Cleaning specialist CleanTEC is aiming for a new phase of growth with the appointment of Johnny Harvey as Director of Operations.
Mr Harvey will lead the continued development of the Edinburgh business in tandem with Managing Director John Ross.
Previously Regional Sales Director at Arnold Clark Vehicle Management for 15 years, Mr Harvey also enjoyed success in youth football and a prolific goalscorer for Penicuik Athletic before managing several clubs including Tranent, Edinburgh United, Haddington, Penicuik and Berwick Rangers over an eight-year period.
“It’s an exciting new chapter in my career,” he said. “I will be involved in all areas of the business and I look forward to putting my all into it and believing I can make a real difference.
“I think my football background is going to help me because the role involves so many different personalities and characters.”
CleanTEC provide cleaning services to commercial, construction and residential customers in Edinburgh and East Lothian and Mr Harvey is looking forward to further developing the business, which established Scotland’s first window cleaning franchise earlier this year.
“We have to keep growing, but also see how we could do things better, because there’s always room for improvement,” he said.
“It will be great to learn from someone like John, who made his business what it is today by basically starting with a squeegee, blade and ladder. I will be working closely with him to develop the franchise model and that’s another aspect of the role that’s very appealing, and we’re ready to move forward now and make it even more of a success.
CleanTEC was established in North Berwick in 2009 and expanded two years ago to a larger headquarters on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
“Johnny brings a wealth of experience in building teams and strong relationships and his footballing experience will be a big help in making this role a success,” said Mr Ross.
“People management is something he excels at so he is the perfect fit for this role and he will support me in all areas of the business for our next stage of growth. He is right on the doorstep but I have already noticed a huge improvement with the teams really motivated now to do well.
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