With the increased need for sanitisation, the pandemic has created opportunities for innovative cleaning companies.
Not surprisingly Coronavirus didn’t feature in the business planning for Greenstar Cleaners this year so when it hit, they had to react quickly in order to secure the future of the business.
Based on Manor Royal, it has a number of clients related the airport, from airlines to duty free suppliers, and these were some of the first companies to close offices. With fewer offices to clean, this commercial cleaning company had to think of a new revenue stream. Dean Clark, Managing Director, comments… “We have been in operation for more than forty years and in that time have weathered a number of recessions. In our experience it is best to secure what you are currently doing and then look to the future.” They did this swiftly, deciding that what was going to be required both now and once life returns to normal is sanitising cleans, to make sure companies’ premises are safe and stay that way.
“We had carried these out in the past during the SARS virus, so we knew what we needed to do. We retrained staff in how to carry out the cleans effectively and began doing the cleans for clients who are still operating and want to ensure that their offices are Covid-19 free.” says Dean.
“We realised that this could also be an opportunity for an additional revenue stream. In many countries companies have regular scheduled sanitising cleans of their premises as a pre-caution and we believe that this something companies should be doing here going forward.
“As you can imagine premises that haven’t been open for several weeks will definitely require a general clean once they are open again to get rid of dust build-up and goodness knows what else. But for peace of mind we are also suggesting a sanitising clean.”
Greenstar Cleaners have been fortunate enough to receive a grant from Coast to Capital’s Backing Business Grant Scheme.
“We are absolutely delighted to have received this. Amongst other things this will enable us to purchase additional specialised equipment to carry out sanitising cleans on a large scale in the future and help build this arm of Greenstar.”