Whitchurch: cleaning company shortlisted for two awards
A businesswoman from WHITCHURCH has been shortlisted for two major business awards and will travel to London for the final in June.
The Vegan Cleaning Co Ltd is shortlisted in the Small Business of the Year category at the Business Green Awards 2022 and its Managing Director, Flavia Maurri, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year.
Flavia said she was excited and called it a big step.
She said: “It’s very exciting, I think it’s a big step forward, we’ll see a lot of changes happening soon.”
The company was established in 2019 and became a limited company in 2020.
Flavia said she received inquiries about her services from London and the United States.
“We’re so different, there’s nothing like us,” she said. “We are getting requests from London, we have also received a request from California.
“Sustainability has become a huge thing these days and everyone is trying to do their best.
“I looked at these people on the internet and they use five different chemicals just to clean the toilet and the amount of stuff going down that drain is just not great.”
Flavia said the products she uses are chemical free.
She explained: “All products are cruelty free vegan, they are also chemical free.
“We don’t throw anything in the trash except customer trash, the vacuum bags are all reusable and washable. All products are currently in glass bottles.
“We fill up and have a filling station at the back of the seat. All the girls come in to fill up so we don’t throw away plastic.”
The firm had previously been contracted to carry out work for TV presenter Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.
Mr Llewelyn-Bowen was filming for a week in North Shropshire.
Flavia said: “We get a lot of requests from London, so I got a phone call from Beyond Productions.
“He [Laurence] was shooting in Oswestry and Ellesmere for My Lottery Dream Home.
“We were asked if we would be interested in coming to clean the house before filming, so I said yes.
“I met him and we had lunch with the cast, crew and Laurence at the Boathouse in Ellesmere, which was good.
“He was a very nice man.”