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Growth gives a new sparkle to Thames cable cleaning firm

A thriving Peterborough company is cleaning up in the face of the financial squeeze that has gripped the economy.

Bosses of EasyClean have just announced a move from Fletton to prestigious new premises in Yaxley.

The move to Osprey Way, on the Eagle Park Business Park, caps a terrific year for the firm.

The firm, which employs 170 people, managed to secure the contract to clean the cable cars on the system over the Thames set up for the Olympics.

EasyClean had outgrown its old premises based in Fletton due to significant expansion over recent years, despite the severe recession.

The firm has moved into a new 4,000 sq.ft, stand-alone premises.

The premises were purpose-built to its own specification and includes ground and first floor large offices and warehouse storage with secure parking.

Lee Rudd, managing director, said: “We are delighted at the move which is as a result of the award of a number of significant contracts locally and across the region, including London.”

Contracts include Anglia Ruskin University, Anglian Water, Peterborough City Council, London Borough Councils, McCains Foods, Brookfield and Kier Construction.

Mr Rudd added: “We were excited to be involved in the Olympics which included the award of the contract for the daily cleaning of the new cable car which crosses the Thames by the O2 Arena.

Commercial manager Lindsey Ritchie said: “The business growth would not be possible without the commitment and professionalism of our workforce.

EasyClean targets small and large businesses, from offices requiring two hours of cleaning per day to large hospitals and universities.

* The firm’s expansion comes as new figures show the number of people claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance in Peterborough has fallen for the second month in a row.

Peterborough’s claimant count fell by 200 during December to 5,721.