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Sometimes going back to where you started offers more than meets the eye, and that is undoubtedly shown by the growth of Cleanology, the environmentally friendly and specialist cleaning company.
In the past 12 months, Cleanology took on 600 new staff, during a period of record-breaking growth that saw the company win new contracts in London, as well as spearheading a national expansion ranging as far afield as Scotland, Bristol and Oxfordshire. An acquisition in Wigan added a further 400 staff to the books, bringing the total to 1,400.
Dominic Ponniah, CEO of Cleanology, which has recently moved to new headquarters in South West London, says: “The figures speak for themselves – in 2022, our turnover rose to £25 million. But the jobs we have created are also worth talking about. “The new contracts have offered real opportunities for progression among our staff – we have created more supervisor and managerial jobs, and almost exclusively used in-house teams to fill these roles. Added to that, over 90 per cent of all our staff are now paid the Real Living Wage or higher.” Expansion means Cleanology has been able to offer a consolidated service for businesses with sites at multiple locations. It is also introducing its commitment to sustainability, fair pay and innovation to areas outside London.
Ponniah says: “The employment market is undoubtedly the most difficult I have ever seen for recruitment. But our growth shows that all elements of the chain link together. We focus on quality, and invest in our staff, and it is really encouraging to see that our clients share the same values.” The brand new offices in London’s latest skyscraper district has provided much-needed space, but also, in true Cleanology style, the company has included a brand-new training and induction centre for starters, and continuous professional development.
Ponniah concludes: “Our journey began in Vauxhall 20 years ago, so returning to the area feels like a seminal moment. From our new office, I can see across the park to our old offices, and it makes me realise just how far we have come as a business, almost a reflection of Vauxhall itself. Maturing, but still learning and developing every day.”