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10 Questions with... Dominic Ponniah


Each month we ask a cleaning industry professional the


Tomorrow’s Cleaning 10 Questions. This month, we chatted to Dominic Ponniah, CEO at Cleanology.


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WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? An unpaid internship at NatWest. I absolutely hated it.


My first paid work was as a co-founder of web design firm London City Media: receiving my first self-generated pay cheque was very exciting.


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HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE CLEANING INDUSTRY? By accident: I fell into it when my mother asked me to


help her design a brochure for her cleaning company. I then enjoyed it too much to leave.


WHICH THREE WORDS DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?


Ambitious, considerate, perfectionist. 4


IF YOU COULD VISIT ONE PLACE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO AND WHY?


South America – it’s the only continent I have never been to. In particular, Rio de Janeiro, because it’s such an iconic city with a real buzz.


to see a much stronger presence of the cleaning industry in national debate. Given the size of the industry and workforce, there has been a notable absence of the cleaning industry’s voice in the Brexit debate when it comes to employment.


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IF AN INTERN WERE TO START TOMORROW, WHAT’S THE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD


GIVE THEM? Try your hand in multiple industries and then decide what you enjoy the most. If you enjoy it, you will succeed at it. Life is too short to hate your job.


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IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY TOMORROW, HOW WOULD YOU SPEND YOUR FORTUNE?


Pay off the mortgage, give some to my family, learn to fly and support lots of my favourite small charities.


IF YOU COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY AND INVITE ANY THREE PEOPLE, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD


THEY BE AND WHY? Margaret Thatcher, Arthur Scargill and David Dimbleby. I love political debate and I wonder what Margaret and Arthur would make of the 2019 general election result.


WHAT, DO YOU THINK, IS THE FUTURE OF THE CLEANING INDUSTRY?


The future is bright, so long as we can retain and keep attracting new talent. Also, following some recent corporate failures and significant share price drops, I also predict a move towards smaller and mid-sized players as the ‘big boys’ are now seen as a riskier choice for clients.


Jean-Henri Beukes, Managing Director of Ecocleen, asks: 10 5


HOW WOULD YOU IMPROVE THE CLEANING INDUSTRY?


It doesn’t seem to have one strong, centralised voice with which we can lobby government and influence. I would like


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AS ORGANISATIONS GROW, THERE’S A TENDENCY FOR ‘INSTITUTIONS’ TO DAMPEN


‘INSPIRATION’. HOW DO YOU PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING? We have tried very hard to maintain our original ethos of ethical, green, innovation and family values. We want people to come to us inspired, and also to inspire and influence. The best ideas come from the team. Regular brainstorms, suggestion


boxes and away days are some of the ways we achieve this.


www.cleanology.com Check out next month’s issue to see what Dominic asked our next industry professional...


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