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!


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.


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


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!


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


P: 0116 275 9005