Licensing agreement signed
Spotless cleans up with first app deal
Spotless Commercial Cleaning developed the app in partnership with Glasgow-based Streamba. It uses unique mobile technology to record real time information including quality audits, health & safety activity and training data at the touch of a screen.
After introducing the new technology across its six UK sites, Spotless made a strategic decision to make its app available to the wider commercial cleaning market place.
It has now signed a deal with London-based contract cleaners, Julius Rutherfoord.
The deal will enable Julius Rutherfoord, which operates in the corporate, hospitality/visitor attractions and education sectors, to use a specially adapted version of the app technology across its own business.
Andrew Marshall, managing director of Julius Rutherfoord, said “The Spotless App really is a unique and innovative management tool and immediately we saw the significant benefits that this could bring to our own managers and client base.”
Spotless chief executive, Niall Moffat, said: “We’ve seen first-hand how our app has raised standards and increased accountability and transparency for our clients so we took the decision to make the technology available to benefit other UK cleaning firms’ operations.
“Whilst it may be viewed as eroding a significant competitive advantage by making the Spotless App commercially available to our competitors, our view is somewhat different. While our use of technology through the app simplifies the process of managing a client’s site, the real differentiator is how you treat, value and encourage people to deliver the service.”
In 20/13/14 trading year Spotless saw a 60% rise in profits to £122,983 on sales up from £10.7m million to £11.3m.
Significant growth came via its Manchester operation which more than trebled revenue from £451,042 to £1.37m.
Mr Moffatt said: “The significant growth in our annual profits and the rise in turnover, up by nearly 10%, is a direct result of the continued investment we make in our people.
“This people-focused approach combined with our commitment to innovation in the commercial cleaning market continues to position Spotless as a premium company. As the latest financials highlight, our strategy is the right one for both our colleagues and the wider success of the business.”