A high-flying franchisee finds a way to support his high-flying family
With the open road and a taste of success firmly on Nick Clarke’s radar, it came as little surprise to the entrepreneur when he ran out of steam after enjoying a 15-year-long career as a Group Aftersales Sales Manager. And with three children, it became clear that his next step not only had to be professionally fulfilling, but it had to also give him all-important opportunities to continue being a close, supportive figure in his family’s lives. So, with revised priorities and a fresh perspective on what work and life should look like, Nick wasted no time in starting the engine that would drive him into a truly rewarding and balanced career.
Having launched in May 2021, the franchisee of My Window Cleaner (MWC) Malvern has recently celebrated his two-year anniversary by breaking his personal records for daily, weekly and even monthly turnover. As one of the franchise family’s high-flying performers, Nick has grown his business to become a trusted, friendly and widely accessible pillar of his community and the wider franchise network. Having grown his client base to an impressive 520 customers in such a short space of time, he has even welcomed his first window cleaning operative into the team to further benefit from the unmissable scalability of the MWC franchise opportunity. For Nick, the sky is the limit – and he knows he is in the perfect place to reach it.
“It’s amazing to have finally found the business that meets my needs as an ambitious entrepreneur as well as a father,” explained Nick. “My children are all at significant stages of their lives – from graduating from university to even learning how to fly – so it’s important to me at this stage to have the financial means as well as the flexibility to help them in all their endeavours. Put simply, that level of support would’ve been difficult to provide if I wasn’t a franchisee of MWC.
“My operation has grown incredibly fast - within two years I’m turning over upwards of £11,000 per month. I’m equally proud to have recruited my first member of staff, Adam, who stepped away from his previous role as a paramedic to similarly benefit from MWC’s amazing career opportunity. As a team, we’re scaling the business to work for us both financially and personally. But as a franchisee, the real reward from running a MWC franchise is how complementary my professional success is to my personal life.”
Founded in 1996, MWC introduced the UK to the future of the cleaning industry. The FIRST and ONLY window cleaning franchise brand, MWC has established itself as an exciting, highly profitable opportunity through identifying and leveraging a gap in the market. Offering customers a trustworthy, sophisticated window cleaning, gutter clearance and pressure washing service, MWC is a true family-feel franchise with good old-fashioned values at its heart.
“It’s never easy to build a successful career and then wake up one day and feel like you’ve reached your limit. Understandably, ‘What next?’ can be a daunting question to ask yourself. But after finding MWC and having the initial conversation with the franchisor, I knew I was in fact at the beginning of the most rewarding chapter of my career. It’s an incredible feeling to be a valued member of a franchise network and to then project that care and respect across my community. MWC doesn’t just feel like family – it is family! And I even get to bring a small piece of home out on the open road with me with my dog, Bailey, who my customers are always delighted to see!
“Here, you truly do get the keys to drive your own ambitions – what’s better is that you can shape and mould the business to suit your exact needs while taking home fantastic financial and personal rewards.”
Today, a network of 25 franchisees operates across the UK. Sophisticated branding, systems, operations and processes have established MWC as the LEADING voice in a saturated market, which has seen the franchise receive over 4,500 gleaming 5-star reviews from happy customers. With each franchise territory outfitted with the industry’s best equipment and with full access to MWC’s £750k online management software, ‘Gloria’, franchisees are empowered with the tools, confidence and skills to build a profitable business, fast.
“As a franchisee, I feel like I’m a part of something huge. The professionalism of the brand and its systems combined with the friendliness of MWC’s family struck a chord with me from day one - that’s been translated directly into the delivery and growth of my operation. I still use the support of the franchisor and network – it’s an important part of business ownership that’s so rarely championed anywhere else. Tapping into the experience of those around me is so valuable for personal and professional growth, and it’s amazing to be a part of an aligned network that shares that vision.
“It’s things like Gloria that positions MWC as one of the best franchises available today. With such a sophisticated piece of software running the show behind the scenes, all we have to do as franchisees is provide second-to-none service with a smile!”
MWC attracts both first-time franchisees and seasoned entrepreneurs, thanks to its impressive infrastructure, ground-breaking technology, and family-feel approach. Franchisees are encouraged to fully exploit the success they can achieve within their territories by building a team of passionate and enthusiastic operatives. MWC’s approach of championing exceptional customer service is continuing to set high expectations for a service provider that has traditionally been met with negative experiences. Through recurring income and multiple revenue streams, low overheads, an impressive scope for growth and ongoing development, the opportunity for franchisees is huge.
As the sponsor of his son’s local football team, Nick is affirming MWC’s position as a true pillar of Malvern’s community, which he hopes to continue championing as his financial and professional successes grow. With his sights set on getting his second van up and running in the near future, this is just the start of Nick’s journey with MWC. And by never having to worry about sacrificing life over work while approaching a turnover of £12,000 per month, the entrepreneur is delighted to have found a business that he can call home.
“I could be self-employed and create my own business, but as a trusted member of a reputable franchise community, we’re kept on track without having to think twice about it. All I can say is, go for it! The training is fantastic and new franchisees get to benefit from a network that’s only becoming stronger.”
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