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Business For Sale. Professional Commercial Contract Cleaning Company

LISTING DETAILS
Firms For Sale ID:
35090
Vendor reference:
GC116
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BUSINESS DETAILS
Location:
Primary sector:
Asking price:
£115,000  
Turnover / revenue:
£190,000
Net profit / cashflow:
Undisclosed
Number of employees:
17
Employees / staffing:
There are 2 directors in the business. Both are very much part time. One director is responsible for administration and operations and spends one to one and a half days a week on this and occasionally covers for absence. The other director spends maybe 1 day a week cleaning. The business has a pool of some 17 part time cleaning staff, one of whom is a supervisor. Staff are trustworthy and fully conversant with the company’s own internal policies.

OTHER DETAILS
Reason for selling:
The vendors have other personal/career interests and are looking for a career change.
Support and training:
The vendors are happy to provide a comprehensive handover to ensure a smooth seamless transition of ownership. It is envisaged this should be a relatively simple process as the business model is relatively straight forward.
Business is relocatable:
Yes
Business is web-based:
No
Business is home-based:
No
PROPERTY DETAILS
 
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BUSINESS DESCRIPTION
Professional Commercial Contract Cleaning Company
Ref. GC116
Location : South Lakes, Cumbria Relocatable
Asking Price : £115,000
This successful commercial contract cleaning company has enjoyed consistent growth and profitability since inception and this trend is continuing with sales for the current financial year circa £190,000p.a. The growth has been organic and driven by the company’s belief that customer service is the key. This has led the company to develop its customer base in and around the towns of the South Lakes region of Cumbria and the surrounding areas. The company currently has some 40 regular commercial customers, several of who are responsible for large numbers of properties, who value this company’s exceptional service levels.
The business specialises in providing all cleaning requirements for commercial offices, facilities, retail units and company premises (circa 80% of current revenues), generally within a 40 mile radius of its base. It also provides builders cleans (15-20%) and to a much lesser extent carpets cleans (this is more domestic however).The company has contracts in place with circa 70% of its customers which ensures consistent levels of work. The company has a good spread of business and is not over reliant on any particular client or market sector.
The business provides a friendly professional and efficient service to the client. The quality of work is very high and the staff are reliable, polite and flexible in their approach.
The company is very proud of the excellent working relationships that have been developed with clients. Many clients are long standing and provide regular repeat business opportunities, having been with the business for many years.
The company is fully conversant with all current legislation and guidelines relating to health and safety and utilises the services of the maret leading external busines consusltancy to ensure full compliance.

Expansion Potential
There is room to expand the current business, in terms of more sales and also more service offerings. The vendors have not actively chased work for several years- there are many opportunities available to a new owner including:

• Commercial carpet cleaning- they currently do NOT offer this service to existing customers through choice
• Window cleaning –again this could easily be developed to serve both existing and new clients
• Holiday cottages- this is a big opportunity- the vendors have chosen not to serve this market at present
• Boat cleaning
• Consumable sales- the business does undertake some consumable sales but this could be easily expanded as it is not actively promoted and the range is limited at present.
• Domestic cleaning- the vendors again have chosen not to serve this market at present but there is no reason why a new owner could not branch out into this area.

This business has survived and prospered since 2009. Now confidence is coming back to the local economy, there is potential for more growth through additional energy, sales and marketing activity.

Market / Competition / Non-Competition Agreements
The business has a basic information website but does no forms or advertising and marketing. There are excellent opportunities to increase this in line with a new sales and marketing push which would reap immediate rewards in existing and new market sectors. A high proportion of the business s revenue has been due to its excellent reputation for quality and service and strong word of mouth recommendation and this is expected to continue.