UK expansion for Washco as it buys Goodman Sparks

Three years on from the launch of Washco, the commercial laundry specialist has expanded its UK presence by acquiring Goodman Sparks Commercial Laundry based in Sheffield.

Washco aims to deliver national coverage with a local service to care homes across the UK, and its investment in trusted and reputable Goodman Sparks will see this come to fruition.

Washco will supply new premises and fleet for Goodman Sparks’ Sheffield-based team, helping maintain the outstanding service their clients in the care sector have come to expect.

Commenting on the acquisition, Washco managing director, Peter Hosking, said Goodman Sparks is driven by a passion for helping clients, making it the perfect fit for Washco’s expanding business.

Sales director James Holmes called the deal a valuable boost to Washco which will enable the company to support a wider range of clients across the UK.

Goodman Sparks managing director Jonathan Sparks said it made sense for Goodman Sparks to join forces with Washco to fill in the geographical gap between the Midlands and Scotland.

Jonathan Sparks is excited by the deal with Washco

“When we were formally approached last year it was of great interest. We had worked very closely with the companies that formed Washco for a number of years (Hughes, SLS and Armstrong), so we also knew that it would be a good cultural fit for us.”

He added: “After 51 years of Goodman Sparks being our family business there is inevitably some sadness in bringing this to a close, but I am absolutely certain that this is the right option for everyone, including our loyal staff. It gives them potential to progress further with Washco.”

Goodman Sparks Commercial Laundry will continue to trade using its current name before rebranding as Washco later this year.

More Washco news here.

(pictured in main image LtoR: Peter Hosking, Jonathan Sparks, Andy Pallant and James Holmes.)

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