React Group PLC

React Specialist Cleaning Ltd was created over 20 years ago to provide a dedicated 24/7 specialist cleaning and decontamination service to the public sector.

Today React Group Plc operates in a diverse range of market sectors from education and the leisure industry through to transport operators, police forces and the prison service.

We have developed transferable expertise, real-world experience and technical hardware to work within any industry where there’s a need for specialist cleaning or decontamination.

We offer industry-leading standards of deep cleaning and decontamination to ISO9001:2000 and ISO14001 standards, tackling a huge range of cleaning challenges often in difficult locations or sensitive circumstances.

Our carefully selected technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are fully trained and equipped, security cleared, immunised against infection and supported by £20 million insurance cover.



Country of incorporation and main country of operations


REACT Group plc is a company incorporated in England and Wales under the Companies Act 2006 with company number 5454010. The Company's main country of operations is the United Kingdom.

Registered Office

115, Hearthcote Road, Swadlincote, DE11 9DU

Current constitutional documents

Please click on the links below

Admission document dated 29 July 2015
Articles of Association



The information on this page is disclosed in accordance with Rule 26 of the AIM Rules for Companies. The information was last updated on 15 July 2020.

Corporate Governance Arrangements



REACT Group PLC has adopted and will operate a share dealing code governing the share dealings of the directors of the Company and applicable employees with a view to ensuring compliance with the AIM Rules.



Gillian Leates

Non-executive Chairman


Gill brings with her a wealth of public sector experience having served as Investment Director on the main board of Majedie Investments PLC from 1999 to 2008, and as a non-executive director of Majedie Asset Management Limited during that period , where she played a key role in setting up the UK pension fund management business in 2002. Prior to that she successfully managed £1bn in the UK stock market for Courtaulds Pension Fund. Whilst in her early career from 1981 to 1989 she worked at Schroders working on research in the US and UK and then successfully managing the Schroders UK Smaller Companies Exempt Fund. She was previously a non-executive director of AIM quoted Hydrodec PLC for 6 years, and a non-executive director of InnoVenn UK Limited.

Shaun D Doak

Chief Executive Officer

Shaun has a proven track record of growing businesses in the specialist cleaning, facilities management and HVAC services sectors. He joined the group in March 2019 as Managing Director of REACT Specialist Cleaning Limited and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of REACT Group PLC on 18 February 2020. Shaun has a successful record of sales leadership and senior management experience. This was gained over the 15 years prior to joining REACT Group PLC,  having worked as the National Sales Manager of Systems Hygienics Ltd, and previously as a Regional Director of Emtec Energy Ltd.

Andrea Pankhurst

Chief Financial Officer

Andrea joined the Group in January 2019 and was Finance Director of REACT Specialist Cleaning Limited, the Group’s operating subsidiary from 1 January 2020, before being appointed Chief Financial Officer and joining the main board on 18 May 2020. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand Deloitte in 1993, Andrea has worked in SMEs in various business sectors, giving her extensive commercial experience and perspective. She has a strong track record of improving financial controls, systems and reporting. 

Rob Gilbert

Non-executive Director


Rob has held several senior sales and leadership positions across a 20 year career with extensive experience and focus in securing high value, multi-year contracts to FTSE 250 and major public sector organisations. Having worked in senior sales positions within several high growth organisations Rob also founded and successfully exited his own start up in 2016. Currently, Chief Sales Officer on the board of Lone Worker Solutions Limited, he has been instrumental in achieving triple digit revenue and profitability growth for consecutive years.

Michael Joyce

Non-executive Director


Michael is an independent non-executive director with recent and relevant financial experience. Michael spent the first seven years of his career, between 1990 and 1997, at Coopers & Lybrand in the UK and Australia and qualified as an ACA in 1993. Since then he has held senior financial positions in several companies including twelve years from 2004 to 2015 (inclusive) as Chief Financial Officer of AIM listed recruitment specialist, InterQuest Group plc.



REACT Group PLC Annual Reports

Annual Report – SEPT 2019

Annual Report - SEPT 2018

Annual Report - SEPT 2017

Annual Report - SEPT 2016

Annual Report - SEPT 2015

Verdes Management Group PLC Annual Reports

No Report

Annual Report - SEPT 2014

Annual Report - SEPT 2013

Annual Report - SEPT 2012

Annual Report - SEPT 2011

Annual Report - SEPT 2010

REACT Group PLC Interim Reports

Interim Report - MAR 2020

Interim Report - MAR 2019

Interim Report - MAR 2018

Interim Report - MAR 2017

Interim Report - MAR 2016

No Report

Verdes Management Group PLC Interim Reports

Interim Report - MAR 2015

Interim Report - MAR 2014

Interim Report - MAR 2013

Interim Report - MAR 2012

Interim Report - MAR 2011

Interim Report - MAR 2010



Shareholder enquiry

Chairman Gill Leates:


Shares In Issue

As at 16 June 2020, the number of shares in issue was 498,509,350.

Significant Shareholders

As at 17 August 2020 significant shareholders that hold more than 3% of the share capital of REACT Group plc, and shareholdings of any other directors are detailed below:

Shares not in Public hands

Insofar as it is aware, as at 17 August 2020, 27.93% of the Company's AIM securities were not in public hands.

Restrictions on Shares

There are no restrictions on the shares.

Other exchanges and trading platforms

REACT Group plc has not applied or agreed to have any of it securities (including its AIM securities) admitted or traded on any other exchanges or trading platforms.

Shareholder Circulars

30 Jan 2020 | AGM Proxy card to be held on 26 February 2020

30 Jan 2020 | Notice of Annual General Meeting to be held on 26 February 2020

14 Feb 2019 | Notice of Annual General Meeting held on 12 Mar 2019

14 Feb 2019 | AGM Proxy Card held on 12 Mar 2019

31 Aug 2018 | Notice of General Meeting to be held on 31 Aug 2018

8 May 2018 | Notice Of Annual General Meeting to be held on 8 May 2018

27 Mar 2018 | Electronic Communication

24 Aug 2015 | Proxy for use at the Annual General Meeting

29 Jul 2015 | Admission Document

29 Jul 2015 | Notice of General Meeting to be held on 14 August 2015

UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers

As an AIM traded UK registered company, REACT Group plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.



Nominated Adviser

Allenby Capital Limited

5th Floor, 5 St Helen's Place, London EC3A 6AB

Tel: 020 3328 5656



Allenby Capital Limited

5th Floor, 5 St Helen's Place, London EC3A 6AB

Tel: 020 3328 5656



Dains Accountants

15 Colmore Row

Birmingham B3 3BH

Tel: 0121 200 7900


BPE Solicitors LLP

St James House

St James Square, Cheltenham. GL50 3PR.

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REACT Group plc

Address: 115 Hearthcote Road, Swadlincote, England DE11 9DU

React is a company incorporated in England and Wales. Registered number 5454010.

The main country of operations is the United Kingdom.