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Back to the classroom - 30 years on!

Published 31st December, 2019 by Neil Nixon

Back to the classroom - 30 years on!

In 1989 a 30-year old cleaning operative, Tom Sultana, took a training course with Prochem. And now he’s back…

“I went on a two-day course to study carpet and upholstery training,” said Tom Sultana. It turned out to be money well spent as he has steadily built himself a successful and well established business in Bromley-based All Gleaming Clean. Now he’s back at the Prochem training academy on another upholstery course. Has much changed?

“The biggest change is the emphasis on health and safety'” said Sultana. “Of course we know more than we did about the subject today…I run my two-year old Prochem Everest truck mount machine seven days a week, with my son Ben with me now, and being on the job itself has in my view been the best way to learn the trade. But I’m pleased to say there is still more to learn about processes and of course there are many new solutions to be tried and tested.”

Professional cleaners can access premium training in 2020 from Prochem. Dedicated course topics span carpets, hard floor and upholstery cleaning as well as stain removal. For carpet cleaners, contract cleaners or public sector operatives, the 1-Day Carpet Cleaning Course is ideal for improving skills and revealing more about products and methods. The 1-Day Upholstery Course and the 1-Day Hard Floor Maintenance Course are for cleaners looking to expand their service offer beyond just carpet cleaning.

And for those new to carpet cleaning, take the 2-Day Carpet Cleaning Course and pick up advice on starting up your cleaning business, hands-on practice identifying fibres and carrying out a professional survey. There’s an option to take the second day at a later date, if you prefer.

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