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About Us


Smith & Co. Cleaning Services is a family run business based in Derby and Nottingham. We pride ourselves on delivering a swift professional cleaning service at a competitive price to all sectors of residential and commercial industries.

Where Did It All Start?

"Growing up my step-dad was in the army which meant that we moved house every three years or so. This was not so good for my mum whom had to change jobs every time we moved. I always remember she never had a problem getting work as a cleaner due to her previous experience. I remember she would of been up and out of the house before we had even woken. Cleaning offices before the employees arrived and then late in the evenings after the employees had left, ready for the next day. I remember her various jobs included cleaning schools, dentists, solicitors, libraries, NHS etc. My mums work ethic was ridiculous, she did all the hours that God sent! 

In 2013 I moved to Derby and started investing in property. I quickly found that getting reliable contractors to turn up on time, do a decent job at a reasonable rate was near on impossible! This also went for cleaners and decorators. We just kept getting ripped off and the finish was so poor, numerous times we had to go over it after they had left.

It was at this point that I realised that I was overlooking something. We began with my mum (Pat) doing a few hours here and there cleaning, also decorating on our own properties.  This service was then extended to a local agent who had also expressed they were also having similar difficulties getting a reliable cleaner. We soon became too busy for just my mum on her own so we recruited additional staff members to come on board and help. We then formed Smith&Co. Cleaning Service Ltd. 

Clair joined the team in 2018, she has now taken my vision to drive the business forward. Her patience, organisational skills and customer service skills has led to her running the company full time. 

Over the last three years our company has grown organically based on word of mouth alone. I am proud to say that we have recently been ranked in the top three cleaning firms in Derby by 'Best Rated'.

Best of all we've built a business that will help my mum when she retires, I think she has earnt it.

Love you mum!

Oliver Ibbotson


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“Having a communal clean once a week of our HMO sets the standard for the tenants meaning they look after and respect the house"

Danny Chippendale, HMO Landlord

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“Just wanted to say a very big thankyou to your team. Your cleaners Pat & Wendy are fabulous. They're doing another house for me tomorrow as they're in Derby. Their standard is the highest i've seen and again it's taken alot of worry off my shoulders."

Phil Harris - Student Landlord
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