A Sheffield cleaning company is defying the costs of the National Living Wage by signing five new contracts, hiring four and boosting turnover.
Crystal Clean Service is shining despite last year’s Government-imposed wage hike which increased the bill by up to 10 per cent.
The 70-strong firm has just created four jobs after signing contracts with Capital Compactors, ROCO Creative, Bradgate Recycling, Zedcore Systems and UKCG.
Founded by managing director Hayley Koseoglu when she was 18, the company is now based in Neepsend Triangle, Burton Street.
She said: “Winning these contracts at the end of 2016 rounded off a very successful year for the business, and they have set us on the path toward achieving our growth plans for 2017. We have continued to grow and have passed the 70-employee milestone with further recruitment plans for early this year.”
Customers include industrial manufacturing businesses, offices, car dealerships and business centres.
It won Best Contract Cleaning Company Northern England Award, in the Build – Facilities Management Awards announced at the end of 2016.
“Alongside our ongoing recruitment programme we will be making some strategic investments to ensure that the business is fully equipped with everything required to continue to service our new and existing clients,” Hayley added.
From April 1, 2016, the government introduced mandatory national living wage for workers aged 25 and over of £7.20 – a rise of 50p over the national minimum wage.
Crystal Clean Service began to roll out price increases when the changes came into effect, after consulting clients, the spokesman added.