young Cornish couple who refused to move out of
the county to seek their fortunes have built a
business with a turnover well in excess of £100,000
in just 18 months.
their home in Penhallow Close, Mount Hawks,
Bill Deakin and Cressy Chapman run a Kleeneze
who was born and grew up in St Agnes, is a graduate
of Manchester University.
of my friends wanted to move back to Cornwall
after University and the others moved to the
City for well paid jobs.
me there was no choice because after three years
in Manchester I didn't want to stay away from
Cornwall any longer."
who is a self-employed web designer, has his
interest in Kleeneze sparked by a business card
stuck on the window of his car.
thought there was potential there but didn't
know whether it would for me. I didn't really
expect that much."
and Crissey now head a team of 15 and have just
been to an all expenses paid 5-star trip to
hope their franchise of Kleeneze,
which operates catalogue sales, will reach a
£250,000 turnover this year.
already have a couple in their team from St
Austell who are earning over £22,000 a
added: "If someone had told me while studying
at Uni that I'd be selling mops for a living,
and enjoying it, I would have laughed. Whoever
said we couldn't stay in Cornwall and have a
successful career should take a look at the