Family Business Cleaning Up For Half A Century

Look how far they have come! A family cleaning firm, started by two brothers from Leicester in the East Midlands, has just reached a major milestone. Let us have a big hand for Hands Cleaners Limited, which has just celebrated its 50th birthday.

Eddie and Bill Hargrave

Who could have predicted when Bill and Eddie Hargrave set up their window cleaning business back in 1970, working beneath an archway in Duns Lane, it would still be going strong?

They started out by cleaning local offices on their own, but within ten years, had employed a dozen industrial cleaners full time, alongside other full and part-time cleaners.

The company had extended so much that, by 1980, they moved to bigger premises on Humberstone Gate, and covered other areas like Nottingham, Derby and Loughborough, in the county of Leicestershire.

Down through the decades, the firm grew from strength to strength. Back in 2010, Hands Cleaners Limited had a major coup, when they cleaned all the offices of snack food giant Walker’s Crisps in Leicester and Coventry, helping them secure other contracts.

Moreover, seven years ago, they wished to relocate to a more central site, and moved to the Gelders Hall industrial estate, which they now call home.

The business now employs around 400 workers, mostly specialising in cleaning schools and office buildings. One of their major clients being the laboratory supplies group Fisher Scientific, based in Loughborough.

Despite the current crisis, 2020 has proven to be the busiest year Hands Cleaners Limited has ever had. They have won the contracts to clean three schools and many customers wish to have their offices cleaned various times during the day, instead of just one clean in the evening.

It should also be noted, Hands Cleaners Limited works on a contract to contract rather than long term basis and will not rest until their clients are completely satisfied.

The Hargrave brothers have put their continued success down to providing their customers the best possible service, as well as taking good care of their employees, who are just as committed to doing a good job. This is partly how Hands Cleaners Limited has stayed in business for half a century. So, here’s to the next fifty years!

We at Ultra Sparkle are just as dedicated to providing our clients with the best cleaning services available, right in the heart of South Lanarkshire. So, why not see for yourself? You can experience the superlative customer service, putting us at the centre of commercial and residential cleaning in your area, and it is only set to continue. The future is bright when you come to Ultra Sparkle.

Source: Leicestermercury.co.uk

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