Husband and wife team Adam and Andrea own the Cleanhome business in St Albans. They have been extremely successful within their 1st year of trading, reaching a whopping £73,000 turnover – of which over £65,000 is pure profit
Starting the business in October 2020 during the pandemic, Adam and Andrea have worked hard and their business has gone from strength to strength.
Adam spent 35 years of his career in sales management and explained, “I have always been employed in the corporate world, and I often felt frustrated by organisational hierarchy, at times being managed by people less skilled than myself, I quite often thought about running my own business.”
Andrea also has a corporate background, but decided to go it alone and has been self-employed for over 19 years. Andrea comments “We both felt our work/life balance was poor we wanted to address this by finding something we could do together, enjoy together and reap the rewards together.”
The couple explained it was a scary decision for them both to be self-employed but they were determined to be successful, and the business has grown quicker than even they anticipated. They have worked hard but they knew that putting the effort in at the beginning of their journey would allow them to reap the rewards later on.
Adam remarks “The change to our life has been massively positive. I’m now my own boss and I don’t answer to anyone, I enjoy being the ultimate decision maker in my own life.” Andrea added “I can’t stress how absolutely brilliant the decision to sign with Cleanhome was.”
Karen Kelly, founder of Cleanhome summarised by saying, “I am over the moon for Cleanhome St Albans. From the moment I met them I knew they’d be successful, it was the quickest business set-up I’ve completed, and that’s because both Adam and Andrea couldn’t wait to get started.” Karen added “I’m very proud of their achievement to date, and can’t wait to see where they eventually take the business – the sky’s their limit.”