Written by Tom Page: Digital Content Writer, ServiceMaster Ltd.
How a local business is celebrating its birthday through giving back.
The 1st of October was a special day for ServiceMaster Brands: New Founders Day, the multi-national franchisor’s annual observance celebrating its worldwide second anniversary as a stand-alone company. That’s why they’re paying homage to their founders and communities who made ServiceMaster Brands what it is today. To do this, ServiceMaster franchisees across the UK are giving back. In Leicester, the ServiceMaster HQ and ServiceMaster Clean Leicester teams (both of which are based in Wigston) have come together to support the local Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army helps local people through Charity Shops, Food Banks and also provides support to homeless and elderly people and anyone else locally who is in need. ServiceMaster Brands UK has been supporting them in these endeavours by providing supplies and cash donations to help them in their cause, particularly in supplying items in great demand, such as food and women’s and babies’ toiletry products. The items brought in or purchased as staff donations were compiled and back by our staff at the end of September and dropped off at the local Salvation Army branch.
ServiceMaster Brands UK Managing Director Alan Lewin says that, to him, our service to the local community is just a small part of the way we deliver our value of care every day.
“The beneficiary of our Founder’s Day celebration effort this year was the Salvation Army which is based about 100 meters from our UK franchise support centre in Wigston, Leicestershire. We chose the Salvation Army for several reasons including the fact that they are literally on our doorstep, but it is also good to know that in a small way we are helping the work that they are doing for families, the young, old, and vulnerable & those most in need in our local community. Whilst the Founder’s Day celebration is a focal point for the team here, we encourage & continue to live out our ‘We Care’ ambition with other charity events throughout the year.”
Not only that, but the team from ServiceMaster Clean in Leicester went above and beyond by providing a complimentary clean at the local centre when they went to drop off our donations and were able to clean the carpets in the entryway to make them look brand spanking new, all free of charge! The ServiceMaster Clean Leicester team is giving back to the wider local community with up to 58% off rug cleaning services on collection or delivery for all customers with a local LE postcode.
To start your journey towards owning a franchise that lets you engage with your community by providing a bespoke and professional service, get in touch with the ServiceMaster franchise sales team today.