Companies that provide cleaning services often faced hardship during the pandemic, with work stopping and an uncertain future remains. They are required less in offices as these have either not reopened or have minimal occupancy – although with shopping centres and entertainment venues opening again, this will have led to more employment.  

Here at Company Debt, we have significant experience in both closing and restructuring charities and non profit businesses. Get in touch for a free, no obligation discussion about your situation with one of our licensed insolvency practitioners.

Cleaning Sector Pressure Points


What are the Reasons for Cleaning Contractor Insolvency?

The sector has seen numerous failures and there may also be increased tendering pressures, as businesses look to cut costs. Cleaning firms can also be particularly vulnerable if they are reliant on a major contract – if they lose this, then their business becomes unviable.

There is also a shortage of workers and wage bills are rising – it was reported that a hotel was even offering a discount to guests who agreed to clean their own rooms.

However, there may also be opportunities. Cleaning firms that use intensive techniques to clean offices may be able to show they are reducing risk of infection and making the workplace safer. There is also a move towards sustainable practices so contractors that can show they are taking more environmental responsibility could find this works in their favour.

Directors and trustees of charities should seek appropriate expert advice as early as possible during a potential insolvency.

Insolvency & Rescue Solutions for the Cleaning Sector

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We are fully licensed and accredited insolvency practitioners based in north London, and with decades of combined partner experience in helping directors find positive solutions to business challenges.

Our goal is first to understand your situation as fully as we can, and then to explain the range of options available to you.

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