We love sharing the fact that our success at Family Clean is due in no small part to the people we interact with every day: our fantastic team and our incredible clients. We truly value the importance of connecting with people in a positive way.
My husband Jo has likened the belief on which our business – our family – has been built with that of Ubuntu, the African humanist philosophy that places the happiness and wellbeing of the community above that of the individual, and acknowledges that success is rarely the result of just one person’s efforts. It is the belief that “I am what I am because of who we all are”. Ubuntu is why communities poor in material goods can be wealthy in spirit – they know that their connection with each other is far more precious than any tangible riches.
Desmond Tutu summed up Ubuntu perfectly when he said:
“We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.”
Living your life the Ubuntu way means acknowledging the human thread that binds us. It is doing for others what you would do for your friends, your family and yourself.
At Family Clean, we strive to end each day knowing we have done our best for our customers and our team, who we genuinely feel are part of our wider family. We are aware that taking care of those who support us leads to a strong and stable business which allows us to continue taking care of them. This positive cycle is at the core of our business and a value we work hard to protect and maintain.
If recent events have shown us anything, it is how small the world is and how closely connected we all are. It is important to balance tragedy and devastation by reaching out to others with love, care and respect.
Being kind costs nothing, yet the effect is priceless.