Millards is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2019!

2019 is our 100th Anniversary year since forming in 1919

2019 is Millards’ centenary year, celebrating one hundred years since the company was formed by Major Millard returning from the end of the first World war…an impressive achievement indeed that few companies can boast!

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the lost generation of the old ‘shiners’ of window cleaners at Millards

As Millards Cleaning Services Ltd was originally set up By Captain Millard in 1919 to provide employment for soldiers returning from WW1, the first cleaners employed were brave hardy young Cockneys called Shiners,with their amusing cockney slang, with interesting characters who worked very hard, and remained loyal to Millards for over 40 years! 

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Window cleaning cutting edge technology?

In Feb 2018, a window cleaner in Newcastle was spotted and snapped sitting on a ledge 50 ft up a building with NO safety harness!! How shocking and dangerous…was he trying to prove something or tell us this was the new cutting edge technology to clean windows?!!!  Well, someone snapped a picture of him sitting high up 50 ft on this window ledge

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Window cleaner faces jail for not returning money bequeathed to him

An interesting story emerged about a window cleaner in August last year. The now retired window cleaner, Albert Pearce, inherited £300,000 cash and the house of a 98 years old customer of his, Julie Spalding, who left it all to him in her changed will after she fell out with her nephew, with Albert looking after her in her final years.

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How a window cleaner saved a Banksy mural in Hull!

Window cleaners often face a difficult job to do in the first place, risking life and limb to do their job cleaning windows in awkward and risky heights…and therefore form a band of brave and conscientious workers in our society which certainly should be applauded!

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Health & Safety for window cleaners

Gone are the days when window cleaners could just rely on ropes and ladders for safety. These days H&S laws are so stringent with good reason as they use cherry pickers and water poles etc.

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Window cleaning link to the BBC

Indeed, not everyone may remember this, but there was a time in the early days of Television at the beginning of the twentieth century,when history was made with the first television shows being broadcast in our living rooms directly from the BBC, which was operated from a now iconic building standing on the highest hill in London, Alexandra Palace. Many famous shows and personalities including celebrities like David and Richard Attenborough started out at the BBC and so justifiably the site became famous.

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The Manchester Cleaning Show 2016

If you are a stakeholder in the window cleaning industry, then look no further than “The Manchester Cleaning Show 2016”. The annual conference is set to take place at Event City, and can be attended on the 6th and 7th April.

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Window cleaning in Churches

Churches are a specialised sector and therefore require unique types of window cleaning services. Some need the stained glass windows cleaned, as well as large areas of skylight and panes of glass and other unusual old period glass features.

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Millards of London wins a sizeable window cleaning contract with Rendall and Rittner

Millards of London have been awarded a significant cradle method window cleaning contract in Paddington, London as part of the Supply Cross River 2 (SXR2) programme. 

Developing Supply Chains in Central London

The Supply Cross River 2 (SXR2) project finished in March 2015. This project has been a huge success, with a number of targets being overachieved.

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