Can James Raven, MD of Essential, become Ironman in 5 months, despite not being able to swim?

It all happens on 17th August in Sweden (2.4 Mile Swim, 112 mile Bike and 26.2 mile Run within 16 hours).
Most importantly raising money and awareness for the charity Young Minds.

Keeping your washrooms running smoothly all of the time. Giving you peace of mind.

Washroom Services for London & the Home Counties


About Us

A family run business with over 20 years of experience helping small private companies to medium size corporates and large blue chip businesses with their washroom services. Also a strong presence in the Education sector including Schools, Colleges and Universities . Caring for you and caring for the environment.

Why choose us?

Safecontractor approved

Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors

At a time that suits you

Where possible each visit will be at a time that suits you and documented, via a check sheet system. A personal service with one account manager looking after your needs (no call centre).

Free installation

We offer free product delivery and installation by one of our qualified technicians.

No hidden charges

All waste transfer and duty of care costs included in the price we quote.

First Class Support

A dedicated account manager backed up by free emergency support and call out.


Environmentally Friendly

Just like you we, we do our best to make sure everything we do is as clean and energy efficient as possible.

We strive to be a low carbon, resource and energy efficient business and are regularly reviewing our processes in line with new catalysing innovation.

We've invested in new electric vans for example.

Our Services

The latest equipment delivered and installed

We pride ourselves on using quality products that are both good for your users and for the environment.

Feminine Hygiene
Feminine Hygiene

We use market leading units which are aesthetically pleasing and robust
Feminine Hygiene >>

Air Fresheners
Air Fresheners

Programmable air fresheners deodorising your washroom in a choice of fragrances
Air Fresheners >>

Air Sterile
Air Sterile

Our Air Sterile units kill 99.9% of airborne germs in less than 10 minutes
Air Sterile >>

Hand Dryers
Hand Dryers

Ultra fast dryers capable of hand drying times around 10 secs
Hand Dryers >>

Lift & Lay Mat Services
Lift & Lay Mat Services

Standard, Functional and Logo mats to welcome your clients
Lift & Lay Mat Services >>

Other services
Other services

View our services menu for details of all the Essential Services we can provide.


Don't take our word for it

Julie, Property Support Services

"PSS selected Essential Services as our preferred Washroom Service provider some 10 years ago. During this time Essential have proven themselves to be a sustainable, innovative, caring, and flexible supplier. They really offer a reliable, first-class service."

Louise, University of Essex

"We have been using Essential Services for many years and after a recently going out to tender for these services, we have evaluated they are still the best choice for price, quality, and reducing carbon emissions for these services."

George, Environmental Support Services (ESS)

"We have used Essential Services for many years, what we like is there friendly and prompt response. We used to be with one of the larger Nationals who constantly let us down on service, this is no longer an issue. Great Management and Service!"

Ann, St Gregorys School Harrow

"In my opinion, Essential Services have been outstanding in every regard. Very pleased with the service received."

Ruslan, Owl Cleaning

"I have known James Raven and used his company for many years, highly recommend them as a great supplier of washroom Services"

Maria, Marben & Co

"Essential have been providing us with feminine hygiene services for the last couple of years. In that time we have found that nothing is too much trouble and their prompt assistance when dealing with emergencies is reassuring. They are efficient, professional but personable. We would highly recommend Essential to any other business"

Head Office

Unit 15 Lombard Business Park
8 Lombard Road, 
London, SW19 3TZ


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