23rd September 2011
The Fine Cleaning Company take out sponsorship.

Bruce Bennett, John Cullum and Sarah Carmichael
Bruce Bennett, John Cullum and Sarah Carmichael

Local newly established The Fine Cleaning Company take out sponsorship for the High Sheriff of Somerset's Charity Concert at Bath Abbey.

Bruce and Sarah at the Concert VIP reception with Jamie Cullum
Bruce and Sarah at the Concert VIP reception with Jamie Cullum

The butler in hit TV series Downton Abbey insists everything should be done exactly right.

And Bath’s newest cleaning company couldn’t agree more and say Mr Carson, played by Jim Carter in Julian Fellowes period drama would be impressed by their staff.

And while they may not be waving away the vapours from electric sockets as the new maid was forced to do in the opening episode of the new series, they do all wear uniform and change their outdoor shoes at the homes of clients.

Ex-policeman Bruce Bennett and lawyer Sarah Carmichael have formed the Fine Cleaning Company and is a new sponsor for the High Sheriff of Somerset’s Autumn in the Abbey concert in October.

Bruce says: “Our clients should never hear the word no. Is it hard work? You bet it’s hard work but we get such a buzz out of it.

“Everyone can afford a Mr Carson or Elsie Hughes the housekeeper in Downton Abbey – as they are not needed all the time and they are not living in.”

Sarah added: “Downton Abbey is a fictional story but it features high standards and there’s no reason why everyone shouldn’t expect that from their cleaner - but we're not as scary as Mr Carson!.

“We are aiming to bring those high standards to our clients and we are working with people living in homes with one bedroom to families with 16 bedrooms.”

The company was set up after the couple say they noticed that people they knew who employed cleaners were often saying although they liked their cleaner, they were never really satisfied with the work carried out but felt awkward saying so.

Bruce said: “We have set this up for people who want it done right all the time. It is a personal service in your house and you should have it cleaned the way you want it and be able to say if something isn’t right.”

Passionate about their company, the couple spent six months in America researching cleaning companies working 14 hours a day unpaid to find out more about the business.

All their staff, who work in teams of three, are NVQ qualified and trained to above British Institute of Cleaning Science standards.

Sarah added: “We use eco-friendly products and our vans carry 158 pieces of different equipment.

“We are being incredibly passionate about it as doing the best gives you a fantastic buzz.”

And although they only started in August, business is building and to play their part in the community the company is sponsoring the concert which takes place on October 8 at Bath Abbey.

It is being presented by the High Sheriff of Somerset, John Cullum, to raise money for Somerset Crimebeat, the Royal United Hospital’s Forever Friends Appeal and the Quartet Foundation.

Sponsors for the concert are Crest Nicholson, which is behind the Western Riverside development, Bristol-based JBP PR, Specsavers Bath, The Old Mill Hotel, World Market Travel, AgustaWestland, Ralph Allen Press, The Fine Cleaning Company, Centaur Services Ltd, Rotork, Juice Recruitment and Morgan Brinkhurst Consultancy ‘Events and Promotions’.

More information on the sponsors can be found by clicking on the link attached to their names above.


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