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Description: Total Clean is a national commercial cleaning franchise with an eco-friendly approach. Opportunities: Franchise opportunities available throughout the United Kingdom. Business Type: Franchise. Minimum Investment: £29,997. Financing Assistance: Yes, through a third party. Training Provided: Yes. Home-based: Yes. Part-time: Yes. BFA Provisional Member: Yes.


BFA Provisional Member

The future’s bright, the future’s Total Clean


Eric White, an ex-wholesale bakery manager, became the proud owner of the Total Clean Manchester franchise in March 2014. Eric began looking for a new opportunity before even leaving his last and Total Clean stood out to him as the right opportunity. With previous background in operations and management, he was confident that he possessed the core skills needed to operate a Total Clean management franchise.

“I decided to leave my previous position because I wanted more control of my future. I looked at various other franchises before deciding on Total Clean. I knew I didn’t want to operate a van franchise, so I spoke to a variety of other types of franchisors. Total Clean seemed more attractive than the others to me and, although they are a young franchise, their business model is proven and their franchise model is very well designed. They came across as very professional and helpful, so it was a clear decision for me.”

Since launching in May 2014, Eric has made an amazing start by winning contracts well ahead of his personalised business plan. Additionally, the added benefit of managing his own business is delivering the desirable benefit of time to spend with his wife, grown up children and his grandchildren as well as his beloved golf.

Total Clean has operated in the commercial cleaning sector since 1988 and for over 25 years have enjoyed a constant 95% client retention rate. This amazing longevity and success is based on an unrelenting commitment to service excellence and an obsessive attention to detail. Among its many longstanding clients, it has the privilege of keeping one client from the very first week of operation.

“I chose Total Clean because I wanted to benefit from a proven business model and guidance from people who have done it before and know what they are talking about. I didn’t consider any other cleaning franchises apart from Total Clean – the decision just felt right to me. Knowing that I would save on overheads because you don’t need any premises was another deciding factor for me.”

“I heard about franchising through a Google search when I started looking for a new business opportunity. Once I’d started looking into Total Clean it only took me four weeks to decide to buy my franchise – it was just the right decision for me!”

Total Clean’s franchise partners manage a team of cleaning operatives that are only engaged once new cleaning contracts are won in their protected territories. Working from home, the low initial capital outlay sees franchise partners like Eric trading into an operating profit as soon as year one. By the end of year five, and for diligently following Total Clean’s methodologies, it is projected that franchise partners will have built a £1 million annual turnover business with profitability of approximately 24 percent.

“For my training I spent five days at head office in London and learnt about the business model, how to operate the business and the correct cleaning methods. I also attended a training course at BICSc ( British Institute of Cleaning Science) so I felt prepared when it was time to go it alone and operate my business by myself.”

Total Clean has a proven marketing strategy for winning new clients. In the weeks prior to launch, Total Clean works with franchise partners to create a customised business plan and strategy for their individual territories. Within each new territory, a thorough and detailed local market research is carried out as the team continue to collaborate with franchise partners to realise their new business plans. The Central Office team supports implementation of the plan and with winning those all-important first clients to get franchise partners well on the road to success.

“My advice to anyone looking at buying a franchise is to look at all the possibilities that are available to you and make sure that it’s definitely something you want to do and you will enjoy. A franchise is a big investment so you need to make sure it’s something that you can do for the long term.”

“I want to build a successful business that will be profitable and secure. I also want to bring in my family members to the business to help out and to help them with their futures.”


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