2019 promises to be an exciting year for Cardiff-based Apollo Wales Cleaning Services, with turnover expected to double from the previous year, to £1.2m, following the expansion of its services across the UK and internationally.
The company achieved a number of impressive results in 2018 having worked closely with Business Wales, the business support programme provided by the Welsh Government.
With the help of Business Wales, the cleaning company expanded throughout the UK, employing an additional 100 employees, and won a number of new contracts which supported the opening of its new London office in The Shard. As a result of its success, Apollo increased its turnover by 70 per cent from 2017.
In south Wales, the cleaning company grew its workforce by 35% in 2018 and also set up a new laundry centre in Cardiff to expand its services to clients. This followed the creation of a new staff hub in Cardiff (Roath) to enable its staff to meet and socialise, helping to improve productivity and staff retention.
With a new staff hub in place, Apollo was named ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Cardiff Business Awards 2018 for the second consecutive year, a feat which has never been achieved before.
Speaking about the successes of 2018, Apollo Wales Cleaning Services co-founder and director Chris Birch said:
“Last year was a fantastic one for us. We’ve grown our workforce and expanded into new markets, all while increasing turnover. We’ve been fortunate to have the support from Business Wales too and they’ve helped us win several key contracts as well as assisting our growth strategy.”
With 2019 underway, the company is expecting to double its turnover from 2018 with an exciting expansion plan underway that will see Apollo expand into international markets and employ more staff.
“With support from Business Wales we’re looking to continue our momentum into 2019 and we have plenty of exciting plans. We’ve begun expanding our services in Spain and we plan to employ an additional 30 staff members to cope with increasing demand for our services.
“We’ll also be diversifying into new markets too with a home staging and interior design service being created for estate agents in early 2019, along with the expansion of our retail product lines so we can sell our cruelty free cleaning products to other companies.”
If you have ambitions to grow your business like Apollo Wales Cleaning Services and would like free support from a Business Wales advisor or would like to know more about how Business Wales can help start or develop your business, call 03000 6 03000, follow @_businesswales or @_busnescymru or visit www.businesswales.gov.wales/ or www.busnescymru.llyw.cymru/ for further information.
Business Wales, which is funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, supports the sustainable growth of small and medium-size enterprises across the country by offering access to information, guidance and business support.