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Merry Maids (franchise for sale in York and Harrogate)

  • Location(s): York and Harrogate
  • Selling price:£65,000
  • merry maids franchisee in clients home

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur. Merry Maids Harrogate and York has been an established business for over 25 years and is now on the market for someone who is ready to build on what is a great existing business opportunity.

    For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable customer base that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial domestic cleaning business.

    This opportunity offers a fantastic proposition as the new business owner will have continual support from the existing proprietor, who initially is able to dedicate enough time to the investor ensuring they are comfortable with the business. Investing in this area also means you have the potential to serve over 216,000 households and access to an existing customer list, which is included in the price of the sale.

    Primary Customers

    A database of 86 current customers (at time of writing), utilising the below services:

    • Regular domestic cleaning services
    • Spring Cleans
    • Builders Cleans
    • One Off Deep Cleans
    • Rental Properties


    • 1 manager
    • 9 cleaning operatives
    • All eligible for transfer of employment under TUPE should they wish to remain in the business

    Facilities, Property & Location

    The business currently operates from a serviced office building 100m from the York City Walls. The office is leased on a monthly rolling basis and offers extensive parking and services excluding telephone and broadband. The Merry Maids office is situated on the first floor and is ideal for three people. The lease also includes an equipment store located on the ground floor.

    Reason for sale, Paul Bartle– Owner Merry Maids Harrogate and York

    “Having been a Licensee with the ServiceMaster Group since the early 1990’s I have reached retirement age and would like to sell to an enthusiastic, dynamic person who can take this great business to the next level.”

    Key Financial Information

    The turnover below is achieved primarily in the York Franchise area, the next owner would benefit greatly by building and developing the Harrogate area which has huge potential. 

    Year Turnover Gross Profit
    2017 £168,784 £38,903
    2018 £144,970 £34,292
    2019 £158,028 £28,878
    2020 £TBC £TBC

    At the time of writing this, the 2020 accounts have not been finalised.

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