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Coronavirus funding helps Aberdeen cleaning firm navigate pandemic

Published 10th December, 2020 by Neil Nixon

Coronavirus funding helps Aberdeen cleaning firm navigate pandemic

Aberdeen-based Gold Star Cleaning has secured funding from Royal Bank of Scotland to ease cashflow pressures and secure the company’s future during the pandemic.

When the first COVID-19 restrictions were introduced, the cleaning and maintenance firm immediately turned its attention to diversifying its offering to overcome the impact of coronavirus and safeguard jobs. The funding package provided the business with additional security and peace of mind, allowing it to focus on servicing its clients wherever possible, whilst following the strictest health and safety guidelines. It also enabled it to retain all 150 staff members and has assisted with cashflow for wages.

Scott Willox, director of Gold Star Cleaning (pictured), said: “At the beginning of the year we could never have anticipated the impact coronavirus would have on our business. It has undoubtedly been the biggest challenge we have faced in our 40-year history. However, the incredible support we have received from Royal Bank of Scotland has enabled us to navigate our way through the crisis. Carol, our relationship manager, fully understood our requirements as a business from the outset and has been really helpful throughout the whole process, enabling us to secure the funding quickly and obtain a safety net.”

Carol Gray, relationship manager at Royal Bank of Scotland, said: “The way Gold Star Cleaning has adapted to the challenging times over the last few months is a real testament to its leadership and sustainable business model. I’m really pleased we’ve been able to support the team during this period and I’m confident the company will continue to thrive in the north east as the pandemic subsides.”

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