Window Cleaning Franchise


Plumtree Window Cleaning are a well known domestic window cleaning company. We clean windows in over 150 towns and villages in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire & Leicestershire. We have a solid reputation for providing quality window cleaning whilst offering excellent customer service.

To continue our expansion plans we are offering various franchise opportunities for suitable applicants to benefit from our experience running a successful window cleaning company.

Why would you want to become self-employed and run your own business?

There are many good reasons for this:

  • Independence
  • Pride of ownership
  • Control over your future
  • Rewards according to the effort you put in
  • Not having to work for a low hourly pay
  • No fear of redundancy
  • You decide how much you get paid each week
  • You decide how many hours you work

What is the single most likely reason which discourages anyone from starting their own window cleaning business?

The question: “Will I be able to find enough work to pay my bills, and make a living?” Plumtree Window Cleaning’s franchise is unique because we supply as much work as you need, so the worry of setting up your own business is taken away. We supply a base round of 150 customers on your first day of trading then build the round to your required level so you are earning from day one. We then replace any canceled customers, maintain your round and keep it at your required agreed target for as long as you are a Plumtree Window Cleaning franchise owner.

There is no pressure, you reach the level that suits you. Some of our franchise owners are perfectly happy working 30 hours a week and earning a very good income, others want more. Some of our franchise owners have multi-van franchises. We will grow your business to the level you decide is right for you. We will also help you to set up your accounts and update your daily records until you are confident to do so yourself.

Why buy a Franchise?

You buy into a tried and proven system which has been running for many years, so you know it works. Help is always at hand from people who have made and overcome all the usual mistakes, so you don’t have to!!

You are your own boss answerable to no one but yourself, without the worry of “going it alone”

How much does it cost?

Our franchise package costs just £11,995.00 and funding may be available to you via the Government Start-Up Loans Scheme.

For this, you get all the equipment that you will need to clean windows using the water fed pole method. We provide a 650-litre van mounted window cleaning system, Gardiner Pole Systems water fed poles, professional hose reel, van sign writing, your workwear, free pure water if needed, planning and accounts software, expert training for as long as you need it. We also supply you with as much work as you want so you have no marketing costs at all.

The franchise entitles you to trade under the name of “Plumtree Window Cleaning”, a respected and recognized local service. It also guarantees that we will supply a base round of 150 customers on your first day of trading so your weekly turnover is over £300 per week for the first six weeks. In subsequent weeks your workload will be expanded to suit your requirements up to an agreed maximum.

The franchise fee doesn’t include a van. You will need to acquire a suitable van. It doesn’t have to be new, but it must be legal, clean, tidy and presentable. Van colour must be white and have a payload of around 1000kg.

Building your business

Almost every franchised business requires the new franchise owner to find his own customers, so even after paying £15K, £20K or even £50,000 you still start with nothing. Even worse, with most businesses you need a constant supply of new customers so a big percentage of your effort and income is directed at marketing rather than earning.
With our franchise, all the work is provided so the new franchise owner can concentrate on learning the business and earning a good income from day one.

Franchise Royalty Fee

Our franchise royalty fee is 25% of your weekly sales.


We provide intensive “one-to-one” training in all aspects of the business. We actually prefer to train people with no window cleaning experience because there are no “bad habits” to eradicate. This is followed by all the help, advice and encouragement you need on a daily basis for as long as you own your franchise.

All our work is completed using the “water fed pole” window cleaning method so there is hardly any ladder work when cleaning windows.


Looking to the future, there is scope to develop your business as far as you want to. Some of our franchise owners have multiple vans trading as “Plumtree Window Cleaning”.


  • Short hours – A competent franchise owner will not need to work more than 7 hours daily for 5 days a week to turnover £1,000.00
    You decide how hard you want to work!
  • Easy work – Compared with other cleaning businesses (carpets/ovens/kitchens etc) the work is not too arduous and easily mastered by anyone of average physical ability and determination.
  • Secure – The market is enormous, glass is everywhere you look. Although we are supposedly weathering the worst recession for many years Plumtree Window Cleaning has increased steadily throughout the entire period.
  • Satisfaction – There is nothing better than running your own business and enjoying the rewards of your own hard work.


Bad weather!! Don’t worry by using the water fed pole method to clean windows you can carry on in the rain. Snow and strong winds do affect our service but we have not lost many days due to bad weather.

The next step

If you would like the chance to own your own business with the potential to earn more than you could in most factory or retail type work just complete the contact form on the customer service page. We’ll get together for a friendly no commitment discussion to see if there could be a future business relationship.

Kind Regards,

David Wrightson