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Facilicom joins the Kingdom

Terry Barton, CEO of Kingdom Services Group Ltd, said: “We are delighted to have completed the purchase of Facilicom and Trigion, the largest acquisition in our 28-year history. From initial conversations it was clear that we shared the same family-owned culture, values, and passions.

Kingdom Services Group has completed the purchase of Facilicom Cleaning Services and Trigion Security Services, in a move to bolster the firm’s cleaning and security credentials, and significantly increase its market share.

Kingdom, one of the largest privately owned companies specialising in security solutions, cleaning, environmental protection and recruitment, has bought the two businesses from the Netherlands-based Facilicom Group.

As part of the deal, Kingdom’s Cleaning division will benefit from the existing Facilicom way of working, creating an even stronger industry proposition. The move will also see the launch of Kingdom Technology Ltd as a separate company, which will include fire and electronic security services.

All Facilicom and Trigion employees, including management, will transfer to Kingdom Services Group.

“Facilicom is a very successful business and has a fantastic reputation for service delivery and colleague investment so the acquisition complements and extends what Kingdom already do so well. This is the beginning of another new and exciting chapter, which will undoubtedly accelerate our growth vision and make Kingdom stronger than ever.”

Jan Hein Hemke, Managing Director of Facilicom UK & Ireland, added: “We are incredibly proud to be joining forces with Kingdom Services Group. With our joint vision for cleaning and security excellence, it is a great strategic fit and will enable us to bring an even stronger range of services to the market.

“The move also gives our colleagues an even brighter future as part of one of the largest support services businesses in the market. With ambitious plans for the future, we very much look forward to growing the business together.”

New Sustainability Manager for Principle

Principle Cleaning Services has appointed Arthur Toso as its new Sustainability Manager.

Arthur joins the company after working as Environment and Sustainability Advisor for a facilities management firm, where he was responsible for environmental

and waste management and sustainability performance tracking. Previously, he worked and studied in Brazil and in the United States.

Toso is a graduate in Environmental Engineering, holds a Masters’ degree in Environmental Management and is a Practitioner Member of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA).

He will lead Principle on its path towards Net Zero as well as support the company’s clients and on-site operations with sustainable initiatives. He will also have responsibility for Principle’s Environmental Management system.

Arthur said: “I’m happy to have joined Principle, there are lots of great things already happening regarding sustainability and more yet to come. Principle’s goal is the same as my ultimate goal, which is for Principle to be the most sustainable cleaning company there is. I am looking forward to our journey towards Net Zero.”

Matt Kuwertz, Principle’s Sales and Marketing Director, added: “Sustainability is a priority for Principle with our objective to become the UK’s most sustainable cleaning business, and having a dedicated resource in Arthur to oversee all of our sustainable and environmental initiatives will help us achieve this. Arthur’s appointment will enable us to focus on developing new policies and achieving Net Zero emissions, working closely with our partners and clients to reach this target.”

Some of the company’s current initiatives include eliminating single-use plastics, reducing overall plastic use through plastic-free packaging, chemical-free cleaning processes, water-saving and water-recycling systems and consumables from closed-loop recycling.

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