Martin Ferguson
Anna Addison

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Expanding Darlington company ?cleans up? with new contracts

A County Durham cleaning company has begun a period of rapid expansion thanks to securing a number of new contracts in the North East and beyond.

MJF Cleaning Services, in Darlington, has seen demand grow faster than expected for its wide range of commercial cleaning services for business and organisations such as bars, clubs, restaurants, hospitals, doctors and dentists surgeries, schools and building companies.

Thanks to securing new contracts with some big names, MJF has started a period of expansion which will not only secure jobs for its team of over 100 staff but also create around 80 new positions in the coming year. In addition, MJF’s headquarters in Darlington town centre are undergoing a major refurbishment and plans are in place to open a new office close to the M62 in 2014.

MJF’s new contracts include work for Shepherd Construction at the New and Renewable Energy Centre (NaRec) in Blyth where the company carried out a major industrial deep clean; an industrial high-level clean at St George’s Park in Burton-upon-Trent- the home of the new National Football Centre with over 330 acres of training facilities, football pitches and 5 star hotel accommodation; and a three year contract with Darlington Council to clean windows at council properties across the town, including the town hall and the Civic Theatre.

Darlington entrepreneur, Martin Ferguson, established MJF Cleaning Services in 2006 whilst working as a domestic window cleaner. Since starting with just two members of staff, MJF has gone on to create around 125 jobs as it secured prestigious contracts with companies such as BAE Systems, Rockliffe Hall, the Esh Group, JD Wetherspoon, Cleveland Cable and Tolent Construction.

As well as daily office, commercial and specialist industrial cleaning services, MJF carries out large and small scale cleaning projects such as carpet and upholstery cleaning, window and high-level cleaning and clean-downs on construction sites ahead of handovers to clients.

Speaking about the growth and success of the business, Martin Ferguson said: “I attribute much of our success to the exceptional service standards that our committed team provides. We know that our staff make us what we are and we’re a very employee-focussed business. Winning new work with these great organisations means we’ll not only secure jobs for our team- very important in the current uncertain climate- but also create a variety of new positions.

“We’re very proud of the reputation that we have gained in a relatively short space of time- during a recession. But I firmly believe it’s down to our staff and we’ll be re-investing in our resources as we work on a range of really exciting, new projects- large and small- which are in the pipeline.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Anna Addison .

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