NWC looks to scale new heights with Â£3m investment
A Knaresborough-headquartered window cleaning company has secured a £3m investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) to hire new staff in its abseiling and specialist cleaning divisions.
Nationwide Window Cleaning (NWC) was set up in 2009 by managing director Thornton Tasker. It employs 200 staff and provides services to universities, hospitals, large retailers and other commercial businesses.
The £3m investment will allow the company to expand its fleet and equipment, and take on additional employees. It hopes the cash boost will allow its annual turnover, which is approaching £10m, to grow fivefold over the next seven years.
"The NWC approach is to recruit skilled and committed employees, who we can offer ongoing training and development with excellent potential for career progression, actively promoting from within,
"We have committed to the government apprentice scheme nurturing new talent who can support the business going forward, resulting in higher productivity, quality of work, staff retention and employee satisfaction."
Neil Inskip, senior investment manager at the BGF, added: "In a relatively short amount of time, NWC has become an industry leader in a market with significant opportunities, making the business well placed to build on the number of existing contracts it manages."