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Incentive strengthens window cleaning portfolio

Published 2nd September, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Incentive strengthens window cleaning portfolio

Incentive FM Group has acquired ARL Support Services, a specialist company providing window-cleaning services to many of the UK's most recognised retailers located on the high street or within retail parks. The acquisition will further strengthen the group's portfolio of cleaning services and solutions.

The acquisition will see ARL Support Services complementing and working closely with SWC, which makes up part of Incentive QAS, the group's specialist cleaning company. By taking on the 30-strong skilled mobile workforce, Incentive FM Group can now provide customers with a complete range of window cleaning services, from low to high level. This incorporates the use of cradles, abseiling, platforms, ladders, and the reach and wash system.

ARL Support Services' senior management team, including joint owners Adam Littlejohn and Ben Steele, will be joining Incentive FM Group, with all employees reporting to Jamie Wright, managing director of Incentive QAS. The business will continue to operate as ARL and will carry on providing services to existing customers, including Pizza Express, Matalan, Zizzi, and Pets at Home.

Martin Reed, managing director at Incentive FM Group, said: “We were looking for a business that complemented our existing window cleaning services. Not only does ARL complete the skills matrix, it has the geographical spread to support our clients. Fulfilling the needs of our customers is our top priority and this move enables us to offer our customers a complete service at the best price. The experience of the ARL Support Services team will help us to expand in the retail sector and their skill base will prove invaluable moving forward.”

Adam Littlejohn, ARL Support Services, said: “Incentive FM Group's strong customer base and firmly established facilities management solutions means our existing customers can benefit from a broader range of services, whilst our staff will benefit from more opportunities for career development. Our window cleaning skillset means that we will become a valuable part of the Incentive FM Group and we are very excited to maximise the opportunities this brings.”