Ronnie Scotland joined Clear Trace as our first ever franchisee in February 2019. Since then he has been busy making himself an integral part of our growing team, looking after clients across the Yorkshire area.
To help you get to know Ronnie, we interviewed him on your behalf:
So Ronnie. Tell us about your role at Clear Trace
I manage Clear Trace infection control cleaning contracts in the Yorkshire area. We work with surgeries, health clinics, eye clinics and ambulance firms, making sure all equipment and working spaces are professionally cleaned to CQC inspection standards.
We are a close-knit team. I’m very lucky to be working with well-trained cleaning staff who know what they are doing and work well together.
Have you always been involved with infection control?
No actually, I have spent a great deal of my career as an accountant in the oil and gas sector. But I decided I wanted to try something new. I find my background in managing numbers and people comes in extremely handy at Clear Trace.
I had tried my hand at running different franchises while I lived in the States – we were there 16 years – so when we came back to the UK it was an obvious move to follow that route in the UK.
Which other franchise opportunities have you tried?
While we were in the States I ran a sandwich brand franchise in Daytona Beach. The perfect location, a great business. But the company was so big, it could sometimes feel like you were just one of many people making the company grow. I didn’t really feel like I knew what the overall strategy was, or could influence it much myself.
What was it about Clear Trace that attracted you?
This company is very organised, procedures are all set out to be followed. That made it much easier for me to hit the ground running when I started up in February 2019.
But really it was meeting Adam Murfitt, the company founder that got me hooked on setting out with Clear Trace. I liked his honesty and I could see from the way he described the business and its steady growth over the past few years that there was real integrity to his business strategy.
Now that I’m part of that, even though we are based in different areas of the country, it feels like we’re all in head office, pushing the company forward together.
What is the most rewarding part of your role?
When we speak with clients, you can tell that we are providing services of real personal value. Clients trust us to take care of Infection control cleaning, something that is essential to patient health and a huge risk if not managed properly.
It’s so rewarding to know that our teams have taken a load of stress and work from someone’s working day, so they have been able to focus more on patient wellbeing.
You see it in the smiles on people’s faces when they go through a successful CQC review. Then I think, we helped them do that. Who wouldn’t feel proud of that?
To find out more about managing a Clear Trace franchise, get in touch with Adam Murfitt on 07957 592997. Our Franchise Pack tells you everything you need to know.
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