Cleaning, Residential Cleaning
Following a successful career in management, Richard Thomas set up Thomas Cleaning in 1990. Today, the company provides a range of domestic and commercial cleaning services, including carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, end of tenancy cleaning and oven cleaning.
Since it opened its doors for business, Thomas Cleaning, a family-run company, has completed over 500,000 cleaning jobs. Its cleaning staff work in teams and wear branded
Thomas Cleaning prides itself on providing a friendly, reliable cleaning service.
In 2015, Thomas Cleaning launched its franchise opportunity.
This company offers two different franchise opportunities. The first model is for franchisees who wish to complete all cleaning jobs themselves, either on their own or with the help of a team of cleaners.
Thomas Cleaning’s management franchise option requires the franchisee to recruit and manage cleaning staff, ensure customers are happy with the service provided and find new
customers - essentially, working on the business rather than in it.
Franchisees who take the hands-on route initially can progress to the management model once their businesses are established and sufficient staff have been recruited.
Particularly appealing for investors in this franchise is that Thomas Cleaning guarantees to provide franchisees with 52 paying customers during their first year in business.
Potential customers are attracted by the local advertising campaigns organised by Thomas Cleaning’s expert marketing team. People interested in the service contact the company’s sales team, who explains how the service works and how much it will cost.
Once a customer has confirmed they wish to proceed, their details are supplied to the franchisee, who arranges a date to visit the customer and completes all cleaning tasks requested.
If for some reason Thomas Cleaning is unable to secure 52 paying customers during a franchisee’s first year in business, franchisees will receive the money they’ve invested in the business back.
The Thomas Cleaning franchise costs £19,995.
For their investment, franchisees receive a ‘business in a box’ that includes 52 paying customers during their first year of trading; comprehensive initial and ongoing training and support; use of the Thomas Cleaning branding and software system; a vehicle advertisement wrap; website and social media set-up; 5,000 promotional leaflets; 500 business cards; a supply of products and equipment; and a quantity of uniforms.
The company has franchise opportunities available throughout the UK.
Thomas Cleaning’s head office is in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
Franchisees are trained in all aspects of running a Thomas Cleaning business. Training takes place on an ongoing basis throughout the life of the franchise to ensure continued success.
When it comes to support, Thomas Cleaning can find cleaning staff for its franchisees. Head office staff answer all telephone enquiries and emails from prospective customers on behalf of its franchisees. They are also available to answer any questions a franchisee may have about the running of their business.
Franchisees have access to Thomas Cleaning’s franchise support manager, who visits them in their territories. Together with the franchisee, the franchise support manager will put together a growth plan for the business and review its progress on a regular basis.
In addition to this in-field support, Thomas Cleaning organises periodic workshops at its headquarters. The Thomas Cleaning Vault, a range of online ‘how to’ videos, are also
accessible by franchisees if and when required.
For starters, the Thomas Cleaning franchise is a relatively low investment opportunity. The company also guarantees to find 52 paying customers for franchisees during their first year of trading using the Thomas Cleaning brand or it will give investors their money back.
This not only takes the pressure off individuals who perhaps have no experience of running their own business to generate an income as soon as possible, it mitigates one of the biggest reasons who new businesses fail - a lack of customers.
On top of this, franchisees operating in the cleaning sector benefit from the fact cleaning is seen as a necessity and not a luxury purchase.
Once a good relationship has been established with a customer, repeat business potential is high and the different types of cleaning on offer by franchisees means there are a number of revenue streams to take advantage of.
Overheads are low, as a Thomas Cleaning franchise can be run from home and there’s no requirement for any stock to be purchased and stored, while cash flow is good because most customers pay once their clean has been completed.
Franchisees who follow the Thomas Cleaning system can also harness the tried-and-tested methods of operation the company has developed since it began trading in this sector.
According to Thomas Cleaning, the 52 customers it says it will find franchisees in year one can potentially generate a total monthly income of £6,500. This figure is based on the average Thomas Cleaning customer spend of £125 per month.
This financial information is for guidance only and not an income guarantee.
Prospective franchisees should contact Thomas Cleaning to schedule a no-obligation phone call, where they will be asked to complete a short survey to determine whether they are suitable to join the network. During the call, franchisees will be able to ask any questions they may have about the franchise opportunity.
An information pack is available, which provides further details of the Thomas Cleaning franchise. The company also arranges discovery day events for prospective franchisees,
which take place at its head office.
To find out more or to request further information on franchising with Thomas Cleaning, click the ‘Send Enquiry’ button now.
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