Powerclean UK - high pressure water jetting

About Powerclean - our history

Powerclean UK - high pressure water jettingThe industrial revolution of the late 19th and early 20th centuries resulted in many of the stately and imposing buildings of North Lancashire being hidden under a blanket of grime which had accumulated for 150 years. In response to the many unanswered requests for cleaning and restoration, Gordon Holgate established, in 1960, the innovatively named stone cleaning and painting service “Gordon Holgate Restorastone”.

Powerclean UK - high pressure water jettingBuilding on the success of this venture, in 1968 “Gordon Holgate Decorators” was formed to provide a complementary service to the commercial and domestic markets.

As time and technology progressed Gordon saw the opportunity to consolidate and enhance his stone cleaning company using new techniques in water jetting technology.

This progressive step was accompanied, in 1980, by a change in the name of the company, in order to reflect the increased range of services they now offeredPowerclean UK - high pressure water jetting to 'Gordon Holgate and Son. Powerclean Painting and Decorating Contractors' and at this time Gordon’s son Chris was nominated as Operations Director in order to ensure continuity of approach and management of the successful company. At this time the company further diversified into industrial cleaning and kiln maintenance within the cement manufacturing, chemical and paper making industries.

The company became limited in 1998 and changed its name, in the year 2000, to 'Powerclean UK Limited', a step taken to facilitate the incorporation of subsidiary, 'Gordon Holgate Specialised Finishes', which had been one of its mainstays since 1968. At the same time Chris effectively assumed day to day management of the company whilst Gordon maintained an overseeing role to ensure that its high standards were maintained.

For further information please contact us to discuss your requirements. Email us: enquiries(at)powerclean-uk(dot)co(dot)uk.

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