A Darwen cleaning company played its part in making sure one of this season’s most anticipated FA Cup matches went ahead despite coronavirus restrictions.

Symclean Industrial, based on The Hub, Commercial Road, Darwen, were called upon by Stockport County ahead of the FA Cup third round match against West Ham United, which was screened live on national television on Monday night last week.

The Symclean team carried out a deep clean and fogged the temporary welfare facilities at the Edgeley Park stadium to provide the Premier League team with a safe place to prepare for the tie.

Stockport County director of operations Richard Simkin said: “To draw a top club at home and then be selected for live TV was massive for us, but we were obviously fully aware of the stringent rules with regard to the Government guidelines around Covid-19.

“Cleanliness and security are hugely important when operating an elite sporting business in these challenging times.

“We needed everything to be just right and that is why we turned to the expertise and professionalism of Symclean.”

The Darwen company has managed to build up a reputation as one of the country’s leading industrial cleaning firms as a specialist within the food manufacturing sector with blue chip clients like Muller and Warburtons.

However, Symclean managing director Tanya Targett is looking to widen into other areas of commercial business, including sport, with the work carried out at Stockport County as example of what the company can do.

She said: “Sport is certainly a sector of real interest for us.

“We feel we have the expertise and experience to tackle any cleaning issue and it was great to help Stockport County stage their big game.

“We have an on-going relationship with County officials and now hope to extend our services to other football clubs.”

To find out more about Symclean, go to: http://symcleanindustrial.co.uk/.