Dundry Cleaning - Best Start up Business Award
Business Award Finalist
Dundry Cleaning beat over 150 businesses throughout the UK to be crowned Best Business Start up at a ceremony at Hampton Court Palace October 2015. The award, funded by the Fredericks Foundation was presented to Dundry Cleaning MD – Ian Huxham by Vince Cable (former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills).
Ian, who was also a finalist in the 2013 national Entrepeneur awards is also Vice President of Midsomer Norton & Radstock Rotary Club. He and his family were forced to flee their farm in Zimbabwe with no assets and after a brief stint farming in the UK and as a publican in Bath he chose commercial and domestic cleaning for his new venture. Initially he found it impossible to source the funding he needed to get the business off the ground until he was put in touch with the Fredericks Foundation. With funding and mentorship secured he was able to purchase a vehicle, invest in marketing and expand his workforce.
In his acceptance speech Ian said:
“I’m delighted to receive this accolade, Fredrick’s funding and mentor scheme has kept me focused and given me confidence to expand into new territories. We are continuing our growth by creating a new website and working on accreditation with Checkatrade“.
Ian started his commercial and domestic cleaning business six years ago following previous careers as a farmer and publican. He now employs an office manager and 12 full time cleaners with a growing number of contracts for schools, office and homes in Bath, Bristol and Basingstoke. He has ambitious long-term plans of creating over 100 jobs and to provide a comprehensive commercial and domestic cleaning service throughout the South West.
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