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Benchmark reports reveal boost to business growth

Published 28th February, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Benchmark reports reveal boost to business growth

Two business benchmark reports reveal that specialist contract cleaner, Julius Rutherfoord, has boosted its sales growth as it continues to deliver strong financial performance and expands its office space for cleaning operations in London.

Firstly, Julius Rutherfoord has been ranked 18th in the top 50 fastest growing cleaning companies by sales growth in a 2013 Plimsoll report. Plimsoll's 'UK cleaning services - individual company analysis report' 2013, provides a summary of the top 1000 UK cleaning companies. Julius Rutherfoord's performance, as published in the Plimsoll Report, is as follows:

• Ranked 18th in the top 50 'fastest growing companies' by sales growth (following 21.8% growth in 2012).
• Ranked 21st in the top 40 'best trading partners'.
• Listed in the top 50 companies by 'market share'.
• Listed in the top 50 companies for 'sales return on assets'.
• Listed in the top 50 companies for 'adding value'.

Secondly, Julius Rutherfoord received an excellent credit rating of 2A 1 from Dun & Bradstreet in January 2014. 2A demonstrates financial strength, based on tangible net worth from the latest financial accounts, whilst 1 is the score indicating minimum level of risk that could affect bad debt and cashflow.

Dun & Bradstreet is an independent credit monitoring company which scores and rates businesses globally to assess their financial stability and creditworthiness.

Tyrone Winn, financial controller at Julius Rutherfoord, said: “We are delighted to have been independently rated for our strong financial performance by two leading sources of business information. We have achieved a consistent, organic sales growth of 15.73% per annum since 2001, which is far above the industry norm of 4.1%.”

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