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Housekeep founder MBE

Avin Rabheru wearing a blue suit smilingAvin Rabheru (2001, PPE), Housekeep founder and CEO, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to entrepreneurship and digital innovation. At Univ, Avin was awarded a scholarship for Prelims, before winning the Harold Wilson Prize for thesis.

Housekeep is the UK’s largest home cleaning service, making it easy for customers to book, manage and pay for cleaning online. Housekeep’s technology pairs cleaners with local customers, reducing the time they spend travelling and increasing their efficiency. The technology increases cleaner earnings by up to 50%, and has saved over £6 million in travel costs to date. The technology has also saved over 2,600 tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of planting 42,000 trees.

Housekeep started in London in 2014 and is rapidly expanding across the UK. For the last three years, Housekeep has featured in the Financial Times “FT1000” list of the fastest-growing companies in Europe, reaching a high of sixth place in 2019. Housekeep has also won Tech Company of the Year at the UK Business Tech Awards, Scale-Up Business of the Year at the Amazon Scale-Up Awards, Consumer Business of the Year at the Growing Business Awards. Avin was named National Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

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Published: 13 January 2022

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