Latest news December 2012!
Happy Christmas – from Green Clean. How things have changed from this time last year! I established Green Clean in April 2011. At the end of 2011 I had a great team of 5 members of staff and about 20 regular clients in Chichester and the surrounding area, I had just given up my part time office job and I had all my fingers and toes crossed hoping that the business would take off and become established in Chichester. Green Clean was a very new business back then! The aims of 2012 were to grow the business; whilst maintaining a high level of service and an interest in the environment. I hope that I have achieved these aims and I hope to continue this ethos into 2013 and beyond!
A summary - 2012 for Green Clean! 2012 has been a successful year for Green Clean. From small and humble beginnings the business has really changed shape over the past 12 months. We currently have 21 members of part time staff and over 70 regular domestic clients in Chichester and the surrounding areas. This year we have successfully secured our first commercial contracts in Chichester and Portsmouth, our most recent being Jamie's Italian at Gunwharf Quays as well as The Belle Isle's in Chichester and Southsea. We have had our lovely website developed and started forging contacts with other local Green buisnesses in Chichester.
2012 has involved a lot of long hours sitting in front of the computer frantically trying to organise staff and clients. It has involved a fair amount of early mornings setting up new contracts and a number of telephone calls to HMRC to talk me through some payroll related query or another! There have been good days and bad days, compliments and complaints - it has been one long learning curve! I have never worked this hard and I have discovered how having a business is something that does not stop at 5.30pm. I dread the phone ringing after 9pm because it probably will be a client and I can't turn my mobile phone off anymore as I need to remain contactable pretty much 24/7! However I have never been happier, I am pleased with the progress of 2012 but I want to continue to grow and develop over the next 12 months. I love Green Clean and I can't wait to see where 2013 will take us.
Meet the team!
On December 12th I held our first ever, annual Green Clean Christmas do! This was a great occasion for members of the team to meet each other as they usually work alone! It also gave me an opportunity to thank the team for all their hard work this year!
Unfortunately not everyone was able to make the Xmas do, however there was a good turn out and some yummy thai food was prepared by Joy from The Rainbow on St Paul's Road in Chichester.
So before we embarque on the next chapter of Green Clean, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year. Thank you to all of our clients for supporting us and to all the staff for doing such a great job this year.
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