Filta Group, a provider of fryer management and other services to the catering and hospitality sector, has secured an exclusive licencing agreement with NTH Solutions, a support services group wholly owned by North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust.
The deal will utilise Filta’s hypochlorous acid-based broad-spectrum disinfectant, along with NHS accredited training, as part of the Filta Sanitation Service, which is helping businesses and organisations fight against the spread of Covid-19.
The HOCI-based product, produced on site by NTH, is designed to quickly disinfect surfaces, including killing the Covid-19 virus, without the need to evacuate a room or for extensive use of PPE, as it is non-corrosive and is non-harmful to humans. This should make it suitable for customers in a range of sectors from office blocks and schools through to commercial kitchens and restaurants.
Under the exclusive agreement, which formally commenced on 1 September 2020, Filta employees will be fully trained by NHS decontamination experts and will have exclusive rights to both sell the products and provide training for customers in NHS best practices for proper use of the disinfectants. Filta staff will conduct initial cleans at sites and will then ensure that these sites are sufficiently trained/certified and prepared to continue the cleaning regime.
Filta will be considered an authorised, exclusive partner to the NHS’ wholly owned subsidiary, NTH. Filta customers that take on this service will be registered within an online database of certified sites and will be permitted to display certificates on location with NHS, NTH and Filta branding, subject to regular (3 monthly) inspections and swab testing at sites.
The exclusivity rights under the agreement will run for an initial 6 months, with an option to extend for a further 6 months depending on performance.
Jason Sayers, CEO of Filta Group, said: “Since launching our FiltaShield sanitation service in early May, we have experienced an encouraging level of enquiries and initial orders.
“This partnership with NTH Solutions will further enhance our capabilities and sits with our overall group strategy to expand our core service offering and increase the opportunity to cross-sell our portfolio of solutions to current and future customers. We are looking forward to working with our new partners and updating on our progress in due course.”