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SafeGroup joins national cleaning industry body

Mike Drake Managing Director SafeGroup


Mike Drake

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National specialist cleaning, decontamination and waste services provider SafeGroup has joined the Cleaning and Support Services Association.

The move is part of SafeGroup’s strategy of being an active and responsible advocate for the highest technical and business standards in the cleaning industry.

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The Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) is a leading member organisation that aims to raise awareness of key issues in the UK cleaning industry and promote positive change.

SafeGroup Managing Director Mike Drake said: “Being a member of the CSSA will help us assess and respond to business challenges and opportunities and actively support development of the cleaning industry.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the profile of cleaning and hygiene as a vital issue in the workplace, public spaces and in the home. It has dramatically changed public and employee priorities and perceptions about sanitation and protection against pathogens.

“Now, more than ever, we need to closely monitor developments in the industry and participate, where it is appropriate, in conversations and decision-making that affect all our futures as the rapid change brought about by the pandemic impact on our industry. Being a member of the CSSA will help us do that.”

SafeGroup provides customers with a wide range of specialist cleaning services and has established itself, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as one of the UK’s leading specialist COVID-19 planned and emergency disinfection specialists.

Other key cleaning services include deep cleaning, flood damage cleaning, fire and smoke cleaning, crime and trauma scene cleaning, high level access cleaning and external structures cleaning.

SafeGroup provides a national service from five operational locations across the UK, in: London; Cannock, Staffordshire; Eccles, Greater Manchester; Livingston, Scotland; and Dorchester, Dorset.

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In January, the company acquired Spotless Cleaning in Dorchester, extending its customer portfolio and providing a base from which it is able to enhance the service it provides for customers across the West Country.

The CSSA campaigns on behalf of the cleaning industry on key issues, such as technical standards, safety and equality. It represents the industry on key government forums and has strong strategic partnerships with other commercial and industrial bodies.

Mike Drake Managing Director SafeGroup
About the author

Mike Drake

Mike has overall operational responsibility for all services delivered by SafeGroup. He has extensive experience, spanning four decades working at senior management and director level in national and global businesses, including OCS Group, Shell, Procter & Gamble and Textron. Mike has a business studies degree and further qualifications in marketing and accountancy. He gives us a wealth of expertise in facilities management, business leadership and strategic growth, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit that feeds SafeGroup’s energy and agility. Outside work, Mike is an avid sports fan and supports Sheffield Wednesday FC.

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