Christine from Hall Farm Laundry: From professional chef to professional cleaning and laundry
PUBLISHED: 12:34 11 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:42 11 April 2016
It may seem like a huge career leap to move from working as a professional chef, to running a cleaning business. But that's exactly what Christine Hayward has done since acquiring Hall Farm Laundry in Aldeburgh. And she hasn't looked back since.
It may seem like a huge career leap to move from working as a professional chef, to running a cleaning business. But that’s exactly what Christine Hayward has done since acquiring Hall Farm Laundry in Aldeburgh. And she hasn’t looked back since.
“It’s not really that much of a leap from my previous career,” says Christine. “Both cleaning and cooking fall within the hospitality industry, so I’ve been able to adapt my previous knowledge and expertise”
Christine was given the opportunity to gain ownership of Hall Farm Laundry two and a half years ago. It is has gone from strength to strength in that short time period as new opportunities have arisen within the business. Christine, with her professionalism and thought for the customer, grasped these opportunities and ran with them, expanding the customer base and scope of services available.
To make the business really stand out against competitors, Christine introduced a new linen hire service, delivered and collected within a 20-mile radius of Aldeburgh. “This really is a unique selling point for us,” explains Christine. “There are no other companies in the area which offer this service, and our prices are really competitive.”
She adds, “The linen we use is a high-quality Egyptian cotton, and we offer both a daily or weekly service. It’s actually cheaper for a lot of businesses to use this service, rather than buying their own linens.”
Hall Farm Laundry also collect and deliver private soiled linen (inc. clothing, bed linen) and offer a general bespoke laundry service.
Domestic and commercial cleaning is also a large part of the business, which Christine has put a great deal of effort into during the expansion of the business. Holiday lets are one of the major sources of business since they are so abundant in the Suffolk coastal region. But Hall Farm laundry also offer a range of other services including window cleaning, domestic cleaning and an “after builders” service.
“We are running at full capacity at the moment,” says Christine. “But there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.”
So, what does the future hold for Christine and the rest of the team? “At the moment, there are no plans for any further expansion” admits Christine. Going forward, the priority will be to maintain our loyal client-base and continue to offer an outstanding service.” “I have a very loyal, hardworking and reliable workforce, I feel confident in how they represent my business.”
• Dry cleaning
• Linen hire
• Professional repair & alterations
• Laundry service – inc. clothing, curtains, duvets, rugs
• Property cleaning – inc. domestic, commercial & holiday lets.
10% off laundry services on Wednesdays.
Hall Farm Laundry is a successful, professional cleaning business within Hall Farm, Saxmundham Road. They pride themselves on their honesty and customer service, as well as their high standard of cleaning. No job is too small, and quotations are available on request.
Hall Farm Laundry, Hall Farm, Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5JD
Web: www.hallfarmlaundry.com Tel. (01728) 454944