Tom Jackson has owned Merry Maids Dudley since 2002 and due to his success, expanded this residential cleaning service in to Wolverhampton, Birmingham South and Solihull over recent years. Tom has built a highly successful business and as his business has expanded, he has been able to employ more and more local people  throughout the area he services. Due to his success and looking at ways to share his expertise, Tom made the decision to invest in a commercial cleaning company, namely; ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Dudley.

With his ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business, Tom will be offering contract daily & regular cleaning to businesses, schools, nurseries & healthcare providers among others.

Having owned businesses within the domestic cleaning sector for nearly 20 years, Tom’s knowledge of the cleaning industry, attention to detail and cleaning operative management means, Tom has all the experience to provide exceptional service to his commercial clients; and as part of the ServiceMaster Clean network, also has the support and back up of a national network and over 60 years of cleaning experience in the UK.

“I’m looking forward to the new challenge utilising my experience gained from my Merry Maids domestic cleaning franchises and transferring it into the commercial sector”, said Tom Jackson, owner of Contract Services Dudley.

Tom strives on figures and being at the top, and that’s exactly where he currently is within the Merry Maids network. He’s looking forward to a new challenge to start a commercial cleaning business from scratch, grow it significantly within 2 years and employ 100-150 local people.

“Having been with ServiceMaster for nearly 20 years, we know how successful Tom can be and we’re excited to see him succeed and become one of the leading ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services businesses within the network”, added Guy Strang, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Brand Manager.

We wish Tom all the best with his new business venture and we’ll be here to help in any way we can along his journey.

The last couple of months have been tough for many local businesses and services as they were forced to temporarily close in March when lockdown was put in place; but some had to remain open. Schools, GP surgeries and some businesses all had to remain open to provide vital services. Staying open to provide these valuable services also created its own challenges, keeping staff, patients and pupils safe had new hurdles to overcome.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford (Owned by Siva Kugathas) provide daily and weekly cleaning for lots of local businesses, schools, nurseries and healthcare providers all year round; and as their client’s needs changed, they were able to adapt working patterns to ensure that their cleaning staff could meet the increased demand on some of their client’s sites to ensure that they could continue to operate safely.

Not only have ServiceMaster Guildford managed to meet the changing needs of their existing clients but, Siva and his team were more than equipped to help new clients that needed additional cleaning support during the crisis to help them to stay open safely. Suitable PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) was provided for all of the cleaning staff that kept working to help keep both them and their clients safe. All ServiceMaster Guildford staff received and continue to receive regular communication to ensure they are up to date with changing requirements.

It has long been ServiceMaster Guildfords aim to establish a long-term relationship with their clients in which they play a key role in enhancing the image, cleanliness and hygiene of their clients premises.

In 2018 ServiceMaster Guildford invested in EShield technology, a disinfection system using electrostatic sprayers. They were the first approved users of the patented EShield technology in the UK, and this technology has enabled them to also provide COVID-19 sanitisation within 24 hours of a call from their client. ServiceMaster Guildford have sanitised offices and factories that had had positive COVID-19 cases, enabling them to reopen their premises to resume their services as soon as possible. The requirements for general deep cleans and sanitisation is also increasing as more businesses and services are allowed to open.

Siva’s priority is to go above and beyond to provide exceptional customer service, he is working with all of his clients to help them to continue to operate by implementing new or reviewing current cleaning processes to help make it safe for all.

In December , ServiceMaster Clean COntract Services Canterbury/Ashford carried out a Beach Clean to raise money for Porchlight. Porchlight is the largest charity in Kent that helps the homeless and vulnerable.

We are pleased to say we raised £198.50! This will go a long way to funding their homeless helpline or providing welcome packs for someone’s first night away from the streets .

Thank you to everyone who donated!

We shall keep you posted about our next charity event.

porchlight

Well, this is different! Being a fulltime working mum, homeschooling wasn’t something I had planned for and if you’re here reading this, I doubt you did eitherBut here I am and I’m trying my best to keep some normality as much as I can considering what’s going on in the world right now. 

I have two children, one of Primary School age and one in Secondary School, my challenge is to keep them entertained and somewhat educated while I work full time, from home (mostly) 

Keep To A School Day Routine  

To keep disruption to a minimum and help keep the kids focussed on their schoolwork, try sticking to a school day routine as much as you can. 

