Established Domestic Cleaning Business For Sale in Northampton

Established Residential Cleaning Business for Sale in Northampton

Asking price: £60,000

Turnover: £130,000

Profit: £30,000

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur.

Merry Maids of Northampton has been an established business in the local area for over 12 years and is now on the market for someone who is ready to build on what is already a great existing business.

“There is plenty of business out there for domestic cleaners and enquiries have been coming in thick and fast. In fact too fast for me to deal with them all! There is so much potential in the Northampton area. We currently service approximately 140 customers in and around the Northamptonshire area. We not only receive enquiries for regular cleaning services but also for spring cleans, deep cleans, and end of tenancy cleans all in and around the local area. This will hopefully help give a potential buyer an understanding of the main revenue streams.” – Merry Maids Northampton owner, Barbara Smart.

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 120,000 semi-detached households and access to an existing customer list, which is included in the price of the sale.

Choosing a resale opportunity can give you the following benefits:

  • Established Market Presence
  • Existing Customer Base
  • Fully Trained & Experienced Employees
  • Inventory of Products & Equipment
  • Full Training Academy
  • Software
  • Website

Primary Services

The primary services of a typical Merry Maids business include:

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

By investing in Merry Maids of Northampton, you will not only benefit from a recognised brand name with a structured franchise support network, you will also have access to unparalleled training, backed by Merry Maids’ 35 year history. With an award-winning marketing department to guide you on all things digital related, through a comprehensive training ‘Academy’, you will be fully prepared to take on your already established Merry Maids business.

Domestic cleaning is an industry which has an estimated value close to £6 billion. Indications also show that this market is set to grow, and with more than 26 million homes in the UK, there’s a great deal of potential homes that need cleaning; making this a market very much worth being a part of!

Employees

Current number of staff: 12 cleaners plus 1 manager

Facilities, Property & Location

This business is run currently run from the owner’s home, a large double garage used for stock and machinery. The business can be easily relocated within the territory.

Primary Customers

This business currently has in the region of 140 regular customers in an around the Northamptonshire area. The business consistently receives enquires for regular cleaning services, spring cleans, deep cleans and end of tenancy cleans. In addition to the core services this business also offers oven cleaning and Ironing services if required.

Training

A comprehensive training academy provided by ServiceMaster UK is included within the franchise fee.

Support

Unlimited support is provided throughout the length of the franchise agreement. Support includes assistance with operational matters, marketing, sales, IT, health & safety and more.

Reason for Sale

We are looking to sell the business as we have both got to the age where we would like to retire. My husband is 69 years old and health has been suffering quite a lot lately. Looking after him and running the business is also taking its toll on my health too. The business has afforded us a comfortable life over the past twelve years but our focus has now changed to matters closer to home. We want to spend more time with our Grandchildren and have a really good holiday!

Interested?

To register your interest on this exciting resale opportunity you can contact us in one of the following ways:

E: franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

P: 0116 275 9005

Merry Maids and Contract Services South Yorkshire re-sale

Established Domestic Cleaning and Office Cleaning Business for Sale

 Asking Price: £275,000.00

 Overview of Business

 A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur in the Sheffield area looking to own their own well-established cleaning business. ServiceMaster (Contract Services) Sheffield & Merry Maids of South Yorkshire have been operating for over 25 years and are 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 bases that are currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build both a substantial domestic & commercial cleaning business.

This opportunity offers a fantastic proposition as the new business owner will have continual support from the existing proprietors, who are initially able to dedicate enough time to the investor ensuring they are comfortable with the business. Investing in this Company also means you have the potential to serve both commercial businesses as well as domestic households and access to existing customer lists, which is included in the price of the sale.

Territory Map

 

 

Merry Maids of South Yorkshire Primary Services

  • Regular domestic cleaning services
  • Spring Cleans
  • Builders Cleans
  • End of tenancy Cleans
  • ‘One-off’ deep Cleans
  • Rental Properties

ServiceMaster (Contract Services) Sheffield Primary Services

  • Daily cleaning services to professional offices, communal areas & health centres.
  • Supply of toilet requisites & consumables
  • Window cleaning (via sub-contractors)
  • Feminine hygiene rental (via sub-contractors)

Facilities, Property & Location

The business is currently run from a self-contained suite of offices comprising of entrance lobby, 2 offices, 1 storeroom, 1 staff restroom, 1 kitchenette, toilet & utility.  All services are provided including telephone lines & internet connection. The offices are rented on a monthly licence agreement.  There is ample onsite parking for staff/clients.  The offices are situated near to various main arterial roads.  There is on-site video monitoring and the premises are secure. 

