Following Incentive FM Group’s recent acquisitions of Specialist Window Cleaning Ltd (SWC) and ARL Support Services, the company has announced that the two businesses have merged and relaunched under the SWC brand. The move is designed to provide customers with greater access to a wide range of specialist window cleaning services and expertise under one roof with a national reach. The combined business will be headed by Gareth Thomas as managing director, with Chris Thomas taking up the role of commercial director.
Specialist Window Cleaning Ltd specialises in high level, cradle and rope access window cleaning, whereas ARL Support Services provides window cleaning solutions to many of the UK’s most recognisable retailers including Pizza Express, Matalan, Zizzi, All Bar One, and Harvester. Combined, the new company has a turnover of around £4.5 million and employs more than 70 window cleaning operatives across the country.
The newly formed company will be split into two main divisions. A commercial team will focus on providing window cleaning services on high level buildings on a periodical basis. The other side is a retail team which will provide regular window cleaning to high profile clients in the retail industry, including pubs, bars and clothing stores. The company will also be utilising the latest technology to ensure it operates as efficiently as possible. A new electronic sign off system and scheduling tool will keep track of all the contracts across the country and assist in providing a thorough service report for clients.
Gareth Thomas, managing director at SWC, said: “There is a gap in the market for a professional, national, specialist window cleaning supplier and this merger will fill that void. It is an exciting opportunity for our new business and I look forward to where this will take us in the future.”
Martin Reed, group managing director at Incentive FM Group, said: “Since the two companies joined Incentive FM they have grown considerably and established themselves as industry leaders across the country. This merger was the next natural step for the businesses as we strive to continue to deliver a quality solution for our clients.”
Photo: Martin Reed.