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Young Alumni Achiever

Dylan Lesock

Dylan has built a multimillion-dollar business from the ground up, with nothing more than a can-do attitude. Aged 24 Dylan decided to change paths away from the sports marketing industry, with the goal of being his own boss.

Starting with a little research to identify a gap in the market that he could break into with limited funds and experience, Dylan began Clarke Clean. It was named after his Nan, as a homage to her unwavering love and support.

Establishing the business with only a website, vacuum and mop, he put his hand up for any job he came across - all while still working full time. In some cases, he would be teaching himself how to complete the task via YouTube videos. This dedication saw Clarke Clean become self-sustaining within six months. Now one of the biggest in Ballarat, it is contracted to clean Council venues and events, independent stadiums and sporting grounds, local businesses, and festivals throughout Victoria and is continuing to expand.

The Leadership Ballarat Western Region program awarded Dylan a scholarship in 2017. This 12-month community leadership program involved working with local government, including focus group time in Canberra with then Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten.

In 2019 Dylan was an ambassador for the Ballarat Foundation’s highly successful Dancing with Our Stars fundraiser. This involved 12 weeks of full-time dance training, with the initiative collectively raising over $112,000.

More recently, Dylan’s early passion for the fitness industry has reignited, driving him to open his second business, a gym – The Underground.