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Merry Maids Franchise

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

Matt Fowler Merry Maids

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At a Glance

Established: 1979 in US and 1990 in the UK

UK Presence: 50+ 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: Single-unit franchises; multi-unit franchises

Franchise Membership: bfa Established




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 workDedication, 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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Success Stories

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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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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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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 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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Merry Maids UK "Forget Me Knot Challenge" Raises £4,000 for Alzheimer's Society.

A fundraiser from Dementia Friends Merry Maids UK has raised over £4,000 for Alzheimer’s Society. Merry Maids UK, a nationwide cleaning franchise, has long had its heart in care and the community.

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Treating cleaning staff decently helps West Midlands man win major honour

A cleaning company boss who offers rare job security and long-service awards to the people he employs in the West Midlands has won a major industry accolade. Tom Jackson, owner of the Merry Maids franchises in Dudley, Wolverhampton, Birmingham South, Solihull and Stafford, is the recipient of a Great British Franchisee Award.

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New Merry Maids business launches in Bedford under industry pro

After years of working in care, a Bedford-based businesswoman is expanding upon her long career in care by opening a home cleaning franchise with Merry Maids UK.  Mercy Ikeji, who lives and works in Bedfordshire, has recently made great strides towards self-actualisation as a small business owner with the support of the nationwide Merry Maids UK franchise.

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