England 12/08/2013 – The recession has brought changes to many industries, including the business cleaning sector.
When the recession first struck, most firms tried to rationalise their overheads. They looked at everything, from how much they were paying for rent to who was cleaning their premises and reviewed what they were doing. As a result, many firms decided to reduce or completely do away with their cleaning services. They did so thinking that this move would save them money. Many believed that they would be able to handle their own cleaning in-house. However, after a while most realised that they have made a significant error. They discovered that keeping a business premises the spic and span was not as simple as running the Hoover around and dusting once a week. As a result, enquiries about business cleaning in Cheshire and other parts of the UK have significantly risen. As firms have realisd that doing their own cleaning is costing them money rather than saving them cash they are once again looking for a contract cleaner.
UK firms want more flexible cleaning contracts
However, many do want a different kind of cleaning contract. They want a far more flexible contract. Most firms are using a small local firm for their day to day cleaning tasks and recruiting others for the bigger more detailed cleaning tasks like steam cleaning carpets or window cleaning. This approach allows firms to get the detail clean jobs done when cashflow allows.
Firms like Barringtons Cleaning who had already adapted their business to fit this model are benefiting greatly. They are easily able to translate enquiries from firms into work, because they give them exactly what they are looking for. The fact that they offer such a wide range of services helps too, because a firm that uses them for one job knows they can go back to them later in the year and ask them to complete other kinds of detail clean.
Flexibility and the ability to respond to customers changing circumstances are important for any industry. These days, the commercial world moves fast. The UK economy is benefiting from the fact that firms across all industries, including the cleaning sector are willing to be flexible and responsive.