Reason for sale

This is a well-run and easily operated business and the sole reason for a sale is that the owners wish to take early retirement.

Key Financial Information –

 

Year Turnover Gross Profit
2016 £215,268.00 £63,256.00
2017 £247,481.00 £77,577.00
2018 £281,844.00 £92,720.00

 

At the time of writing this prospectus the 2019 accounts have not been completed but the turnover is estimated to be £305,000.00 which is an 8.2% increase on the previous year. Estimated gross profit of £102,500.00.

Forecasts prepared for the financial period 1st October 2019 to 30th September 2020 show a conservative growth of sales to £331,000.00 and a projected gross profit of £114,500.00

Particulars of the Sale

A combined sale of Merry Maids and Contract Services Sheffield.

Please note that there is some machinery or equipment included in this sale – Please see items listed below.

Sale to include:

  • Customer list of Merry Maids of South Yorkshire
  • Customer list of ServiceMaster (Contract Services) Sheffield
  • Various pieces of office furniture
  • Folding chairs in staff restroom
  • Washing machine
  • Kettle, microwave, fridge, crockery & utensils
  • 2 laptop computers & 2 desk top printers
  • Key safe
  • Various stationery supplies
  • Marketing material
  • 25 vacuum cleaners, spare parts & vacuum bags.
  • Buckets and mops, feather dusters.
  • Various cleaning products,
  • Spare bottles and spray heads
  • 2 ladders
  • A large supply of micro fibre cloths, dusters etc.
  • Merry Maids Green Polo Shirts, Black Merry Maids Aprons & Black work trousers, sweatshirts & fleeces
  • ServiceMaster (C.S.) Blue Polo Shirts & sweatshirts
  • Large plastic ‘builders’ buckets
  • Cloths drying racks

 

Established domestic cleaning business for sale in North Wiltshire

Established Residential Cleaning Business for Sale in North Wiltshire

Asking price: £350,000

Turnover: £367,444

Profit: £69,140

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur.

Merry Maids North Wiltshire, covering Swindon and surrounding areas has been an established business for over 14 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 commercial 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 120,000 households and access to an existing customer list, which is included in the price of the sale.

 

Choosing a resale opportunity can give you the following benefits:

  • Established Market Presence
  • Existing Customer Base
  • Fully Trained & Experienced Employees
  • Inventory of Products & Equipment
  • Full Training Academy
  • Software
  • Website

Primary Customers

Over 200 regular weekly/ fortnightly/ monthly clients, plus new and repeat one off cleans 

Primary Services

The primary services of a typical Contract Services business include:

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

Employees

27 part time cleaning staff

Office Manager (11 years service)

Supervisor (7 years service)

A number of the cleaning staff have between 5 and 11 years service, and all of them are likely to transfer with the business

Facilities, property & location

The business is run from an office/unit within a managed complex with a 1 year rolling lease. Quality control processes in place. Opportunity to further develop relationships with letting agents and expand into the market of end of tenancy cleans. There are also vacant territories around North Wiltshire so further territory expansion is possible.

Territory

The business covers the following area:

  • North Wiltshire

Inventory

Full inventory provided on request which includes:

  • Customer list
  • Branded Company Car (Citroen C1)
  • Laptop
  • 14 vacuum cleaners plus equipment and materials for 12 cleaning teams
  • 2 office desks
  • 6 office chairs
  • 2 filing cabinets
  • approximately 15,000 marketing leaflets

Training

A comprehensive training academy provided by ServiceMaster UK is included within the franchise fee.

Support

Unlimited support is provided throughout the length of the franchise agreement. Support includes assistance with operational matters, marketing, sales, IT, health & safety and more.

Reason for Sale

After 10 years of rapid growth, the business owner is now committing around 25 hours per week to the company. He has a strong team in place and is now looking to take early retirement allowing for a new owner to drive the business to achieve its further potential.

Interested?

To register your interest on this rare resale opportunity you can contact us in one of the following ways:

P: 0116 275 9005

E: franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

Established domestic cleaning business for sale in Macclesfield

Established domestic cleaning business in Macclesfield.

Customer database, offers around: £10,000 +VAT
Licence & Starter Pack: £19,995 +VAT

If you are looking for a new challenge and a fantastic opportunity to own your own domestic cleaning business with the added bonus of an already established customer base, then look no further.

The current business owner started the business back in 2004, and has built a great business across three territories. Unfortunately due to the location of the office, Macclesfield is not easily commutable for the maids, nor business owners so the territory has not been fully utilised and is therefore up for sale to allow the business owners to focus on the territories closer to the office.

There are currently 17 regular customers with an annual turnover of £16,000. 

