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APP-Y DAYS AS SPOTLESS DELIVERS


TIDY RISE IN PROFITS Spotless Commercial Cleaning Ltd has seen a 60% rise in profits and significant growth in its annual revenues. Unveiling its draft 2014/15 financial results, the company reported sales of nearly £11.3m, up from £10.7m in the previous year with profits rising to £198,447 from £122,983 in the 2013/14 financial year.


The Edinburgh-based company, which operates over six sites across the UK, has also unveiled a new income stream as it secured its first licensing deal for its cleaning management app with London-based contract cleaners, Julius Rutherfoord.


Launched in 2013, the Spotless App was designed to enhance the capture and exchange of information and ultimately deliver a better service for clients across the UK. Developed in partnership with Glasgow-based firm Streamba, the app uses unique mobile technology to record real time information including quality audits,


US where it is increasingly used by hotels, gyms and commercial laundry operations.


Tony Kerr, European Sales Director for Xeros said: “As a result of the proven technology and dramatic improvement in wash quality, there is now a growing demand here in the UK from commercial laundries and the hospitality sector.


“The reduction in water, detergent and energy use is a real plus for businesses and of course for the environment, so this is a real ‘win/win’ technology.”


The highly-trained staff at Granada have more than 30 years’ experience, and are all members of the Guild of Dry Cleaners. The company also has Premier League football stars among its customers – from both the red and blue halves of Manchester – and George Best and Priscilla Presley have been past celebrity customers.


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health & safety activity and training data at the touch of a screen.


After introducing the new technology across its own operations, Spotless made a strategic decision to make its app available to the wider UK commercial cleaning market place. The deal will enable Julius Rutherfoord to utilise a specially adapted version of the app technology across its own business.


Andrew Marshall, Managing Director of Julius Rutherfoord said: “The Spotless App is a unique and innovative management tool and immediately we saw the significant benefits that this could bring to our own managers and client base.”


Spotless CEO, Niall Moffat added: “We’re delighted to announce this initial licensing deal for our app technology with Julius Rutherfoord. We’ve seen first-hand how our app has raised standards and increased accountability and transparency for our clients, so we took the decision to make the technology available to benefit other UK cleaning firms’ operations.


“The significant growth in our annual profits and the rise in turnover, up by


nearly 10%, is a direct result of the continued investment we make in our people.


“Whilst it may be viewed as eroding a significant competitive advantage by making the Spotless App commercially available to our competitors, our view is somewhat different. While our use of technology through the app simplifies the process of managing a client’s site, the real differentiator is how you treat, value and encourage people to deliver the service.”


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