Secure your future with Well Polished
Since launching her Well Polished franchise at the start of 2009, Linda Dobson has continued to enjoy the benefits of running her own business.
After being made redundant from her position as a Mortgage Consultant, Linda Dobson decided to take control of her work/life balance and become her own boss.
“I was with my last employer for 30 years. I worked long hours and missed out on a lot of family time so I saw this as the perfect opportunity to find a career that would suit my lifestyle,” reveals Linda.
“I knew that I wanted to join a franchised business because it gives you the benefits of being self-employed but with the support of an experienced franchise team,” explains Linda. “I researched a variety of different business sectors but I found cleaning appealed to me the most as it’s a service that is in demand – no one likes cleaning their house, especially after a busy day at work.”
It was in The Franchise Magazine that she discovered award-winning domestic and commercial cleaning franchise, Well Polished. Linda was instantly impressed with the professional image of the business and arranged to meet with Well Polished founder, Sandra Venables, to find out more about the exciting franchise opportunity.
“I found Sandra and the Well Polished team very friendly and helpful, so I knew this was a business I would work well with.”
The Well Polished opportunity is a hands-on management franchise business. It is the franchise owner’s role to establish the Well Polished domestic cleaning agency within their exclusive territory, recruit suitable cleaners and assist with the expansion of the Well Polished brand.
Its services are competitively priced and highly professional, giving all of the customer-focused advantages of a large company alongside the personal touches of a privately contracted cleaner.
As part of the Well Polished franchise package, all franchise owners receive initial training and ongoing support tailored to their needs.
“The training I received was brilliant,” enthuses Linda. “I spent four days at the Well Polished head office, where I learned everything I needed to know from how the business actually worked to visiting clients and recruiting cleaners. I know for a fact that I would not have been this successful if I had set up business on my own.
“The ongoing support I have received has also been fantastic. Nothing’s ever a chore for the Well Polished team and they’re always happy to help.”
All Well Polished franchise owners have access to its bespoke management software system, which simplifies the administration side of the business and full use of the Well Polished website, which provides the franchise owner with their own homepage – an essential tool for maximising local marketing and promotion.
With more than two years of trading behind her and a strong team of seven cleaners, Linda is delighted with her thriving business and new found work/life balance.
“It’s fantastic being my own boss,” beams Linda. “I can now spend more time with my daughter as I can fit work around my commitments. In the future I hope to buy another territory – there is always the opportunity to expand your business with Well Polished.”
Reported by Tiffany Brooking
Franchise Package includes:
- Substantial exclusive territory
- Full training
- Close support from head office
- Launch programme tailored to your area
- Comprehensive launch pack including leaflets, stationery, tabards, etc
- Access to a bespoke web-based management software
- National and local advertising, additional central lead generation
10 reasons to become a Well Polished franchise owner (Entry Level £9,500)
- 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