Adept Cleaning Services: Cleaning up the market

As increasing numbers of small and medium-sized companies outsource their cleaning, Adept Cleaning Services franchises its proven formula.

The UK market for contract cleaning has increased by 12 per cent during the past five years and is expected to increase by a further 13 per cent between now and 2010, according to an MBD (Market and Business Development) report on the UK contract cleaning market. This means that the total UK market for contract cleaning will by then be worth almost £6 billion.

Recognising this upward trend Tamworth-based Adept Cleaning Services is franchising its proven business system for providing professional, reliable cleaning services designed primarily for the small to medium-sized companies. A well-established business with more than 10 years' experience, the company employs more than 150 people, has obtained ISO 9001 accreditation for its Quality Management System, and is generating an annual turnover well in excess of £1 million.

In order to take the business to the next level Adept Cleaning Services is looking to recruit its first franchisees. Founder and Managing Director Alan Thomson believes this business will appeal to individuals with good sales and management skills, who aspire to build a sizeable business for ongoing profit and eventual re-sale. The business can be operated from home in the initial stages.

The franchise package has been developed under the guidance of Franchise Development Services Midlands' Franchise Consultant Ken Young, and the Franchise Agreement drawn up by specialist franchise lawyer Hamilton Pratt. Ken reports: 'This is a well-established, family-run business focused on supplying quality cleaning to smaller companies who are generally more prepared to pay a premium rate for a better service, and who remain loyal to their service provider for a longer period.'

Adept Cleaning Services is offering a turnkey franchise package including two days of initial business training, two days of on-the-job training, on-site support for 10 days, access to ongoing support via a helpline, computer and software, marketing material, launch mailing, business stationery, and the first three months' lease payments on a liveried vehicle.

'This is a management franchise running your own commercial cleaning business under the banner of Adept Cleaning Services,' Alan summarises. 'We have developed a simple, well-proven system that optimises performance in every area of the business. Operating within an exclusive territory, a franchisee will acquire, operate and maintain profitable commercial cleaning contracts closely adhering to our sales and business methods.

'In certain areas it may even be possible to offer franchisees some existing cleaning contracts.'

Adept Cleaning Services is offering a simple, well-proven business opportunity in the highly lucrative and growing commercial cleaning sector.

Based on its 10 years of experience providing top quality cleaning services to commercial clients in the Midlands, Adept Cleaning offers:

  • Simple, well-proven systems to optimise performance in every area of business
  • The opportunity to build a sizeable client base with substantial ongoing income
  • Innovative and effective marketing methods for targeting new clients
  • Proven pricing systems and ongoing monitoring of their profitability
  • The business can be operated from home in the initial stages with reduced start-up costs and lower overheads

Reported by Rachel Spaul