Roger Green, founder of Edinburgh-based Spotless Commercial Cleaning, has stepped down as chief executive after 24 years.
Mr Green, 44, started the company from his student flat in the capital. It now has a turn-over of more than £10 million and employs 1100 staff, 800 of them in Scotland.
The founder will retain his 80% stake in the company and hand over the reins to director Niall Moffat, who was recruited in 2006 and has a 10% stake.
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