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Tidy growth for national cleaning company

Published 5th May, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Tidy growth for national cleaning company

A multi-million pound commercial cleaning business is exceeding its growth plans by opening a new office that could create up to 100 jobs by the end of 2015. North east-based Edwards Commercial Cleaning provides a range of cleaning services to companies all over the UK and employs around 200 staff from its HQ in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Thanks to faster than anticipated development in 2013, the company is opening a new office near Leeds city centre to allow it to enter not only a new region, but also new markets. Edwards Commercial Cleaning is investing around £0.5 million in its new operation by opening an office with storage facilities in Beeston, as well as buying a number of new commercial vehicles and creating 100 jobs by the end of 2015, some of which will be at it's Tyneside HQ.

Husband and wife team Paul and Hazel Edwards last year celebrated a decade in business with over 200 accounts on their books with businesses and organisations including the NHS, Allerton Steel and the NSPCC.
Despite the recession, Edwards Commercial Cleaning saw rapid growth in areas such as commercial premises, shopping centres, factory and clinical establishments and in the last year alone over 30 new jobs have been created for local people with turnover peaking at almost £2 million with plans to increase this by another £1 million by the end of 2015.

Paul Edwards, managing director, said: “We're exceptionally proud of the team on Tyneside and our industry credentials that have made us so successful over the last decade. We invest a lot of time and money in ensuring we're leaders in our field, meeting the highest standards. The last year in particular has seen a period of rapid growth and this is thanks to the commitment of our customer-focussed staff who understand our concept of quality, by working differently from the normal cleaning company and by adding value for every client. We now plan to replicate this model in the Leeds region and we're investing heavily so that we can grow rapidly. It's a really exciting time for our company as we branch not only into a new region but hopefully new markets too.”

Photo shows Hazel and Paul Edwards with some of their team at their HQ in Newcastle.

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