International industrial cleaning contractor, Sureclean, welcomed employees and stakeholders to officially open its new global headquarters, Cromba House, on Friday 19th September.
Sureclean Managing Director, John Barron, welcomed the guests to the impressive facilities situated adjacent to their original premises at River Drive, Alness where the majority of the company’s 130 strong workforce are based.
John Barron and Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) representative Robin Gilbert officially opened the building which was followed by a short speech on the company’s history and a tour of the office. The £2 million development was part funded by HIE who has been providing ongoing help and advice to the company throughout the years.
John Barron said: “Sureclean has built a long-standing relationship with HIE and we are very grateful for their continuous support. This project was necessitated due to the company’s increasing staff levels and has also provided capacity for future growth.
“Alness is where Sureclean was founded and remains the heartland of the business and it was important that this was the site of our new HQ. We have ensured that this space provides a comfortable working environment for our employees, combining ergonomic meeting, training and welfare facilities.”
HIE Senior Development Manager, Robin Gilbert, added “The energy industry is a key sector for the Inner Moray Firth economy and Sureclean is an important member of the supply chain with significant international business. HIE is pleased to assist the company with a £400,000 grant to help expand its Alness base. We look forward to Sureclean’s continuing success and further growth.”
The company’s operational and employee requirements were considered during the design stages of the modern 7,000 sq. ft office resulting in an open-plan environment improving workflow and inter-departmental communication with effective use of training and meeting facilities. In addition to a new office facility, this development has also extended their Support Services base, increasing its warehouse and workshop space by 6,000 sq. ft.
In keeping with the company’s environmental credentials, the new facilities are designed to minimise Sureclean’s carbon footprint and features biomass, solar and air source technologies to enhance the efficiency of the building. Sureclean was established in Alness in 1985 and has operational facilities in the UK and Egypt, providing significant support and solutions to businesses worldwide.