Here at Building and Facilities News, we are proud to announce The Floorbrite Group as the recipient of our Outstanding Achievement Award for its impeccable commercial cleaning services.
Floorbrite is a leading commercial cleaning and facilities management company that provides a diverse range of services to businesses of all sizes across all industry sectors. It provides efficient, innovative and comprehensive solutions specifically tailored to the needs of each business.
“Our core services are Daily Commercial Cleaning which we provide across the UK, directly employing approximately 1,800 employees. We also provide Industrial and Specialist Cleaning and Window Cleaning services. In addition to our core cleaning services we provide a number of supporting facilities services including Washroom, Hygiene and Consumable Supplies, award winning Waste and Environmental Management, Pest Control, Plants and Grounds Maintenance, Security, Building Maintenance and Access Solutions.” explained Nina Wyers, Marketing Director.
Floorbrite was founded by Martin Wyers and is a true family business that has been passed down to the second generation of the Wyers family. Since its establishment in 1972, the company has continued to provide its services with the same values and family culture, keeping its people at the heart of the business. “We offer a tailored, personalised service and work closely with our clients to achieve this. Innovation is essential and being able to adapt and react quickly to clients’ needs is a must.” stated Nina.
Its headquarters and distribution centre are located in Sale, Manchester with regional offices and warehouses in Yorkshire and the Midlands. Its services are provided across all sectors such as offices, managing agents, distribution, retail, manufacturing, education, healthcare, leisure and hospitality, power and transport, allowing the business to be truly accessible to anyone, anywhere.
Floorbrite work closely with a number of leading managing agents to supply comprehensive cleaning and facilities management solutions to companies operating in a variety of industries. Its industry expertise and variety of cleaning services available deliver the immaculate finish that its clients demand for their business premises. From window, carpet, industrial/specialist and daily cleaning, its services are delivered by staff members that carry over nearly 50 years’ experience in the industry.
What Floorbrite is capable of goes beyond the traditional realm of cleaning. Its facilities services allow access to reliable product suppliers and provides a solution to any security concerns a company may have. “We listen to what our customers need and want and invest in the future of our business. Innovation, sustainability and green solutions are many businesses key focus points at the moment, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. We are proud to tirelessly pursue a level of excellence that sets us apart as leaders in our field.” confirmed Nina.
As market leaders, Floorbrite have continued to grow exponentially year after year. “This is a testament to our people and the drive for excellence across the company. We don’t look or sound like your average FM company, that’s because we’re not your average FM company.” said Nina. The word ‘family’ means more to Floorbrite than the dictionary definition, it’s what drives the business. “We are a family; our people are our business.” stated Nina. When it comes down to the success of Floorbrite, those two reasons underpin the value of its services and demonstrates the history of a company that is richly engrained in entrepreneurial passion.
One remarkable achievement for the company, in despite of COVID-19, is that it has grown by a further 25% since July 2020 and this record continues to be broken year on year. 2019 marked the end of a significant opening of its brand-new North West distribution centre, covering a remarkable 10,000 sq.ft, and 2020 marked the completion of the main HQ renovation with grade A office space, conference suite, collaborative workspaces, training centre, social spaces and a gym for all the staff. Furthermore, adding to its sterling profile, Floorbrite’s new offices have been nominated as finalists at the 2021 Mixology Workplace Interior Design Awards. Additionally, in 2021, Floorbrite opened a further regional office and warehouse space in the Midlands to accompany its Yorkshire regional office.
Stepping back from its plethora of achievements, COVID-19 has been challenging and still is for the cleaning industry. “In March 2020, our business had to respond rapidly to an evolving situation like none other. Our HQ office staff all left the office to work from home and the board of directors met daily over Skype initially and then Microsoft Teams for up to two hours each day to assess the government guidance, and plan for the risks our people would have to work through. This was done while also delivering new solutions and services to our customers to tackle COVID-19. During the first lockdown when the office sector effectively closed its doors, we furloughed 580 employees. Fortunately, we deliver services across all sectors including a number of essential service sites, and so increased our services across many, to include high touch point cleaning and specialist decontamination and deep cleaning services. Today most of our sites have reopened but the services we provide remain very much focused on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19.” explained Nina.
Come 2022, Floorbrite will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion will see its return to The Manchester Cleaning Show in April 2022. By diversifying its offering and expanding its geographic reach, the future is inevitably bright for the Floorbrite family as it looks to what the next 50 years of business will bring. As it continues to improve and drive its innovations, values and issues, it will always keep its people and customers at the heart of everything it does, and that is why Floorbrite are outstanding in their field.
Nina explained how she felt receiving our award, “We are absolutely delighted that our hard work and dedication is visible to you, your readers and our market. The last 18 months in particular has been incredibly hard work but also very rewarding and it’s only made us better at what we do. Thank you for your support and we are honoured to receive this award.”