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Merry Maids Franchise

Merry Maid is the largest domestic cleaning franchise in the world. Franchisees do not clean but manage a team of employees who undertake the cleaning work.

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At a Glance

Established: 1979 in US and and 1990 in the UK

UK Presence: 50+ franchise locations

Average 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

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Having landed on this page, it’s probably safe to say that you’re thinking about franchise opportunities. So, with over 900 franchised business models in the UK, why consider Merry Maids as an investment?

The truth is, we’re not looking for just anyone to represent the Merry Maids brand. We’re searching for those who want to grow a substantial business through using every aspect of the guidance, support and experience which Merry Maids have to offer.

What you’ll need to bring to the table.

Ambition – Our focus is to maintain our standing as one of the biggest and best providers of domestic cleaning services in the UK. As such, it is key that our franchise partners have a drive to be the biggest and best within their own territory area. Simple.

Hard work – Dedication, perseverance and full commitment will be required to get your business off the ground. We’re with you every step of the way but there are no shortcuts to success. Put simply, you’ll get out what you put in.

Experience –Perhaps you’ve managed a team before, previously run a business or have a      great background in customer service. Running a Merry Maids franchise will allow you to draw on a range of past expertise and bring value to your investment.

Adaptability – We’re constantly updating and developing our operations to better meet the needs of customers, so you’ll need to be open to exploring new and exciting opportunities to ensure that Merry Maids stay ahead of the game.

Delivering Excellence – Merry Maids is a service provision business. We want our customers to be wowed at every stage. If you’re someone who sees the reward in going the extra mile, keep reading.

Using the above, you’ll be sure to get “AHEAD” of the competition.

By joining our world-wide recognised brand, you’ll manage your own staff team, ensuring delivery of the exceptional service which Merry Maids represents. Your services will delight customers with sparkling clean and hygienic homes, giving them more time to enjoy what’s important. 

There’s more… as a Merry Maids franchisee, your customers will benefit from our eCommerce facility. Customers, new and existing, can book their domestic services at any time of day or night, at the click of a button.

Be part of something big with a Merry Maids franchise, partnering with us to build a scalable, management business and asset for the future.

Your opportunity to be part of one of the world largest home cleaning franchises starts here. Contact our recruitment team today to explore whether a Merry Maids franchise is the right fit for you.

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Emma Chappell Merry Maids

Interested in Merry Maids ?

Contact Emma Chappell

Franchise Sales Manager


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Merry Maids Franchise Resales

Success Stories

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Success Story
Meet the Franchisee: Gina Glendinning of Merry Maids Wakefield and Leeds

Before starting her Merry Maids business in 2018, Gina was a self-described ‘career banker’, working in many different roles for HSBC – over the span of 32 years. One day, Gina says she reached a point where she realised that she needed to get her work-life balance in check, so she started to look around at options for owning her own business.

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18 Years of Merry Maids

Tom Jackson is the proud owner of FOUR territories within south Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton and Solihull. Having joined the network 18 years ago, Tom has seen how the industry has changed over the years and has been able to keep up with the times through the research and development undertaken by the brand.

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Merry Maids boss cleans up in Great British Franchisee Awards

Impeccable service and crisis management come naturally to Gary Rolfe, so it’s hardly surprising that the owner of Merry Maids in Kingston-Upon Thames has won a major award in the middle of a pandemic. Despite everything that lockdowns, social distancing, and ever-changing regulations could throw at him, the cleaning company boss has emerged as one of the first recipients of the prestigious Great British Franchisee Award.

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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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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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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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News

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Merry Maids Croydon Food Bank Drive

Merry Maids Croydon has partnered with local charity Reedham Children's trust as part of a food bank collection drive this Christmas. Debbie Walker, the owner of Merry Maids Croydon said she was delighted to be able to work with Reedham Trust to provide support to her community during this time.

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Merry Maids Earning Potential

A Merry Maids franchise provides easy access in to owning your own business for yourself, not by yourself. This is because no prior experience or qualifications are required to start up. This makes the Merry Maids franchise suitable for anyone who wishes to make money by following a proven business model.

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The all new Merry Maids website

We are proud to reveal our all new, Merry Maids Franchise website. Packed with information, statistics, illustrations, case studies and videos, our all new Merry Maids Franchise website is sure to satisfy those with an itch to get in to the domestic cleaning business, or business in general.

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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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