Ralph and Hazel Watson – Fife
Since Hazel and Ralph Watson bought the Fife Time For You franchise of in 2005, they now have about 115 cleaners servicing more than 220 clients, with ambitious plans to treble their business with the next three years.
“We want to be the biggest domestic cleaner in Fife”, says Ralph.“We are very passionate about Time For You and it has given us a great lifestyle. They are franchise owners within the business with many more clients, and we are hoping to emulate them to grow.”
The pair first realised there was a gap in the local market for a new domestic cleaning company when clients of their previous carpet and upholstery cleaning business asked if they could recommend a domestic cleaner.
Ralph and Hazel knew franchising was the road they wanted to go down, and were looking at different business opportunities when they discovered Time For You.
Hazel adds: ‘They way the business works is very simple, making it easy to run if you are prepared to put the hard work in. We also found that Time For You was affordable for Clients in this area and yet still profitable for us. Some of the other franchises we looked at insisted on highly hourly rates that we felt would be difficult to sell in this area.
“The support from head office is brilliant. If we have a problem they get involved immediately to help sort it out. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an easy business to run that has good prospects.”