Meet Mel from Clear Brew High Wycombe and Swindon

Since establishing the franchise in 2012, Clear Brew have welcomed over 50 franchisees to the team. We have recently caught up with Mel, who established Clear Brew High Wycombe and Swindon in 2020. Here he discusses the path that led him to Clear Brew, shares his thoughts on life as franchisee, and expresses his goals moving forward with the business.

1.      What did you do previously, before becoming a business owner with Clear Brew Ltd?

I worked in the pub trade for over 35 years; I was a pub manager for 21 years and then a tenant for 15 years.

2.      What made you consider investing in a franchise with Clear Brew?

Coming from the industry I was aware of the importance of beer line cleaning. I was attracted to the proven business model, and the business-in-a-box provided. The ongoing support that is offered and given by Clear Brew helped me make the decision, as I knew I would be supported in the new venture.

3.      What has been your best business achievement in the past year?  

Retaining customers. This year (2022) the hospitality industry took another blow after recovering from covid. The fact customers see the value and savings they make using us has helped.

4.      What do you like about the Clear Brew business model, has it lived up to your expectations?

I am my own boss and can work at a pace that suits me. I like that I manage my business with little interference from the central office and they are there for support when needed.

5.      What differences are you making to businesses that you service in your local community?

My customers value the service I provide. As a professional line cleaner, I’m there to support their trade and help them not only service top-quality beers, but also a second pair of eyes in maintaining their draught beer dispense system.

6.      Please tell me about the support you have within the Clear Brew franchise network.

The support comes in various ways. We have an internal platform where we have all the company files that we may need. Any leads from central office are also communicated through this.
The most valuable tool to me is the pier support we have from other franchises, which is through a group message group.

7.      What have you learned most about in the past 12 months?

That cash flow is important in the business and that I need to ensure customers fully understand and see the value in our services.

8.      What business goals do you want to achieve in the next 12 months?

I want to increase the number of venues I service, concentrating on customers locally before expanding within my region.

9.      What are your interests/hobbies?

I love football, pubs, eating out, and travelling.

10.   How has having a franchise with Clear Brew helped you with your work/life balance?

I am a family man and enjoy spending time with them and my wife, which is more than ever with a Clear Brew franchise; we love the freedom.


If you want to be your own boss and are looking for a great job opportunity that doesn’t require previous knowledge or experience, then contact Clear Brew today! Clear Brew are growing rapidly and looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic people who are good communicators, and have a desire to succeed. By choosing Clear Brew, you will become your own boss, running a highly successful franchise within your own protected territory. You will get comprehensive training package, full equipment pack and full ongoing support.

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