The Marion E Wade Award (Franchisee of the Year) is the most prestigious award ServiceMaster presents and is the pinnacle of achievement for a franchise within the company.

The award was given to Kevin this year as him and his team displayed the highest achievement in pursuit of excellence and professional management in the ServiceMaster tradition.

Kevin has been trading as ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Mercia since November 2008 and has grown to become a multi-million-pound business in that time, purchasing new local territories along the way.

The business cleans over 140 offices, medical centres, schools and warehouses across the East and West Midlands and employs over 300 cleaning staff to complete these regular jobs.

Kevin said –  “We are particularly proud to receive this award in 2021 when we have all faced very difficult challenges due the Covid -19 pandemic. Our management team and all their support workers have really stepped up to the mark this year. It is due to their efforts and dedication that we have been able to not only service our loyal customer base but also grow our business in this difficult business climate”.

Guy Strang, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Brand Manager added,

“Kevin is a model franchisee that is always looking to improve and expand his business in any way he can. I’d like to personally congratulate Kevin on winning the Marion E Wade Award and look forward to seeing what the future holds for him and his business.”

ServiceMaster Clean Mercia, is a franchise of ServiceMaster, owned and managed by Kevin Harden.

ServiceMaster Clean Mercia provides commercial cleaning services for doctor surgeries, veterinary practices, car showrooms, sport stadiums, offices, factories and schoolsthroughout Birmingham, Coventry, Burton on Trent, Loughborough, Ruigby and more.

Kevin collected one of the most presitigious awards on offer from ServiceMaster Franchisee of the Year 2017 award (the Marion E Wade Award) as well as the Growth Award at the Summer Summit conference for ServiceMaster limited held in June of this year.

The Franchisee of the Year 2017 is the most prestigious award and a pinnacle achievement within the ServiceMaster Franchisee network. It is awarded to one franchisee who has displayed the highest achievement in the pursuit of excellence and professional management in the ServiceMaster tradition.

“We are very excited to receive this prestigious award and are very proud of all the hard work that has been put in by the ServiceMaster Mercia team.”Commented Business Development Manager, Mark Harden

“2017 proved to be a significant year with record sales enabling investment into new office location, staff, and territories.” Finished Mark

Picking up one award is an achievement, but to go on and win Franchisee of the Year is and outstanding achievement. Winners also get the opportunity to visit the ServiceMaster conference held in the US each year.

Managing Director of ServiceMaster, Alan Lewin said: “It was great to see so many of our franchise community and suppliers gathered together to engage in the Summer Summit event. I am always appreciative of the commitment that our franchisees and suppliers make in taking a day out of their business to invest time with peers, colleagues & the franchise support team at ServiceMaster.

“We recognise achievements in the categories of Growth, People, Customer and Invest, these headings form part of our organisational “North Star” which we use as is a simple guide to cultural performance and strategic execution for all stakeholders across our community.

“We recognise the big obvious stuff like, rising NPS scores, customer service accolades, established franchisees that have grown their revenues by in excess of £1m+, and new franchisees that have got great results from their start up, and beaten their financial projections” Finished Alan

Recognising some of the less obvious, but nonetheless culturally vital parts of franchising is imperative to ServiceMaster and the Summer Summit conference allowed this to happen.

Awards were given for not only growth, but also to those that have given back to their community, or employees of franchisees that have demonstrated their commitment to the brand attributes engaging in initiatives and actions with colleagues and customers well beyond their job description, very often in their own time at their own expense.

“Over the next 12 months we plan continue to invest in technology and innovations within our industry, maintain double digit growth and develop our management structure to deliver excellent customer service to our clients.” Finished Mark