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Runner-up in national award

Published 5th December, 2014 by Neil Nixon

Runner-up in national award

The owner and operator of a contract cleaning franchise in south west Wales has been recognised as the runner-up in the B2B category of the 25th British Franchise Association's Franchisee of the Year Awards 2014.

Jayne Gethin, managing director of ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services South West Wales and Swansea, was one of 19 finalists on the night, across six categories and was recognised for her commitment to growing the business from a standing start nine years ago. Gethin commenced trading after leaving a role in the NHS in 2004 and has built a business which employs over 100 staff at its base in Llandarcy, near Neath. She said: “I am so pleased to be recognised alongside some of the biggest names in business. This is testament to the hard work the team has put in to get us to where we are now and I know this will serve as a real boost to all the staff and help us to grow and develop our business further.”

Alan Lewin, managing director of ServiceMaster Ltd, said: “Jayne epitomises what a ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services business owner should look like. Her commitment to developing the business, her staff and providing a best in class service to all customers is what ServiceMaster Clean is all about and we couldn't be more proud of her.”

Picture shows, from left to right: Cathryn Hayes, head of franchising at HSBC (sponsor); Jayne Gethin, managing director, ServiceMaster Contract Services South West Wales and Swansea; awards host, Steph McGovern, BBC Breakfast; and Seán Hammond, head of franchising at Express Newspapers (sponsor).