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Merry Maids Franchise

Merry Maid is the largest domestic cleaning franchise in the world. Management franchise, no cleaning experience required. Scalable opportunity for serious investors.

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At a Glance

Established: 1979 in US and 1990 in the UK

UK Presence: 40+ franchise locations

Average start up cost: £49,950

Min personal contribution: £14,985

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

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

Franchise Membership: bfa Established

Franchise Info

Merry Maids franchisee Tom

Investing in a Merry Maids management franchise can give you a greater advantage to win market share and make money in the domestic cleaning market – valued at a whopping £4.4bn.

“I started with one franchise over 20 years ago and now I own 6 Merry Maid and 3 ServiceMaster Clean Contract franchises, employing in excess of 50 members of staff. Head office give as much support as you want or need and the network of other business owners is fantastic!”
Tom Jackson, Merry Maids and ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services Multi-Unit Franchisee

The Opportunity

The UK domestic cleaning sector has an estimated value of over £4.4bn and plays an essential and pivotal role in upholding cleanliness standards in households across the nation.

With over 69,000 domestic cleaning companies seeking their fair share of this lucrative market, you may be wondering how you stand out from a large crowd. A Merry Maids franchise can give you a greater advantage to win market share and make money.

The Brand

Merry Maids has been one of the most successful home cleaning franchise operations in the world for the past 40+ years. The brand is synonymously known for its prestige, excellence and superiority in the sector.

Customers of Merry Maids enjoy a tailored clean, by fully trained maids, only utilising professional equipment and products for a premium clean.

Investors (Franchise Owners) of Merry Maids can expect a proven business model, levied by an established brand, unlimited training, systems (including CRM, APP & E-com) and support.

The Risk

Franchising is already a well-known business model to those who are risk adverse. But what about the fears around not winning enough customers or recruiting enough staff?

As a market leader in selling cleaning services online, our investors rest assured knowing that Merry Maids is at the forefront of technology to bring cleaning services to their customers. Staff are drawn to the business through targeted marketing to our national recruitment page to harvest staff all year round.

Not a marketing whizz? Our six-strong team of marketing professionals work with you to launch your business and keep up momentum through seasonal marketing campaigns, all carefully implemented and monitored to ensure of continuous improvement.

Merry Maids franchisee Amandip

The Reward

For the savvy investor, investing in a Merry Maids franchise for £49,950 + VAT brings the following key features:

  • 2-week intensive training academy – covering all major business disciplines
  • 1-week spent with an established Merry Maids investor
  • Software in;
    • Business Management
    • E-Commerce
    • Mobile Apps
  • Products, equipment, stationary & uniform
  • Business launch and ongoing marketing valued at over £20,000
  • Unrestricted access to all things Merry Maids

Key benefits include holding the blue print to turnover £500,000 within 3 years by servicing just 5 new recurring customers a month, opportunity to own multiple Merry Maids territories and a favourable resale value when you come to realise your initial investment.

Top performers in our network in 2023 turned over in excess of £770,000.

We’re looking for serious investors who wish to use our model and expertise to build a scalable, and profitable business in the domestic cleaning sector.

Request your Investors Information Pack today.

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Success Stories

Success Story
Award winner Tom Jackson shares his secrets for success

Not only is Tom Jackson celebrating 20 years in business and the acquisition of new territory in Stafford, but he is also the proud winner of the prestigious Merry Maids Recognition Award and a whichfranchise Great British Franchisee Award.

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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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Success Story
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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Success Story
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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Success Story
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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Success Story
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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Merry Maids Bromley and Orpington raises £2,000 for local charity through a 24-hour sponsored walk

Richard Wall, the owner of Merry Maids Bromley and Orpington can attest to the above having undertaken the demanding task of a 24-hour walk to raise money to support Hope for Grace and Tree of Hope.

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Over 30 ServiceMaster Clean and Merry Maids Business Owners and staff recognised for business excellence

Franchisees and staff from ServiceMaster Clean and Merry Maids were recognised for a range of awards at the recent ServiceMaster Spring Forward event. This included multiple awards for business growth, with some achieving a growth of over £5M in 5 years and £1.5M the last year!

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ServiceMaster becomes an official partner of Life After Professional Sport

Three ServiceMaster Brands in the UK have teamed up with LAPS to offer lucrative and scalable franchise opportunities to former professional athletes. Have you ever wondered what happens to athletes after they retire from their sport? That’s where LAPS come in.

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Merry Maids Relaunches in Northampton under brand new ownership

Merry Maids Northampton has reopened this week under the management of franchisor ServiceMaster Ltd. The business, which provides high-quality, bespoke and professional home cleaning services to residents in Northampton and the surrounding areas, ran for 18 years under the ownership of Barbara and Martin Smart.

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Merry Maids of Croydon's Debbie Walker achieved finalist status in the BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards.

The results are in for the prestigious BFA HSBC Great British Franchise Awards, held by the British Franchise Association at the end of their annual conference to recognise the best of British franchising, and were attended by some of our head office team and franchisees. We are thrilled that we had a finalist, Debbie Walker from Merry Maids of Croydon, who was up for the Community Focus Award.

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Debbie Walker Nominated as Finalists in Prestigious 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards in the "Community Focus" Category

Croydon-based businesswoman Debbie Walker, owner of Merry Maids of Croydon, has made it to the finals of the prestigious 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards. Fighting for her position amongst many other entrants, Debbie Walker is a finalist in the ‘Community Focus’ category.

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