New owner for Southampton business adds 109% growth in first 18 months

A contract cleaning franchise operating across Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole has posted turnover figures with 109% growth after the company was taken over by a new owner just 18 months ago.

Businessman, David Cram, purchased the franchise license to operate ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole (CS Southampton) in December 2014, when the company held a small number of cleaning contracts and employed a handful of staff. Now 18 months later, the company employs over 50 staff and handles 25 contracts worth over £300,000 per year.

Business owner, David Cram said: “I’ve worked for a ServiceMaster Clean business for a number of years and jumped at the chance to purchase my own company. The results we are seeing are down to hard work and a real focus to put our customers first. We add value where we can and our mission is to delight our customers so they recommend us to others.”

In January 2016, CS Southampton was awarded the contract to provide cleaning services to 12 sites managed by the homelessness charity Two Saints and is now providing free training to their clients in a bid to develop skills and help them gain employment opportunities. The training includes interview practice, e-learning and practical, on-the-job work experience. CS Southampton is also providing a cleaning service at Two Saints Enterprises in Southampton, free of charge, for the duration of its contract.

“I didn’t want to be just another cleaning company so I developed the idea when meeting with the Two Saints team. Cleaning isn’t glamorous but its honest work and all my staff have the opportunity to make another person smile and that’s what I love about what we do.”