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Warrington cleaning company plans to create 700 jobs
Warrington, Cheshire-based Westgrove Group, a commercial cleaning and security specialist, has announced plans aimed at creating 700 jobs while boosting turnover by £30million.
The award-winning company, which is headed up by Steve Fives (centre of image) and Simon Whittle (right) with Managing Director Claire McKinley-Smith, was set-up 15 years ago and currently has a turnover of £17m. Its clients include shopping centres, sports stadia and corporate enterprises.
"The immediate platform to take us to the next level is £20m plus," Steve Fives told a Warrington Guardian reporter earlier this week. "We are planning to expand our workforce by around 300 positions this year as we secure an additional 50 plus contracts.
"We anticipate growth in the region of 50% over the next two years with an employee head count of around 1,700. This will be through sustained natural growth by expanding our business model into key vertical markets and also identifying potential acquisition targets.
"It's time to take the next step and catapult Westgrove into a new stratosphere of dual service cleaning and security providers. We are already one of the leading independent operators in the UK and we're looking to be a viable alternative to the 'big boys'; the PLCs that dominate our industry. We've never needed a sales team before as the business was built on recommendations, but it's time to take the next step."
Part of the company's business plan is a 'Colleagues of Tomorrow' scheme - in which potential employees to meet existing managers, to see if they'll be able to work well together.
6th February 2014