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Sold. Nationwide Industrial & Commercial Cleaning Company Iso9001/chas/besa

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Offices 9 5 Monday to Friday Operatives as required
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The vendor has put in place a highly experienced and skilled senior management team that allows him not to be tied to the business. Senior staff include: Financial Controllers, Several Key Business Development Managers, Office Managers and Remote Site Supervisors/Area Managers. The business also employs circa 45 other members of staff.

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The vendor wishes to spend more time with his young family and is also looking to emigrate. He believes the business has grown to such a size where it is ripe for a new injection of business acumen to take it through its next period of growth.
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The vendor is happy to provide a comprehensive handover to ensure a smooth seamless takeover and is prepared to stay on for further period as a consultant if so required by a new owner. This should be a relatively simple handover as the business already has key management in place.
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The head offices are leasehold and ideally located on a very prestigious and high profile business park. The premises are circa 7,000 square feet and comprise offices, warehouse, training centre with practical area and new trade counter and retail centre. The current lease is for 5 years. Current rent is circa GBP 25,000 p.a.
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Nationwide Industrial & Commercial Cleaning Company
Ref. GC111
Location Nationwide
Asking Price GBP 2,500,000
This very successful commercial contract cleaning company has enjoyed impressive growth since inception, and has developed into one of the leading cleaning companies in its field within the UK offering nationwide coverage. This growth trend is expected to continue, as the companys brand and reputation goes from strength to strength furthermore it continues to develop and offer new services to its extensive and ever growing customer base.
The business specialises in providing all cleaning and hygiene requirements for commercial and industrial premises throughout the UK. It has all the necessary knowledge, training and equipment to provide the most comprehensive cleaning and ongoing maintenance programmes to its clients.
Services include industrial cleaning, deep kitchen cleaning (Inc. extractor hood, Kitchen and oven), floor clean and sanitation, window Cleaning ), roof, gutter & drain cleaning, carpet cleaning, high pressure steam cleaning, graffiti removal, flood and fire restoration, drainage works, unblocking and cleaning, new build handover cleaning, hazardous waste removal, pest control and garden maintenance services.
The company has achieved excellent market penetration, particularly within the care sector and this continues to be one of its core markets. The business also has long term contracts in place with a variety of organisations within both the public and private sector. Clients include schools, care homes, private health companies, hotel chains, restaurant chains, construction companies, supermarkets, offices and councils.
The company boasts some 700 regular customers in total and currently services and cleans around 2,000 commercial properties per month. These sites are spread across the UK. All customers, many of whom are blue chip, have contracts in place (up to 4 years).
The vendor has put in place a comprehensive senior management team who can run the business on a day to day basis, which allows him to focus on strategy as well as pursuing other business interests.
The company is fully conversant with all current legislation and guidelines relating to health, safety and quality. The company has excellent internal procedures and policies that are backed up by the company impressive range of accreditations and registrations that ensure a high quality of service and treatment, both for customers and employees.

Expansion Potential
The business currently operates on a national scale and whilst it currently services some 2,000 commercial properties per month there is huge scope for expansion. The care sector alone is seeing huge growth and the trend expected to continue with the ageing population. The hotel & hospitality industry is seeing renewed growth and this business are ideally positioned to service the large main contractors looking for nationwide service provision.

The company has recently opened its own internal training centre and trade depot and both these new offerings are expected to generate new levels of business on a local/regional level. There is an opportunity to roll this out on a larger scale should it prove to be the success that initial uptake suggests it will be.

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.

Market / Competition / Non-Competition Agreements
The business enjoys high levels of repeat business, word of mouth recommendations and referrals but could benefit from a more strategic medium/long term sales and marketing campaign. It has recently invested in a new improved website that is highly informative illustrating all the business offerings. The website has excellent rankings and internet presence achieved through the utilisation of external search engine optimisation.