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Poppies was established in 1980 and in 1984 and became the UKs first domestic cleaning service franchise. Celebrating 40 years of success in 2020 we invite expressions of interest from new franchisees. By becoming a Poppies franchisee, you will be developing your business in a growing market as part of a franchise brand that has real heritage and business values based on honesty and integrity. Our organisational goals are focused on delivering a great service that improves the lives of our clients, our staff and our franchisees using a proven model and an industry leading technology platform for all business systems.

Franchise Overview

Poppies really stands out as a leading franchise model with our track record of success in the domestic cleaning franchise sector. Our brand heritage and our business culture are linked to our ongoing investment in systems and technologies that improve our franchisees business efficiencies and increase profits. Some cleaning franchises are just that – a cleaning franchise. Not Poppies. Poppies is a relationship franchise, a technology franchise and a customer service franchise. It just so happens that cleaning is our business, and boy, do we do it well!

Our franchise model covers all business areas in a detailed and systematic way – we know exactly what you need to do to be successful in this business. You don’t need to have any previous business experience to be a Poppies franchisee - we give you all of the training, support and systems that you need to be successful.

Key Information

  • • Network size: 22 units
  • • Franchise Type: Management
  • • Start-up Costs: £21,000
  • • Minimum Personal Investment: £8,000
  • • Franchise Location: Home-based initially
  • • Market: B2C and B2B

Training and Support

All new Poppies franchisees gain access to a pre-training module which covers some of the basic knowledge and skills required to run this business so that when they start their induction training they are fully informed and prepared. They then receive a comprehensive induction training programme including “classroom training”, practical training in the company’s training franchise and a further five days training on site in their own office/territory.

Initial training covers the key operational areas of:

  • • Staff recruitment
  • • Staff training and induction
  • • Staff management and motivation
  • • Carrying out a new client visit
  • • Pricing a job
  • • Effective work planning
  • • Marketing and PR
  • • Social Media
  • • Using the Poppies central IT and CRM systems
  • • Operations - scheduling new work
  • • Client account management and service quality control systems
  • • Running your accounts system
  • • Payroll
  • • Business planning and developing your franchise area

New franchisees are also paired with an existing franchisee as part of a formal ‘buddy’ programme – matches are based on backgrounds and skillsets as well as demographic similarities of territories and aspirations of franchisees. Once established an ongoing programme of training enables franchisees to continue to develop their business skills in line with the changing needs of the business.

Poppies is a FULL member of the British Franchise Association.

Min Personal Investment: £ 8,000
Min Total Investment: £ 21,000
BFA Relationship: Full Member
Franchise Type: Single Operator Manual
Industry: Cleaning

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Local Stockport cleaning business celebrates 10-year anniversary

This month, Stockport-based cleaning business, Poppies, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of serving the community after overcoming the most challenging period since its launch. Despite the uncertainties created from the pandemic, owner Emma Ryan has thrived in the face of adversity and doubled the size of her business from nine employees to 18, while continuing to deliver first-class cleaning services to homes and businesses in Stockport and the surrounding areas.

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