Tenth anniversary relocation for CleanTec as Lothians firm eyes expansion

Cleaning specialists CleanTEC have relocated their business HQ to Wallyford from North Berwick as part of a strategic business development plan at a cost of £20k.Cleaning specialists CleanTEC have relocated their business HQ to Wallyford from North Berwick as part of a strategic business development plan at a cost of £20k.
Cleaning specialists CleanTEC have relocated their business HQ to Wallyford from North Berwick as part of a strategic business development plan at a cost of £20k.
Clean break as firm moves to Wallyford

Cleaning specialist CleanTec is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the opening of a new headquarters on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Bosses say the commercial cleaning firm has outgrown its base at North Berwick’s High Street and a relocation to a larger, more modern facility is required.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The new unit at Wallyford Industrial Estate measures approximately 2000 square feet, nearly four times the size of its previous offices.

The facility, which has been completely renovated at a cost of £20,000, has nine rooms laid out along social distancing guidelines, including a reception, individual offices for the management team, a board room, a lounge area for staff and a shower room.

“The more central location is far better suited to the scale of the business,” said owner John Ross.

“It allows us to service all of our existing clients while giving the flexibility to focus on new clients in the central belt.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“It’s not been an easy time for people or business in general, but I thought it was an opportunity to sit down and focus on improving the business and look at what areas we could improve.

“I wanted to be in the best situation possible after lockdown and that was my catalyst. We now have enough space to cater for more growth which will facilitate the strategic business plan going forward. I’m very excited about what the future holds for us and I’m confident this will help drive energy throughout the whole business.”

Originally set up as a window cleaning business in 2010, the company’s continued growth has seen it expand into various sectors, from residential property to the holiday letting industry and construction sector, with the likes of Cala Homes and Persimmon Homes now on CleanTec’s client list.

To prepare for life after lockdown, CleanTec recently invested £10,000 in specialist sanitisation technology in an effort to provide clients with an enhanced service in the wake of coronavirus.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“We’ve certainly come a long way since I started out with a squeegee, pail and a ladder,” said John, who also owns executive travel company FIDRA Travel.

“We have just invested in Zoono sanitisation technology to create a safe and sterile environment for our employees and clients.

“By using the specialist dry steam fogging machines, we cover vast areas without the need to wipe afterwards. The sanitiser lands dry on all surfaces including textiles and delicate furniture, providing a full covering of disinfectant.

“I felt it was important to introduce this as a cost-effective treatment for our current clients and it will help ensure that when businesses begin to return to work, they can do so as safely as possible.”

A number of other Scottish firms, including First Bus and Dundee housbebuilder InverTay Homes, have also adopted Zoono in recent weeks to protect customers and clients.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.