Marking ten years in business is a great accomplishment by anyone’s standards and Crystal Clean Service is celebrating its tenth anniversary this month. The company has come a long way from the days when Hayley Koseoglu the founder, was posting leaflets through the doors of local businesses in Worksop.
At just 18 years old Hayley set out to establish what has become one of Sheffield’s largest and most successful, commercial cleaning companies. When the employment opportunities locally didn’t inspire, Hayley decided that the only way this would change is if she created her own business, Hayley said “People told me I was a little OCD when it came to cleaning and it was just a passing comment about me setting up my own cleaning company that really made me stop and think. I’ve always been very driven and although I was only 18 I knew I could make it work.”
After printing some flyers, the business was officially started. Crystal Clean Service was now in operation. Although starting out as a sole trader, within 4 months the business had grown so quickly that more staff were needed to keep up with demand.
The last ten years has seen a lot of changes and these are some of the biggest miles stones:-
- April 2008 – Crystal Clean Service becomes a limited company
- 2010 – Crystal Clean Service move in to their first premises in Rotherham
- 2010 – Hayley Koseoglu is awarded Business Person of the Year Derbyshire Times Business Awards
- 2010 – The Crystal Clean Service team reaches 20
- March 2012 – Crystal Clean Service receives the Excellence in Customer Service Award
- February 2013 – Crystal Clean move into their now offices, in Neepsend
- October 2015 – Crystal Clean Service is awarded IS09001
- November 2015– Crystal Clean Service are awarded Employer of the Year award by Derbyshire Times Business Awards
- October 2016 – Crystal Clean Service expand further into Barnsley and Rotherham and are Highly Commended for the Business Growth Award at Chamber Business Awards
- 2016 – The Crystal Clean Service team reaches 70
- 2017 Crystal Clean Service are awarded best contract Cleaning Company in the North of England at the Build Management Facilities Awards
- October 2017 Hayley becomes a mentor at Mount St Marys College
- November 2017 – Crystal Clean Service receives Excellence in Customer Service Award – Derbyshire Times Business Awards
- 2018 – Crystal Clean Service are presented with a 10 year Anniversary Plaque from the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber
The business naturally has grown with the changes in technology too, adopting computer systems and equipment that meet the needs of the customer and the environment, Hayley went on to say “Over the years we have got through our fair share of equipment, we have bought, used, refurbished and recycled hundreds of vacuum cleaners, we have used thousands mop heads and cleaned literally hundreds of thousands of toilet bowls!” Last year alone the team spent over 53,000 hours cleaning the commercial premises of South Yorkshire!
So what’s next for the team? 2018 is an exiting year for Crystal Clean Service, there are expansion plans for the Chesterfield area and to work closer with Schools, Colleges and University to assist them in achieving high standards of hygiene and cleanliness.