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About ServiceMaster Clean
ServiceMaster Clean has a long pedigree, having been founded in Chicago in 1929, and launched in Britain in 1959.
The first businesses offered high quality carpet and upholstery cleaning services. Subsequently, additional services such as disaster restoration, office cleaning, furniture repair and restoration (Furniture Medic), domestic cleaning services (Merry Maids), lawn care (TruGreen), and bookkeeping services (Rosemary), were added over the next 45 years, making the brand one to be reckoned with.
ServiceMaster Clean has the resources to handle most cleaning and restoration jobs of any scale, which includes:
• Carpet and upholstery cleaning.
• Office/commercial building cleaning.
• Building sanitisation.
• Water damage restoration and mitigation.
• Fire and smoke damage restoration.
• Building drying and dehumidification.
• Document recovery.
This globally recognised brand is now celebrating 60 years of successful franchising in the UK and currently has more than 500 UK franchise licenses established throughout GB as part of a growing network. Franchise locations across the country include the Highlands of Scotland to Cornwall, Norfolk to West Wales and Ireland.
How does the ServiceMaster Clean franchise model work?
There are four established franchise models operating under the ServiceMaster Clean brand, which - if they are not already - all have the potential to become successful management franchises in a growing marketplace.
• ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services (office cleaning in the commercial sector). £22,000 (plus VAT).
A ServiceMaster Clean contract services commercial cleaning franchise gives you the opportunity to be your own boss, managing a team of cleaners while you build lasting relationships with clients.
As the owner of your business, you will explore the best pathways to deliver specialist cleaning services in many sectors, including education, healthcare, motoring and retail, to grow your business by providing regular cleaning services to offices, showrooms, surgeries, classrooms and outlets with a personally vetted professional team of cleaning staff. This role leaves you able to concentrate on building relationships with clients.
The Residential services model allows for the building of a profitable B2C business by delivering carpet and upholstery cleaning services to a growing market of residential properties looking for professional services within a unique ServiceMaster Clean territory.
This flexible franchise opportunity is suited to individuals with a passion for providing excellent customer service to the general public. A pioneering new ecommerce facility gives customers the flexibility to book and pay for their carpet and upholstery cleaning services online at any time of the day or night - a crucial step in building a modern, smoothly operating service business.
For ambitious people comfortable in a B2B environment, the commercial services model is based on carpet, upholstery and hard floor cleaning and maintenance programmes for businesses. Ongoing maintenance programmes provide regular income from clients who value a welcoming environment for their customers and a great workspace for their employees.
This franchise model provides services in unexpected and sometimes unpleasant situations, such as removing hazard and health risks to employees from sewage leaks or removing graffiti, hazardous waste and malicious damage.
The franchise system works when the business owner follows the business model, which - for each of the four franchise opportunities - has proven to be successful for many years. One or more of the franchise models may be suitable to an individual’s aspirations in business.
Up to 70 per cent finance could be available (subject to status) through most major banks and finance providers.
What locations is ServiceMaster Clean looking to operate in?
ServiceMaster Clean is looking to add locations across the UK. There are varied availability in pockets of the UK. Speak to the company direct about vacant or resale territories.
Is ServiceMaster Clean a good investment?
ServiceMaster Clean has spent almost 60 years getting to know every kind of client - from homeowners and facility managers to property managers - and has a global presence in the cleaning and restoration sector.
With a solid strategy and the help from a qualified team of franchise professionals, there are many examples of businesses in the ServiceMaster Clean network that have grown to in excess of £1m in less than five years.
Other reasons for choosing a ServiceMaster Clean franchise opportunity include the provision of unlimited field support from qualified franchise professionals for franchisees and a unique ServiceMaster Clean territory, which can be further developed as the business grows.
ServiceMaster Clean offers a low-cost investment in a robust market with few barriers to entry. No previous experience is needed, but a can-do attitude, the desire to succeed and a willingness to follow the proven method will stand potential franchisees in good stead.
Where in the UK is ServiceMaster Clean based?
The ServiceMaster Clean franchise support centre is centrally located in Leicester, with franchise locations spanning the whole of the UK.
What support and training does ServiceMaster Clean provide?
All individuals who have chosen a ServiceMaster franchise will attend the company’s rigorous two-week training course. On completion, they will receive a business starter pack including equipment, cleaning products, stationery, uniform, van wrap and marketing collateral.
ServiceMaster also offers help with creating a marketing launch in the chosen territory - including a Google AdWords campaign - direct mail, and help with creating social media and PR exposure.
Support comes in all aspects of the business and is unlimited. Operational and marketing field visits are conducted in relation to the needs of the individual business owner to help them to meet their goals in business.
What are the ServiceMaster Clean terms of agreement and renewal?
The length of a franchise is five years. Franchisees are invited to renew upon a business development meeting with the brand manager. The meeting includes a review of the previous term and a business plan for the next/new term.
ServiceMaster Clean looks favourably on potential franchisees who have the drive and ambition to build a scalable business and the skills to build strong and lasting relationships with a wide range of clients.
How in-demand are commercial cleaning services right now?
A clean environment is essential to good health and in an increasingly fast-paced, time-poor society, cleaning remains one of the most popular franchise opportunities. An underlying trend towards greater levels of outsourcing over the last decade has driven demand for the contracting out of cleaning services in particular.
Contract cleaning is a mature market covering both single and multi-service contracts, in the commercial, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, transport, local authority and central government sectors.
Despite difficult trading conditions over recent years, the contract cleaning market has grown year-on-year and the economic forecast for the contract cleaning sector is for growth to continue, according to AMA Research’s Contract Cleaning Market Report - UK 2017-2021 Analysis, which contains statistics and forecasts on the UK’s contract cleaning market up until 2021.
How can I get started on setting up my own cleaning business?
The early stage of becoming a ServiceMaster Clean franchisee will include attending a meeting with a franchisee team member to talk about available territories and options.
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