Dorset cleaning company sold for undisclosed sum
One of Dorset's longest established cleaning companies has new owners.
Cranes Cleaning Company, which began trading 20 years ago, has been acquired by Servitek Support Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
The Corfe Mullen-based company employs around 20 people and provides cleaning services to a wide range of companies and organisations. They include business centres, doctors' surgeries, dental practices, accountants and travel agents.
Chartered accountants and business advisers Princecroft Willis (PcW) handled the sale for owner Susan Morgan.
PcW Partner Bill Law has looked after Cranes Cleaning Company's accounts since the firm was founded. PcW was also one of Crane's first clients.
Susan said: "It's a very competitive sector and after 20 years of running the business the time was right for a change.
"Servitek, which is committed to green and ethical practices, was looking to expand into Dorset and I felt it was the right time to sell, especially as my husband had recently retired.
"Servitek was keen to retain the family connection so my daughter, April, is now managing the Dorset part of the business for them," said Susan.
She added: "I'll miss the people and also Bill. If I've learnt anything over the years it's the importance of having a good accountant. This was particularly useful during the sale as I had proper financial records going back years.
"I've never had to worry about anything when it comes to the accounts which has always been a source of great relief and freed up my time to concentrate on running the business. Bill has always offered me good advice and kept me safe."
Servitek Support Ltd is based in Hertfordshire.
Cleaning up: Susan Morgan, who has sold Crane's Cleaning Company for an undisclosed sum, with Princecroft Willis Partner Bill Law.
6 June 2013