Franchise Focus – Debbie Walker

Debbie Walker is the proud owner of Merry Maids of Croydon. Debbie has owned her domestic cleaning business for almost 20 years and has build a strong and successful investment for her future.

We caught up with Debbie to ask her a five questions surrounding her journey so far, read on to find out more… 

Q. Why did you go in to franchising with us?

A. Having the Merry Maids franchise allows me to control my own destiny

Q. What’s the work/life balance like? 

A. The franchise helps me to control my downtime which is fantastic to help me to enjoy life and have a good work/life balance.

Q. What is the marketing support like?

A. We have fantastic marketing support. The team are always looking to refresh and keep things current which is fantastic in this fast moving world

Q. What kind of marketing support do you get?

A. We have support with our website , social media and blogs, As well as traditional marketing such as leaflets and letters.

Q. You won the Merry Maids franchisee of the year award in 2017, what do you put that down to?

A. I won the award by working to the ServiceMaster model, increasing revenue consistently and bringing new initiatives such as the Dementia Friends initiative.

We’re grateful to Debbie for chatting with us and if you’d like to learn more from Debbie, or other franchise owners in our network, contact our team today to arrange a franchisee fact finding call at

0116 275 9005

franchisesales@servicemaster.co.uk