Ecocleen Cleaning Million Of Square Feet Of Schools A Day

August 3, 2020

Ecocleen, a commercial contract cleaning provider, has been servicing 10 million square feet of schools daily to aid the reopening of education facilities across the United Kingdom, according to a press release.

 
With specialist cleaning expertise and local account management, the company adapted its offering to meet individual school needs and expectations during this unprecedented period. This adaption ensures education facilities remain a safe and hygienic environment for students, teachers and parents.

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The return to school has been controversial and unpopular with many parents and staff, who are concerned about the safety and practicalities of children returning to the classroom. Ecocleen has helped to provide certainty and reassurance by ensuring schools are fully and properly prepared when children return. Since schools started reopening in the U.K. in June, Ecocleen has adjusted its cleaning specifications and introduced daily cleaning throughout school hours, focusing on main contact points to help limit the risk of cross contamination.

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“The effects of COVID-19 have been paramount, and it’s had a huge impact on the education sector in particular. We’re proud to have helped students, teachers and parents return to some sense of normalcy by providing them with what they need to safeguard their school,” says Jean-Henri Beukes, managing director at Ecocleen. “Schools are not experts in cleaning — they are there to educate, as well as look after their teachers and students. We’re on hand to understand the unique needs of cleaning schools, colleges and nurseries, and help them feel safe as education facilities continue reopening.”

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As a national service provider with regional franchise ownership, Ecocleen has provided schools with a local cleaning solution backed by nationwide standards, systems and support. This means the education community has benefited from shared specialist knowledge, advanced cleaning techniques and technological innovation. The team has also been available to provide advice and best practices to ensure schools and their staff completely understand infection control procedures and the importance of routine cleaning to reduce the spread of infection.

Source: Clean Link

Ecocleen Names New Commercial Director

July 14, 2020

Ecocleen, a commercial contract cleaning provider, has appointed Mark McMullen as its commercial director, announces the company in a press release.

 
The former operations director of Sodexo UK, McMullen joins the company with over 20 years’ experience in developing and delivering plans to drive profitable growth and business transformation.

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With McMullen’s wide-ranging experience across several sectors including managed facility services, retail, hospitality and wholesale, he brings strength in B2B and B2C environments where collaborating with clients and being committed to customers are the key to success.

In his role as operations director at Sodexo UK, McMullen was instrumental in the turnaround of a more than £100 million business and successfully winning MOD’s first super-contract under Project HESTIA worth £200 million.

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“I am thrilled to be joining the Ecocleen team and look forward to building on the exceptional leadership of Henry Beukes and Jean-Henri Beukes, says McMullen.

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“Ecocleen colleagues and partners can be very proud of their achievements in supporting clients and customers, in particular during the recent pandemic, and I feel privileged to be one of the team. In the years ahead, we will work together to create an even greater organization, supporting more customers and clients by continuing to embrace new technology, playing our part in tackling climate change, enforcing high standards and ensuring Ecocleen is the UK’s number one choice for employees, clients and franchise partners.”

Source: Clean Link

Ecocleen targets franchise network expansion

June 4, 2020

Ecocleen is creating a host of new franchise opportunities within the UK following a record year in 2019, which saw the company grow by over a third. As a result, Ecocleen has created seven new franchise territories across England and Wales, each with an established client base and operational infrastructure.

 
“Last year, we implemented a strategy to build-up our client base in areas without an existing franchisee, taking advantage of a rising number of business enquiries due to our growing brand and reputation,” said Jean-Henri Beukes, managing director of Ecocleen. “On the back of £2.5 million worth of new business across the network and the acquisition of Regency Cleaning Company, we now have a number of territories with a sizeable turnover that are ready for an entrepreneurial franchisee to step in and expand.”

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Ecocleen has created substantial turn-key regions for incoming franchisees that are designed to maximise growth potential and provide the opportunity to develop significant and robust client portfolios. The available areas currently include Bristol, Bath and South Wales; Tees Valley; The Midlands; Oxfordshire; Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire; North London; and South London.

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“Our aim is to attract quality franchisees, from the UK and internationally, who are high performing individuals with a business-minded attitude,” continued Beukes. “We are not necessarily looking for people from the cleaning or facilities management sector, but want people that have an appetite to learn, grow and work in an industry that offers growth potential and uncapped earning opportunity. In the current state of lockdown, there will no doubt be aspiring and budding entrepreneurs taking time to re-evaluate where they are and what they want to achieve in the future, so it is these ambitious individuals we want to engage with.”

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Source: Cleaning Mag

Ecocleen expands franchise territories

April 24, 2020

Contract cleaning company Ecocleen is creating new franchise opportunities in the UK following a record year in 2019.

 
The business has created seven new franchise territories across England and Wales.

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The available areas currently include Bristol, Bath and South Wales; Tees Valley; The Midlands; Oxfordshire; Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire; North London; and South London.

Jean-Henri Beukes, Eecocleen managing director, said: “Last year, we implemented a strategy to build-up our client base in areas without an existing franchisee, taking advantage of a rising number of business enquires due to our growing brand and reputation.

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“On the back of £2.5m worth of new business across the network and the acquisition of Regency Cleaning Company, we now have a number of territories with a sizeable turnover that are ready for an entrepreneurial franchisee to step in and expand.”

The purchase of Henley-based Regency Cleaning Company added 130 new contracts and 500 staff to Ecocleen.

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Regency Cleaning Services in £2.5 million takeover by Ecocleen

November 21, 2019

A FAMILY-based cleaning business that operates across the Thames Valley has been taken over.

