Care home and commercial laundry specialist WASHCO has expanded its UK presence by acquiring Sheffield-based Goodman Sparks Commercial Laundry.
The move will see WASHCO supplying new premises and fleet for Goodman Sparks’ Sheffield-based team. Goodman Sparks will be rebranded as WASHCO later this year.
WASHCO MD Peter Hosking said: “We are hugely excited about the opportunity Goodman Sparks presents in the North of England. Like us, they are driven by a passion for helping clients, making them the perfect fit for our expanding business.”
WASHCO Sales Director James Holmes commented: “We are looking forward to welcoming our new colleagues from Goodman Sparks to the WASHCO team. This is an incredibly valuable boost to our UK presence and will enable us to support an even wider range of clients across the UK.”
Goodman Sparks MD Jonathan Sparks added: “When WASHCO was first formed three years ago, I immediately thought about the possibility of Goodman Sparks joining forces to fill in the geographical gap between the Midlands and Scotland, so 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 … so we also knew that it would be a good cultural fit for Goodman Sparks.
“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. The Goodman Sparks team will be a great addition to WASHCO and we look forward to working with and helping our new colleagues around the country.”