Cleaning franchise a lucrative investment

Award-winning and rapidly expanding, ServiceMaster Clean is an extremely lucrative franchise to invest in. The brand operates across 600 locations in the UK, offering commercial, residential and contract cleaning, as well as disaster restoration services. Managing Director, Alan Lewin explains more.

ServiceMaster Clean was established in the UK in 1959 and has become one of the world’s leading cleaning and restoration companies. A franchise of Leicestershire-based ServiceMaster Ltd, which is celebrating 55 years in business this year, the company has grown from strength-to-strength in that time.

Across the UK, there are over 100 franchise owners operating under the various licenses available under the ServiceMaster Clean brand, including commercial, residential, contract services and disaster restoration. Many business owners have more than one license, serving a combination of commercial and domestic clients on a local basis and via national contracts.

With a contract services business, owners operate under the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services brand and manage both national and local industrial cleaning contracts. The contract cleaning industry can be extremely lucrative and a ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business can turnover £500,000 within just four years. The value proposition is strong and there are some extremely successful businesses within the network. The training provided is unparalleled and the ongoing support from brand operations managers is integral to developing a successful, professionally managed business with targets and goals.

ServiceMaster Clean is also no stranger to awards and industry successes. In 2013, its franchise in Reading and Newbury won the bfa’s Customer Service Award and ServiceMaster Ltd was a finalist in the bfa’s Franchisor of the Year Award. This year, ServiceMaster Ltd’s Head of Marketing, Hannah Banfield, was awarded the EWIF Women Franchisor Employee of the Year Award and its South West Wales franchise owner has been shortlisted in the bfa’s B2B Franchisee of the Year award category. Recognition of this kind underpins the strength of the brand, both nationally and locally, and affirms the quality of the service offered across the network.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services South West Wales franchise owner, Jayne Gethin, said: “I am delighted to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award and to be recognised for our hard work in the commercial marketplace is a great honour. We have worked hard to develop the customer base we have and are constantly pushing the door for new business across South West Wales. Our success is down to the quality of our staff, who work hard to deliver the best service to every client. I would highly recommend a ServiceMaster franchise to any aspiring business owners.”

Whether you are looking to buy a new business or an established franchise, ServiceMaster Clean has available areas across the UK. Its proven systems and procedures, extensive brand awareness and 55 years' of experience make it the perfect choice for your next business opportunity.