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Personal touch, professional standards

Earn £100,000+ a year without getting your hands dirty

Poppies has been at the forefront of the UK’s quality domestic cleaning industry for over 40 years… but you won’t find anything old-fashioned about the Poppies business model.

Poppies' technology, systems and processes make this a business that’s simple to operate and control. The Poppies bespoke business management system minimises your admin and lets you focus on what’s important: stellar service and stellar growth.

By running a successful home based cleaning business you will be minimising overheads, and only move to an office when your cash flow allows – meaning no further investment is required.

Poppies is Britain’s oldest-established domestic cleaning franchise and has been setting the standards others follow since 1980. Our most successful franchisee, Chris Wootton, now owns and operates the franchise network as the Poppies MD. The result is a culture of rare and genuine passion to help people like you with the oomph and the ambition to build your own financial freedom and security, just as he did.

The Poppies Cleaning Service Franchise Opportunity


The primary role of the franchisee is to build and maintain great relationships with both clients and staff. The ability to get on with people and enjoy providing help to other people’s lives is one of the cores Poppies are looking for in their franchisees. The skills around cleaning they can teach; but the understanding of how to create happy clients is something that is invaluable.

As a Poppies Franchisee, you will employ cleaners your customers can rely on to be honest, efficient and discreet. Poppies will share with you their extensive inside knowledge about recruitment in the industry, which has been built up over many decades. From cleaners to managers and administrative staff, rest assured they will guide you through the very best practices to recruit and retain a dream team who will ensure your franchise flourishes.

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Note: the above figures are based on 2019 financials for the top 20% of franchisees who have their own management team.

What you’ll need to be a Poppies franchisee


Buying a franchise is a low-risk way of sharing in the success of a high-profile business, backed all the way by the people who know it best and made it all possible.

We’ll let you into our trade secrets, support you with marketing and operations, and mentor you to become a confident Poppies franchisee.

You don’t need to have owned a business before.

1. A great communicator
2. Business-minded
3. Methodical and motivated
4. Proud and personable
5. Willing to reinvest to grow your business

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A business journey, taken together


You can have your own Poppies domestic cleaning business either by setting one up in a new territory or by buying one that’s already established. Either way, Chris and his team will mentor and guide you on following the proven business model.


Poppies prides itself on the personal touch – something our customers have appreciated for decades. As a franchise owner, you’ll employ cleaners your customers can rely on to be honest, efficient and discreet. They won’t raise an eyebrow if the house they’ve cleaned is in uproar the next time they visit, and they’ll even park your liveried van around the corner if the customer wants to claim the credit for all their hard work! Like you, they’ll make it their business to keep clients happy.

What you’ll need to be a Poppies Franchisee


Buying a Poppies franchise is a low-risk way of sharing in the success of an established brand, backed all the way by the people who know it best and made it all possible.

Poppies will let you into their trade secrets, support you with marketing and operations, and mentor you to become a confident Poppies Franchisee.

You don’t need to have owned a business before, but you do need to be:
  • A great communicator
  • Driven and determined
  • Methodical and motivated
  • Proud and personable

If you’d like to know more about the Poppies Cleaning Service Franchise and…

… are a real people-person

… enjoy providing excellent customer service

… want to build and lead your own team

Find out more


If you’d like to know more about the Poppies franchise and…

… are a real people-person

… enjoy providing excellent customer service

… want to build something of your own, surrounded by experienced people

Please get in touch with us below:

Poppies Cleaning Service News

From dust to downtime: achieving a work-life balance as a management franchisee

February 09, 2024
The term ‘management franchisee’ is used a lot in the franchise industry, but what does it really look like in practice? As a management franchisee, how does your work differ from that of an owner-operator?

Poppies Celebrates Fifth Consecutive Recognition in Elite Franchise Top 100

February 09, 2024
Poppies is thrilled to announce its fifth consecutive inclusion in the esteemed Elite Franchise Top 100 (EF100), securing the 63rd spot in the 2024 rankings.

Poppies franchisees celebrate seven decades of sparkling success

September 26, 2023
In the ever-changing business landscape, longevity and consistency speak volumes about a brand's credibility. Poppies, a leading name in the UK's cleaning franchise sector, has been the epitome of such enduring success since its launch over 40 years ago.

