Squeaky clean new social enterprise launched in Cambridge
Wintercomfort launches innovative new social enterprise, Overstream Clean, providing a quality cleaning service for businesses and organisations in Cambridge - on two wheels!
Best-selling author, columnist and broadcaster, Liz Fraser, will be launching Overstream Clean, with the cutting of a cake on Thursday 19 June at Wintercomfort for the homeless, Overstream House.
In December 2013, Wintercomfort received the fantastic news that they had been awarded £30,000 in the Local Enterprise Partnership Prize Challenge to develop their new business plan for a cleaning company with a difference.
The cleaning business will build the skills and employability of homeless and vulnerably housed men and women by offering training, qualifications and work experience. David, a trainee on the scheme says, "I am really enjoying the course so far. I feel much more productive now and hopeful for the future. I am looking for employment at the moment".
Wintercomfort's Social Enterprise Manager Rachel Newell says "the Overstream Clean bikes, adapted to transport cleaning and gardening equipment, will soon be a familiar part of the Cambridge scene. They'll enable our cleaning teams to beat four wheeled traffic and parking restrictions as they pedal between jobs. Our state of the art GPS trackers means that we can assure reliability and timeliness".
Wintercomfort has been working with Cambridge County Council, Cambridgeshire City Council, King Street Housing, Outspoken Delivery and others to put everything in place. The new cleaning company intends to become a well-respected Cambridge business with a reputation for quality, reliability, courtesy and good value service. Overstream Clean will offer a range of products including office cleaning, window cleaning, deep cleans, graffiti removal, garden clearance, rubbish clearance. More details can be found at www.overstreamclean.co.uk.