Meet Our Team

Our Team

Our dedicated management team and area supervisors are committed to ensuring you receive the highest standard of quality cleaning services.

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Gary Breach

Founder and Managing Director

Gary founded NECS in 2006 and has since developed it from a small Newcastle-based family business to a well-established company operating nationwide. Utilising his 20+ years’ industry experience, Gary oversees all sales, marketing, finance and operational activity on a daily basis, ensuring all clients receive the best possible service.

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Leigh Breach

HR Director

Prior to joining NECS, Leigh started her career in various sales and office management roles before joining Northumbria Police as a Police Constable and progressing to become Detective Constable. Leigh has been part of the NECS team since it was founded in 2006 and she heads the HR department, overseeing all recruitment of new staff.

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Jim Farrell

Operations Director

With more than 20 years' management experience, Jim oversees all operational activity and has been instrumental in the development of KPIs and automated systems. Prior to joining NECS in 2015, he was Head of Operations in the Soft Services industry.

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Darren Street

National Training Manager

Darren has more than 35 years’ experience and joined NECS in 2011. As National Training Manager, he manages nine of our supervisors and over 200 cleaning staff. He is also responsible for health and safety, disciplinary investigation, as well as performing regular audits of customer sites. Darren is IPAF, PASMA and Harness trained.

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Elaine Dixon

Personnel Manager

Elaine joined NECS in 2012, after a 32 year career at the HMRC. As Personnel Manager, Elaine assists with all office and employee requirements including payroll, sickness, holidays, monthly PAYE and pension.

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Angela Thompson

Finance Manager

AAT qualified, Angela joined NECS in 2019. Her main responsibilities include managing, processing and reconciling accounts and raising sales invoices, as well as assisting with general office requirements and customer relations. Angela’s prior roles include working in the accounts department at a local charity and garden centre.

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Matthew Cryan

Recruitment & Customer Service Manager

Matthew joined NECS in March 2020 as a Level 3 Business Admin Apprentice and after completing his apprenticeship was appointed Recruitment Admin Assistant, then in April 2023 to his current role. Matthew manages all elements of our recruitment requirements as well as supporting our Operations Director in communication with our Customers.

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Claire Thackray

Area Supervisor North East North

Claire joined NECS in 2020 and has extensive industry experience. Her main responsibility is to manage our customers in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. Claire is our kitchen deep clean expert and is IPAF/PASMA trained in high level cleaning.

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Mark Boxall

Area Supervisor North East South

Mark joined us in 2022 with over 8 years' industry experience to look after our clients South of the Tyne down to Teesside.

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Nigel Manders

Area Supervisor Scotland

Month joined NECS in 2023 as our Area Supervisor for Scotland. He brings with him a strong background in commercial cleaning and supervisory experience.

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Andrea Pritchard

Area Supervisor Yorkshire

Andrea joined NECS in 2020 with more than 14 years’ experience in the commercial cleaning industry for the hospitality sector, as well as in cleaning supervisory roles.

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Michelle Rutter

North West Supervisor

Michelle joined NECS in 2017 having worked in the industry since 2002. Michelle is IPAF and PASMA trained by NECS to assist with high level and specialist cleans, as well as managing her team of cleaners and client portfolio.

North West Supervisor

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Phillip Coleman

North West Supervisor

Phillip joined NECS in 2014 as a cleaning operative. His strong work ethics and high cleaning standards led to his promotion to Area Supervisor in 2018 which is a position he continues to thrive in.

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Kingsley Tuckley

Midlands & South Supervisor

Kingsley has been with NECS since January 2020. In his role as Midlands Supervisor, Kingsley looks after our clients and cleaners across the Midlands.

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Gerald Alavaso

South Supervisor

Gerald joined NECS in 2023

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Our Certifications

You can be confident you will receive a safe, dependable, and high-calibre cleaning service from NECS as we are ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, Constructionline Level 2 and BICSc certified.

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