Minimum wage roundtable

Cleaning start-up makes it a point to pay higher wages: CEO

Mr Daniel Thong, co-founder and CEO of cleaning start-up Nimbus, which hires cleaners as employees, not freelance contractors.
Mr Daniel Thong, co-founder and CEO of cleaning start-up Nimbus, which hires cleaners as employees, not freelance contractors.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Mr Daniel Thong, 29, co-founder and chief executive of office-cleaning start-up Nimbus, readily admits that the services offered by his company "are definitely not the cheapest on the market".

But, as he shared at The Sunday Times Roundtable on wages in an age of disruption on Friday, this was the start-up's intention from the outset - to fix the "broken" cleaning industry by lifting wages for cleaners.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 02, 2018, with the headline 'Cleaning start-up makes it a point to pay higher wages: CEO'. Print Edition | Subscribe