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SafeGroup joins shop fitting industry body

Mike Drake Managing Director SafeGroup


Mike Drake

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Waste management and cleaning specialist SafeGroup has joined the National Association of Shopfitters, Fit-out and Interior Contractors (NAS).

SafeGroup provides planned and reactive waste collection services for many shopfitting companies, so joining the association is a natural fit, says SafeGroup New Business Development Manager Terry Stone.

He added: “Being a member of NAS allows us to get to know our clients better so we are better able to deliver the waste collection and cleaning services they need.

“We can also promote our services to association members in a variety of ways. We want to demonstrate we are aligned with our customers’ requirements and values in every way possible.”

NAS - National Association of Shopfitters and interior contractors - Associate Member

Shopfitting waste

NAS is the member organisation for the UK shop fitting industry and aims to promote member contractors, support them in their work and develop expertise through shared knowledge and training.

Shop fitting contractors and interior fit-out specialists work on a wide range of projects across multiple sectors, including retail fit-out and refurbishment, hospitality, and the leisure and events industries.

They often have specific and exacting needs when it comes to waste and specialist cleaning that SafeGroup is well placed to meet, said Terry Stone, including a wait and load waste collection service.

Round the clock service

He added: “Shop fitting contractors often have to work out of hours, when sites and closed and may need waste and cleaning support during those times as well.

“SafeGroup is a 24/7 365 days a year planned and emergency cleaning and waste collection specialist so we can be on hand day and night, and thanks to or wait and load service, shopfitting clients can count on us being ready to take waste at just the right time.

“Also, we are experienced at managing sustainably the wide range and mix of waste materials shop fitters need to be collected, including wood, metal, glass, plastic, and fabrics.

“Shop fitters often have limited space to store waste and often work in hard-to-reach locations, for example in city centre retail precincts. This means SafeGroup’s just-in-time waste collection service, in smaller, more flexible waste vehicles, is ideal for their needs.”

Specialist cleaning

SafeGroup can also provide a range of specialist cleaning and disinfection services often vital to the process of building new shop and leisure interiors, including after builders cleans, sparkle cleans, high level cleans and hygienic deep cleans.

SafeGroup hybrid wase collection

SafeGroup technicians are experienced and qualified to work on live fit-out and construction sites and are also trained to carry out both cleaning and waste collection in one visit using bespoke hybrid vehicles.

This ensures cleaning and waste services are delivered seamlessly and efficiently helping shop fitting clients to meet often challenging project deadlines and reducing their carbon footprints.

SafeGroup has a well-developed network of waste sites across the UK so all waste is disposed in a way that is appropriate to the waste hierarchy and sustainably so clients’ carbon footprints are minimised.

Find out more about SafeGroup’s waste collection and specialist cleaning services for shopfitters. Call: 0800 668 1268.

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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