Our founder, Nicolas Poussin, worked in the corporate sector for over 24 years before he decided to start his own commercial cleaning business – MagiCare Clean.
Nicolas was frequently appalled by the quality of cleaning service that his company’s offices received, and beyond the aesthetic element, poor hygiene levels were harming his health. Working from the office was worsening his allergies, impacting his sleep and leaving him unable to focus or perform properly in his role.
He was curious to know exactly what the cleaners were doing each night because as far as he could see, there was fluff, dirt and dust coming from every desk, appliance and room!
After spending far too long cleaning his own desk space and having to work from home, Nicolas decided to stay late for a full week to see exactly what the cleaners were doing. He was shocked by the incredibly light-touch and lacklustre effort that was being put in each evening.
When he investigated further into why this was happening at a multi-million-dollar company, he realised that the cleaners were very poorly paid, their allocated time to spend on each floor was very low and yet big dollars were being sent to the owners of the cleaning company.
How could this be the status quo?
Nicolas decided it was time to inspire change in the industry, and that is how MagiCare Clean came to be.
MagiCare Clean was designed to do things differently. It was decided that the company would take better care of its cleaners who in turn would feel motivated to deliver their best work on each and every job. Individuals who decided to exclude the cleaning component from their rental agreement would start getting the results they deserved. Businesses would finally receive quality cleaning services at their offices, and this would lead to better staff performance. In this cleaning company vision, everyone wins.
20 years later and Nicolas’ vision is still going strong.