Cleaning Express were very saddened to hear the news of Queen Elizabeth II passing yesterday afternoon. Our offices are a lot quieter than normal today, as is the whole of London and the rest of the UK. For many of us, the Queen is the only monarch we have ever known. For the last 70 years, Queen Elizabeth has been the heart of this nation and has held us together through our most trying times.
Today, we would like our cleaners, our head office staff and our customers to remember the Queen, what she represents to this country and the legacy that she leaves behind. Here are our favourite quotes from her. Many of which we’ve installed into the ethos of Cleaning Express throughout the years.
“Everyone is our neighbour, no matter what race, creed, or colour.”
The diversity of London and the United Kingdom as a whole is what makes this country such an exciting and beautiful place to live. Cleaning Express has cleaners and customers from across the world and from every background imaginable, and this is something we celebrate. After the war in Ukraine broke out, we were overwhelmed by thoughts and prayers from our customers as they know that many Cleaning Express employees were directly affected by the conflict, and their families are still being affected. To those customers, we say thank you.
“I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am.”
The Queen’s bold fashion sense over the years made her an icon of the fashion world. Her beautifully bold outfits shone an elegant light on any room she walked into, as did her wonderful smile. As more and more video tributes for the Queen are being released today, we have realised that this boldness wasn’t just confined to her dress sense either. She had an excellent sense of humour that we’re sure we only ever caught glimpses of during public appearances. The Queen was just as bold, bright and beautiful as her outfits, and I think all of us can take something away from that.
“In times of doubt and anxiety, the attitudes people show in their daily lives, in their homes, and in their work, are of supreme importance.”
Mental health is something that millions of us battle with every day, and Cleaning Express is determined to help all of our staff cope with any mental health issues they have. Our cleaners also help our customers, and our customers often help our cleaners with their mental health too. Taking a few minutes to have a chat with someone that isn’t feeling themselves that day can really make a difference, and today, there are going to be many people that aren’t feeling themselves across the UK. So, today, have a conversation, listen, and console someone; it may just make someone’s day a little bit better.
“It’s worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.”
This wonderful quote from the Queen really fits the Cleaning Express ethos perfectly. It is as if she was speaking about how we have operated over the years. We’ve added many different cleaning services to our repertoire over the years to help our customers, and have made small changes to our practises and services to better suit our customer’s needs too. These small changes make big impacts and have greatly improved the service we provide our customers.
“When peace comes, remember it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place.”
As many of our staff have been affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine, we feel this quote from the Queen really embodies the conflict and the sacrifices being made. As well as climate change and many other world-changing events. It is up to us to make the changes that we want to see in this world. As a leading cleaning company in London, we are responsible for making big changes that our cleaners and customers benefit from.
Today is a day of mourning. The longest-reigning monarch in England has passed away. The streets of London are filled with sadness. The usually bustling city is quiet and forlorn. Yet, it is important that we celebrate this incredible woman’s life. A woman that has impacted billions of people’s lives around the world. A Queen that will go down in history as one of the greatest monarchs to ever reign over this amazing country of ours.
So, please remember the Queen today, and have a think about the impact that she has made in your life. And as we mourn in the Cleaning Express office, we’d like to share one final quote from the Queen to celebrate her amazing life and her wonderful sense of humour. She was once asked why she carried her purse with her while she was at home in Buckingham Palace. To which the Queen replied, “this house is very big, you know”.