BBC DIY SOS Get the Golden Touch.

February, 12, 2012

Norris Green Youth Centre.

The team from BBC TV’s DIY SOS enlisted the services of Golden Hygiene to assist in the refurbishment of a Liverpool Youth Centre.

used daily by around 50 children and young people, was transformed as part of the BBC’s ambitious Biggest Build ever project, in aid of Children in Need.

Golden Hygiene got involved in the refurbishment project by chance after managing director John Erskine happened to be driving past the centre as filming was under-way.

“There was a lot of traffic and I spotted the DIY SOS vans,” explained John. “I stopped and asked what we could do to help.

“The refurbishment was very high spec so we donated a range of stainless steel equipment for the washrooms, including state of the art, low energy consumption hand driers.

“We were delighted to help and the end result was terrific. I’m sure the newly-refurbished youth centre will benefit the local community for many years to come.”

Golden Hygiene was set up in Pasture Lane, Rainford, Liverpool in April 2009 by John Erskine and his sister-in-law Ann after John faced redundancy for a third time.

“I had worked in the wash room industry and had lots of contacts,” explained John. “The company I worked for was taken over and then closed down, so there was an obvious gap in the market.”

Golden Hygiene has since secured contracts with a range of clients including Rainford High Technology College, the Chamber and Enterprise PLC, and despite launching in the middle of the recession, turnover doubled in their second year of trading.

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