“The children and staff are so very lucky to have an exceptional outstanding team that delivers high quality, scrumptious, delicious meals everyday at Dersingham.”
Testimonial from Lando Du Plooy – Headteacher – Dersingham Primary School
“I just want to thank all at Juniper for facilitating the food parcels together we are making a tangible difference to families who may be on their knees – you should all be congratulated by the borough – hats off to you”
Testimonial from Matt Hipperson – Headteacher – St Luke’s CEVA Primary School
“The workshops were perfect for the age groups and they enjoyed your informative assemblies too.
I really appreciate all the effort you put in – we will be in touch next year to book you again!”
Testimonial from Rebecca Ellis – PE & Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator – Ellen Wilkinson Primary School
“I am sending you this email in acknowledgment of the wonderful job our Head of Kitchen does here at Curwen Primary school. The options that are available to our children and staff are excellent and the meals range from freshly baked bread, to cakes made from scratch giving us a real home-cooked feel. The portion sizes are generous so you never go hungry now.
Lisa is always willing to contribute to school events and for our summer fair in July, she cooked burgers to sell to the parents – this was a first and it was a very popular stall helping us raise important funds for school. She is also now providing school with hot cooked meals on INSET saving us from dried out sandwiches! In September when we came back to work, all the staff had the chance to have a cooked meal which allowed us the perfect opportunity to mingle and share what we did over the holidays.
These are just a few things that I have mentioned and I am sure there are many more but I just wanted you to know about the wonderful work she does. She is a true asset to your company and is now a valuable member of Curwen. I truly feel her hard work, passion and commitment should be highly commended.”
Testimonial from Mandy Sandhu, Assistant Headteacher, Curwen Primary School
“I just wanted to thank you for today’s arrangements, it was a real success, the kitchen staff were brilliant.
Everyone really enjoyed the breakfast and cupcakes.”
Testimonial from Raheema Patel – Lead School Business Manager – Learning in Harmony Trust
“Peter and his staff always go above and beyond what is expected of them, they are always accommodating even at short notice. Their relationships to staff , visitors and particularly the students is exemplary. They are always happy in their work which is reflected in the welcoming atmosphere of the dining hall.
The students like the food which is always presented to a very high standard. In the words of one year 9 student “school dinners are better than my Mum’s dinners” which I think is praise indeed.”
Testimonial from Rokeby Secondary School
“The quality of food offered to our children and Staff is of a high standard and is well presented. We have strong working relationships with the team within school and management allowing for flexibility when needed – ensuring we meet the needs of all our stakeholders.”
Testimonial from Kelly Ager – School Business Manager – Thamesview Infants
“I just have to write to you today to commend Razia for her work ethic and diligence.
Our school is always cleaned so well and that is all thanks to Razia and her teams work. We definitely have the cleanest school in the land.
Thank you for providing such a high level of cleaning services. Razia is simply the best.”
Testimonial from Yolanda Musinguzi – Deputy Headteacher – Altmore and Lathom Schools’ Federation
“I wanted to let you know that I’ve had very positive feedback from my staff about the quality of the cleaning already. I know it’s been a difficult work environment over the summer but your team have definitely risen to the challenge -thank you!”
Testimonial from Nicola Hayden – Co-Headteacher – Oliver Thomas Nursery School and Childrens Centre
“A quick email to say a HUGE ‘thank you and well done’ for all the work that has happened in North Beckton over the summer ( . … and in some cases, for many weeks before!) Having come back into work today, the building/classrooms/re-build/hall etc all look so welcoming and ‘new’; it definitely feels like an inviting and warm building for the staff and children to be coming back to.”
Testimonial from – Alison Helm – Headteacher – North Beckton Primary School
“Our school is always cleaned so well and that is thanks to the Juniper team and their work ethic and diligence. We definitely have the cleanest school in the land.
Thank you for providing such a high level cleaning service. Our cleaner in Charge is simply the best!”
