Finding the Most Profitable Cleaning Business to Start in UK
As per various reports, the domestic cleaning market in the UK is worth between £3 billion and £9 billion per year, which makes it quite competitive. A general perception is that the people with good disposable income can afford a cleaner but not the majority of working class due to the recession bites.
However, the truth is that working class needs a cleaner as much as an elite does. With the fast pace lifestyle and increased workplace pressure, people prefer an hour or two of peace over £20 every week.
Depending on your location, you may charge £10 – £20 per hour, but the profitability lies in the choice of clean in services that you offer. Knowing your ideal type of cleaning business, you can better start a profitable cleaning business.
Generally, cleaning company can be either of these three main types:
Domestic – cleaning people’s homes either when they are at home of while they’re at work. You can start this type with single person and can expand as some client come in. Not much investment is needed and even you can start with zero budget. The whole investment is in human capital, either yourself or another cleaner.
Commercial – Yes, it’s a bigger one with more profits, whereby you are supposed to get the whole building or multiple buildings cleaned. Here your role is more managerial than on the ground cleaning and you do need some hard cash investment in order to buy equipment and legalizing your business.
Specialised – There are lot of niche clean markets, i.e. window cleaning, schools to vehicle cleaning etc. This one is highly profitable as commercial cleaning and do require good investment.
Once, you’re done with the right selection, you can proceed with following: