The Past and Future of the Cleaning Industry
It’s always great to hear from those in the know. We were delighted that this week, Gary Breach, Managing Director at NECS, took the time to sit down with us and discuss how the company has evolved since its inception, and also how the industry has a whole has changed since then.
Gary has been at NECS from day one, carefully guiding it through its expansion, and also through the tougher times of the recession.
GB: “When we started the company our primary target was the ‘Bar, Restaurant and Nightclub’ sector along with some retail customers. This enabled us to get our business off the ground and continue to grow. In 2008, this all changed when the recession hit and many of those original customers have long since closed their doors.”
Feeling that the environment was changing, Gary and the NECS team took the time to revaluate their direction.
GB: “[We] have since been targeting more Office, Industrial, Education and Healthcare sectors. It took about 3 years of fighting hard to stand still and maintain our turnover rather than achieve any growth. However, for the last 3 years, we have seen that the market is stabilising and we have seen substantial growth year on year in these sectors and overall.”