A LOCAL cleaning franchise has taken top accolades at both Ireland and the United Kingdom. 

'Cleaning Doctor' is the brainchild of Enniskillen entrepreneur, William Little, and since being founded 38 years ago, has grown exponentially. 

A total of 65 branches are now in operation, including 42 across the island of Ireland.

The impressive success of the locally-born franchise was recently celebrated at the Irish Franchise Association Awards and England Business Awards. 

At Ireland level, Mr. Little received the Leadership in Franchising Award, while the Cleaning Doctor Network was also a finalist in the Service Franchise of the Year category. 

Meanwhile, the locally-founded company was named Best Cleaning Business in all of UK at the England Business Awards.

Mr. Little said he was filled with pride following the recent accolades, and paid tribute to his dedicated eight-member HQ team who have helped build what is now the largest cleaning brand in all of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Mr. Little's son, Wayne, is continuing in his father's footsteps by operating Cleaning Doctor Carpet and Upholstery Services, Fermanagh.