Testimonial from Yolanda Musinguzi, Deputy Headteacher, Altmore & Lathom Schools’ Federation
“Following a comprehensive tender process, Juniper Ventures were awarded the contract after scoring highest on our balanced weighting of price and technical capabilities. Since the start of the contract, we have been very impressed by their rapid improvements to the cleanliness of our schools. The management team at Juniper impressed us with their hands-on commitment during the implementation and we would be very happy to recommend Juniper as a cleaning provider to other schools”
Testimonial from Nathan Stone, Head of Procurement, The Paradigm Trust
“I would like to thank all of our superb cleaners for an exceptional job over the summer. Our dedicated cleaners worked tirelessly to ensure the school was ready for the beginning of the academic year.
We all admired and appreciated their commitment into preparing the school premises.
Their efforts throughout the year are much appreciated and their extra attention to detail ensures our building is always clean.”
Testimonial from Shahed Ahmed – Executive Head – Elmhurst Primary School
“Keshar and her team are by a country mile, the most professional, meticulous and cheerful cleaning team I have encountered in my long Newham career. She and her staff take a real pride in their work- and it shows! Exceptional performance such as this is rare in this sector!
Any visitor to Langdon will be impressed by the standard of cleanliness throughout the buildings. Despite the impact of over 2000 students each day, the building gleams afresh each morning. In every cleaning inspection carried out by the local monitoring team, the quality of Keshar’s and her team’s work has been applauded.
I will have worked in Newham schools for 37 years by the end of this term, and in all of that time I have never worked in a school where the cleaning can match the Langdon standard.”
Testimonial from Peter Whittle – Headteacher – Langdon Academy
Health and Safety Covid Secure Testimonials
“I am writing this email to offer a plaudit to the cleaners that we have working at the library since we returned to the building after the lockdown.
All cleaners, have done an amazing job in keeping the building clean and Covid secure. They have cleaned areas of the building they may not necessarily be part of their daily cleaning regime to ensure that both the staff and public are safe.”
Testimonial from Annita Campbell – Community Neighbourhood Operations Co-ordinator – Community Neighbourhood Team – Manor Park
“Juniper ensures they supply a high quality service, they ensure their Cleaners in charge are fully aware of their responsibilities towards the site and its staff, pupils and visitors, during term time and school holidays to carry out an efficient service. The cleaning staff have built good relationships with school staff that enables good communication and they are able to resolve issues quickly and effectively. The area managers are supportive and have been amazing during the Covid-19 pandemic to deal with our ever changing needs.”
Testimonial from Raheema Patel – Business and Infrastructure Lead Officer – Learning in Harmony Trust
Health and Safety Testimonials
“Thank you so much for your prompt support and clear recommendations with regard a wide variety of health and safety questions. We are always impressed with the good knowledge and thorough advice provided by Stuart.
The COVID-19 risk assessments you provided for personalisation, ensured that both nurseries met the necessary requirements to enable us to provide the safer at environment possible for both pupils and staff.”
Testimonial from Lynn Cottle – Executive Head Teacher – Alice Model Nursery and Columbia Market Nursery
“Stuart has a wealth of information at his fingertips gathered from many years working at the local Authority. Whenever we have needed advice, we find that Stuart responds promptly, always on the same day and usually within a few hours. He is readily contactable by phone if immediate advice is needed.
The advice is always just perfect and easy to implement in school. We would unreservedly recommend his services, they are just perfect.”
Testimonial from Sian – Headteacher – Blue Gate Fields Junior School
“We joined Juniper in January 2021. I have been impressed with the speed of answers to questions, the thoroughness of visits and the depth of knowledge available. All questions and queries have been fully explained and there has been a follow-up to check in with information or advice that has been given. I would not hesitate to recommend to other schools.”
Testimonial from Rebekah Greenslade – Acting Headteacher – Canon Barnett School
“Here at John Scurr we have been really impressed by what Juniper have to offer through their Health and Safety consultancy offer for schools. Having worked with Stuart McGregor for many years as a LB Tower Hamlets school it is now completely re-assuring to be able to reach out to him with issues, queries or requests, be they large or small, knowing that he already has an extensive knowledge of our context and building.
Over the past two terms it has been necessary to regularly check in with him for the latest COVID related advice and he has responded promptly with clear guidance. This, alongside the extensive corporate Risk Assessments, regularly updated to reflect the latest Government advice/requirements, has meant that schools have clarity moving forward. Away from COVID, we look forward to our ongoing Health and Safety partnership, whether it be Fire, Water, Asbestos or more general ‘safety’, backed up with a thorough audit to pinpoint the next action plan.”
