In this month's SPOTLIGHT feature we talk to Lee Harris-Hamer from White Horse Cleaning Services Ltd.
1. When did you start your business?
White Horse Cleaning Services Ltd started in May 2016.
2. What led you to start a business/how did it all begin?
I was medically discharged from the armed forces through mental health and physical injuries that was sustained during a training course.
3. What do you like about Thirsk?
We have a great sense of community and some good thriving businesses.
4. What is your most popular product/service?
Both our domestic and commercial cleaning services are popular throughout North Yorkshire and surrounding counties.
5. What other local business do you support?
I support a wide amount of businesses with them being clients, but also I’ve recently been appointed an ambassador role for the North East. Soon I would like to work with more local businesses.
6. What is the best part of your job?
Being able to employee people, that allows them to provide for their families but also being my own boss that allow me to have freedom on a decision that maybe required.
7. What is the best piece of advice you would offer a new business in Thirsk?
Market your business right, keep spending to a minimum and don’t be hero and do it all yourself, get advice from professional agency that may assist. Running a business takes time, so don’t be rational.
8. Fun/amazing fact about your business people might not know?
We do about 2000 cleaning hours a month and we are finalist in a national award for growth.
9. Favourite book/famous person that inspires you?
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a great book, allows you to get a understanding of a mindset. Podcasts by Rob Moore are also inspirational.
10. What does the future look like for your business?
- In January, we have taken on our first general manager.
- We have estimated a 70% growth in our 3rd year
- Our portfolio is expanding into Leeds and Richmond
Personally, start my ambassador’s role and serve the whole of the North East region and start a franchise nationally for military community mid-year.
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