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Project Nero does investments and acquisitions of small businesses in Scotland and Northern England. We also get involved in turnarounds and provide a consultancy service. We specialise in growth and digital transformation of non-technology companies as well as leveraging our portfolio companies to push our investments forward.

Project Nero Acquires Q4 Laundry


A Strategic Move to Revolutionise Commercial Laundry Services

We have some exciting news to share – Project Nero has acquired Q4 Laundry, a commercial laundry service catering to the hospitality sector in Edinburgh and Midlothian. This acquisition is particularly special for us as it represents not only a new venture but also an opportunity to turn around a distressed business and make it thrive.

The Challenge

Q4 Laundry faced significant challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the business primarily serves the hospitality sector, which was severely impacted by lockdowns and reduced travel. Despite these hardships, the previous owner demonstrated remarkable resilience and leadership, guiding Q4 through the toughest times and stabilising the business as the industry began to recover in 2024. However, after dedicating years to the company, the owner now wishes to retire, passing the baton to Project Nero to continue Q4’s journey towards growth and excellence. However, we see immense potential in this business and are ready to invest the necessary resources to transform it into the best linen service in the local market.

Our Plan for Q4 Laundry

  1. Investment in Linens and Machines: We plan to upgrade the quality and quantity of linens and invest in new laundry equipment. This will ensure that Q4 Laundry can deliver top-notch service to its hospitality clients, meeting and exceeding their expectations.
  2. Staff Development: Investing in our staff is crucial. We’ll provide training and development opportunities to ensure our team has the skills and knowledge to deliver excellent service. A motivated and well-trained staff is key to our turnaround strategy.
  3. Digital Transformation: Just like we’ve done with Staypress, we’ll be implementing advanced technology solutions at Q4 Laundry. This will streamline operations, improve efficiency, and enhance customer experience. Digital transformation is at the heart of our strategy to modernise and revitalise Q4.
  4. Marketing and Branding: We’ll be revamping the marketing and branding efforts to create a strong and recognisable brand identity for Q4 Laundry. Effective marketing strategies will help us reach new clients and solidify our presence in the hospitality sector.
  5. Improved Service: Our ultimate goal is to offer the best linen service in Edinburgh and Midlothian. By improving every aspect of the business, from quality control to customer service, we’re committed to making Q4 Laundry the preferred choice for local hotels, restaurants, and other hospitality businesses.

Strategic Synergy with Staypress

This acquisition is not just about turning around a distressed business; it’s also a strategic move to create synergy within our portfolio. With Staypress already thriving under Project Nero’s stewardship, we can leverage the expertise and successful practices from Staypress to enhance Q4 Laundry’s operations. This integration will enable us to deliver superior service and achieve greater efficiencies across both businesses.

Looking Ahead

We’re excited about the potential of Q4 Laundry and the positive impact it will have on our overall portfolio. By addressing its current challenges head-on and implementing our comprehensive turnaround plan, we’re confident that Q4 Laundry will soon become a leader in the commercial laundry sector.

Stay tuned for more updates as we embark on this exciting transformation journey. We look forward to sharing our progress and successes with you as we work to make Q4 Laundry a shining example of Project Nero’s commitment to excellence and innovation.

Welcome to the future of commercial laundry services with Project Nero and Q4 Laundry!

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