Cleaning at Edsential

Our mission is to deliver clean, safe and improved environments for young people in education, employees within the work place and vulnerable groups within care environments.

  • We offer ‘whole of service’ on cleaning, ‘advisory’ and ‘pay as you go’ to schools, universities, adult care, children centres, leisure and commercial buildings.
  • Productivity and standards balanced with affordability drive change. Cleaning frequencies, new methodologies, mechanical investment, team cleaning, consolidated longer shifts, with a whole approach to good housekeeping positively influence time, cost and efficiency.
  • Agreeing how your environment will be kept safe and clean is personal to your building. Our mission is to deliver your best local solution.

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Our Team

Andrew Allmark


Facilities Manager

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I have a wealth of experience in managing soft services within Private healthcare, Universities and in manufacturing environments.

I previously worked as a Soft-Services manager with Sodexo, reducing operating costs by introducing a lean management approach and raised the profile of health and safety.

I have gained healthcare experience through Nuffield Health and BMI healthcare at a number of private hospitals and represented a number operations managers at a corporate level.

At Nuffield, I achieved Benchmarking Award for the way I controlled the costs, and was also responsible for leading the investors in people process at Chester Nuffield hospital and coordinated the care-quality commission audits.

Aaron Price


Assistant Facilities Manager

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I have a wealth of over 20yrs experience of working within some major local companies such as Trinity Mirror, BNFL, and the waste disposal section for what was Cheshire County Council.

My last role involved managing property repairs for Admiral Taverns on over 900 public houses, and making sure that all relevant insurances were in place.

Having helped make Admiral pub company of the year I decided that it was the right time for a change, and hopefully with the help of the team around me, and all our staff out in the school, we can make Edsential just as successful.

Pat Bate


Team Leader

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I have a wealth of experience in Team Leading in the Cleaning and Catering Industry as a result of having worked in schools for over 25 years.

I have an empowering staff approach and understand that the staff are Edsential’s greatest asset.

Carole Peach


Team Leader

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I have been employed by the council for 24 years and have always been involved in cleaning and catering for schools. Consequently, I have a vast array of experience and understand the needs a schools requires with regards to cleaning – vital to my role as a team leader.

I have been able to implement different working procedures and demonstrate these to staff to facilitate how they go about their roles.

"Edsential have been working to support our services and improve the quality of their provision. I am please to say that we have seen an improvement"

Mr. Haywood, Vivo Care Choices Ltd.











“Thank you for everything you do on a daily basis to ensure that our learning environment is of the highest standard”

Headteacher, University of Chester Academy (Northwich)


I have been delighted with your friendly, efficient service and hope to continue our relationship for a long time to come.The team have demonstrated their commitment to this service and offer a high level professional standards including excellent punctuality and timekeeping , and of course being flexible with our schools priorities and needs. The SLA takes the pressure away from our school as there is no need worry about any cover required for absence , Edsential cover all the training, the ordering of materials (including uniforms) and all the equipment is provided. I would definitely recommend this service.

Hayfield School, Chester

As we are without a caretaker…The office staff asked Mark (Edsential Cleaner) if he could do the toilets as he was absent. Mark worked like a trojan! The toilets are the cleanest I have seen them and all re stocked with tissues etc. Not only that, but he got round and did all the classrooms as well. I have been coming in early to do the bins and hoover mobiles and corridors etc so it was a pleasant “ surprise this morning. Another member of staff going above and beyond

Headteacher Farndon Primary


I would like to thank you for working with us during the transition of Children’s Centre services to the commissioned integrated 0-19yrs ‘Starting Well Service’. The Council has experienced a period of transformational change during the past 18 – 24 months and this impacts upon other Providers that deliver from our Children’s Centres. It has been a really positive experience to collaborate with you and your team during this process, and throughout this – the service delivered has been maintained to a good standard. Many thanks again for your continued support and commitment to deliver high quality services on behalf of the Council.

Siobahn Simcock, Cheshire West and Chester Council

I would like to thank Andrew Allmark, Facilities Manager, and his on-site team for their response in dealing with the issues that Christleton High School had with Edsential, in respect of the cleaning standards on site, prior to his appointment.

Andrew has continually responded in a timely and professional manner and the local team are always willing to work with the school to resolve any issues as and when they arise.

The way in which a company responds to issues is a real measure of their levels of customer focus and therefore, on the basis of my recent experiences, I am happy to recommend Andrew and the cleaning service.

Nigel Follos, Academy Trust Business Director – Christleton Learning Trust


I just wanted to let you that the support that you (Andrew) and Carol have given me has been absolutely fantastic.  Not only have you covered our cleaning but also with the addition of the Covid outbreak.  I can’t even imagine the extra stress and work that this would have caused you. You have both been amazing and Peter just fitted in so easy.

Jan Williams, School Bursar, Tushingham Primary School

The current staff you have at our school are amazing. Derek, Tyrone and Diane are so efficient and so friendly. The school looks amazing.

Hartford Primary School

Our cleaning service takes great pride in ensuring that we can gather honest helpful feedback from our customers.

In the Summer of 2018, we ran a study about our level of service with a number of the schools that we work with. The result of this survey can be viewed below:

Our Service

What we offer:

  • Bespoke solutions to ensure your building environment is maintained to the standard you specify
  • Designated specialist area Team Leader as a one point of contact
  • Cover provided for sickness absence and vacancies
  • Online quality performance monitoring to check standards and satisfaction levels
  • Measurement of building premises and support management of planned change and redesign
  • Productivity monitoring M2 cleaned per hour with industry comparison to help you make good decisions on frequency and cleaning standards
  • Regular Client meetings to discuss performance, improvement areas, change to plan for and additional cleaning
  • Facilities Management Solutions – working in partnership with preferred supplier West Cheshire Facilities Management
  • Ezi-tracker electronic staff monitoring to help manage remote workers
  • Cleaning equipment to improve efficiency and standards
  • Qualified & well trained workforce with a positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • Compliance with legislative requirements on Health & Safety & Hygiene
  • Specialist risk assessment to determine cleaning frequency and recommended cleaning products
  • Support and advice with hands on assistance to help you manage emergencies
  • Monitoring to control costs, drive performance & deliver quality
  • Stakeholder engagement to determine satisfaction levels and measure success

Benefits to you:

  • Delivering clean, safe and improved environments for young people in education, employees within the work place and vulnerable groups within care environments
  • Managing your cleaning needs allows you to fully concentrate on delivering your service
  • Clean environments support successful learning and encourages positive behaviour
  • Positive environments improve  self-worth and ‘feeling valued’
  • Performance monitoring on, as examples; finance (affordability), productivity (efficiency), health & safety and hygiene (compliance) helps all of us to understand where we are, how we compare and our opportunity to continuously improve
  • We manage the difficulties involved with dealing with staff on your behalf.