Membership History

Full Member
Joined 1997

Membership History

Full Member
Joined 1997

Company Overview

Chem-Dry is a carpet and upholstery cleaning company, with a UK network of franchises equipped to clean almost any surface in homes and businesses.

Operating in the domestic, commercial and insurance industries, we have developed our services to become experts in:

– Carpet cleaning
– Rug cleaning
– Upholstery cleaning
– Curtain cleaning
– Mattress cleaning
– Pet urine odour removal
– Tile, stone and grout cleaning

Franchise Overview

Founded in the USA, Chem-Dry has a strong UK heritage with over two decades’ experience and knowledge of professional fabric, carpet and upholstery care.

The business has gone from strength to strength thanks to a commitment to technological development that’s created some of the most advanced and effective equipment and methods available.

Chem-Dry Franchising Ltd is now responsible for approximately 700 UK franchise licenses owned by over 100 franchisees in the UK…and growing.We have various licences for sale across the UK.


Classroom, practical and online training courses. The comprehensive 5-day new starter training programme includes:

  • Carpet cleaning/service
  • Building business plans
  • Marketing plan development
  • Basic health & safety
  • Carpet & upholstery identification and construction
  • Chem-Dry product range and application
  • Chem-Dry cleaning equipment and maintenance
  • Cleaning theory and processes
  • Spot/stain removal
  • Basic leather cleaning
  • The quotation process and setting client expectations

Daily Life of a franchisee

Predominately working with small businesses, you will be building new relationships through calls, direct marketing and networking events. With the need for managers and business owners to see the product first-hand, you will need to balance a significant amount of time out on the road with the essential management of the business, which you would be able to run from your own home office.

A&G Chem-Dry

Jackie & Mike Clark purchased A&G Chem-Dry© in May 1995 as a going concern which had been operating for four years. Mike’s previous career in the flexible packaging industry, which saw him progress from a junior sales position to M.D, had run its course and he was looking for a new direction.  The business has gone from strength to strength. Jump forward to 2019 and Mike’s son Stuart has taken over the helm, as Mike and Jackie start to enjoy their well-earned retirement!

Chem-Dry Anglian

Father and son team, Dale and Ben Adcock recognised the opportunity Chem-Dry would offer them when visiting family in the USA who were operating an existing Chem-Dry franchise.  Back in the UK Dale started trading as Anglian Chem-Dry in 2017, with Ben continuing in his existing employment until 2019 when he was able to devote all his time to the Chem-Dry business.  Through Ben’s business connections they are expanding their customer base and have also taken on fire and flood restoration work, giving them a wide and varied workload.


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