100 new jobs for Leeds as national cleaning company opens in Yorkshire
A multi-million pound commercial cleaning business plans to create around 100 new jobs in the Leeds area with the launch of a new Yorkshire office.
Edwards Commercial Cleaning provides a range of cleaning services to companies all over the north east and already employs around 200 staff at 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 half a million pounds 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.
The company has already appointed a business development manager in Leeds alongside an initial three-strong marketing team.
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, 3M, 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 at least another £1 million by the end of 2015.
Managing director of Edwards Commercial Cleaning, Paul Edwards, commented: “We’re really excited about our plans for Leeds and creating job opportunities throughout the Yorkshire region as there is such a vibrant economy. The last year in particular has seen a period of rapid growth for us and this is thanks to the commitment of our customer-focussed staff who understand our concept of quality and 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. Our team has already started working in the area and we’re looking forward to working with a range of businesses and organisations.”
Edwards Commercial Cleaning offers a range of services including washroom and hygiene services, window cleaning, pest control and janitorial supplies as well as commercial cleaning.
The company was established in 2003 by Paul and Hazel Edwards, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Paul has worked in the industry for many years as a divisional manager for an international commercial cleaning franchising company, while Hazel has spent much of her career working for local Government.
Edwards Commercial Cleaning has a range of accreditations including SafeContractor, ContractorPlus and Constructionline and operates to both ISO9001 quality and ISO14001 environmental standards.
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Anna Addison .
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