We are starting school at 9am each school day, and Ive found a fantastic YouTube channel ‘The Body Coach’ who are streaming live PE videos each school day. Take a look here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 

What better way to keep the kids active and get them ready for learning? If you want to know why exercising in the morning is so beneficial, this is a useful read: https://www.myactivesg.com/read/2018/2/6-reasons-why-morning-exercise-is-important-for-your-health 

Scheduling The Kids Day 

Most schools have provided a good number of online resources, so why not structure your learning day/week into a school timetable. Evidence shows that children do best when they can follow a routine, this will also make it easier for you to keep on top of things.  

  MONDAY  TUESDAY  WEDNESDAY  THURSDAY 
09.00 – 09.30  PE  PE  PE  PE 
09.30 – 10.15  MATHS  MATHS  MATHS  MATHS 
10.15 – 10.30  BREAK  BREAK  BREAK  BREAK 
10.30 – 11.45  ENGLISH  ENGLISH  ENGLISH  ENGLISH 
11.45 –  13.00  ART/CRAFT  ART/CRAFT  ART/CRAFT  ART/CRAFT 

 

Shhhh… I’m thinking of doing the Science bit at the weekend so I can have some fun too! 

Don’t forget, it’s also important to allow time for the kids to have fun and to entertain themselves, all work and no play is going to make this a long journey and well, we’ve got work to do too. 

If you are looking for more inspiration from an education point of view, below are some other links to a wide range of websites with homeschooling ideas. 

https://www.homeschooling-ideas.com/home-school-ideas.html 

https://www.netmums.com/coffeehouse/education-1071/home-education-873/653184-ideas-homeschooling.html 

https://www.edplace.com/blog/homeschooling/lesson-planning-and-ideas-home-education-days-across-the-uk 

https://www.homeschool-activities.com/ 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/home-education-step-by-step

Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained 

Are you looking for ways to entertain the kids that isn’t YouTube or computer games? 

Make the most of your garden or outside space, we all need some fresh air and sunshine, yes, it is out as I sit here writing this, stuck in the office and looking out of the window. As we all need a bit of a break from work and learning, I thought I’d also share a range of websites with ideas for fun things to do, so here you are: 

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g1389/diy-kids-activities/  

https://www.toucanbox.com/activities/fun-things-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids 

https://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/best-indoor-kid-crafts-activities.html 

https://www.verywellfamily.com/absolutely-free-activities-for-kids-2997490 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/gardening_with_children/ 

https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/gardening-children-schools/family-activities/Activities 

YouTube Channels: 

  • Crash Course Kids 
  • Science Channel 
  • SciShow Kids 
  • National  Geographic Kids 
  • Free School 
  • Geography Focus 
  • TheBrainScoop 
  • SciShow 
  • Kids Learning Tube 
  • Geeek Gurl Diaries 
  • Mike Likes Science 
  • Science Max 
  • SoulPancake 

 This isn’t going to be easy by any means, I’ve already needed to remind my kids that this isn’t a holiday but hopefully, this will help keep you sane that little bit longer and at least give you some ideas to help you through it.  

My Own Personal Favourites;  

  • Home economics – Teach them how to make a cup of tea, for me of course, as I’m busy working!
  • Science – How washing up liquid removes grease from the saucepan and other cooking utensils
  • Mechanical Engineering – How to operate a hoover, the kids always think it’s a hard job! 

Written by Vicky, Commercial Marketing Manager and Full Time Mum 

Here at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Canterbury we are passionate about cleaning and giving back to our local community.

As part of our commitment to our local community and our company environmental ethos, ServiceMaster Canterbury took part in a Beach clean. The beach clean took place on Friday 13th November and four members of the office team took part. The team were provided with a litter picking kit by the foreshore services through Canterbury Council and were given a specific part of the beach to clean.
The clean took about an hour and a half in total and made a noticeable difference to the beach so all of the local residents can enjoy it more. As part of our environmentally aware ethos at ServiceMaster Canterbury, we are putting plans in place to take part in more regular beach cleans during 2020.
ServiceMaster Canterbury are putting in plans to go ‘Above and Beyond’ not only in cleaning but also giving back to our local community and raising money for a local charity while we are at it.
Here’s to a brighter, cleaner, healthier 2020

Nick has recently purchased ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Milton Keynes after being with ServiceMaster for 15 years, owning a Merry Maids franchise.

He took the opportunity to branch out as he noticed the success of the other ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services businesses around the country and wanted a piece of the pie himself!

Nick has been caretaking the Milton Keynes contract cleaning business for a while, but wanted to officially own the branch to increase revenue and grow productively on his own terms.

“Having a domestic cleaning background with Merry Maids Milton Keynes has given me a customer-related approach to business, therefore, I feel ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services is the right step to take”, said Nick.

