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Merry Maids Franchise

Merry Maid franchisees do not clean but manage a team of employees who undertake cleaning work for residential clients.

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At a Glance

Established: 1979 in US and and 1990 in the UK

UK Presence: 50+ franchise locations

Start Up Cost: £19,995

Min personal contribution: £5,999

International Presence Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines

Development type: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

BFA Status: Full

Franchise Info

Merry Maids franchisee with cleaner meeting new client

Join the world-renowned domestic cleaning franchise to secure your share of a £4bn market.

Follow our proven business model, accompanied with our unlimited support, to enjoy gross profit margins of up to 35% from your recurring customer base. Our average business owner turnover is £124,000 per year.

A Merry Maids franchise is suited to you if you are looking to:

  • Become your own boss
  • Escape the commute and a 9-5 day in the office
  • Try something new, or build on an existing skill set
  • Work from home and choose your own hours to suit your lifestyle
  • Build a scalable and profitable business with up to 35% gross profit margins

Easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Market your services
2. Serve your customers
3. Provide excellent customer service

Enjoy recurring income, with gross profit margins up to 35%!

A modern day franchise

Don’t get left behind with an old-fashioned approach to business. We can help you to keep up with the innovations of the market sector through our modern take on websites, business management systems and e-commerce platforms.

You’ll get your own page on our state-of-the-art website to attract your customers to enquire with you. From there, your customers will get the opportunity to book their clean ONLINE! We are one of a very small group of domestic cleaning companies offering this approach.

Upon receiving an online or manual booking, customer details are held in our exclusive Merry Maids business management system. Our cloud-based facility holds a wealth of business information, accessible at your fingertips from anywhere in the world.

This seamless approach for both customers and business owners is a recipe for success.

Merry Maids franchisee Amandip

How much does a Merry Maid franchise cost??

A Merry Maids franchise costs £19,995 (+VAT) of which a minimum of 30% (£5,999) must be found by the franchisee.

The balance of £13,996 can be financed by one of the major banks (subject to status). It is worth noting that as you will be VAT registered, you will be able to claim this back.

What do I get for my money?

Our franchise fee includes:

  • Merry Maids brand manual, territory & operating license
  • 3 weeks of comprehensive training
  • Marketing launch
  • Products, equipment, uniforms & printed stationery/literature
  • Business Management System
  • Website

Don’t just take our word for it…

“The stresses and strains of corporate life were taking their toll and I needed to put ‘me’ first. First 7 months completed and I can certainly say I have a far greater work life balance and can always find time during the week to lift my head above water.”
Gina -Merry Maids Wakefield

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Case Studies

Case Study
Merry Maids franchise Inverness goes from strength to strength

Bill purchased his Merry Maids license at the end of 2007 and began trading, in what was virgin territory, in January 2008. He has since then built his business up to be the third largest, by way of turnover, Merry Maids business in UK. During 2015, the territory was split and the eastern area, Merry Maids of Moray sold to a new franchisee. Bill was awarded UK Merry Maids franchisee of the year in 2015 and was provided with an expenses paid trip to the USA Merry Maids conference that year. Merry Maids of Inverness & East Highlands continues to grow at double digit rates year on year.

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Case Study
After career in banking, Merry Maids franchisee builds her own empire!

After a successful career in business banking and insurance sales, Nicky Morris decided to turn her hand at the domestic cleaning market in 2002. Starting her Merry Maids business at the age of 36, Nicola built her empire from the ground up in Fylde and Blackpool and purchased the license for Preston in 2012.

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Case Study
Merry Maids franchisee finds a good work/life balance.

Debbie Walker has been business owner of Merry Maids Croydon since 2003 and is also mum to children aged ten and eight. She shares her experience of franchising so far. 

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2021 - What does it mean for Merry Maids?

In 2020, the Merry Maids franchise became stronger as it adapted to the ‘new normal’ and as such, pushed the business model to new heights. All businesses found their feet to remain open safelywhen allowed, following government guidelines to provide essential domestic cleaning services to those who rely upon it.

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Why the domestic cleaning market is a great place to invest

Domestic cleaning has been around for many years and despite many wrongly assuming that it is just for the wealthy, continues to grow in popularity due to more and more of others choosing to spend our time NOT cleaning.

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Kingston based cleaning company is celebrating after collecting one of the most prestigious business awards in franchising

A Kingston based cleaning company is celebrating after collecting one of the most prestigious business awards in franchising

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Merry Maids BIG Summer Summit

One of the best parts of being in a franchise is having the peer network around you. Here at Merry Maids we vow to give our Merry Maids business owners a platform to communicate with their fellow peers on a regular basis. We also ensure that we provide useful information to our franchisees in an interesting and enjoyable format.

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Merry Maids of Inverness raises £580 for Highland Hospice

A domestic cleaning franchise in Inverness has raised £580 for local charity, Highland Hospice after taking part in the Run for Colour event in the town.

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Cleaning company makes donation to Brian House Children's Hospice

An award-winning, domestic cleaning business in Blackpool has donated £630 to Brian House Children’s Hospice after raising funds via its Customer Loyalty Scheme.

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