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Clean Slate expands regional reach

Published 7th October, 2011 by Neil Nixon

Clean Slate expands regional reach

Clean Slate, one of the region’s largest independent commercial cleaning companies, has expanded into Leicester and plans to recruit up to 40 new staff in the next year. The company, which has been operating in Derby and, more recently, Nottingham for the past 60 years, has 150 staff operating throughout the region. It has taken the bold move due to the increased number of high-profile contracts gained in the city and surrounding area.

Currently more than 20 operational staff operate from the new Leicester base in Millstone Lane and, as new contracts come on board, there are plans for significant growth.

Clean Slate’s managing director, Mike Armitage, said: “The opening of the Leicester base is a significant expansion for us in these continuing difficult economic times and in a highly competitive industry. With an established profile in Derby and Nottingham, we have taken this step to support the staff we already have working in Leicester including those at the new Gateway College in Hamilton and GP surgeries. Our sales team is extremely proactive in the Leicester area and is paving the way for further expansion in the city and surrounding area.”

Armitage, who has overseen growth of over 600% in the last 10 years to take the company to a £1.3 million turnover, continued: “By having an owner managed team, we have been able to take a proactive and forward thinking approach to cleaning. We have invested heavily in introducing structured quality processes and in comprehensive staff
training to support our commitment to excellent customer service. A key factor to our continued success has been our unique guarantee to customers that if standards drop, or if we miss a day, we will clean for a whole week free and also that customers are not tied into a fixed contract. Quality and reliability is something that customers quite rightly demand from their cleaning contractors and, since introducing this guarantee two years ago, we have yet to refund a customer.”