The Late Night Show!

And now, live from Melbourne, Australia, it’s The Late Night Show with Kev Wilson! Kev’s guests tonight are Kylie Minogue, Ricky Gervais, Paul Grabowsky and the orchestra, and little old me Steve Hill. And now say hello to Kev!

Thank you, thank you, you’re all too kind. Thanks Steve, we’ve got a big show tonight but before we get started, you may not be aware but as well as being a mega talk show host I’ve also had a successful career for many years now, in the cleaning industry, with Hillson Cleaning Services.

I’ve managed to do this by ensuring my clients’ businesses are reliably cleaned and done so to the highest standard, whilst maintaining a competitive price.

Of course we had to start somewhere.  In the early days Hillson Cleaning consisted of just myself, business partner Steve Hill and our wives Tania and Leanne respectively.  The four of us took on our first cleaning job at a gymnasium, our services being required 7 days a week all year round.  We then migrated into builders cleans, hard work but gained valuable experience and a good grounding for any cleaner entering the industry.

Over the years that followed, the business expanded as we took on more commercial cleaning contracts.  Our role began to transform from principally cleaning to now managing our business administration, its operations and marketing.

Over the coming weeks I’ll be giving some tips on how to get started in the cleaning industry, problems you may encounter along the way, how to go about gaining new clients and very importantly, how to retain and keep your customers happy.

Coming up next: The Top Ten Cleaning Tips – but first a word from our sponsors…

If you build it, they will come

“If you build it, they will come”

So the voices told Kevin Costner in the ’80s film Field of Dreams. Much like Costner’s character Ray Kinsella, I too have been hearing voices to build something.

Ray felt the urge to build a baseball field on his farm in order to summon the ghosts of the Chicago Black Sox, players banned for throwing the 1919 World Series. A poignant film with rave reviews, it tells the story about a person with dreams and having the courage to go through with them.

I’m not nearly as ambitious nor romantic… or am I? My voices have urged me to build this blog in order to lure the crème de la crème of the cleaning industry, to provide advice to those considering entering the business, to give general cleaning tips to the unanitiated and to promote thought provoking discussions on issues to do with commercial cleaning.

Based in Melbourne, Australia, I have been in the cleaning service and garden maintenance industry for over 20 years with the past 10 years focused entirely on commercial cleaning. It’s my intention to share the experiences and knowledge I have gained over the years and welcome those who would like to impart there own wisdom.