Couple find their ideal work/life balance with Well Polished
Husband and wife team John and Victoria Atkinson found the lifestyle, flexibility and financial security they had been searching for with Well Polished
Before joining domestic and commercial cleaning franchise Well Polished, John Atkinson was a Site Manager at a recycling company, where he worked long days and was on call 24/7. John worried that, due to his unsociable working hours, he would miss seeing his two young children growing up, so decided to look into business opportunities that would offer him flexibility.
“I had been working at the recycling company for three years and when you’re constantly on call, it can really interfere with your family life,” explains John. “So my wife, Victoria, and I decided to look into starting our own business. We went to a franchise exhibition and spoke with a lot of franchisors – we were most impressed with Well Polished and its team.
“We found Well Polished Managing Director, Sandra Venables, very easy to talk to and thought that the franchise price was very reasonable.”
For £9,500 + VAT, Well Polished franchise owners can establish their own domestic and commercial cleaning management franchise, which can be operated on a part-time or full-time basis. As this franchise can be run from home, there are no overheads and all cleaning contracts are paid in advance so you don’t have to waste your time chasing payments.
To prepare them for the launch of their Well Polished franchise, John and Victoria attended an intensive training course, which covered all aspects of the management franchise.
“The training we received was excellent,” recalls John. “We had one-to-one training with Sandra, which was great as the course was tailored to our needs and, as an experienced franchisor, Sandra was able to prepare us for every eventuality.
“After our initial training course, we were paired up with a neighbouring Well Polished franchise owner to help us during the early stages of our business. Having that support from other franchise owners and Sandra has been a great help.”
John and Victoria run their West Yorkshire-based franchise from their home, which has made spending more quality time together as a family a reality.
“Since launching our Well Polished franchise we have been able to achieve our ideal work/life balance,” enthuses John. “Now I can fit work around parents evening and trips to the park. It’s great to have control over my days and know that I can always be there for my family.
“Running our Well Polished business takes a lot of dedication, but the hard work is worth it when you get to see the results. Over the next few years we plan to grow the business as much as we can and hope to be in offices within five years.”
Ten reasons to become a Well Polished franchise owner
- Low cost franchise purchase fee
- Customers pay you in advance
- No cashflow problems
- Flexible working hours
- Part-time work for full-time earnings
- No office required
- Everything you need to get you started
- Be part of an award-winning company
- Full training offered
- Ongoing support
Written by Tiffany Brooking