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Cleaning provider doubles size with acquisition

Published 3rd April, 2013 by Neil Nixon

Cleaning provider doubles size with acquisition

A well-established commercial cleaning company has doubled its size with the acquisition of a long-standing partner. Worcester-based All Clean has acquired the daily office and commercial cleaning interests of Birmingham-based Pristine Cleaning Direct, creating one the largest independent cleaning providers in the midlands.

The deal sees All Clean strengthen its cleaning offer across a range of industries including construction and manufacturing and will service clients such as Rolls Royce, Lend Lease and Carillion. The larger company will continue to operate from its Worcester base with head count rising to 115.

One of the first projects carried out as a result of the acquisition was a post-construction clean at the New Waverley School in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, on behalf of Lend Lease. All Clean utilised its specialist after-build team to clean 600,000 square feet of classrooms, halls and sports facilities deploying scrubber driers and extending boom cherry pickers in time for its April opening.

Mark Weston, managing director at All Clean, said: “All Clean and Pristine Cleaning Direct have had a very productive partnership for over five years so the acquisition was a natural move for us. The deal not only consolidates our position as a leading provider of office and industrial cleaning, but also significantly enhances our skill range. We now have a comprehensive cleaning capability from confined spaces to high level access. All new staff will automatically enrol in our NVQ training programme to maintain our status as 'Employer of the Year', awarded by Birmingham Metropolitan College.”

Doug Pullen, managing director, Pristine Cleaning Direct, said: “We are delighted with the deal with All Clean. Pristine Cleaning Direct has been nurtured and developed throughout a recession and now consistently wins repeat business with many major national contractors as well as medium sized firms. Having known All Clean for a number of years we have every confidence that our clients will continue to receive a great service, enhanced by greater geographical coverage and access to even more specialist cleaning services.”

Photo shows Doug Pullen, managing director of Pristine Cleaning Direct, and Mark Weston, managing director of All Clean, pictured at the new Waverley School, Bordesley Green, Birmingham.

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