The Business idea

The directors of Clarkes Cleaning Services Ltd approached NBV in October 2015 for tailored business support to help grow their cleaning company even further.

From the outset, they were provided with one-to-one support from a dedicated NBV business adviser, Mike Gibbs, who helped develop their business by reviewing specific financial areas to enable further growth.

The challenges

Personalised advice from Mike Gibbs has given the directors of Clarkes Cleaning Services Ltd the support they needed to manage their own business accounts effectively. Together they studied areas including cashflow, marketing and sales to pinpoint how they could generate more revenue in future.

This guidance has given them confidence to better manage their future business goals.

“Start & Grow has been useful. I have found the meetings with Mike Gibbs very informative and he has given me vital information for specific areas of my business”

Programme impact

Having received personalised business guidance from NBV, the directors are being proactive to grow their business. They are marketing their services to local businesses and looking at local advertising options to generate more enquiries and leads.

Clarkes are aiming to develop their business significantly with this new strategy, with a goal for a five-figure monthly business income by the end of 2017. This will enable them to recruit a further 10 staff to help manage and support the incoming work.

Future plans also include the expansion of Clarkes Cleaning Services Ltd from a home office to a local but external office space by 2017.

If you would like to follow in Clarkes Cleaning footsteps and benefit from the Start & Grow programme, contact NBV on: 0844 887 2568* or visit:

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