How it all started..
George Gittins acquired Jet in 1997. It was a small carpet and upholstery cleaning business, which was originally established as a Limited company in 1978 as Jet Carpet Cleaners Ltd.
Jet’s early work was predominantly focussed on the domestic market throughout the Home Counties and West London. Over the past 20 plus years the business emphasis has shifted markedly to the commercial sector where we now have dedicated teams operating nationally. We now provide a much broader range of cleaning services from carpet and soft furnishings, office cleaning to ceiling and shop front coatings.
In the 40 years that Jet has been in operation we have developed a prestigious client base that we are very proud of, some of whom have been using Jet for many years. We feel this is a reassuring feature for any potential customer that the quality of our service really does matter and that long-term relationships are the cornerstone of our business.
In July 2019, George sold his shares in Jet so he could have a well-earned rest! The new owners, Michelle Toms and Liz Turner, are determined to continue George’s good work and take Jet from strength to strength.
Without the support of our most valuable asset – our staff – we would not be where we are today! Many of our key operatives have been part of the Jet team for many years which in itself is a huge accolade as staff turnover in the cleaning industry is notoriously high. Our Senior Supervisors Kevin, Trevor and Mimi have been with the company 20, 13 and 12 years respectively and oversee in excess of 45 field staff at any one time. Our newest recruit, Supervisor Codrut, has been with the business for more than 5 years.
New staff are selected carefully and where necessary will be CRB cleared for work in sensitive areas such as Government buildings, Royal Household properties and airside at UK airports.
The company is Eurosafe approved and carry Employers and Public Liability insurance of £10m.