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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 Staypress


Our First Step into the Laundry Sector

Hello everyone! We’re thrilled to announce that Project Nero has just acquired Staypress, a small but mighty chain of three laundrettes in Midlothian, Scotland. This marks our first foray into the laundry sector, and we couldn’t be more excited about the possibilities.

The Story of Staypress

Staypress has a wonderful history and a strong community presence. Founded 25 years ago by a dedicated entrepreneur who started by ironing clothes in her garage, Staypress has grown into a beloved local business. Over the years, the original owner has done an incredible job building the business into a trusted name for dry cleaning, coin-operated machines, and a convenient pickup and drop-off service.

Why Staypress?

Staypress isn’t just a laundrette; it’s a testament to hard work, dedication, and community spirit. We’re honoured to take on the custodianship of this business and continue its legacy. Our goal is to provide the same great service that Staypress is known for while introducing new technology and administrative support to streamline operations and enhance customer experience.

Our Vision for the Future

This acquisition is just the beginning. Here’s what we have planned for Staypress:

  1. Technology and Administration: We’ll be integrating advanced technology and administrative systems to improve efficiency. This includes updating their current systems and introducing new tools to better manage operations and customer interactions.
  2. Expansion: We aim to grow the Staypress brand by opening more locations across Midlothian and Edinburgh. Our vision is to make Staypress the go-to laundrette chain in the region, known for its quality, convenience, and community focus.
  3. App-Based Services: In the long term, we plan to develop an app-based laundry pickup and drop-off service. This will make it even easier for customers to get their laundry done, with the convenience of scheduling pickups and deliveries right from their smartphones.

Join Us on This Journey

We’re incredibly excited about the future of Staypress and look forward to building on the solid foundation laid by its original owner. With our expertise in technology and business management, we believe we can take Staypress to new heights, offering even better service and convenience to our customers.

Stay tuned for more updates as we begin this exciting new chapter. We can’t wait to share the progress and successes with you as we work to make Staypress a leading name in the laundry sector.

Welcome to the future of laundry with Project Nero and Staypress!

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