SWC & ARL Merge Window Cleaning Operations

SWC & ARL Merge Window Cleaning Operations

Two of our Group businesses, Specialist Window Cleaning and ARL Support Services, have merged and relaunched under the SWC brand.

The move provides customers with greater access to a wide range of specialist window cleaning services and expertise under one roof and with a national reach. The combined business will be headed by Gareth Thomas as Managing Director, with Chris Thomas taking up the role of Commercial Director.

SWC specialises in high-level, cradle and rope access window cleaning. ARL provides window cleaning solutions to many of the UK’s most recognisable retailers, including Pizza Express, Matalan, Zizzi, All Bar One and Harvester. Combined, the new company has a turnover of around £4.5m and employs more than 70 cleaning staff across the country. Both businesses were acquired by Incentive in 2016.

The newly formed company 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. The other side is a retail team which will provide regular window cleaning to clients in the retail industry, including pubs, bars and clothing stores.

SWC MD Gareth Thomas commented:

“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.”

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