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North East contract cleaning company expands with second acquisition

One of the North East’s largest independent contract cleaning and facilities management companies has this week announced its second acquisition within only 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.

Providing services ranging from large scale contract cleaning of factories and offices through to landscape gardening and painting and decorating, Maxim has grown at a considerable rate since being established in 2010, now employing over 500 staff and making it one of the largest employers in the Sunderland area.

The acquisition of Ross Cleaning Services firmly establishes the company’s operations in Scotland and further expands the firm’s already impressive client base to include local authorities and housing associations north of the border.

Speaking about the acquisition Graham Conway, managing director of Maxim said: “Our aim is to become a nationally recognised facilities management group.

“This step in our growth will enable Maxim to expand its capabilities, offering a wider range of services on a much broader scale. We are excited about the opportunities that this will present and how it will facilitate in achieving our growth strategy.”

The purchase of Ross Cleaning Services follows on from a local acquisition made by Maxim earlier in 2014, when Maxim acquired the contract cleaning division of South Shields based Newlife Cleaning Systems (North) Ltd.

“The company is on track to achieve annual revenues of £5m, with further organic growth expected following the appointment of a new sales director.

Graham added: “Like Maxim, Ross Cleaning Services is a family business with very similar core values, and has built an excellent reputation with a long established customer base.

“The aim of both companies has always been, and will continue to be, about providing our clients with tailored service packages that deliver first class results.

“As we continue to grow, we will constantly work to add significant value to our growing client base and have some very exciting developments ongoing to ensure we continue to position ourselves as a key strategic partner to our clients.”

Maxim boasts an impressive client base ranging from large blue chip organisations through to private and state schools across the region. The company is aiming to significantly expand its client base in the next 12 months offering clients a full range of facilities management services.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Maxim FM .

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