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SafeGroup sees Spotless opportunity for growth in South West



Michelle Ringland

3 min read

National soft FM and waste management specialist SafeGroup Services has expanded its network with the acquisition of Dorchester-based cleaning company Spotless Cleaning Solutions.

The deal gives SafeGroup an experienced and skilled team of cleaning professionals and a well-established set of clients, along with a new base to expand services in South-West England.

Janet Nash, who established Spotless Cleaning Solutions in 2011, has been working with SafeGroup to ensure a seamless handover. She now plans to focus on her work as a training consultant.

SafeGroup Managing Director Mike Drake said: “We’re delighted to have acquired Spotless Cleaning Solutions, which is a well-established and well-run business with an excellent workforce and reputation.

Mike Drake Managing Director SafeGroup
Mike Drake – Managing Director of SafeGroup Services
“We have a clear and focused strategy to expand SafeGroup. Taking on Spotless Cleaning Solutions fits it perfectly. It allows us to extend our network, improving the efficiency and sustainability of service delivery in the South West.

“This will benefit the customers of both businesses and allow us to introduce our unrivalled portfolio of planned and reactive specialist cleaning and waste services to many new customers. I hope, also, that it means we can create more jobs as the company’s expansion plans develop in the region.”

Janet Nash said: “This represents an exciting step for Spotless Cleaning Solutions, its dedicated team and, most importantly, for its customers. It’s good to know the business is in safe hands and customers will continue to receive excellent service.”

SafeGroup’s services include COVID-19 disinfection, flood and fire cleaning, crime scene cleaning, specialist floor treatment, hazardous waste removal, fly-tip removal, wait and load waste collection, and food waste collection.

Acquisition of Spotless Cleaning Solutions expands the company’s depot network to five locations, joining sites in Coulsdon, South London, Cannock, Staffordshire, Eccles, Greater Manchester, and Livingston in Scotland.

SafeGroup, founded in 2005, achieved a turnover of £7.8m in 2020, up 30% on the year before, and forecasts that figure to increase by 9% to £8.5m in 2021.

SafeGroup electrostatic COVID-19 disinfection spray
During 2020, it has developed industry-leading COVID-19 disinfection services, supporting retail, manufacturing, commercial and transport customers across the UK, giving existing and new clients the specialist support they need in this important area of cleaning.

Spotless Cleaning Solutions services, delivered to customers in Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire, and parts of Hampshire, include biohazard cleaning, builders cleans, contract cleaning and sanitation solutions.

These will now be greatly expanded to include all SafeGroup services. This provides Spotless Cleaning Solutions customers with the opportunity to access a comprehensive and integrated portfolio of specialist cleaning and waste services with industry-leading response times and service standards.

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Michelle Ringland

Head of Marketing

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