Nick is planning to purchase new territory over the next few years when opportunities arise and wants the contract cleaning brand to become his primary business within the next 5 years.

“Having experience in the domestic cleaning industry and the knowledge of the ServiceMaster franchise model, I feel that Nick will be a successful business owner in the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services network”, added Guy Strang, Brand Manager.

Local businessman investing in Glasgow.

Local Businessman ‘Raj Joshi’ has recently purchased ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services East Strathclyde after being in property lettings since 2006 and owning another domestic & commercial cleaning company since 2018.

Raj saw an advert for the local ServiceMaster Clean franchise for sale and made the decision to purchase the well-established business as he wanted to expand his knowledge of the industry and be part of a well-established brand.

“I wanted to buy the experience and have the backing of ServiceMaster, who are a well-known brand in the industry and I always live by the saying, if you put your mind to it, anything is possible”, said Raj.

Raj’s goal is to grow the business to £1.5 million by the end of his first year and grow it to a £10 million business by year five. He aims to do this with a lot of hard work, acquiring some existing cleaning companies and purchasing other territories in Scotland. Raj will be looking to employing local talent as the company grows.

“Having experience in the cleaning industry already and the right attitude to succeed, we feel that Raj will be a successful business owner in the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services network”, added Guy Strang, Brand Manager.

All of the team at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford, are delighted that one of our clients – YMCA Guildford Foyer has been nominated for an award at the YMCA Youth Matters awards.

Just over 3 years ago YMCA Guildford was registered as a welcome centre for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC). Due to local authority cuts the welcome centre service was cut. However YMCA Guildford were determined to maintain their services and put to use the expertise developed in that time to support newly arrived UASC within a supported housing environment.

The award they have been nominated for is the Diversity Award 2019 

Read more here: https://www.ymca.org.uk/about/awards/diversity-award-2019#1553519934929-884973d6-8108aea4-3752

We’d love to help the team atYMCA Guildford Foyer get the votes they need to get shortlisted and get the awesome young people they work with to the event and we’d love it if you could help too.

ServiceMaster Clean Durham & Teesside are very proud to be the main sponsor of Lumley U17s football team. The lads certainly had another great season, winning all 3 competitions they entered. They won the Russell Foster Premier League by 16 points and followed this up with the U18s Durham County Cup beating Hartlepool Youth U18s 4-0 in the final. They then went on to win the League Cup from Hebburn on warm day 6-0 in this final to achieve the treble.

The team is managed by the Business Owner of ServiceMaster Clean Durham & Teesside, Chris Blewitt. When asked what is the secret of their success Chris replied, ‘’they mop up everything at the back and sweep the opposition aside’’. You wouldn’t expect anything else from the best junior football team in the North East,  who are sponsored by the best cleaning company.

One of our franchisees, Siva Kugathas, who runs ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford slept on the streets to support YMCA!

Siva YMCA

YMCA DownsLink Group hosted their annual Sleep Easy Event at Guildford Castle, which had around 31 people sleeping outdoors on the night of Friday 22nd March.

Siva was one of the dedicated men and women that decided to support this fantastic cause and decided to donate a whopping £1000 to the event and YMCA.

“It was very tough having to sleep just the one night outside, but homeless people sleep every night on the street. I knew I would go home the next day, but those who sleep on the streets don’t have that facility. It made me think deeper.” commented Siva

Sleep Easy has taken place in five locations so far across YMCA DownsLink Groups area, and to date, they have raised more than £42,000! The money raised goes towards helping young people that are currently living homeless, for multiple different reasons.

Donations can still be made online to this great cause at bit.ly/SleepEasy19.

Siva also added, “I am proud to have been involved with this event, and at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford we are always looking to closely work with local charities and support them in any way we can”.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford are please to be able to help with this worthwhile cause.

Trincomalee R.K.M Sri Koneswara Hindu College
Old Students Association
United Kingdom

Trincomalee R.K.M Sri Koneswara Hindu College

We would like to express our gratitude for your generous donation of GBP 500.00 towards our charitable causes. Your donation was used to renovate 2 wells in Seethanan Veli village in the Eastern outskirts of Trincomalee District. A community of 100 families were struggling without clean water for drinking and general purpose and your donation helped us in rectifying that.

On behalf of both Hindu OSA UK & Seethanan Veli community, I would like to thank you and hope that you will continue to support our cause in the future.

Fraternally,

Ilancheliyan (Cheliyan)
Secretary

Following a fantastic year, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford took the Management team for a social event to show thanks to the team and further build team spirt.

