Bristol-based cleaning company Gleem wins VentureFounders’ entrepreneurial competition

Equity crowdfunding platform VentureFounders today announced Bristol-based cleaning company Gleemas the winner of its entrepreneurial pitch competition.

As a result, the team behind Gleem benefits from a specific ‘business clinic’ mentoring session with one of VentureFounders’ senior advisors, ex-Dyson CEO Martin McCourt. Gleem will also receive a coaching session with VentureFounders managing director, James Codling, as well as a £250 cash prize.

Gleem is a modern, high-quality cleaning company which was set up by Joseph Edwards in 2014 to offer domestic and commercial cleaning in the Bristol and Bath area. Gleem evolved after Joseph discovered how difficult it was to book a cleaner; he set about establishing a company which provides accountability, transparency and a guaranteed level of excellence. Gleem also believes in building opportunities for low skilled workers, and rewards with a level of pay above the living wage.

The VentureFounders competition called for entrepreneurs to pitch their ideas via a 500-word written pitch, a two minute video or an infographic. Entries were then shortlisted and invited to provide their elevator pitch in front of an expert judging panel.

Talking about the competition, James Codling, MD VentureFounders comments, “We were impressed with Gleem’s pitch and they are worthy winners of the competition. We believe Gleem has an exciting future ahead and look forward to helping them grow their business further.”

Joseph Edwards, Founder of Gleem said, “We are by no means re-inventing the wheel, however we believe we have a successful model in place which offers an innovative approach to cleaning whilst always putting the customer first. We are thrilled to have won this competition as Martin and James’ advice is invaluable to an early-stage business like ours.”

Martin McCourt has over 35 years of experience working at the heart of British-based manufacturing, design and marketing for quality brands such as Dyson, Mars, Duracell, Toshiba and Pelikan. Martin was the CEO of Dyson for 15 years, where he established Dyson subsidiaries across the globe (taking the company to more than 50 markets), increased UK skilled jobs, grew profits tenfold and enabled James Dyson to keep inventing.

By lorna@3mil.co.uk 13 Jan 2016