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Wednesday, 19 February

Living The High Life

Niel Bethell and Thornton Tasker

The merger of Nationwide Window Cleaning and High Access Maintenance has created one of the largest specialist cleaning at height companies in the UK.

Both companies have a portfolio of services and clients. They have been backed with funding of £5.5 million by BGF.

The two firms have a combined revenue of £30 million. High Access’ Niel Bethell will take the role of Group CEO while NWC’s Thornton Tasker will become the Executive Chairman. Bethell and Tasker have pushed significant growth in recent years - the merger was initiated by the two respective founders.

Customers include major retailers, hospital and universities as well as property development firms. A broader service offering runs from high-level property maintenance to access machinery hire. Based in Leeds, NWC provides window cleaning and specialist cleaning services. The group has opened a new head office, added an operational base in Crayford and completed three successful acquisitions.

 

High Access

Working at heights specialist High Access, which is headquartered in Manchester, provides building, roof and gutter maintenance as well as safety system testing glazing and coatings services. The company also has a hire division. After partnering with BGF in 2016, the company acquired Scotland based Outreach Access and AA Access to open up in new markets including hire for film, TV and major sporting venues across the UK.

The new group, which retains the Nationwide Window Cleaning and High Access brands, will become NSS Group.

Picture:  Niel Bethell and Thornton Tasker.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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