Today makes it 7years I started my company (Lacreme cleaning services). I was just 24years old with big dreams.
I painted a picture of the strong brand that I wanted to build. I didn’t want to be seen (perceived) as a road side cleaner so I decided to study a professional course with the British Institute of cleaning Science where I got my certificate on Cleaning, Chemical Competence and Equipment Safety and Management.
When I came back to Nigeria I started marketing my cleaning services from one construction site to another, I spoke with my family and friends. Some people actually laughed at me, telling me to go look for a more classy and prestigious business to do. “How can a pretty girl like you settle for a lowlife business ” Coming from a family friend I had so much respect for! Wow, I felt bad, but you know what? I just smiled and I said to myself this same people will celebrate me one day.
The gentlemen in this picture were my first set of cleaners, they were just young men who were aspiring to go to the university. They were professionally trained by my company so well that we started getting so many jobs on referrals. Shortly after the 3 gentlemen got into university and the company supported them all through until they graduated.
We upgraded our cleaning services from post construction cleaning service to home cleaning services and then contract cleaning services. My first major deal was when I and my team worked on a 30-rooms, guest house cleaning service project and I made some cash! Wow at this stage people who laughed at me, started calling me for business advice.
Fast forward. I relocated to Lagos in 2013 and I heard all sorts of stories of “how are you going to compete with all the big companies in Lagos” I didn’t let that bother me, I started aggressive marketing, moved from one building to another. And my big God showed up! I got contract from banks, offices etc. Today we have about 75 staff on monthly salary and about 15 on contract. With Branches in Lagos, Enugu and Port Harcourt.
This is my Story. Small girl with a Big God. This is just the beginning!
About Lacreme Cleaning Services Nigeria
La Crème is a growth oriented and dynamic professional cleaning company specialized in the art of industrial, residential and environmental cleaning, trained by the British Institute of Cleaning Sciences (BISC). We are committed to providing tailor made cleaning solutions to our respective clients to suit their needs.
To become the leading provider of professional mechanized cleaning services in Nigeria.
To deliver world class, cleaning services to our clients by providing personalized one-stop cleaning and auxiliary services at affordable costs without compromising on quality.
We strive to achieve the highest standards of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment throughout our service delivery. Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our employees and the people who use our services.
We understand that the requirements and expectations of our clients have to be met at all times at the most cost effective means without compromising on quality. La Crème is focussed on achieving this goal in an open and transparent way.
Our staff members are adequately trained and often updated on professional cleaning systems. We constantly organise feedback sessions where we discuss and evaluate customers’ complaints and how to respond promptly.
We use the best cleaning technologies available to minimize the environmental impact of our services.