Meet Prochem distributor Martin Perry-White – a man on a mission to ‘Avance’.
Because at Martin’s company (Avance International Supplies Ltd to give it its full name) business is indeed moving forward, and fast.
So much so, Martin’s recently opened a fantastic new 4000 sq ft warehouse in Bishops Stortford, Essex. It takes in stock of a wide range of chemicals and accessories with facilities also for repairs as well as training.
Located just outside town and near to Stansted Airport, 2016-launched Avance has been supplying Prochem solutions to its customer base from the start.
Martin is selling Endeavor extraction machines to the larger FM companies as well as multiple chemicals lines including much of the Prochem core range.
“I previously ran my own cleaning business; I’ve been in the industry for more than 25 years and have a wide range of knowledge of Prochem products,” he tells us.
“We also travel all over the country demonstrating, installing and servicing on behalf of FM companies, carpet cleaners, contractors and end users notably in the education sector.”
Martin has always found Prochem to be supportive of his enterprises. “Great products and service – nice people, too”, he says.
“When I asked whether Prochem would support our stand at Cleaning Expo last September, they not only sent us a Steempro, Galaxy, Bravo Spotter and a Powermate 1200 power-wand, but sales & training manager Phil Jones came along to demonstrate them.”
The show was predominately attended by window cleaners but there was also plenty of carpet cleaning interest for all the floorcare suppliers there, relates Martin.
“A great show where we received enquiries from several window cleaning contractors looking at expanding their business into cleaning inside the house, to dodge those chilly winters outdoors!”
Avance also held a prize draw to win a free Prochem training course on the day. The lucky recipient was Stephania of Stefy Cleaning Services in Buckinghamshire, who later attended a 1-day carpet care course at Chessington.
Looking ahead, Martin says he anticipates 2020 bringing many new products to its existing range of chemicals and equipment; but most of all, he looks forward to growing his support and training network to current and new clients.