Following negotiations, Cagney Contract Cleaning has reached an agreement with National Support Services Ltd to merge the two Companies.
Both Companies have similar business philosophies - client focused, delivering high quality cleaning services delivered by professional staff, supporting our cleaning professionals with good supervision & management. The similarity in our philosophies makes this merger a perfect fit for both Companies, our clients and our employees.
This is an exciting time in our Company's evolution, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued hard work and professionalism.
The Year 2017 marks 40 years in business. Here is a little piece from Patrick Cagney about the beginnings of our Company and how we have gone from strength to strength over the last 40 years.
The 3rd October 1977 is the day I decided to start Cagney Contract Cleaning, so this year we are celebrating 40 years in business. I was studying accountancy and thought it was time to try something else. Together with my brother Ailin (of the Ailin Cagney Prize) we started a partnership. I worked at it full time and Ailin helped when he could but continued his job outside the company. We focussed on carpet cleaning in pubs and hotels and did quite well but it was very hard physical work mainly through the night. As a student Garvan helped me and when he left school in 1979 , we agreed Ailin would leave the company and Garvan and I would become partners on an equal basis. In the early days we used a network of friends and family to work with us on a part time basis to help get us established. Martin Maguire and Tony Nugent worked with us even back in those days. Our father was a huge help in getting us going, loaning us his car, guaranteeing loans and even physically working , even though he was retired. Linda joined us in 1990 and with the help of all the hundreds of people who worked with and for us, we have got to where we are today. The company and our reputation is made up of all those thousands of employees over the last 40 years who contributed and helped us in delivering a service we can all be proud of.
We were helped along the way by all those clients , especially in the early days, who took a chance on us. The main lesson we have learnt in the last 40 years is that if you treat people fairly and with respect they will treat you in the same way. We have met so many people along the way, each with their own special contribution, and we want to thank everyone.
The company is still growing and lots of new people have joined us on the journey, bringing new ideas and sustained energy. Our sincerest thanks to everyone .
NISO is the National Irish Safety Organisation.
Greg and his wife Denise collecting this years award for Highly Commended at the NISO Awards. Cagney Contract Cleaning have been a member of NISO since 2005 and have been a successful recipient of the awards every year to date. We would like to thank Greg O’Keeffe (Training Officer) and all our staff for the help in our continuing success in the NISO Awards.