In 2018, 24 Hour Cover Commercial Cleaning was established with the aim to take on commercial cleaning contracts across RCT, get the business to a profitable stage and create employment, with full training, to local people.
24 Hour Cover Commercial Cleaning won two commercial contracts locally, but were faced with not being able to expand as they had planned, without the investment in further equipment. Applying to Pen y Cymoedd Micro Fund in 2019, the business requested support to invest in the necessary equipment to tender for new contacts. In September 2019, Pen y Cymoedd awarded a Micro Fund grant of £2,591.24 to allow the business to apply for local commercial cleaning contracts as well as promotional materials and marketing on social media.
Pen y Cymoedd support businesses across the fund area from start up to expansion, to invest in business infrastructure, helping businesses to create a range of sustainable, quality jobs in the local community and providing access to favourable funding to support these plans.
2020 was a year no one could have foreseen in any business planning, however 24 Hour Cover Commercial Cleaning, did not miss one day of work throughout the lockdowns, ensuring they provided their clients with the professional and reliable service they had committed to when taking the contracts on. The business has gone on to win five more commercial cleaning contracts across RCT and have big plans for 2021 to become an incorporated business and start expanding their team.
“I want to thank Pen y Cymoedd CIC once again for the support they gave to us to allow us to start our business opportunity.” Philip Harries – Business Owner