Our experienced professionals deliver
high-quality services for the industrial sector
More than just the geographical centre point of England, the Midlands is at the heart of UK manufacturing.
Through world-leading companies like Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Tarmac, Bombardier and Toyota UK, as well as a bustling network of small-to-mid-sized manufacturers, the region accounts for around a fifth of all UK manufacturing output.
Manufacturing in the Midlands, both East and West, is vital to the UK economy, too. Around 22% of all UK exports come from towns and cities like Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Leicester and Derby – most of which are manufactured goods. The sector also employs a fifth of the UK manufacturing workforce and generates £36 billion per year.
‘Made in the Midlands’
The UK is the 9th largest manufacturing nation in the world, and the Midlands is its workshop.
As well as the automotive products it has long been known for – everything from consumer cars and black cabs to tanks and plant machinery – the region is home to businesses of all sizes producing food & drink, cookware, carpets, clothing, furniture, tools and technology.
The Midlands played an important part in the UK’s battle against Covid-19, too, with Keele University being only one of two British sites to manufacture the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Keeping the sector running smoothly
The Midlands is an industrial and engineering powerhouse, and for it to stay that way the region’s manufacturing facilities must be kept clean and its workers safe.
Cleanliness has always been of huge importance to the sector, which has little margin for downtime caused by inefficient machinery, failed health & safety inspections and worker accidents – but with Covid-19 still an unavoidable part of UK life, the need for effective cleaning strategies is bigger now than it has ever been.
ONS data shows that British manufacturing output fell 4.2% between February 2020 and February 2021, driven by a mix of pandemic-forced factory closures and lower demand from restricted consumers. And while the sector continues to recover well, it’s crucial that infections are kept under control in high-footfall workspaces such as manufacturing plants.
And to achieve that for your own business, you’ll need an experienced, reliable cleaning partner.
How to choose your next cleaning partner…
Beyond the obvious factors like services provided, cost and geographical reach, it’s worth considering the following when looking for your next cleaning partner:
- Signs of success – Your new cleaning partner should have proven itself in your industry, so look for testimonials from real organisations like yours and case studies focusing on services you’re considering.
- Company culture – Great cleaning services rely on more than specialist tools and products; a company that values its people and the environment is sure to carry out its work with care and professionalism.
- A true partner – The best cleaning companies work with you to achieve the best possible results. Find one that will go the extra mile to meet your organisation’s needs, however niche or specific. Fidelis is proud to fit all these criteria, providing a wide range of industrial cleaning services for manufacturers in the Midlands and right across England and Wales, including but not limited to:
We’re here to answer your questions – get in touch today to learn more about how we can help your business.
A happy client
Why Use Fidelis?
Here at Fidelis, our team is passionate and dedicated to providing world-class service to our customers. We live by our philosophy to be honest, reliable and loyal in every aspect of our business. The difference is us!
Valuing our Customers
We value every customer at Fidelis. From bespoke solutions to our continued support throughout every stage of the process, you can be sure you're in safe hands with us.
Valuing our Team
Without our people, we would be nothing. We pay our operatives higher than the national minimum wage as well as provide training and development schemes.
We are honest, reliable and loyal in everything we do. You can be sure that we will maintain a great standard of communication regarding all work undertaken.
We pride ourselves on our high standards. At Fidelis, we ensure that all work undertaken by us is to the highest standard, and refuse to leave any premises less than spotless.
Large Midlands University
We can see a real improvement with the cleaning since Fidelis took over and it is starting to get to where we would expect it to be now so thank you. Whenever we have reactive...
Facilities Operations Manager & Assistant Director, Large Midlands University
For me, the cleanliness and appearance of the building is paramount. We have set the standards together and built a close working relationship which is paramount for me. The involvement of residents to understand their...
Chris Hill, Village Manager
Ludlow Church of England School
Alongside Ian and the team, we reviewed plans in the current climate to amend our cleaning requirements across the site and design a solution to ensure all rooms and spaces are cleaned thoroughly. This has...
Rowena Morris, Business Manager, Ludlow C of E School
Peak Education, Cannock
The staff we have onsite are always professional and courteous to what is going on around them. The standard of work is high and nothing is overlooked. The main benefit for me is the monthly...
Craig Potter, General Manager, Peak Education
“We have seen a significant improved level of service since February 2019. One particular area that we have been impressed with is the quality of communication between ourselves and the Fidelis team - any of...
, Centre Manager, Pure Offices
Manufacturing & Industrial
Working with the team at Sertec across their sites in the Midlands, we have established and implemented a series of measures and procedures to ensure each site meets the high quality standards required.
“We had previously experienced quite a high turnover of cleaning contractors, looking for a new provider each time the contract was due for renewal. There was a lack of consistency and we were in search...
Group Contracts Buyer, Sertec
ExtraCare Pannel Croft
Working with Fidelis assures ExtraCare that the standard of cleaning is of the highest quality, supported by the correct processes and procedures as well as documentation to meet the requirements to gain the highest grade possible.
"The housekeeping team at Fidelis are first class and the levels of professional customer care are outstanding. Fidelis team members have been commended for their interaction with our residents, which is a great compliment to...
Manager, Extra Care Village
Manufacturing & Industrial
International Automotive Components (IAC) supply automotive and commercial vehicle interiors, providing products for more than 300 companies across the globe.
After a short tender process earlier this year we changed our cleaning, washroom and consumables supplier after being disappointed with the poor level of service received from various past contractors.
Commodity Buyer, IAC Group
Jardine Motors Group
Retail & Showrooms
We provide daily housekeeping, pest control, washroom services, workshop daily cleaning and grounds maintenance as well as carrying out building and maintenance work to ensure Jardine's showrooms are kept to a spotless standard.
Fidelis have been working on our Birmingham since 2014, and have carried out a number of tasks for us - all to a very high standard. I have been particularly impressed by Fidelis’s work ethic,...
Roger Dawkins, Group Facilities Manager