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Member - Full
Professional Cleaning Services
Maria Hartnell
01235 444705
152 Brook Street, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4SD, UK

About Safeclean

SafecleanCompany Overview

Safeclean boasts a UK-wide network of 50 franchisees coupled with 50 years of creating successful businesses. We are a leading carpet and upholstery cleaning and care company in the UK, operating in both domestic and commercial sectors.

Our parent company, Guardsman, is a global business that provides furniture protection plans to over 2 million households across the UK. With over 100 years of experience in furniture protection, care and repair, Guardsman works in partnership with many leading furniture retailers such Furniture Village, DFS and Laura Ashley. Our Safeclean franchisees provide the spot and stain removal for those plans whilst also operating their own cleaning operation.

Franchise Overview

Safeclean is one of the longest established franchises in the UK, having operated for over 50 years, and are a proud member of the bfa.

Our vast experience and expertise have enabled us to become one of the most highly adept companies at cleaning and stain removal. As a result, we are able to offer bespoke cleaning services to carpets, upholstery, curtains, mattresses, rugs and hard flooring. Our services include:

- Overall cleaning
- Stain removal
- Protection treatments
- Allergy treatments
- Deodorisation and sanitisation services

Key Information

  • Network Size: 26-50 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £19,995
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £10,000
  • Franchise Location: Van-based
  • Market: B2B and B2C

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).


SafecleanWe provide 2-3 weeks of training at head office before letting you out on the road, but once you’re on the road, you’ll get ongoing, on-the-job training whilst having support and mentoring from both head office and your network of franchisees.

The training will cover the practical elements needed, including carpet and fabric cleaning, but you’ll also get training and support for business development and building your marketing strategy. You’ll also spend the day out on the road with a fellow franchisee to learn the ropes.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

SafecleanA day in the life of a Safeclean franchisee can be very varied. You’ll be working on a wide variety of jobs in different surroundings, with the opportunity to meet lots of different people.

Depending on whether you’re running your Safeclean business as a management franchise or as a sole trader, your tasks will be a combination of the physical upholstery care, taking and making sales calls and general business management/development. This makes for a varied diary that allows you to plan your business to fit in with your life.

Safeclean Case studies

  • Geraint Williams

    Safeclean: Geraint Williams

    Geraint is proof of the potential in the Safeclean franchise - he is one of the longest-serving franchisees anywhere in the UK, having celebrated his 30th anniversary with the network!

  • Martin Davenport

    Safeclean: Martin Davenport

    Martin used to work in the IT industry, but he felt that his life had become too pressurised and began looking for an alternative - franchising offered him the best opportunity to achieve his goals.

  • Russ Vernon

    Safeclean: Russ Vernon

    Russ had over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing in the packaging and motor industries when he joined Safeclean, previously working at senior management and director level - with a desire to work for himself.

  • John Joaniddes

    Safeclean: John Joaniddes

    John, with experience in the building trade, was never afraid of hard work, and says that franchising provides him, and others, with a great opportunity - for those who are willing to work for it!

  • Joe Smith
    Signs Express - Franchisee case study

    Joe Smith opened the doors of his custom designed sign making centre back in June 2006 at the age of 29. Since then he has become a family man supporting his wife and son as well as continuing to run his successful Signs Express franchise...

    Read the full case study
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