“Joining My Window Cleaner gave me the confidence to start my own family”
Oli Ford had long searched for a franchise opportunity that aligned with his own ambitions, beliefs and strengths. Oli knew what a truly positive partnership looked like in business having owned a franchise before the pandemic and stepped away upon realising it was no longer the right fit for him. But those ambitions did not stagnate, and Oli decided it was time to join a franchise that would help him build positive relationships as an active member of his community, enable him to embrace the outdoors and see the positive results of his hard work, all while being his own boss. Now, having been a franchisee of My Window Cleaner (MWC) Cardiff City and The Vale for nine months, he hasn’t looked back.
More than just a business, MWC has given Oli a sense of purpose and freedom unlike any other vocation. Oli has successfully proven that longevity within the MWC network doesn’t correlate with success. Instead, as one of the newer members of the network continues to devote his time and passion in the business, the financial and personal successes have come thick and fast. Not just “ticking boxes” professionally, with Oli surrounded by equally passionate and ambitious entrepreneurs, he has found himself in an environment that nurtures his own personal confidence.
“My mantra is simple: work hard to reap the benefits of life,” explained Oli. “As soon as my previous business venture ceased helping me achieve exactly that, I began searching for pastures new. This is when I found MWC. From the moment I started engaging with the franchisor, I could see how supportive and knowledgeable they were about everything I needed to know. My research and due diligence gave me so much confidence in how successful I could be as a MWC franchisee. They don’t just tick boxes on a professional level, but my personality is compatible within its network as well.
“My life has been completely turned around as a MWC franchisee. I’m building an incredibly valuable asset, which has given me so much confidence in myself. This even encouraged me to propose to my girlfriend of eight years - she said yes! The sky truly is the limit when you’re operating within an environment that’s built to get the best out of you. With MWC, I’m only looking forward.”
Founded in 1996, My Window Cleaner introduced the United Kingdom to the future of the cleaning industry. The first and only window cleaning franchise brand, My Window Cleaner has established itself as an incredibly 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, My Window Cleaner is a true family-feel franchise with good old-fashioned values at its heart.
“I’ve been asked so many times, “Why would you buy a window cleaning franchise?” And my response is always that it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The system, the processes, and the shared experience and knowledge has meant my success is already paved for me - I’ve just had to listen and follow that guidance to achieve it. What I’ve achieved so far has far exceeded what I could’ve achieved on my own. I look at the competition and smile to myself - they don’t have a chance!” added Oli.
Whether it is a franchisee’s first business or if they are a seasoned entrepreneur seeking pastures new, they can choose to work as a single operator or build a team of passionate and enthusiastic operatives. My Window Cleaner’s approach of championing exceptional customer service is continuing to set new, higher 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 franchise partners is huge.
“From the word “go”, the MWC franchisee journey is fantastic. Training was in-depth, well-structured and prepared me for exactly what I needed to know when launching. I was also able to spend quality time with my three neighbouring franchisees prior to launch. It was so valuable to add to the training by hearing from established franchisees. Team Wales is great as we all now support each other, be it over the phone or in person. I can certainly see the value of a franchisor and franchise network that champions ongoing development opportunities. The “one big happy family” ethos isn’t just a marketing ploy; it really is embedded in the foundations of everything we do.”
Today, a network of 24 franchisees operate across the UK. The sophisticated branding, systems 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 equipped with the industry’s best equipment and with full access to MWC’s £650k online management software, ‘Gloria’, franchisees have all the tools available to become profitable at a consistent rate. This, along with strong branding attached to their successful operations, has enabled the window cleaning franchise to become universally known for being a trailblazer in the industry.
Like Oli, all MWC franchisees are rewarded for their hard-work in real-time. As he grows and nurtures his business in an environment that gives him the family-feel he’s craved since joining the franchise industry, it has given him the confidence to take the next step in his personal life and build a family of his own. And with further plans to grow his territory by taking on a multi-van operation, the satisfaction, freedom, flexibility and financial rewards have been too good to ignore!
“Of course, owning your own business comes with pressure, but you get far more return – both financially and personally. With MWC, franchisees are given the recipe for success - all we have to do is follow it step by step, window by window! In just nine months, I’m making more money than I ever did as an employee, and I can’t wait to continue growing as a professional and as a person with a brand that truly cares. All I can say to anyone that’s considering joining MWC is, “What are you waiting for?”.
If, like Oli, you’re searching for the ideal opportunity to take control of your professional life while reaping personal successes, visit https://www.mywindowcleanerfranchise.co.uk/
Oli Ford collecting his Emerging Franchisee 2022 award at the My Window Cleaner Conference in Marbella.