The day was Friday, June 21, 2013. The mission was to engage the Managing Director, Goldspring Cleaners and Allied Services, Mr. Uba Jeremiah Ikechukwu in a chat over the services his 2012 YOUWIN Award- winning company renders to the society. The time was 11 AM. The venue was the company’s office at Excellence and Friends’ Street, off Arab Expressway, Kubwa Extension II, FCT Abuja.
Indeed, “A gold fish, they say, has no hiding place”. The young entrepreneur, clad in a blue shirt and blue jeans trouser, was friendly and without any airs.
“I am indeed overjoyed to have been chosen by The News Chronicle as the company to profile this week.” Below are details of our interaction with Mr. Uba Jeremiah Ikechukwu, who is also a graduate of mechanical engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
What does Goldspring stand for?
Our Company, Goldspring Cleaners and Allied Services is a leading provider of outsourced facilities and support services such as general cleaning and tidying up of a company’s office. We have a long-standing reputation as a dependable company. We handle the facilities of commercial, institutional or industrial offices. We work with both small, medium and big companies and organizations. The name is indicative of the quality of the services we offer.
Our company also provides services to building owners, contractors and managers who require their properties to be hygienically and optimally maintained either on retainership or on one-off basis.
What motivated you into setting up the business?
Basically it was the need to offer top professional service. I am a trained engineer and I saw an opportunity in the services sector. I thought I could add my hands-on approach from my engineering background to service delivery to make a difference. I enjoy doing this. I enjoy being called up by clients to say how happy they are for the services we provided. The vision of my company is to become a leading provider of cutting edge quality facilities management services to the satisfaction of our customers.
So what is your staff mix like?
We have over 15 well-motivated employees who are all well qualified and skilled and drawn from all sectors of facility management and engineering discipline. We have operational managers with the requisite knowledge and experience to develop a genuine understanding of clients’ needs. The competence and enthusiasm of our staff help to ensure that the services we deliver are optimal – to the complete satisfaction of our clients.
In ordinary language what specific services does your company offer? Facility management may be too technical for many people.
Basically we offer cleaning services of all sorts, maintenance service of all manner, housekeeping and janitorial services. We also offer carpet care, floor care, toilet care, fumigation/pest control services. We are also into landscaping, horticulture, post-construction services, facilities planning assistance and advisory services in the areas of procurement and logistics.
Gold Spring Cleaners and Allied Services has offices in Abuja, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Lagos. They can be reached at:
Phones: 07039761653, 08153120889
Abuja, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Lagos