The fixture was Guildford Flames vs Coventry Blaze on Sat 12th Jan 2019

It was a great event and a good opportunity to stop talking all things Office Cleaning and get behind one of the local teams here in Guildford, sadly Guildford lost on this occasion but ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford will be back to show support soon.

 

The Managing Director Siva Kugathas over at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford & Thames Valley joined in with the nation hosting a Macmillan coffee morning for the staff in his team and other staff within his office building.

There were fun little games like “Place The Cherry on The Gateau” and guess the weight of the cake, along with more cake and coffee than a supermarket, it ended up being a fun morning, with some full stomachs!

Siva, the management team, some friends and the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services brand manager, Guy Strang raised the grand total of £300.22.

I’m sure this is something they will do next year and after hearing how much fun the team had, and how much money was raised other ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services teams around the country will do the same next year also.

ServiceMaster Clean Guildford, is a franchise of ServiceMaster, owned and managed by Siva Kugathas for just the last 18 months, the business continues to go from strength to strength.

ServiceMaster Clean Guildford provides commercial cleaning services for doctor surgeries, veterinary practices, car showrooms, sport stadiums, offices, factories and schools throughout Guildford, Woking and Farnham.

Siva collected Rookie of the Year, Sales Growth and his employee Kinga Derenowska picked up Employee of the Year at the Summer Summit conference for ServiceMaster limited held in June of this year.

“To pick up these three awards despite only being in business a short length of time is fantastic. I am thrilled, we all are.” Commented Siva

“I chose to nominate Kinga for Employee of the Year as this year she really has gone above and beyond. Kinga started as an office admin worker and her main responsibility was doing Payroll and Accounts. She was not responsible for recruitment or any other operational duties. However, she saw that I needed help and took it upon herself to help during her own spare time.

“We grew from 17 employees on payroll when I took over the business to 79 in just 11 months and Kinga has always been on hand wherever needed in the business. I truly believe CS Guildford wouldn’t have grown this much so soon, without the commitment and help from Kinga” Finished Siva

Picking up one award is an achievement, but to collect three in the first year of business is outstanding.

Siva Kugathas (43), of Sutton, spent 20 years working in senior franchise roles, for both Pizza Hut and KFC in both the UK and Europe before choosing to invest in the Guildford-based, commercial cleaning franchise, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services (CS Guildford). Siva was responsible for creating KFC’s UK Operations Service Manual and achieved the Restaurant Manager of the Year award in 1997.

CS Guildford currently turns over £138,000 and employs 30 staff but Siva aims to double this size of the company and his over the next 18 months. The company provides daily office and commercial cleaning services to businesses across the region and is part of the ServiceMaster franchise network, which has been trading in the UK since 1959.

Siva said: “There’s huge potential for this company and we’re looking forward to seeing rapid growth by adding new clients and by bringing in and developing new staff. The support from ServiceMaster has been excellent and I’m excited to get up and running and working with our new and existing clients.”

Guy Strang, brand operations manager, ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services UK added: “Siva’s experience and passion for providing an excellent customer service is second to none and we’re confident CS Guildford will grow rapidly, bringing wealth and jobs to the Guildford area.”

CS Guildford was founded in 1992 and is part of a national network of 68 licensed office cleaning businesses.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services of Guildford have gone from strength to strength in the last 23 months, growing by 500k. The Managing Director, Siva Kugathas has awarded some of his staff for their hard work in accordance with the company’s success.

Siva decided to have an awards evening on 30th November 2018 and hosted it in The Shard, Central London. All that made an appearance, including brand manager Guy Strang, said how enjoyable the evening was.

The three that received an award for the “Sales Contribution Award” were;

Agnes Bielawska

Awards Evening

Kinga Derenowska

Awards Evening

Alexandra Preda

Awards Evening

These three members of staff are all part of the management team at ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Guildford.

We hope you join us in congratulating these three members of staff on their awards, and of course the continued success of the business as a whole. We look forward to seeing what the next year brings Siva and his team.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services provide commercial cleaning services for doctor surgeries, veterinary practices, car showrooms, sports stadiums, offices, factories and schools throughout the UK.

ServiceMaster Clean, Swansea & South West Wales scooped the North Star Growth Award, as well as the North Star Customer Service Award at the 2017 national conference for ServiceMaster limited held in June.

ServiceMaster Clean Swansea provides commercial cleaning services for doctor surgeries, veterinary practices, car showrooms, sport stadiums, offices, factories and schoolsthroughout Swansea, CarmarthenNeathPort TalbotBridgend, Llanelli, Merthyr Tydfil and Pembrokeshire.

