• CSSA

Women in the Cleaning Industry

We are passionate about achieving gender equality in the workplace and hope to inspire others to do the same. It important for women in male-dominated work environments to assert themselves, and highlight the accomplishments of women leaders in the company both internally and publicly. The more the organization applauds women’s achievements, the more women in the organization will believe they are supported and have legitimate opportunity to advance.

To further raise the profile of our women's group we have an Interview with Jangro's CEO Jo Gilliard, a member of CSSA.

Interview Jo Gilliard – CEO The Jangro Group

  1. What was your first job and how old were you?

I started delivering morning papers at 12, I was up and out for 7am, seven days a week and loved it. My Father gave me pocket money but for me it wasn’t enough, and I liked the independence of having my own money and deciding how I wanted to spend it. My first full time job started 28th May 1984 and I was 16 years old, I started as Office Junior at Charles Turner’s & Company (Paper Manufacturers) and that was my introduction into the Cleaning and Hygiene industry.

  1. When did you get your first promotion and what was it?

Charles Turner’s were very good to me and over the first two years I trained in all departments, covering Order Processing, Logistics, Export and Finance however I really found my calling when I was transferred to the Customer Service