The financial and personal rewards have come thick and fast for Oli Ford, who has recently become the franchisee for My Window Cleaner (MWC) Cardiff City and The Vale
Oli Ford had long searched for a franchise opportunity that aligned with his own ambitions, beliefs and strengths. Oli knew what a truly positive partnership looked like in business having owned a franchise before the pandemic and stepped away upon realising it was no longer the right fit for him. But those ambitions did not stagnate, and he decided to join a franchise that would help him build positive relationships as an active member of his community, enable him to embrace the outdoors and see the positive results of his hard work, all while being his own boss. Now, having been a franchisee of My Window Cleaner (MWC) Cardiff City and The Vale for nine months, he hasn’t looked back.
The sky is the limit
MWC has given Oli a sense of purpose and freedom and he has successfully proved that longevity within the MWC network doesn’t correlate with success. Not just ‘ticking boxes’ professionally, and being surrounded by equally passionate and ambitious entrepreneurs, he has found himself in an environment that nurtures his own personal confidence.
“My mantra is simple: work hard to reap the benefits of life,” explained Oli. “As soon as my previous business venture ceased helping me achieve exactly that, I began searching for pastures new. This is when I found MWC. From the moment I started engaging with the franchisor, I could see how supportive and knowledgeable they were about everything I needed to know.
“My research and due diligence gave me so much confidence in how successful I could be as a MWC franchisee. They don’t just tick boxes on a professional level, but my personality is compatible within its network as well.
“My life has been completely turned around as a MWC franchisee. I’m building an incredibly valuable asset, which has given me so much confidence in myself. This even encouraged me to propose to my girlfriend of eight years – she said yes! The sky truly is the limit when you’re operating within an environment that’s built to get the best out of you. With MWC, I’m only looking forward.”
Exceeding all expectations
“I’ve been asked so many times, ‘Why would you buy a window cleaning franchise?’. And my response is always that it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The system, the processes, and the shared experience and knowledge has meant my success is already paved for me - I’ve just had to listen and follow that guidance to achieve it. What I’ve achieved so far has far exceeded what I could’ve achieved on my own. I look at the competition and smile to myself - they don’t have a chance,” added Oli.
My Window Cleaner’s approach of championing exceptional customer service is continuing to set new, higher expectations for a service provider that has traditionally been met with negative experiences. Through recurring income and multiple revenue streams, low overheads, an impressive scope for growth and ongoing development the opportunity for franchise partners is huge.
“From the word ‘go’, the MWC franchisee journey is fantastic. Training was in-depth, well-structured and prepared me for exactly what I needed to know when launching. I was also able to spend quality time with my three neighbouring franchisees prior to launch.
“It was so valuable to add to the training by hearing from established franchisees. Team Wales is great as we all now support each other, be it over the phone or in person. I can certainly see the value of a franchisor and franchise network that champions ongoing development opportunities. The ‘one big happy family’ ethos isn’t just a marketing ploy; it really is embedded in the foundations of everything we do.”
Inspired to grow
As Oli grows and nurtures his business in an environment that offers the family-feel he’s craved since joining the franchise industry, he got the confidence to take the next step in his personal life and build a family of his own.
“Of course, owning your own business comes with pressure, but you get far more return – both financially and personally,” adds Oli. “With MWC, franchisees are given the recipe for success - all we have to do is follow it step by step, window by window!
“In just nine months, I’m making more money than I ever did as an employee, and I can’t wait to continue growing as a professional and as a person with a brand that truly cares. All I can say to anyone that’s considering joining MWC is, ‘What are you waiting for?’.
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