The founder of two drainage businesses with multi-million pound turnovers has joined one of the industry’s newest firms, Jet Through Limited, to drive forward the company’s ambitious growth plans.
Greg Beech, who founded and grew UKDN Waterflow into a business achieving £50 million of annual sales before departing in 2014, has joined drainage and cleaning company Jet Through as a corporate development advisor and will be shaping its expansion.
This includes taking the firm’s existing £1 million turnover to around £3 million in the next 18 months with a workforce of ten specialist drainage engineers working across sectors such as retail, care, hotel and leisure, education and commercial property.
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.
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.
“Jet Through already has access to a broad range of clients via Diamond Facilities Support’s existing client base, and through using my existing network of contacts and knowledge of growing businesses, I am looking forward to the challenge of helping to take Jet Through to the next level.”
Beech also recently spent two-and-a-half years at Preston-based Service Solutions Group as CEO, and is founder of Surface Medic.
Adam Atkins, joint managing director at the Diamond Facilities Support Group of companies, believes the appointment of Beech is a coup for Jet Through.
He added: “Greg is an experienced professional who knows the drainage industry inside out, so he will be a key asset for Jet Through and the wider group in the future.”
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.”