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.

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.

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.

Jim Farrell

Operations Manager

Jim joined NECS in May 2015, having formerly been Head of Operations in a Soft Services industry with more than 20 years' management experience. Jim oversees all operational activity and has been instrumental in the development of key performance indicators and automated systems, to ensure the business runs seamlessly.

Darren Street

National Training Manager

Darren, who has more than 35 years’ experience, joined NECS in 2011. As National Training Manager, he manages nine of our supervisors and over 300 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.

Elaine Dixon

Personnel Manager

After working for HMRC for 32 years dealing with customers and employees in many different sectors, Elaine joined NECS in 2012 as a cleaner before progressing to working in the offices after 3 years. She assists with all office and employee requirements including payroll, sickness, holidays, monthly PAYE and pension.

Angela Thompson

Finance Manager

Angela joined NECS in 2019, after working for 17 years in Accounts for a local Charity and Garden Centre. She has a full AAT qualification, and her main responsibilities include managing, processing and reconciling accounts and raising sales invoices, as well as assisting with general office requirements and customer relations.

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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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