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Business For Sale. Professional Commercial Contract Cleaning Company

LISTING DETAILS
Firms For Sale ID:
34924
Vendor reference:
GC122
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BUSINESS DETAILS
Location:
Primary sector:
Asking price:
£399,000  
Turnover / revenue:
£833,000
Net profit / cashflow:
Undisclosed
Trading hours:
Standard office hours The business offers a 24/7 hour call out service to clients if so required.
Number of employees:
88
Employees / staffing:
The current owner has built an excellent staff structure and invested in IT operating systems that means the vendor is NOT required to work in the business on a day to day basis. Key staff include: 1 FT Operations Manager 1 FT Office/Administration Manager 1 PT Assistant Manager The business also employs a pool of some 85 cleaning operatives who get paid on an hourly basis. Staff are CRB checked and are fully conversant with the companys own internal policies.

OTHER DETAILS
Reason for selling:
The vendor has other non conflicting interests they wish to pursue and develop.
Support and training:
The vendor is happy to provide a comprehensive handover to ensure a smooth seamless transition of ownership. It is envisaged this should be a relatively simple process as the business, for all intents and purposes, is run under management.
Business is relocatable:
No
Business is web-based:
No
Business is home-based:
No
PROPERTY DETAILS
Lease terms:
The business operates from ideal premises within a multi occupancy serviced office on a well known business park. The premises are rented (short term rental). Current rent and office expenses is circa GBP 14,000 per annum.
 
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BUSINESS DESCRIPTION
Professional Commercial Contract Cleaning Company
Ref. GC122
Location : Cheshire/North Wales
Asking Price : GBP 399,000
This very successful commercial contract cleaning company has enjoyed impressive growth and profitability since inception and currently generates sales circa GBP 833,000 per annum. This trend is expected to continue as the companys reputation goes from strength to strength. The growth has been organic and driven by the companys belief that customer service is key, which has enabled the company to rapidly develop its customer base, to include some of the largest blue chip organisations in the surrounding areas and beyond that provide growing volumes of business, with excellent profit margins being achieved.
The business specialises in providing all cleaning requirements for a whole host of customers and their estates, commercial offices, hotels, golf clubs, health clubs and leisure facilities, retail units and company premises, generally within a 50 mile radius of its base. The company boasts a large number of customers, many of whom are blue chip and has rolling annual contracts in place with them. The business has a good spread of business and is not over reliant on any particular client or market sector.
Attention to detail and a full understanding of clients requirements have proved the foundation of the considerable success achieved by this business. The ethos of the business is to provide a friendly professional and efficient service to the client. The quality of work is very high and the staff are reliable and flexible in their approach. The business only uses branded cleaning products and has its own internal quality assurance principles.
The company is very proud of the excellent working relationships that have been developed with clients. Many clients are long standing and provide regular repeat business opportunities. The business has experienced senior managers who have forged excellent relationships with both staff and clients.

Expansion Potential
The business currently operates within the North West region and covers areas such as Cheshire, Manchester, North Wales and Wirral. There are many opportunities that exist within this region should the business wish to proactively target growth. To date the company has never felt the need to actively market the company with external sales personnel as most of its work comes via referrals, repeat business and word of mouth recommendations.

With a more proactive sales and marketing function a new owner could significantly increase revenues and turnover within the business, both with existing and new clients as many of the blue chip customers the business works with operate on a multi-site and national level.

Specialist treatment (e.g. legionella) and commercial window cleaning services(this service is currently sub-contracted out) could also expand the offering and increase revenues as could more janitorial and consumable sales as the company does not really promote this part of the business.

The business has recently built a franchise business model but as yet had not proactively promoted this. This could lead to significant new revenues streams should a new owner wish to develop this side of the business.

Market / Competition / Non-Competition Agreements
The business has never felt the need to advertise previously. There are excellent opportunities to increase this in line with a new sales and marketing push which would reap immediate rewards in existing and new market sectors. A high proportion of the business s revenue has been due to its excellent reputation for quality and service and strong word of mouth recommendation and this is expected to continue.

The business has a basic yet informative website and would greatly benefit from further development of its internet presence and social media coverage as it has a sterling reputation that needs to be built upon.