Family firm goes for growth - Palmers Solicitors

Family firm goes for growth

The growth of a fami<!–>ly-run cleaning company has highlighted the potential for success for businesses in the sector.

Edwards Commercial Cleaning, which already employs around 200 staff from its headquarters in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, announced on 24 March that it would be investing around £500,000 to open a new office in Leeds, buy new commercial vehicles and create 100 jobs by the end of 2015.

The company was founded in 2003 by husband and wife team Paul and Hazel Edwards. Its clients include commercial premises, shopping centres and factories and in the last year created more than 30 jobs and achieved turnover of almost £2 million.

Mr Edwards said: “We’re investing heavily so that we can grow rapidly. It’s a really exciting time for our company.”

For cleaning companies with their sights set on growth and expansion, it makes sense to have access to expert advisers to support them in achieving their goals.

At Palmers, our company law team is experienced in working with cleaning sector businesses and can provide comprehensive advice on issues including terms and conditions of trading, partnership agreements and acquisitions and disposals. We also have particular expertise in working with family businesses. For more information, please contact BJ Chong.