Scottish expansion for Daily Poppins

After 12 years of continued growth, Daily Poppins has launched in Scotland and is in the process of recruiting Scottish franchise owners

With its established franchise network experiencing ongoing success, Daily Poppins has pressed forward with its nationwide expansion by appointing Scottish Master franchise owner Trevor White. His role will be to spearhead the development of the Scottish franchise network. Already Trevor has recruited the first Scottish franchise owner, Wilson Black from Glasgow's West End, and has a second franchise owner based in Dundee lined up.

"My interest in franchising began back in 1987 when I joined Fiat Auto," recalls Trevor. "Daily Poppins appealed because not only is it based in a £9 billion market with great growth potential, it also has the passion, drive and integrity of the Managing Director, Nigel Bearman behind it. His commitment to developing the business and desire to keep the business evolving with his attention to detail demonstrates that he has a clear vision of where the business is heading.

"These qualities coupled with his success in recruiting high-calibre franchise owners showed me that Daily Poppins would become a major player in the UK domestic cleaning market. My aim is to see the red Daily Poppins cars on the roads throughout Scotland and to emulate and contribute to the achievement of the Daily Poppins network."

Established in 1997, domestic cleaning franchise Daily Poppins offers customers a wide range of domestic cleans to suit their lifestyles and needs from one off blitz cleans to weekly, fortnightly and monthly cleans. Daily Poppins is a management franchise, so the role of the franchise owner is to recruit and manage the cleaning staff and ensure the customers are satisfied. All franchise owners have access to a comprehensive ongoing training and support package, which includes technical support for queries regarding the computer software to personal support from Nigel and visits from head office.

Wilson Black (pictured with his wife Patricia) is excited about his future with the domestic cleaning brand. After spending the majority of his career running his own businesses including a coffee shop, a newsagents and a post office, he is looking forward to putting his managerial and sales skills to good use from the comfort of his own home. "I first met Trevor 18 months ago at a franchise exhibition where he was representing another brand," explains Wilson. "We got on well and decided to keep in touch. He contacted me earlier this year to say he had bought the Scottish Master Franchise for Daily Poppins and wondered if I would like to join him by becoming the first franchise owner.

"Intrigued, we decided to meet Nigel and Trevor to discuss the franchise opportunity and came away feeling positive. We spoke to existing franchise owners and were impressed. Eager to replicate their success, we decided to invest and are now waiting to go on the training programme. The thought of being able to work from home while having control over our timetable and working with a proven business model was too good an opportunity to miss!"

Reported by Jess Sturman