People of The Clean Space: Meet Charlie Mowat, Founder & CEO

People of The Clean Space: Meet Charlie Mowat, Founder & CEO

At The Clean Space, we’re all about the power of people. From our fantastic cleaners to our dedicated office team, it’s the individuals who make our company what it is. This week, get to know the man behind it all – our Founder and CEO, Charlie Mowat.

A Blend of Backgrounds

Born in Canada and raised in Wales, Charlie’s background reflects his adaptable and open-minded spirit. His cultural heritage includes a fascinating connection to his Ojibwe (Native American Tribe) ancestry through his great, great grandmother. Today, Charlie weaves together his experiences to shape his leadership style within The Clean Space.

Passion Projects: From Music to Mental Health

When Charlie’s not at the helm of The Clean Space, you might find him:

  • Fuelling his creativity: His love for music runs deep! He DJs, plays guitar, sings in a choir, and even writes his own tunes. Outside the office, he’s an avid kitesurfer, Padel player, and a dedicated mental health advocate.
  • Mental Health Champion: Charlie is refreshingly open about his own mental health journey, including his impactful HuffPost article. He’s a passionate advocate and has volunteered with The Listening Place for two years.

The Clean Space Journey: From the Start

Charlie is the heart and soul of The Clean Space. While his focus is now on financing, acquisitions, and maintaining his role as the company’s figurehead, Charlie’s skills go beyond business:

  • Industry Expertise: His in-depth knowledge of the cleaning sector is an invaluable asset.
  • Positive Energy: Charlie is a natural motivator, his enthusiasm spreads throughout the team.

Charlie on The Clean Space

What keeps the fire burning for Charlie after all this time? “Without a doubt, it’s the people,” he says, “I’m constantly inspired by the quality and diversity of individuals here. Seeing everyone come together to achieve our goals fills me with pride.”

He’s also faced challenges like many founders – learning to delegate and empower his team was a significant step. Thankfully, the talented people he’s surrounded by have made that growth possible.

Looking Ahead

Charlie’s vision for The Clean Space’s future is all about growth. He wants to see the company continue to expand, helping more cleaners, customers, and making an even greater impact on the environment. We’re excited about upcoming developments in our systems, potential acquisitions, and groundbreaking ESG initiatives.

Charlie’s Wisdom

His motto – “Care about people” – guides him in everything he does. He’s also a strong supporter of The Listening Place, reflecting his belief in giving back.

For anyone joining the team, Charlie has a simple message: “Understand our mission, live by our values, get stuck in, and don’t be afraid to share fresh ideas.”

Inspired? We Hope So!

Charlie’s story shows that a passion for improving lives, embracing challenges, and believing in people are the keys to success. Want to be part of something special? Find our careers page here.

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The Clean Space has been delivering high-quality, value-for-money commercial cleaning services with an unwavering commitment to ethics since 2003. We are one agile and ambitious team united by a common mission and shared values.

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