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Regent Cleaning acquired by France's Samsic
One of the UK's fastest-expanding contract cleaning companies, Regent
Office Care Ltd - trading as Regent Cleaning - has been acquired by
France's second largest provider, 1.3 billion Euro turnover Samsic Group,
for an undisclosed sum.
Founded in 1986, Rennes-based Samsic fields over 40,000 employees from
200 locations on behalf of more than 10,000 clients across Europe. The
company also owns subsidiaries in Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain
Highgly regarded for the quality of its service professionalism, Samsic
has expanded from its core cleaning offer to undertake tasks ranging from
security to recruitment and home domestic services on behalf of a wide
Operating from eight UK locations with 3000 employees, £20 million
turnover Regent Cleaning is a major supplier of cleaning to private and
public sector accounts in the commercial, leisure, healthcare and
Founded in 1986, the company has grown by over 20% in the last year
Recent gains include the expansion of Regent's provision to the Ministry
of Justice's Courts, the NHS BT (National Blood Service) premises, and
Matthew Boulton College, soon be merging with Sutton Coldfield College in
Its acquisition brings the company the strengths and resources of a major
international provider without affecting day-to-day operation, says sales
and marketing director John Critchell,
"Samsic's philosophy is to develop new sales territories through the
acquisition of successful local independents," he says.
"We share a common culture in providing best practice and support to
customers and so there will be no changes to Regent's strategies,
services nor its customer agreements."
Critchell acknowledges significant benefits to the company and customers
alike in the sale to Samsic.
"It offers us the expertise and resources of a highly successful large
company, whilst allowing us to continue our strategy in the UK of being
the local company close to our customers with a national and now European
back up if needed.
"Additionally there is the opportunity to make fresh investment in our
aims and aspirations to develop share of the UK market and broaden the
range of services we can offer," he says. "It's a very good fit for all
Regent Cleaning will continue under the management of John Critchell and
operations director, Jonathan King.
Joining the UK company's board are recently appointed finance director
Jacqueline Kingsnorth and from Samsic's board, Rennes-based Gerard
Jicquel, and Patrick Dubos.
Further information at
Issued November 2008 by
petermuir public relations
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