Testimonial from Maria Lewington – Headteacher – John Scurr Primary School
“Lawdale School has worked with Stuart Mcgregor over many years and has found him to be highly experienced and knowledgeable in all things Health and Safety. He has a great understanding of how schools operate and provides relevant support, advice and guidance. He is always at hand to provide support and responds to emails and phone calls within a timely manner. We would definitely recommend his services.”
Testimonial from Sheniz Delfgou – Consultant – Lawdale School
“We moved to Juniper Ventures in April 2021. We’ve worked with Stuart McGregor at our Local Authority for a number of years and always found him to be incredibly knowledgeable, approachable and supportive with a very balanced view of what it’s actually like to operate in an educational environment. So far, we have definitely made the right decision and we’re looking forward to many years of continued excellent service.”
Testimonial from Jackie Frost – School Business Manager – Morpeth School
“We are using Juniper Ventures and the service they are delivering is outstanding. We are receiving prompt and accurate advice and guidance on, amongst other things, our COVID-19 queries and risk assessment. This is vital during these times. We have also, on request, received immediate on-site visits from Stuart to scrutinize the efficacy of the Health & Safety measures we have implemented at OLSJ.”
Testimonial from Patrick Devereux – Headteacher – Our Lady & St Joseph Catholic Primary School
“We are so grateful for the excellent support of Stuart and the team at Juniper. These are particularly challenging times to be leading a school but Stuart supports us by proactively providing me with updates to ensure we are fully compliant. He will also respond to requests and questions quickly so that we are able to ensure our school is safe: from health and safety audits to fire risk assessments and much more.”
Testimonial from Becky Dolamore – Headteacher – Rachel Keeling Nursery School
“I have been lucky enough to work with Stuart for many years, he is always our first port of call on any H&S queries, as well as carrying out H&S audits and fire risk assessments. When we learned Stuart had moved to Juniper, we didn’t hesitate transfer our supplier to Juniper. Stuart is friendly and approachable, explains things clearly and concisely. Stuart has delivered training to our staff and the feedback we received is always very positive.”
Testimonial from David Haroon – Premises Manager – Stephen Hawking School
“We have recently moved our SLA services for both H&S and FRA over to Juniper Ventures. Stuart, who has been our guiding officer for many years when working for LBTH recently visited us, providing the answers that we needed with ref to a fire risk query that we had here at Swanlea School.
We have already diarised a date for both our H&S and FRA audits to be carried out, later in the year. We have found Juniper Ventures to be quick to respond, organised and informative.”
Testimonial from Sam – School Business Manager – Swanlea School
“Stuart has many years of health and safety experience and I have always found his advice to be excellent no matter what or how bizarre the issue is. When Stuart moved to Juniper and there was the opportunity to sign up for his services it was a no brainer for me and the headteacher. He now offers a service dedicated to schools and we continue to have the same excellent advice and support.”
Testimonial from Cheryl Wason – School Business Manager – Thomas Buxton School
“I have worked with Stuart McGregor for over 15 years in his capacity as Team Leader, Corporate Health & Safety for The London Borough of Tower Hamlets, as a colleague on the Health & Safety Committee of Tower Hamlets and now in his capacity as Head of Health & Safety for Juniper Ventures. What has been brilliant about the service that Stuart has provided has been his quick and supportive response to any queries and his comprehensive knowledge of health & safety. He provides very detailed documentation to cover any event. Stuart has always been willing to do a site visit or discuss over the phone if time or circumstances do not allow for this. Equally, he returns emails swiftly. I am happy to recommend his service.”
Testimonial from Susan Ward – CEO – The Tower Trust
“I just want to say a massive thank you for all your support with our Xmas lunch yesterday.
We had 59 older people attend, 9 more than were strictly catered for, but luckily our lovely Juniper colleagues had brought a bit extra!
Your help and support really did enhance the whole event, and I hope those of you who attended enjoyed it? Am fairly sure from the empty plates, singing, laughing, dancing, and feedback that the residents had a whale of a time.”
Testimonial from Lisa Taylor – Community Neighbourhood Manager – Beckton and Royal Docks