Our Year in Review

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We’re delighted to announce that our network turnover has exceeded £5m in cleaning services and is still growing at over 20% a year. As the domestic cleaning market continues to grow in the UK and more and more people need help to keep on top of the housework. Our franchisees help them find cleaners who understand their needs and deliver a quality service.

We’re also really proud that we have helped our franchisees achieve their dream of becoming their own bosses by helping them build successful businesses and achieving a good work/life balance! We are looking forward seeing what the New Year will bring!

New Prospectus

This year we revealed our brand-new prospectus which reflects the values at the heart of our network: innovation, best practice and work/life balance.

You can have a look here and learn more about Cleanhome, how we started and find out if you have what it takes to become your own boss and join our growing network.

You can also find more information about earning potential and read our franchisees’ success stories.

 
Franchisees going from strength to strength

Seeing our franchisees grow and prosper is one of the most important things for us so we want to congratulate them for achieving – and surpassing – their targets.

In the past year Patricia and Garry Burchett, owners of Cleanhome Shrewsbury were awarded the 100 Club Award for smashing through their hundredth client and are still growing rapidly.

Jane Clement, owner of Cleanhome Stafford and David Lowe, owner of Cleanhome Sutton Coldfield signed up their hundredth client and the business continues to grow.

Also, congratulations to our franchisees Philippa James, owner of Cleanhome Sevenoaks & Beckenham and to Rebecca Greenall, owner of Cleanhome Norwich who successfully reached 200 clients.

And last but not least, well done to Phil and Sharon Bradley, owners of Cleanhome York for smashing through their 300th client target!

They are all really passionate about running their own business and building a career that fits around their personal life!

New Cleanhome Family member

This year we welcomed Lisa and Martin Johnstone to the Cleanhome family. Lisa and Martin returned to the UK from Singapore, where Martin worked for the oil and gas industry, and were keen to make a new start so they decided to become their own bosses by launching Cleanhome Cheshire South.

This was a completely new experience for them as neither of them had run a business before so we made sure they acquired all the knowledge and tools they needed to make a success of their business. Welcome on board!

Our App is Going Live!

Over the past year, we have been tirelessly working on our app which we’ll be launching in 2020. The app allows cleaners to arrange cover for their clients in their absence thereby reducing the administrative burden on the franchisee. The cleaners will be able to post their cover clean requests on the app and other cleaners within the network can pick them up directly. While the process does not involve the franchisee, they still have full visibility of the process and can still get involved if needed. We understand how much of a burden admin can be for a small business owner so our goal is to reduce time spent on it to allow our franchisees to focus on growing their business.

It’s Time to Reflect

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In our experience the last few weeks of the year are a great time to reflect on the past 12 months, take stock of everything that’s happened and plan for the year ahead. Below are some tips on how to make the most of the quieter pre-holiday time.

What went well?

This is a very simple question that we often forget to ask ourselves but it’s important to recognise and celebrate all the good things that happened over the past year. We get caught up in all the things we want to change and ignore what we have already achieved. Remembering and celebrating all the great things that have happened over the course of the year can help you feel motivated and positive about the future.
What did we learn?

Every experience you’ve had over the past year – regardless of the outcome – will have taught you something. This stretches beyond the technical skills you may have developed e.g. learning how to use a new project management system. Did you encounter a situation that required you to use your resourcefulness or did you have to build a trusting relationship while working with someone? All those are integral and transferable skills which can help you grow in your professional and personal lives.

What can we do better?

When it comes to self-reflection, more than often we feel pressured to leave all our self-limiting behaviours and bad habits behind without a second thought. For many of us, the start of a new year symbolises a fresh beginning where we will be rid of all the behaviours that have been holding us back. However, it’s easier to think of it as work in progress. We don’t need to discard ways of doing things in one go, we can take time to think how to do it better and at a rhythm that suits us best.

Avoid unpleasant surprises

Sometimes things hit us out of the blue but often, when looking back, you can recognise that there may have been signs you ignored because you were focusing on other things. Take a step back and think about a situation where the outcome would have been completely different if you had been paying attention to the warning signs. Keeping an open mind and being more attuned to your environment can help you be prepared for things that are just around the corner.

The end of the calendar year is a great time to set goals for the new year but you cannot move forward unless you understand how you got to where you are so spending some time reflecting on the past can help you prepare for all the great things that lie ahead!