The couple, who have three children, work for
Bristol-based catalogue company Kleeneze.
70-year old firm relies on a network of salesmen
to sell it's cleaning products directly to people
in their homes.
salesmen select an area, deliver the catalogues,
return within days to collect orders and then
deliver the goods a few days later.
aged 40, used to work as a trouser-presser for
a dry cleaner and Wendy, 41, was a cook.
formed a company selling perfume which went
bust, leaving them with debts of £15,000.
and Chris spent hundreds of hours delivering
catalogues to homes in the Longwell Green area.
built up the business by finding more and more
regular customers and in the first year they
had coined in £50,000.
the couple started recruiting agents, bringing
them in more cash.
business now has sales of more than £1
million a month and they have made more than
£400,000 since they began.
mortgage is now paid off - and Chris has ordered
a new BMW.