Commercial cleaning franchise brings job opportunities to Guildford

A local entrepreneur has invested in and taken ownership of a Guildford-based commercial cleaning franchise and aims to create new employment opportunities as the business expands.

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.

Manchester cleaning firm making it shine for 25 years

An award-winning cleaning company based in Sale, Manchester is celebrating 25 years of bringing a shine to its customers across the city and surrounding areas.

ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services (CS) Manchester was launched from the conservatory of business owners, Martin and Sarah Steinman on 1st January 1992 and now employs over 300 staff with a turnover of more than £2.8m. To celebrate the milestone, the company held an event at which CS Manchester’s managing director, Guy Johnson announced the company saw an 8% increase in revenue last year on 2015 and set out the company’s growth plans to double its turnover and headcount by 2022.

Martin Steinman, business owner said: “It is a privilege to work with such a fantastic team and to have achieved this milestone anniversary together. We are very much looking to the future and our extensive growth plans.”

Guy Johnson, managing director added: “I feel immensely proud of how far this business has come. We have continued to grow year-on-year and we’ve consistently invested in new technology and systems to allow us to work smarter, quicker and ultimately, provide our customers with the best experience they can expect.”

CS Manchester is a franchise of ServiceMaster Limited, one of the UK’s largest and longest-established, multi-brand franchisors.

Guy Strang, brand operations manager for the ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services franchise network commented: “There aren’t many businesses that launched back in 1992 that continue to grow year-on-year at the rate of CS Manchester. The team is focused and determined to achieve great things, whilst putting their customers at the centre of everything they do. Congratulations to Martin and Sarah and all the team.”

Over its 25 year history, CS Manchester has been awarded four franchising awards, including the British Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year Excellence Award in 1995.