Ipswich Golf Club moved from its original setting at Rushmere to Purdis Heath in 1926 where a new clubhouse was built in the style of a large house. At the time the club’s members were unsure of a successful outcome for the new club and therefore had the option to return the clubhouse to a domestic dwelling should things not work out. 86 years later Ipswich Golf Club has a 950 strong membership and features in the top 100 Golf Courses in England.
Monthind’s relationship with Ipswich Golf Club began in the year 2000 when the committee decided to engage contract cleaners to look after the cleaning of the club. Tenders were put out and Monthind were successful in securing the first commercial cleaning contract by offering a ‘hands on’ approach, something we are proud to promote in every contract we hold.
This contract is not without its challenges, as the age of the clubhouse building and its interior prove to be challenging at times, but working closely with Neill Ellice, Club General Manager, and his team, we have retained the contract for the last 12 years and developed an excellent relationship with them. Monthind operatives work at the club 7 days a week, 364 days a year cleaning first thing in the morning in preparation for the steady stream of golfers ready to enjoy their round of golf. Our operatives also open up the clubhouse every morning – a measure of the trust Ipswich Golf Club have in our staff and an example of the additional services provided by Monthind. Neill Ellice said “We needed a cleaning company willing to react to changing circumstances and with Monthind we have that.”
At present Monthind clean the entrance ramp, lounge and casual bar, the foyer, ladies and gentlemen’s changing rooms, toilets and showers, first floor offices and committee rooms, basement level corridor and locker room, 2 outside toilets and a remote toilet on the 10th hole accessed by buggy. We also provide consumables, air fresheners and sanitary bins. Additional cleaning is undertaken on an ad hoc basis with Julie Abbott, Contracts Manager on hand for any day to day queries.