About Us - Rawlins



Denis Rawlins is very proud to have been supplying the cleaning industry for over 50 years, and there has never been a better time to work in such an important industry.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality cleaning equipment to our customers. We understand that keeping your business or facility clean and hygienic is essential for the health and safety of your employees and customers. That's why we offer a wide range of innovative and reliable cleaning solutions to meet all of your cleaning needs.


With years of experience in the cleaning industry, we have developed a deep understanding of our customers' needs and challenges. We work closely with our clients to develop customized cleaning solutions that are tailored to their unique needs and requirements. Our team of experienced technicians is dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and support, ensuring that your equipment is always running smoothly and efficiently. We offer a wide range of high-quality cleaning machines, including floor scrubbers, sweepers, vacuums, and more. Our equipment is sourced from the top manufacturers in the industry, ensuring that you receive the best quality products at competitive prices. We also offer leasing and rental options, so you can get the equipment you need without breaking the bank.

“Cleaning is an investment, not a cost. Scientific cleaning is an investment in your people, your business, and your clients”. We understand that cleaning is not just about aesthetics- it's about creating a safe and healthy environment for your employees and customers. That's why we also take a scientific approach to cleaning, using advanced technologies and techniques to achieve the best possible results.


At Rawlins, we pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainability. We offer a range of eco-friendly cleaning solutions, including chemical-free cleaning options, energy-efficient equipment, and water-saving technologies. Our goal is to help our customers reduce their environmental impact while maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

We are passionate about what we do, and we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible cleaning solutions. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, an to see how we can help you keep your business clean and hygienic.

We promise

  • First-class support through customer service, training, product demonstrations, and advice.
  • Extended manufacturer warranties.
  • Strict quality standards through our commitment to regulated processes.
  • World-class products.
  • Unrivaled speed of delivery.
  • Over 4 decades of experience in the cleaning industry.
  • We will hold spare parts for our machines for at least 10 years.
  • Provide servicing and leasing options.
  • Our 16,000 sq ft warehouse is based in Sutton Coldfield from where we deliver over 95% of orders the next day.
  • Free training and product demonstrations can be provided in our hard floor and carpeted demonstration rooms or alternatively can be arranged to be done on your own premises.
  • Full servicing of equipment is done in-house or using our national coverage of mobile technicians.

Our Vision

  • We inspire, we challenge, and we care.

Our Mission:

  • Positive relationships
  • Adding value
  • Ongoing improvement
  • Recognise success


We C.A.R.E

  • Communicate
  • Adapt
  • Respect
  • Encourage



Nigel Cotterill



Following a degree in Law, Nigel has had 33 years in the chemical, cleaning and facilities maintenance market. An accredited facilitator for the Franklin Covey organisation, Nigel is also a licensed practitioner of NLP and a Fellow of the Institute of Sales Management. 

Aside from a passionate desire for values driven organisational development and growth, Nigel is a keen golfer and loves any type of competitive sport particularly cricket and tennis.

Nigel's biggest inspiration is great attitudes and a desire to get better -people who believe something is possible and find a way of doing it.

 Favourite quote - “You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, Karma, something. This approach has never let me down and has made all the difference in my life” Steve Jobs

John Traynor

John Traynor BTech (Hons) ACA

Group Financial Director

John is the Financial Director of Denis Rawlins Ltd and has been with the company for over 5 years.

John joined Arthur Young (now Ernst and Young) after university and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1982. John was part of the team that purchased Denis Rawlins from Stephen Rawlins in 2012 and is responsible for the administrative and financial functions of the company.

He is a family man with a wife, 2 grown up daughters, a dog and 3 cats! He looks at the staff of Rawlins as part of his extended family and treats them accordingly. John also enjoys playing sports, especially golf and tennis and is known for being quite competitive.


Werner Du Plessis

Managing Director

Werner believes the cleaning and FM industries can improve their sustainability planning and delivery through smart investment and need to change their minds on the way the specify and purchase machinery, to reduce their carbon footprint, use less water and energy and stop landfill.

Dave Ward

Dave Ward

Group Operations Manager

Dave is our Group Operations Manager, responsible for ensuring the business operations and processes run smoothly. Dave also likes socialising and spending time with family.

Customer Service

Jessica Wall

Jessica Wall

Customer Service Supervisor

She enjoys socialising with friends and family, shopping and visiting new places every now and then.

Marketing Department

Manoj Tamang

Manoj Tamang

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Manoj joined the organisation in 2021, managing a number of our websites and digital marketing activity.

He enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures and foods.


Reece Mitchell

Reece Mitchell

Financial Controller

Reece has been with us since 2016.

In his spare time, Reece plays football at a semi-professional level. He also enjoys going to music festivals and travelling to different cities. 


Mr Josh

Josh Urban

Assistant Warehouse Manager

Josh has worked at Rawlins since February 2018. Part of the warehouse team, Josh is an avid gamer, anime watcher, and a lover of summer.


Carl Trappett

Warehouse Operative

Carl has been working as a warehouse assistant since 2019. He supports his fellow co-workers around the warehouse. Out of work, he is a die-hard food fanatic, animal lover, and a proud dad that loves his son dearly.

Matt G

Matthew G

Warehouse Operative

Matt is a long-serving member of our Warehouse team with over 10 years experience. Away from his work with Denis Rawlins, Matt is a talented musician and features as lead in a local band.

Sales Manager

Adrian Ramsden

Adrian Ramsden

Sales Manager (North)

Adrian is our Regional Sales Manager for the North of England and has been with Denis Rawlins Ltd for over 5 years. Adrian is also an avid football fan, following Leeds United.

Nigel Edgington

Nigel Edgington

Sales Manager (South)

Nigel is the Sales Manager covering the South of England.