Proud new owner of ServiceMaster Clean Residential St Albans

Local businessman Steve Boom has embarked on a new business opportunity in the area by investing in a ServiceMaster Clean franchise offering residential cleaning services in St Albans and the surrounding areas.

After over a decade in the cleaning industry, working for residential cleaning companies, window cleaning companies and running his own commercial cleaning company, Steve wanted to go back to what he enjoyed, that was carpet and upholstery cleaning. Steve wanted to run his own cleaning company again but felt like he needed support from a large corporation, and that’s why he decided on ServiceMaster Clean.

Steve’s always been an active person and was in the England squad for Roller Hockey younger, therefore, another reason he wanted this opportunity was to be out and about, keeping active in customer’s homes servicing their carpets, upholstery etc.

“When I’ve worked for other businesses in the past there has always been micromanagement from the top. This is something I’m looking forward to not having in my business by hitting my own targets and running the business at my own pace”, said Steve Boom.

On another note, Steve also mentioned that he was intrigued to look into ServiceMaster Clean more after seeing the equipment and technology being invested into the company, especially e-commerce being a game-changer for him.

We wish Steve all the best with his new business venture and look forward to seeing him succeed in the future.

If you would like to find out more about joining our residential carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise, contact our team today on 0116 275 9005.

Research before starting a business

There are so many things to consider before starting a business. But first, you need to research a few different things to ensure that this is the right choice for you and it has an opportunity to succeed.


This is a big one. Most franchise agreements are for a duration of 5 years. This is a long commitment and you need to ensure that you can adapt your lifestyle to suit the needs of the business.


There are costs associated with starting a business and it’s important to consider how you will finance these. If you don’t have cash to invest, you may be eligible for finance from your bank, another high street bank or from the Government Start Up Loan Scheme.


Not all business opportunities require you to have premises. It may be possible to operate the business from home. However, if you do need premises you need to decide whether you will look at renting or purchasing.

Competitors, customers and demand 

You need to ensure that there is demand for the services that you are looking to provide and that there is room for you in the market place to differentiate yourself to stand out to your customers.


If you’re going to need to recruit staff, do you have access to that employee market? It’s important to be able to get the right employees to deliver your services and you need to ensure that you can pay them legally and the going rate for that role.

The above includes some of the operational matters that you’ll need to consider, but don’t forget you’ll also need to consider the use of technology and marketing to get the ‘ball rolling’.

If you’d like to talk through the above, along with the business model and our available territory – get in touch with our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 or at 

Recipe for Success

Joining a franchise with ServiceMaster Clean will give you the brand, tools and support to build a great business, but to have the total recipe for success you will need ambition, drive and passion.


We’ve built the brand up over 60 years in the UK, with strong ties to professionalism, honesty and integrity, customers love to invite us in to their homes or businesses to conduct our professional services. Up and down the country across all of our franchise outlets, customers expect the same great service from the brand they know and trust.


We train you in all of the necessary business disciplines, provide you with the products and equipment needed to get started and give you a fully coordinated marketing launch to draw attention to your new venture. All to ensure that you have the right tools and you know how to use them.


We fully support you to grow your new investment by providing help in HR, admin, accounts, marketing, operations and sales. This support is on hand when you need it from a team of franchise and sector professionals, but also from a network of other ServiceMaster Clean business owners who have been there and done that themselves.


You are who drives the train. The creator of your destiny and to do this, you will need ambition, drive and passion. We harness these qualities of yours and turn them in to success with the remaining ingredients of our recipe –  brand, tools and support.

If you would like to learn more about our recipe for success and how YOU are the special ingredient – contact our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005 

Help to keep Britains businesses clean!

As the government have released a road map in an attempt to exit out from the restrictions put in place to protect us throughout the pandemic, more and more businesses will be looking to open their doors safely.

Hygiene will be under massive scrutiny and businesses who once completed cleaning tasks themselves, will be looking to outsource it to professions to protect their employees and customers alike.

As such, the demand for commercial cleaning services will increase massively. Fortunately, businesses such as ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services are well trained and equipped to deal with the increase in demand within territory, and we are looking for new franchise partners to cover areas where we do not currently have a franchisee operating.

These areas include:

  • East Anglia
  • Lincolnshire
  • Aberdeen
  • Inverness
  • Stirling
  • St Albans
  • Dunstable
  • Cumbria
  • York
  • Norwich
  • Ipswich

We also have the following resale opportunities:

If you would like to discuss the opportunities above to join our established franchise network to serve the growing demand of commercial cleaning, speak to a member of our franchise recruitment team today on 0116 275 9005. 

What is a Commercial Services franchise?

First impressions are huge. Mainly because they are ‘first’ but also because they are ‘lasting’. 

A ServiceMaster Clean Commercial Services franchise helps to ensure that commercial premises are looking their best by using our carpet, hard floor and upholstery cleaning services.

Operating within all sectors and industries, the opportunities are endless.

  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing

All commercial premises will have requirements for seating areas and entrance halls cleaning not only on a one off, but on a regular basis to maintain standards. There is the opportunity to build lasting relationships for repeat custom through maintenance contracts.

With today’s perception of ‘clean’. It’s never been more important for commercial premises to appear clean and hygienic – the best way a commercial building can do this is through having visibly clear flooring and upholstery.

Utilising our support, established brand, business model, professional tools and equipment, you can serve this high in demand market and enjoy great profits in doing so.

If this exciting franchise opportunity sounds suited to you, contact our friendly franchise recruitment team on 0116 275 9005 today!