 
Slough-based Owen White Solicitors recently acted as legal advisors to Ecocleen Services Ltd, in their purchase of Henley-based Regency Cleaning Services in a deal worth up to £2.5 million. The successful takeover will enable the company to increase its presence within key sectors – most notably education and motor retail, while expanding its nationwide franchise network.

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Ecocleen has more than 25 years’ experience of developing and implementing tailored commercial cleaning solutions. The franchise handles contracts of all sizes on behalf of more than 600 customers, servicing both single and multi-site operations on a local, regional and national basis.

Regency Cleaning Services operates throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, supporting more than 100 clients. The company’s team of 500 staff are responsible for delivering cleaning, waste management, porterage and maintenance services to a variety of private and public sector sites such as schools, nurseries, offices and car showrooms.

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Andrew Hayward, head of Owen White’s corporate and commercial team, said: “This was a particularly rewarding transaction to work on with our longstanding client Ecocleen Services Ltd.

“As is often the case, there were one or two wrinkles that needed ironing out along the way. “The pragmatism and commerciality of our client was enormously helpful, enabling us to achieve a very satisfactory result all round.”

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Jean-Henri Beukes, managing director of Ecocleen, said: “Regency Cleaning Services is a likeminded and profitable business that will immediately strengthen a number of existing franchisees while helping us create new franchise areas.

“This is the first of a number of strategic acquisitions we are planning as we look to accelerate our growth within the UK. We are seeking further opportunities in London, the South-East, South-West and North-West, which will add value and expertise to our business and existing infrastructure.”

By John Wakefield

Source: Wokingham Paper

Ecocleen buys Regency Cleaning Services

November 13, 2019

Services provider Ecocleen in the UK has completed the acquisition of Regency Cleaning Services in a deal worth up to €2.9 million.

 
The successful takeover will enable the company to increase its presence within key sectors such as education and motor retail, while expanding its nationwide franchise network.

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“Regency Cleaning Services is a likeminded and profitable business that will immediately strengthen a number of existing franchisees while helping us create new franchise areas,” explains Jean-Henri Beukes, managing director of Ecocleen. Its managing director, Darran Penny, will also join us as commercial director, bringing more than 20 years of experience within the cleaning industry.”

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Beukes added: “This is the first of a number of strategic acquisitions we are planning as we look to accelerate our growth within the UK. We are seeking further opportunities in London, the South-East, South-West and North-West.”

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Ecocleen expands UK operations

January 14, 2019

Ecocleen has strengthened its nationwide infrastructure with the opening of a new headquarters and the expansion of its franchise network. The commercial contract cleaning provider has relocated to Howbery Park in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, while four regional directors have joined the business to boost the company’s presence in Essex and the south east of England.

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“As one of the fastest-growing franchised cleaning companies in the UK, we are targeting robust expansion by further enhancing our service capability and geographic reach,” said Jean-Henri Beukes, managing director of Ecocleen. “These latest developments are part of our ongoing business strategy that has already helped us achieve average growth of 24% per annum over the past three years.”

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The office premises will enable Ecocleen’s central team to better deliver its nationwide standards, systems and support across the regional network, underpinning some of the highest levels of service excellence currently available in the cleaning sector. As a sustainable 70-acre estate, Howbery Park is also the ideal location for such an eco-engaged company that is passionate about the environment. In fact, it is the UK’s first solar-powered business park, with 3000 solar panels providing around half of the site’s electricity needs.

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Ecocleen – New Head Office And Network Growth

December 17, 2018

Ecocleen has strengthened its nationwide infrastructure with the opening of a new headquarters and the expansion of its franchise network.

The commercial contract cleaning provider has relocated to Howbery Park in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, while four Regional Directors have joined the business to boost the company’s presence in Essex and the south-east of England.

“As one of the fastest-growing franchised cleaning companies in the UK, we are targeting robust expansion by further enhancing our service capability and geographic reach,” explained Jean-Henri Beukes, MD of Ecocleen. “These latest developments are part of our ongoing business strategy that has already helped us achieve average growth of 24% per annum over the past three years.”

The office premises will enable Ecocleen’s central team to better deliver its nationwide standards, systems and support across the regional network, underpinning some of the highest levels of service currently available in the cleaning sector.

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Solar park

A 70-acre estate, Howbery Park is also the ideal location for such an eco-engaged company. In fact, it is the UK’s first solar-powered business park, with 3,000 solar panels providing around half of the site’s electricity needs.

Regional Directors

The four new Regional Directors will operate two southern franchises, bringing the total number within the nationwide network to fifteen. Murray and Julia Jennings will now be responsible for a newly-created area that runs from Twickenham in South-West London to Brighton and Eastbourne on the South Coast, while Jason Miles and Chris Johns will take over an existing franchise covering the county of Essex.

Murray Jennings said: “It has been an ambition to run our own business for some time now. With their established nationwide infrastructure and centralised support, we quickly recognised that Ecocleen represented a highly-appealing franchise opportunity. We were also impressed by the hunger and drive of the senior management, so we are excited about being part of the company’s growth moving forward.”

Jean-Henri Beukes

“As a national service provider with regional ownership, we operate a unique model that takes advantage of specialist cleaning expertise and true local account management. We are committed to growing our network of Regional Directors by attracting experienced entrepreneurs from across the UK and internationally who become personally and financially invested in the ongoing success of the business,” concluded Jean-Henri Beukes.

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