The UK’s fastest growing private companies: Hot 100 2015 – (56) Sureclean

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Name: Sureclean 
Industry/sector: Miscellaneous
Date founded: 1998
The boss: John Barron
Location: Scotland
Latest turnover: £22.8m
Three-year compound growth rate (%): 38.11
Latest EBITDA: £7.3m

In the years since director John Barron led the management buy-in of Sureclean in 1998, he has repeatedly demonstrated his passion for overseeing the delivery, development and growth of the business. In 2011, the company achieved record trading in excess of £12m, which transformed to £16m in 2012, and increased once more in 2013 to £22m. 

It was during this period that Sureclean started taking on larger projects than in previous years. The company was contracted to carry out work on the Haewene Brim FPSO whilst it was situated in the dry dock at Nigg Energy Park for significant modification and upgrade work. Other work scopes completed by the Alness and Aberdeen-based company have included tank and vessel cleaning, NORM management, pipe and vessel insulation removal, fireproof material removal, industrial “deep” cleaning and waste management.

Ensuring it had the capabilities to carry out all work scopes required, along with other day-to-day operational requirements, Sureclean invested more than £1m in additional project-specific equipment.

In March 2014 Sureclean became part of the National Response Corporation (NRC) Group – a provider of environmental, industrial, and emergency response solutions.  Sureclean has since used the financial resources of the NRC to underpin domestic service delivery and continue with its international expansion.

According to the company, its objective is sustainable and profitable growth, while continuing to deliver added value to customers and shareholders alike. From the time of the management buy-in, considerable investment has been placed in people and specialist equipment to enable Sureclean to provide solutions to fundamental issues of waste management, environmental safety and industrial efficiency.

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