Andy Findlay looking forward to celebrating 50 Years of Business

Thames Valley Cleaning became an incorporated company way back in September 1971, this year we celebrate 50 Years in the industry.

Back in September 1971 Reading Residential Services a business setup by businessman Roy Tranter became an incorporated company and changed its name to Thames Valley Cleaning Contractors (Reading) Limited. The business was based in Alma Street in Reading.

The company traded successfully for many years and the current owner Andy Findlay joined the business some 18 years later as a Trainee Manager. Within a short period of time he was running the business for Mr Tranter and the business began to expand its services.

In 1998 the business moved to its current Head Office at Unit 5A Bridgewater Close, Reading where it has traded from ever since.

Roy Tranter was a well known character in Reading, known by many Reading Football Club supporters as the man that helped stop the merger by Robert Maxwell between Reading Football Club and Oxford United, sadly Roy passed away in December 2008. The business passed to his family who under the guidance of Findlay continued to trade as Mr Tranter had wished.

In October 2016 Findlay purchased the business and its Head Office building from the Tranter family and rebranded the business under the name Thames Valley Cleaning Limited and introduced a new corporate identity.

The business has continued to expand over the last few years and new service sectors such as School Cleaning have been added to the core business of Office Cleaning Services. The emphasis has always been on client retention and staff welfare, new online systems have been introduced to enable the business to audit its sites for cleaning standards and staff training. These systems have helped the business become ISO9001 and ISO14001 certified and the business has continued to be a Corporate member of The British Institute of Science.

Findlay has been at the helm of the business now for over 32 years and has seen many changes to the industry, the internet and online systems to continue to provide new ideas and ways of working which Thames Valley Cleaning are constantly reviewing. There are still a number of clients that have been on this journey as well with over 30 years of business with some major clients in the Reading and surrounding areas.

September will mark 50 years as a Limited Company, we hope to mark this occasion in some way if the current climate enables us to do so.

In the meantime if you are looking for a Commercial Cleaning Contractor we feel that we can offer a high level of service to any office, school, medical, industrial establishment .

0118 953 3888
Thames Valley Cleaning Ltd, registered as a limited company in England and Wales under company number 1023871
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