  Furthermore, research has proven that smell has the power to affect an individual’s mood, emotions and even memory, so make a point of surrounding yourself with great smells and you will increase your chances of having a happier life without forgetting any great experiences.

However, we cannot help but come across some awful smells in our everyday activities, smells that cause us to frown, become angry all of a sudden, and want to head in the opposite direction of where the smell is coming from.

Modern society does not accept offensive odours and lingering smells as perhaps our forebears did in not so distant times.  But perhaps it was simpler for them to remove the source of the odour by opening a window or door?  Or are we just more sensitive to smells in the 21st century?

Irrespective, it’s now no longer acceptable in a public building or space for users to be assaulted with various pongs, many of which invoke a reaction of distaste, even horror and we now look to Air Fresheners to solve the problem.   Air fresheners are now all pervasive within indoor built environments, such as workplaces, schools, housing, transportation, hotels, hospitals, care facilities, and a range of private and public buildings.  Air fresheners are designed to impart an aroma to the air environment or to mask odours, with the intent of creating a pleasing indoor space. Read more

Quality Matters

Quality Matters

We proudly share on our website logos of various organisations.  Are they just vanity or do they actually mean anything?   To us, here at Liberty Hygiene, they actually mean a lot of blood, sweat and tears and the open door to many of our major customers.  Why not take 5 and read on to see if any of those might work for you.

We’ll open with the ISO standards – the premier international standard.

ISO stands for the International Organisation for Standardisation.  This is an independent, non-governmental international organisation with its HQ in Geneva.  International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency.   They are instrumental in facilitating international trade.

ISO standards are what major chains, large businesses and corporations look for when sourcing suppliers.  They know that to have achieved an ISO award, an organisation is demonstrating long term and ongoing commitment to quality.

We are immensely proud to have achieved both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 status.  Achieving and maintaining these awards is no mean feat for any organisation but the benefits they bring not only when securing new contracts but internally, in the day to day running of the business, are enormous. Read more

A Smart addition to Liberty Hygiene

Back at the beginning of this year we were delighted to be able to acquire Smart Washroom Services.

This was a perfect fit for us as the Smart Washrooms portfolio of clients included many prestigious hotels, private schools and private healthcare premises.  This very much mirrors our own client base of blue chip businesses.  Smart Washrooms had been trading for over 12 years and had built up an extremely loyal base of over 150 customers, in London and the periphery. Read more

Disabled Washrooms – how good are yours?

Industry networking events are a great way to meet fellow suppliers, get the gossip on what’s new and entertain clients and staff.   That’s what we did earlier this month when we attended the CSSA annual Savoy lunch.  A great day with two outstanding speakers.  Here we are, Team Liberty – I think you will agree we’re having a great time.

(L-R Jack Bamford, Green Zone Facilities, Scott Marshall, Andy Young MJ Mapp, Mark Pollock, Julia Ferrant, Petra Nash, Jake Jugg, Stuart Brittle & Andy Higgins from Medisort and Victoria Allan, Bee Hygiene)

The keynote speaker was Sally Gunnell.  As you’d expect a truly motivational lady with great wisdom on setting and achieving your goals all delivered with style and that winning touch.  However, it was the first speaker that really caught our imagination – Francesca Martinez.  Apart from being ruthlessly funny, she had a message that resonated with us as a business.    Francesca describes herself as ‘wobbly’ but her disability hasn’t hindered her career in the slightest.  Apart from being an award winning comedian, she is a highly vocal commentator, champion for disabled rights and has challenged the government on welfare cuts. Read more

Starbucks – more than a coffee

Since its founding days in the early 1990s, Starbucks has strived to build its brand identity by offering customers a relaxing and enjoyable experience.   From the very beginning, the experiential aspect of the brand has been consistently and effectively implemented in all its stores across the world.  The company has invested significantly in creating a standardised look and feel to its stores, merchandise and food and drinks.  You know exactly what to expect when you visit a Starbucks.  The attention to the smallest of details is one of the key factors in the global success of Starbucks. Read more

Customer Focus – YMCA

What do you think when you hear the initials YMCA?  Is it a cheesy dance tune almost compulsory for weddings and festive party nights or is it a reminder that they are the largest and the oldest charity working with young people in the world.

Liberty have been working very closely with the YMCA in South East England as their washroom services provider for over 5 years now and are extremely excited to learn we will be able to continue that work for another 3 years at least.  Read more

Ravens Bar & Grill Southend

Ravens Bar and Grill choose Liberty

Ravens has been reinvented for the 21st century and Liberty Hygiene are delighted to be part of that.

Ravens of Clifftown Road, a much loved and favoured department store in Southend for over 120 years closed its doors in October 2017. It was another indicator of the changing face of the British High Street. As online consumer habits rise, high streets are becoming destinations for leisure activities. Read more