Disinfection business takes off for Fareham couple

WHEN married couple Abby and Simon Elliott were looking to change their careers they decided to invest in a disinfection franchise.

By Kimberley Barber
Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 11:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 12:17 pm

Now the pair say they are delighted to see their business take off, especially as businesses across Hampshire get ready to reopen when restrictions ease.

Abby and Simon, from Fareham launched Sanondaf Hampshire South in November, bringing the patented Sanondaf touchless disinfection and decontamination services to the south coast for the first time.

Sanondaf has been operating since 2014, first starting in the medical and health care sector.

Abby Elliott, director of Sanondaf Hampshire South who are infection prevention and control specialists providing disinfection and decontamination services. Picture: Sarah Standing (150321-4964)

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Today it covers a large range of industries and businesses in 25 different regions providing a touch-less disinfection system that kills at least 99.99 per cent of harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and mould.

The couple, who have two young children, said they were pleased to be able to offer a service of value to the community.

Abby, who previously had a long career in the events industry, said: ‘We work with NHS trusts, nurseries, schools, businesses in all segments, in the infection prevention and control space.

Abby Elliott, director of Sanondaf Hampshire South who are infection prevention and control specialists providing disinfection and decontamination services. Picture: Sarah Standing (150321-4979)

‘We wanted to find something new that would add value to our local community.

‘We wanted to do something that would allow us to give back a bit.

‘My husband and I both worked in the corporate environment for a long time and we were looking for a business that would allow us to do something meaningful.

‘We have been working supporting schools and nurseries, and some businesses that have able to stay open during the pandemic.

Abby Elliott, director of Sanondaf Hampshire South who are infection prevention and control specialists providing disinfection and decontamination services. Pictured is: Tim Vaughan-Spencer, technician wth Abby Elliott, director. Picture: Sarah Standing (150321-4989)

‘But now we are entering the phase where businesses are preparing to open. It is wonderful news and we are so excited by it however that does bring with it risks but we are looking forward to helping businesses in our community to open up safely.’

Abby said their service helps businesses to stay in control when outbreaks occur, minimising the risk of onward infection, but also that it prevents outbreaks through regular medical grade disinfection.

They use a fogging and electrostatic spraying system, combined with a patented and certified disinfectant solution, hydrogen peroxide silver.

The service, which does not replace traditional cleaning, is non-corrosive, leaves no chemical residue and disinfects the entire environment, not just surfaces but the air too.

Unlike traditional cleaning methods, the treatment can be applied to electrical equipment, soft furnishings and fabric.

Abby, 45, said: ‘Following a tremendous spike in December, January and February, we are now, thankfully, receiving less emergency decontamination call outs.

‘We are now doing more preventative disinfection work, especially in schools and nurseries currently, which have stayed open throughout. Prevention of course always being better than cure.

‘This time round, following the hard-felt realities of lockdown three, we’ve noticed organisations are taking a steadier, more considered approach about opening up.

‘This is absolutely understandable, given such a turbulent year.

‘But it’s never been more important to protect the well being of your staff, your customers and all in your business community.

‘As we head into spring and summer we need to all keep our eye on the end goal: to rebuild our businesses, to regain confidence that we can provide safe environments for all who spend time in or around our business premises and ultimately avoid a spike in case numbers that would force the government to apply the brakes or, even worse, reverse the easing of restrictions.

‘To help our Hampshire community with this next chapter, we’re happy to consult with organisations, lend Sanondaf’s knowledge, expertise and guidance in infection prevention and control, no obligations at all.’

The business is also offering a 30 per cent reduction throughput April and May and for businesses and organisations that will be re-opening in steps two and three of the government’s plan to ease restrictions.

Fees starting from £100 (+VAT). For more call 01329 729 030 or email [email protected]

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