Ecocleen has taken over Regency Cleaning Services, a family-owned cleaning business based in Henleyon- Thames, in a deal worth up to £2.5m. The acquisition has enabled Ecocleen to increase its presence in education and motor retail. Jean-Henri Beukes, Managing Director of Ecocleen, explained: “Regency Cleaning Services is a like minded and profitable business that will immediately strengthen a number of existing franchisees, while helping us create new franchise areas.
Their cleaners, supervisors and managers share our passion for service excellence and innovation, so will be valuable additions to our team. Their MD, Darran Penny, will also join us as Commercial Director and brings more than 20 years of experience within the cleaning industry.” With an annual turnover in excess of £4m, Regency operates throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire supporting over 100 clients. The company’s team of over 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.
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, which will add value and expertise to our business and existing infrastructure.”