40 years on, still going strong
07 March 2013
Ace Janitorial of Sheffield, one of Jangro's founding organisations in 1980, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Ace says it is one of the North East's most successful and resilient independent janitorial supplies companies. It has traded through several recessions and remains as successful today as it ever has been with a £2m turnover.
Attercliffe based Ace was formed by Alf Cullumbine who built his business on supplying local steel making and engineering companies with goods from a van at the factory gates.
He listened to customer needs, sourcing the best products and delivering them on time with a fast personal service.
So, in 1980 when Jangro was setting up with identical business ethics,Cullumbine immediately joined and Ace remains a key player in today's 40 strong Jangro Membership.
Ace is now operated by Cullumbine's sons Phil, Paul and Mark. "We are now supplying contract cleaners and FM companies," says Phil, "still with the belief that 'customer is king' passed down from Dad."