One of the North East's largest independent contract cleaning and facilities management companies has recently announced its second acquisition within a matter of months. Maxim Facilities Management Ltd, based in Sunderland, has announced the acquisition of Glasgow based Ross Cleaning Services - a commercial cleaning and window cleaning contractor - as part of its growth strategy to position the company as a nationwide business.
Trading for over 80 years, Ross Cleaning Service has a long established client base which includes schools, local authorities and housing associations. Graham Conway, managing director of Maxim, said: “The acquisition expands Maxim's geographical coverage and demonstrates commitment to growing a national business whilst still providing a local service to clients.”
The business in Scotland will continue to trade as Ross Cleaning Services as a division of Maxim, and clients will be serviced from a Glasgow based office with dedicated management support.
Conway continued: “Like Maxim, Ross Cleaning Services is a family business with very similar core values and an excellent reputation for delivering high quality service, and the fact that the business has been trading for over 80 years is testament to this. Given the history and traditional values of Ross Cleaning Services, we will be continuing with the name as a trading style for our Scotland operations. This underpins our commitment to serving clients locally and the continuation of the traditional family values that Ross has demonstrated throughout its trading history.”
The purchase of Ross Cleaning Services follows a local acquisition made by Maxim earlier in 2014, when it acquired the contract cleaning division of South Shields based Newlife Cleaning Systems (North) Ltd. The company is on track to achieve annual revenues of £5 million, with further organic growth expected following the appointment of a new sales director.