Following Incentive FM Group’s acquisitions of Specialist Window Cleaning Ltd (SWC) and ARL Support Services, the company has announced that the two businesses have merged and relaunched under the SWC brand to provide customers with greater access to a wide range of specialist window cleaning services and expertise under one roof with a national reach.
Specialist Window Cleaning Ltd (SWC) specialises in high level, cradle and rope access window cleaning. Whereas ARL Support Services provides window cleaning solutions to many of the UK’s most recognisable retailers, including Pizza Express, Matalan, Zizzi, All Bar One and Harvester.
The new business will be headed by Gareth Thomas as Managing Director, with Chris Thomas taking up the role of Commercial Director, and will be split into two main divisions. A commercial team will focus on providing window cleaning services on high level buildings on a periodical basis, whilst a retail team will provide regular window cleaning to high profile clients in the retail industry, including pubs, bars and clothing stores.
Gareth Thomas, Managing Director at SWC, said: “There is a gap in the market for a professional, national, specialist window cleaning supplier and this merger will fill that void. It is an exciting opportunity for our new business and I look forward to where this will take us in the future.”
Martin Reed, Group Managing Director at Incentive FM Group, said: “Since the two companies joined Incentive FM they have grown considerably and established themselves as industry leaders across the country. This merger was the next natural step for the businesses as we strive to continue to deliver a quality solution for our clients.”
Combined, the new business has a turnover of around £4.5 million and employs more than 70 window cleaning operatives across the country.