For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable regular customer base that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial domestic cleaning business. With the investment of marketing, a fresh pair of eyes and the support of a franchisor with over 60 years industry and franchising experience, we are confident that this business has the potential to grow quickly, but sustainably under the management of a new business owner.

The business currently covers the below Merry Maids territory including:

  • Macclesfield
  • Wilmslow
  • Alderley Edge
  • Bosley

As this is a customer database sale only, the new business owner will need to buy the Merry Maids starter pack at £19,995 + VAT which includes training, products & equipment and a marketing launch.  The new business owner  will also receive full access to our purpose built CRM/Business Management system which is also included as part of the sale with the customer database.

A full training academy and ongoing support is provided by ServiceMaster Ltd.

Domestic cleaning is an industry which has an estimated value close to £6 billion. Indications also show that this market is set to grow, and with more than 26 million homes in the UK, there’s a great deal of potential homes that need cleaning; making this a market very much worth being a part of!

This really is an exciting proposition and won’t stay on the market for long so, for further details and financial information on the sale of Merry Maids Macclesfield, please contact us to register your interest today.

We look forward to hearing from you.

0116 275 9005

franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk

Established Domestic Cleaning Business for sale in Exeter

We have an Established Domestic Cleaning Business for sale in Exeter

Offers around: £POA

A great opportunity has arisen for a budding entrepreneur in the Exeter area looking to set up their own cleaning business. Merry Maids of Exeter has been an established business for over 20 years and is now on the market as the current owners are looking to retire.

The business provides regular and one off cleaning services to customers within Exeter and the surrounding areas.

Merry Maids of Exeter has built a modest turnover over the years of approximately £50,000 annually. For this reason, the business will be sold as a vacant territory (£19,995 + vat) PLUS a customer database of regular customers (£POA).

The new business starter pack includes the following: 

  • Brand, operations manual & territory
  • 3 week’s comprehensive training
  • Products & equipment
  • Marketing launch
  • Website (ranking page 1 on Google)
  • Business management system
  • Uniforms
  • Business stationery & literature

With the addition of a customer database turning over £50,000 annually.

Throw in the investment of marketing, a fresh pair of eyes and the support of a franchisor with almost 60 years industry and franchising experience, we are confident that this business has the potential to grow quickly, but sustainably under the management of a new business owner.

Domestic cleaning is an industry which has an estimated value close to £6 billion. Indications also show that this market is set to grow, and with more than 26 million homes in the UK, there’s a great deal of potential homes that need cleaning; making this a market very much worth being a part of!

FULL BUSINESS PROSPECTUS AVAILABLE UPON ENQUIRY

This really is an interesting proposition and won’t stay on the market for long so, for further details and financial information on the sale of Merry Maids Exeter, please contact us HERE.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Established Domestic Cleaning Business for sale in Inverness

Business name: Merry Maids Inverness

Established: 2008

2018 turnover: £361,000

Offers around: £250,000

If you are looking for a well-established and successful business with year on year growth for sale in Inverness and operating throughout the beautiful eastern Highlands of Scotland, this very rare business opportunity may be well suited to you.

Headline Information

  • Year on year growth in turnover & profitability
  • Established customer base
  • Part of a world-renowned domestic cleaning franchise
  • Significant local development planned in coming years
  • Loyal and established team of maids
  • Excellent structure in place
  • Local office ideally located
  • Business Management System and Page 1 performing local website

 

Background

The current business owner started the business back in 2008, and has built a successful domestic cleaning business based on the Merry Maids established brand over the last 10 years.

Merry Maids of Inverness provide one off, end of tenancy and regular weekly, fortnightly and four-weekly domestic cleaning services to homes within the designated territory to the customers’ exacting requirements. The bespoke cleaning services are delivered by professionally trained teams of two following a cleaning schedule provided by the supervisor at the beginning of each working day. All products used are exclusive to Merry Maids and equipment is for professional use only.

 

Territory

The business currently covers the following Merry Maids territory from its office/shop in South East Inverness: Inverness, Alness, Ardersier, Auldearn, Avoch, Balloch, Beauly, Black Isle, Cawdor, Conon Bridge, Contin, Cromarty, Croy, Culbokie, Culloden, Daviot, DINGWALL, Dores, Drumnadrochit, Evanton, Farr, Fortrose, Inverarnie, Kiltarlity, Kirkhill, Marybank, Maryburgh, Muir of Ord, Munlochy, NAIRN, North Kessock, Rosemarkie, Strathnairn, Strathpeffer, Tomatin, Tore and the surrounding areas.Inverness-business-for-sale

 

What’s included?

As this is an existing business opportunity, products, equipment and the existing customer list are included. The new business owner will also receive training and full access to our purpose-built CRM/Business Management system which is also included as part of the sale with the customer database.