The company, owned by Jayne & Paul Gethin,is a franchise of ServiceMaster Limited and has had a steady growth rate for a number of years now. This is the second year they have taken both the growth and customer service award and believe winning these awards togetherdemonstrates the right mix within the business.

“To pick up these two awards for the second year running demonstrates that customer retention is as important as business growth and they can be achieved together – hand in hand.” Commented Business Development Manager, Jonathan Gethin

“As well as picking up these awards, the last 12 months have seen us move into bigger business units as well as celebrate being awarded our first tender from the Sell2Wales website which was open to applicants throughout the UK.” Finished Jonathan.

Having traded for over 13 years now, the business has high aspirations for the next 12-months and hope to increase their turnover to £1.5 million.

Picking up these awards for one year is a success in itself, but to go and claim them for the second-year running is no easy task.

 

“It feels great to have won again. Sometimes the cleaning world can be a thankless industry as we are only contacted when there is something wrong, so winning these awards really boosts team morale.

“We can’t wait to see what the next 12 months has in store for us as a business – watch this space!” Finished Jonathan

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.”

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.

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

 

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services continues to go from strength to strength.

At the 2018 ServiceMaster Summer Summit we were proud to celebrate exceptional achievement by many of our ServiceMaster Clean Office & Commercial Cleaning Franchisees.

award winning office cleaning company

Find out who the Office Cleaning Award Winners were below:


2017 North Star Growth Awards

Awarded to:

Cardiff

South West Wales

Humberside

Guildford

Strathclyde East

Strathclyde South

Exeter

Manchester

London City

Mercia

Reading & Newbury


2017 North Star Growth Award >£1m Growth in 5 years

Awarded to:

London City

Reading & Newbury


2017 North Star Customer Awards

Awarded to:

North Surrey with an NPS score of 56%

Bradford with an NPS score of 57%

South West Wales with an NPS score of 75%


2017 North Star People Awards

Awarded to:

Guildford employee Kinga Derenowska

Reading & Newbury employee Doreen Baxter


2017 Rookie of the Year Award

This award is for brand new franchisees that have been in business for less than two years.

It recognises the licensee who has implemented the ServiceMaster system and substantially grown the business and is based on Customer Level Revenue for the first full twelve months of revenues reported.

Awarded to: Siva Kugathas CS Guildford

Rookie of the year award


FRANCHISEE OF THE YEAR 2017

(Formerly Marion E Wade Award)

This is the most prestigious award that we present and is the pinnacle of achievement for a franchisee within the Company.

This is also awarded to one of the businesses that has met the Entry Criteria and is presented to the ServiceMaster Franchisee who has displayed the highest achievement in the pursuit of excellence and professional management in the ServiceMaster tradition.

Additional Criteria:

  • Showing growth Customer Level Revenue
  • Using ServiceMaster’s recommended Brand Software (CleanLink)
  • Using TellServiceMaster (NPS) to monitor customer satisfaction
  • Uses and updates their company web-pages
  • Is supportive and provides encouragement for growth towards other franchisees in the network

Awarded to: Kevin Harden CS Mercia

Franchisee of the year

Award collected by Mark Harden (pictured)


Congratulations to all of the award winners.

An experienced father, mother and son team have launched their own cleaning company to serve commercial customers across North London.

Originally from Ecuador, Rene Vaca, Emma Gavilanes and Erik Vaca now of Stratford have over 40 years cleaning management experience between them and chose to set up their new ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business, with Erik (18) taking the lead.

Their new business ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services is a franchise of ServiceMaster, one of the UK’s leading and longest-established, multi-brand franchisors.

 

Erik said: “I’ve worked in the cleaning sector for a couple of years and progressed quickly so as a family, we decided to launch our own business. My parents will be there for support but the main responsibility is on me to make this a success.”

Emma added: “I’m so proud of Erik for his hard work to save up every penny to invest in his ServiceMaster Clean franchise. He is focused, ready to go and I know he’ll be climbing the franchise leader board in no time at all.”

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services North London provides commercial and daily office cleaning solutions to commercial premises and offices from Pimlico to Enfield and anywhere in-between.

 

Guy Strang, brand operations manager for ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services added: “The Vaca/ Gavilanes family are fantastic and I’m really looking forward to witnessing their development. They have the knowledge and the skills to deliver a fantastic service.”

ServiceMaster has over 300 franchisees operating in close to 700 licensed areas under its brands, including Merry Maids, ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic, TruGreen Professional LawnCare and Rosemary Bookkeeping.