Greg Beech, the founder of two drainage businesses with multi-million pound turnovers has joined drainage and cleaning firm, Jet Through, which is part of the Diamond Facilities Support Group of companies.
Beech, who founded and grew UKDN Waterflow into a business achieving £50 million of annual sales before departing in 2014, joins Jet Through as a Corporate Development Advisor to drive forward the company’s ambitious growth plans.
This includes taking the firm’s existing £1 million turnover to around £3 million in the next 18 months with a workforce of 10 specialist drainage engineers working across sectors such as retail, care, hotel and leisure, education and commercial property.
Jet Through was launched by Adam Atkins and Helen Cooper, the co-managing directors of the Diamond Facilities Support Group of companies, in spring 2018 as part of their vision to have more than 90 per cent of all of the Group’s services delivered by an in-house workforce.
Beech, who also set up and managed a multi-million pound drainage utility business called Direct Drains between 1992 and 2003, said: “The consistent, fast-paced growth of Diamond Facilities Support meant this opportunity was just too good to turn down.
“There is more than £1 billion worth of business to be had in the UK drainage market, and delivering a consistent level of high service in-house will stand Jet Through in good stead.”
Beech also recently spent two-and-a-half years at Preston-based Service Solutions Group as CEO, and is founder of Surface Medic.
Helen Cooper, Joint Managing Director at the Diamond Facilities Support Group of companies, commented: “Greg’s business accomplishments are also second to none, and he is the perfect candidate to guide Jet Through on its journey of growth, to help drive forward Diamond Facilities Support Group’s ultimate ambition of achieving £25 million turnover by 2025.”
Jet Through is part of the Diamond Facilities Support Group of companies, which is also made up of facilities management firm Diamond Facilities Support, Nationwide Property Clean and fire and security maintenance firm Sanctuary – collectively the Group of companies has an annual turnover of £9.5 million.