A full training academy and ongoing support in all elements of business is provided by ServiceMaster Ltd.

Domestic cleaning is an industry which has an estimated value close to £6 billion. Indications also show that this market is set to grow, and with more than 26 million homes in the UK, there’s a great deal of potential homes that need cleaning; making this a market very much worth being a part of!

The FULL business prospectus, (including financials) is available upon request.

This really is an exciting proposition and won’t stay on the market for long so, for further details and financial information on the sale of Merry Maids Inverness, please contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Established Domestic Cleaning Business for sale in Bracknell & Farnborough

Established domestic cleaning business in Bracknell & Farnborough

Offers around: £27,500

If you are looking for a small, yet established business in the Bracknell & Farnborough area that you can take to the next level without having to worry about establishing the name, employing staff and buying products & equipment. Then, this very rare business opportunity may be well suited to you.

The current business owner started the business back in 2015, and has built a modestly sized domestic cleaning business based on the Merry Maids established brand.

For an ambitious owner the opportunity is there to use the stable regular customer base that is currently served and implement a marketing programme to increase sales and build a substantial domestic cleaning business. With the investment of marketing, a fresh pair of eyes and the support of a franchisor with over 60 years industry and franchising experience, we are confident that this business has the potential to grow quickly, but sustainably under the management of a new business owner.

The business currently covers the below Merry Maids territory:

  • Bracknell
  • Farnborough
  • Frimley
  • Wokingham
  • Fleet
  • and surrounding areas

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As this is an existing business opportunity, products and equipment are included. The new business owner will also receive training and full access to our purpose built CRM/Business Management system which is also included as part of the sale with the customer database.

A full training academy and ongoing support is provided by ServiceMaster Ltd.

Domestic cleaning is an industry which has an estimated value close to £6 billion. Indications also show that this market is set to grow, and with more than 26 million homes in the UK, there’s a great deal of potential homes that need cleaning; making this a market very much worth being a part of!

This really is an exciting proposition and won’t stay on the market for long so, for further details and financial information on the sale of Merry Maids Bracknell & Farnborough, please download and complete the Non-Disclosure Form and contact us to register your interest today.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Established Domestic Cleaning Business for sale in Bromley and Orpington

We have an Established Domestic Cleaning Business for sale in Bromley and Orpington.

Offers around: £195,000

An incredibly successful business has come on to the market in the Bromley & Orpington area.

These opportunities don’t come a long very often and when they do, they are generally snapped up quickly. This is a rare chance to invest in a highly successful Merry Maids business that can generate an income for an investor from the get go. With the endless opportunity to take this business to the next level.

The current business owner started the business back in 2002, and has built a significant business over the past 16 years based on the Merry Maids established brand, working with likeminded business owners who happily shared information and support, is just one of the reasons they invested in Merry Maids over 17 years ago.

Operating across Bromley, Bexleyheath, Orpington Beckenham, Swanley and many more key areas the business has huge potential to grow beyond their existing customer base of around 200 existing customers, who are served by 16 dedicated members of staff.

The current owners said “The support from the Franchise Support Centre has been excellent. From operational support to Marketing and IT to accounts. The help from marketing has helped develop my business to the success it is today. With the regional marketing executive visiting me regularly, making sure I’m on track with my target.”

Happy to spend a couple weeks handing over the business, the current business owner wants to ensure the new investor is comfortable, and is happy to be contacted after the handover period should the new owner have any questions.

Current turnover sits at over £340,000. Included in the resale of the business is all information for all customers, the business currently has, equipment for eight teams of two, and the option to lease the premises the current owner is using.

Also included in the sale of the business are some items of stock such as products, uniforms, stationery, literature and equipment. The new business owner will also receive the customer database and package which is fully supported by ServiceMaster UK.

A new investor can expect to attend our next academy once the sale has been completed which is two weeks long and held in Leicester. Unlimited training and ongoing support is provided by ServiceMaster UK, whom have over 60 years experience in franchising and the cleaning sector.

Domestic cleaning is an industry which has an estimated value close to £6 billion. Indications also show that this market is set to grow, and with more than 26 million homes in the UK, there’s a great deal of potential homes that need cleaning; making this a market very much worth being a part of!

If you are seeking finance to make the purchase, we recommend using a British Franchise Association affiliate or member. Financiers often lend up to 70% of the franchise purchase price subject to status.

If you are looking for an established business for sale in Bromley & Orpington, this really is an exciting proposition and won’t stay on the market for long. For further details on the sale of Merry Maids of Bromley and Orpington, please download and complete the Non-Disclosure Form and contact us to register your interest today.

We look forward to hearing from you.