Devon Cleaning South Hams

Devon Cleaning South Hams is making the switch to electric vehicles

South Devon cleaning company pushes ahead with plans for an all-electric fleet despite lack of charging points on its council-owned site

Devon Cleaning South Hams is on the road to zero emissions with the purchase of its first electric van. Owner Amanda Barnes is pushing ahead with her ambition to run an all-electric fleet for the company - which also includes Plymouth-based Plymclean - despite being frustrated by the lack of charging points on a large council-owned industrial estate.

The two companies were merged last...

New PlymClean MD Amanda Barnes (right) with former directors Stuart and Gail May

Devon Cleaning South Hams bucks the downturn by expanding into Plymouth during lockdown

As the impact of social-distancing and lockdown threatens the viability of many South West businesses, an established Devon cleaning company - whose inspirational owner literally started from nothing - has bucked the trend by taking over a family-run cleaning business in Plymouth and taking on more staff.

Entrepreneur Amanda Barnes, who runs Devon Cleaning South Hams and its sister...