2019 promises to be an exciting year for Cardiff-based Apollo Wales Cleaning Services, with turnover expected to double to £1.2 million, following the expansion of its services across the UK and internationally.
The company achieved a number of impressive results in 2018 having worked closely with Business Wales, the business support programme provided by the Welsh Government. With the help of Business Wales, the cleaning company expanded throughout the UK, employing an additional 100 staff, and won a number of new contracts which supported the opening of its new London office in The Shard. As a result of its success, Apollo increased its turnover by 70% from 2017.
In south Wales, the cleaning company grew its workforce by 35% in 2018 and also set up a new laundry centre in Cardiff to expand its services to clients. This followed the creation of a new staff hub in Cardiff (Roath) to enable its staff to meet and socialise, helping to improve productivity and staff retention. With a new staff hub in place, Apollo was named ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Cardiff Business Awards 2018 for the second consecutive year.
Apollo Wales Cleaning Services co-founder and director, Chris Birch, said: “Last year was a fantastic one for us. We’ve grown our workforce and expanded into new markets, all while increasing turnover. We’ve been fortunate to have the support from Business Wales too and they’ve helped us win several key contracts as well as assisting our growth strategy…We’re looking to continue our momentum into 2019 and we have plenty of exciting plans. We’ve begun expanding our services in Spain and we plan to employ an additional 30 staff members to cope with increasing demand for our services. We’ll also be diversifying into new markets too with a home staging and interior design service being created for estate agents in early 2019, along with the expansion of our retail product lines so we can sell our cruelty free cleaning products to other companies.”
Photo shows: Silvia Bolduri, contracts manager at Apollo Wales, with employees Brian, Luke and Phil.