The three Ps of Poppies…
This is a people business first and foremost. A Poppies franchise improves the lifestyle of its franchisees, staff and clients – and it all begins at the top, with you.
Your role as a Poppies franchisee is to shape your team into the best cleaning service in your area, by hiring the right people and putting the right structure around them. Focusing on client relationships and business development, you’ll grow your reputation locally by word of mouth and with our proven marketing methods behind you.
And it’s a business that flexes to your lifestyle. We think running a business only makes sense if you have the time to enjoy the rewards of your hard work too, which is why, once established, you’ll be able to take time away from the business when you need to.
Poppies stands at the forefront of setting industry standards in both cleaning and franchising: we think professionalism and integrity matter.
All Poppies cleaners are directly employed – NOT contracted – and properly insured. That’s important to us, our franchisees and our customers. It helps to set your business apart, and maintain higher service standards: a happier, more secure team delivers better results for your clients.
We’re equally proud of our franchising credentials. As a Full Member of the British Franchise Association, we’ve had a rigorous accreditation of our franchise model, systems, financials and franchisee support. Not all franchises are able to satisfy the BFA’s standards, so we were delighted to pass with flying colours, and in what we’re told was record time too.
We don’t aim or claim to be the cheapest cleaning service; we aim to be the best. That means looking after our people. It’s simply part of the Poppies DNA.
If life really does begin at 40, we’re just getting started! Poppies was the first domestic cleaning franchise in the UK and has an unrivalled heritage of helping people just like you go into business for themselves… but you won’t find us living in the past.
You’ll benefit from four decades’ worth of development from day one in your business, covering everything from custom IT and a localised website, to bookkeeping and staff recruitment.
You don’t need to reinvent the wheel, nor waste money on marketing and advertising ideas that don’t work. Our business model has budgeted amounts for marketing and staff recruitment, and we know the techniques and methods that work to maximise your income potential.