Window cleaning business becomes “first of its kind” to join British Franchise Association

Harvard Window Cleaning launches franchise operation with plans to expand nationally

Our experts

We are a team of writers, experimenters and researchers providing you with the best advice with zero bias or partiality.
Written and reviewed by:
Direct to your inbox Email Newsletter viewed on a phone

Sign up to the Startups Weekly Newsletter

Stay informed on the top business stories with’s weekly email newsletter


Window cleaning firm Harvard Window Cleaning has launched as a franchise operation with accreditation from the British Franchise Association (bfa); the “first business of its kind” to receive bfa membership.

Launched in 2012 by young entrepreneur Luke Rayner, Harvard Window Cleaning offers commercial, construction and residential window cleaning services and looks after many high-end properties in Poole and Bournemouth.

Over the last two years, the company has secured contracts for several multi-million pound properties in the Sandbanks peninsula and is currently tendering for a contract to clean one of the Royal palaces.

It intends to use its new franchise status to roll-out the business across the country, with plans to expand into “leafy” areas of Surrey and “expensive parts” of Britain.

It will initially be looking to develop its franchise network in Poole and is seeking to recruit “hard-working, enthusiastic” individuals.

Harvard Window Cleaning founder, Rayner, commented:

“We are very proud to be able to franchise our business and we’re the first window cleaning company to be members of the British Franchise Association.

“It means we can expand across the country and importantly we can be in total control of the expansion.

“In Poole we can train people in how we do things to our own high standards then set them up with a van and all the equipment.”


Written by:

Leave a comment

Leave a reply

We value your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Please review our commenting policy.

Back to Top