News and Milestones


RCS is formed after Reynolds Industrial Cleaning diversifies away from floor restoration and window cleaning and into a  contract cleaning service. Reynolds Industrial retains its core services.


RCS wins its first major contract and secures contract cleaning services for Mitchels & Butlers PLC, supplying cleaning staff and services to over 45 public houses in the Birmingham/Solihull region.


The company takes on an Environmental policy and with this moves to a ‘green cleaning’ company ethos. We believe the first in Birmingham to do this!


RCS expands once more, this time into void and exit cleaning and holds service contracts with small local landlords and estate agents who provide letting services.


We become procured by Birmingham City Council to provide void and exit cleaning services for its Temporary Accomodation Dept.


We develop the Traffic Light Inspection System (TLIS) in order to provide better quality control systems for our customers. It proves to be a great success, so much so that Hygiene Group purchase the method and ask RCS to act as consultants while they implement TLIS as a training and quality control tool.


Another breakthrough with Birmingham City Council. This time services are procured to supply cleaning staff at various offices, schools and elderly persons residential homes across Birmingham.


We work closely with M&B plc to develop detailed training and  cleaning specification sheets which are to be used in Ember Inns.


March: Secured a  contract with Trident Housing Association to provide specialist cleaning services to over 300 properties across Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

August: Grit blasting and Soda Blasting systems purchased moving RCS into the ‘abrasive Blast Cleaning’ sector.

October: First big abrasive contract. Fire damage clean up for an insurance company (using soda blasting technology)

Dec: Trained and hired a dry ice blasting machine to complete a factory clean down. 


Feb: Utilised dry ice blasting on 2 more projects to clean in-situ machinery.

April: 2 new crews are trained in dry ice blasting. Massive call for the work.

August: Purchased a large compressor to use for dry ice blasting (and save costs on hire)

Nov: Grit blasting contract secured to blast paint from a railway bridge in Swindon (Network Rail). 4 weeks of non stop blasting.


Feb: Work started to set up a Zero Waste Policy into all RCS’ operations.

March- July: Dry ice blasting contracts are now catering for 35% of the business.

October: Won short term contract for Johnsons Controls to blast clean foam moulds at a Birmingham production site.


March: Our Zero Waste Policy is rolled out to all employees. We have constructed a Zero Waste target sheet for internal audit purposes, this will be available to read next year but so far we believe we are hitting 90% of target!

June: Dry Ice Blasting equipment now purchased rather than hired. RCS can now cut costs considerably to the end user.

October: New trading name for our dry ice operations – Optimum Dry Ice Blasting. We feel that dry ice blasting is such a niche sector that the service needs a brand of its own ( )

December: Talks underway with a software development company to produce ‘in-house’ training programmes for staff smartphones. The idea being that every area of cleaning, COSHH and dilution control can be accessed even without a mobile phone signal.

December: Processes underway to start up a waste management department. The aim is to offer customers one all round service. A waste carriers license application has been submitted and training starts Jan 14th 2013.


January: Half way through gaining both ISO 9001 and 14001.  9001 gained by March/April and 14001 by the summer. 

February: Zero Waste Policy is now fully implemented into all aspects of our services. Audit reports to follow. 

May: Doff super heated stone cleaning systems purchased due to surge in requests for heritage cleaning.

July: 4 week contract acquired to clean building facade in Birmingham.

August: ISO9001:2008 certification now complete. Well done all involved.


January: Rapid expansion across the whole group (Reynolds RCS LLP and Optimum Dry Ice Blasting) generates 3 new full time positions.

March: Grit blasting operations expand to UK wide due to demand. Contract to remove lead paint from a disused Plymouth shopping centre won.

May: Blast ‘n’ Vac abrasive dustless system purchased to add to our ever growing armoury of industrial cleaning and surface preparation machinery. RCS and Optimum now have the ability to tackle almost every aspect of surface removal and cleaning.

August: 20 YEARS IN BUSINESS!!! RCS celebrates 20 years of being in business this month. The knowledge and profile of the company has changed a lot in the last 2 decades! Heres to the next 20 years!!

November: Plans under way to expand into producing dry ice. This being integral to the continuing success of Reynolds RCS LLP. The dry ice blasting sector (including sister company – Optimum Dry Ice Blasting) has become a major component of the company and looks to supersede sales of all other processes.


January: First week in January and we have already booked in over 2000 hours of work! Things are looking good for 2015.