17 Oct Purchasing Poppies
West Lancashire businessman, Chris Wooton, has taken over the cleaning franchise he had been part of since 1996 when he bought his own franchise in West Lancashire.
Poppies launched in 1984 and now comprises a 22-stong network cleaning more than 6,000 homes every week across the UK. Its turnover is £5m.
Chris is now owner and managing director, and will also remain at the helm of his own West Lancashire, Southport and Formby operations.
“Buying the Poppies franchise has been a dream of mine for over a decade; I absolutely love this business… I worked closely with our founder, Sue Rorstad, for many years – she was my leader, my mentor and, later, my great friend until her untimely death in 2015.
With the support and blessing of her family, I’m incredibly proud to be able to give Poppies a new lease of life.”
Wootton’s first aim is to ‘double the size of the network in the next four years’.