Merry Maids Franchisee of the Year 2017

Congratulations to Debbie Walker of Merry Maids Croydon for scooping our most prestigious award – The Merry Maids Franchisee of the Year (also known as the Dallen Peterson Award)

Merry Maids of Croydon, is a franchise of ServiceMaster, owned and managed by Debbie Walker and has been successfully cleaning homes in the area since 2003.


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“I am delighted to have won the award and very proud of my team who work very hard to offer our clients the best service we can. I am looking forward to going to America to see how a Merry Maids business operate there “

“The last 12 months have just been great. We’ve celebrated 2 members of staff working for Merry Maids of Croydon for 10 years, which in this day and age is fantastic. We have also increased our work force by 15%. Additionally, we have continued our work as Dementia Friends and are proud to be able to continue this. It is very important to our business that we understand the needs of the families we work with.  I would say we are definitely a community orientated business that take pride in working within the community and helping families.”


The Franchisee of the Year 2017 is the most prestigious award and a pinnacle achievement within the ServiceMaster Franchisee network. It is awarded to one franchisee who has displayed the highest achievement in the pursuit of excellence and professional management in the ServiceMaster tradition.


Winners also get the opportunity to visit the ServiceMaster conference held in the US each year.


Debbie continued;

“As a family business working for families, we are thrilled to have won, but it simply wouldn’t be possible without our staff .I feel they all need a special thank you. Merry Maids of Croydon constantly strives hard to offer great customer service and a community friendly approach.

“Of course, our goals over the next 12 months are to grow but also to continue to offer an excellent service to our clients especially continuing to develop in certain sectors – working with clients with dementia and  the elderly that wish to stay living at home  .”


Running a successful Merry Maids business is helped by the backing of a world renowned franchisor such as ServiceMaster, a proven business model and the desire of the business owner to succeed in business. All of our franchisees have committed 100% to deliver the Merry Maids model, adhere to the brand and work with us collaboratively to ensure that Merry Maids continues to grow as a brand and provide a professional domestic cleaning service across the UK and wider globe.


Catriona Berry, Merry Maids Brand Manager said; 

“As the Brand Manager for Merry Maids it is one of the great privileges of my role to reward businesses that have achieved great things in the past year.

“Life is tough in business these days and most business owners, have their head down and get on with the job in hand, so when they can see the rewards for their efforts, it not only keeps them motivated to continue on that trajectory, it also inspires and motivates other owners to aspire to the same level. Debbie is a prime example of sheer hard work and determination to

“I would like to say huge congratulations to all the award winners, they are all well deserved.”


If you would like to find out more about becoming a Merry Maids franchisee, give us a call on 0116 275 9005 or drop us an email at to find out more.