Harrow’s business community celebrated in style last week at the most successful Business Den competition yet. It was a pressure-washing specialist who cleaned up on the night, taking away the top prize in the Dragon’s Den style contest.
Conan Sammon, managing director of London Bin Cleaning, impressed judges with his cleaning-rags-to-riches story, to win a package of business support, and a cash prize.
In 2012, Conan – then a student – invested £250 in a second-hand van and the London Bin Cleaning Company was born. Five years later, he has a fleet of vans and a small team of staff providing a huge range of cleaning and waste collection services to a long list of commercial and residential clients.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Sachin Shah who opened the event said: “Congratulations to the London Bin Cleaning Company and well done to all our finalists this year. I was blown away by how great all the pitches were. It proves how innovative our local entrepreneurs and small businesses are.
“Helping local businesses is one of our greatest strengths. It’s why we are the best small business friendly borough – and this will continue as we build a better Harrow creating even more opportunities for our entrepreneurs and small businesses.”