ISS has supported the reopening of Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal by providing cleaning and staffing services.
The service provider has deep-cleaned the terminal, recruited and trained new employees, procured more than 200 sanitiser stations, repaired or replaced all dormant machines, and re-engaged specialist hygiene and scent suppliers. It has provided cleaning, portering and property services to Gatwick Airport for the last seven years.
Now, ISS is also running a recruitment campaign to provide the local community with career opportunities at the site.
Pete Coombes, senior passenger operations manager at Gatwick Airport, said: “Reopening the South Terminal is a major step in the recovery of both Gatwick and the wider aviation industry following nearly two years of huge reductions in air traffic and travel due to the pandemic.
“The ISS team have put in a herculean effort to bring the terminal up to a standard expected by the public, staff and stakeholders. I’m delighted with the way the ISS team have risen to the challenge with their usual positive attitude, even when the demand and timescales have been ever changing. The adaptability of the team has made a huge difference and we’re looking forward to the busy summer ahead.”
Keith Middleton, managing director – infrastructure, ISS UK & Ireland, said: “The remobilisation of Gatwick’s South Terminal is a credit to the incredible effort made by our fantastic ISS team on site. They have put safety and high standards at the forefront of the remobilisation efforts, making sure that the terminal is safe and operational for airport staff, airline staff, passengers and the wider local community. This is a wonderful example of how ISS placemakers are supporting the world’s reopening after the coronavirus pandemic.”
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