Clean sweep: Hounslow entrepreneur launches local cleaning company

August 02, 2023
A local Hounslow businesswoman has launched a new cleaning service, aiming to serve up to 80 homes and creating more jobs in the area.

Poppies celebrates further expansion as cleaning franchise launches in Nottingham

July 14, 2023
With the demand for exceptional professional cleaning services continuing to grow as 3.2 million professional cleaners now operate within the residential cleaning sector alone1, domestic cleaning franchise, Poppies, is continuing to celebrate a year of growth and expansion across its network.

Poppies celebrates expansion and growth with new headquarters and training facility

May 03, 2023
Having already welcomed new franchisee, Kuldeep Mahi, to its growing network in Q1 this year, leading domestic cleaning franchise, Poppies, is wasting no time in boosting its efforts to support franchisees through additional marketing and training opportunities.

Poppies in bloom as the cleaning franchise launches in Warwickshire

April 05, 2023
The demand for professional cleaners is growing exponentially, with 3.2 million professional cleaners now operating within the residential cleaning sector alone*.

Poppies celebrated in annual esteemed league table

December 05, 2022
Poppies is celebrating after being named as one of the UK’s top franchise opportunities for the 4th year running!

The best ways to boost hygiene in the workplace over the winter season

November 30, 2022
Workplace hygiene has never been more important. With the UK set to face a cold winter – especially considering the soaring price of gas and electric bills – it is imperative that workspaces and offices have measures in place to limit the spread of infections.

Strength in unity

November 10, 2022
More than ever, franchise brands in all industries are setting the incredibly high standards that are required of businesses to succeed today.

Poppies in bloom as the cleaning franchise launches in Warwickshire

And with this increasing demand, domestic cleaning franchise, Poppies has kickstarted 2023 on the right foot as the network welcomes new franchisee, Kuldeep Mahi, of Poppies Warwickshire.

A listening volunteer for the Samaritans and owner of a local marketing business, Kuldeep is embedded in the Warwickshire community and understands the inherent need for more exceptional service providers to take pressure off local families. Already welcoming cleaners into the team, Poppies Warwickshire aims to restore customer confidence and build a team of over 35 exceptional, trustworthy cleaners.

Kuldeep is wasting no time in demonstrating the scalability of the Poppies franchise and will use the brand’s rigorous training to ensure his business grows at a rate that suits him, his team and the community.

“I’m so proud to be launching my own Poppies franchise,” said Kuldeep. “The franchisor employs such an inspiring vision, and you can tell how much the rest of the franchise network believes in the brand’s mission and values. The onboarding process, training and launch was so smooth and I’m incredibly excited to be a fully-fledged Poppies franchisee – I feel like a kid at Christmas! The franchisor has been fully accessible, and they’ve provided me with so much valuable information and advice that I know I’ll use, as I provide an unmatched service to my local community.”

Kuldeep moved to Stratford eight years ago, and for four years has become a “root” of the community through supporting those in need. As an entrepreneur driven by social responsibility, he has taken the opportunity to reflect on his future and fulfil his dream of launching a local home service provider with “heart”.

“I did my due diligence on every business opportunity available to me in the cleaning industry,” continued Kuldeep. “I decided to join a franchise that was authentic and trusted, employs its cleaners, had close family values at its heart while also being on the cutting edge of technology. Poppies has a back-office application that runs on a cloud, so it helps us run our business while we get to focus on what truly matters to the community. I felt like other franchise brands just wanted to sell me a business and were only bothered about their service fee. Not at Poppies, as a franchisee, I really feel like I’m a part of the future of the industry, as well as having the chance to maximise my financial opportunity.

“What’s best is that my entrepreneurial spirit isn’t wasted and in fact will be able to flourish with Poppies. I still run a marketing business in the local area, so I wanted to join an industry that could help me marry the two and nurture my professional development.”

Poppies Warwickshire is part of a national network of 24 franchisees building their own local business, creating over 500 jobs and delivering high-quality cleaning to over 6,000 homes on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis in line with clients’ individual needs.

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