30th Anniversary Celebrations: Keeping facilities clean and secure for 30 years

This September the SPS Group celebrates 30 years in business.


The Hull-based business began as SPS Security in 1992 with ICS Cleaning joining in 1995. The amalgamation was made between Tony Beharrell, who remains Chairman of the Group and Christine Turner, Managing Director of ICS Cleaning. Both were running independent companies in Hull and believed that the synergies of their businesses worked to make a stronger business together.


The SPS Group was formed in 1998 to take in both businesses and SPS Technical was added to the Group’s portfolio in 2008. What started life as a family-owned business 30 years ago remains the same in 2022.


Today the business is split into four areas – ICS Cleaning, SPS Technical, SPS Security and SPS Training. Together they employ more than 1000 people working on contracts across the North of England - with around 40 full-time staff based at the head office in Neptune House, Hull, and neighbouring offices and storage facilities in Edgar Street.


John Beharrell, Managing Director of SPS Security, and Tony’s son, commented: “Since our formation we have built up a secure financial foundation and have developed into a large enough to manage and small enough to care total solutions facilities management provider offering full end to end solutions.


“As we celebrate our 30 years in business, we also celebrate our honest open approach and professionalism which has enabled us to win and retain major contracts throughout our history and continue to grow.”


SPS Group - Celebrating Thirty Year in Business


Chris Turner, Managing Director of ICS Cleaning, added: “We’re proud of our Hull roots and today we remain a family-run business, with people at the heart of our operations. My daughter Michelle works in the business and several of our key operations staff have worked for us for many years, some from our formation.


“We have a culture where success is celebrated, no matter how big or small, we have an open-door policy, and we trust and assist each other enhancing our working relationships and teamwork so everyone is relaxed with sharing ideas, opinions, and ideas for improvement.

“We are passionate about our clients; they drive our growth and determination to succeed and be the best in the industry. By focusing on outstanding customer care and technical support we strive to build long-lasting relationships with our clients.”


The ethos of the Group is to always be careful to recruit the best people and invest in thorough training. This has ensured the business has thrived over the years and today it remains proud of its low staff turnover.


With 30 years’ experience the Group is well placed offer bespoke solutions in security, cleaning, and training for clients throughout the North of England from its 24-hour control room and headquarters in Hull and strategically located regional branch offices which enhance operational coverage and capabilities.