Merry Maids – Northampton
Asking price: £60,000
Merry Maids is one of the world’s leading domestic cleaning businesses and has operated in the UK for nearly 40 years. Supported by franchisors ServiceMaster who have over 60 years’ franchising experience here in the UK.
This resale franchise opportunity is now offered for regrettable sale due to the unfortunate ill health of the business owner’s partner. A prompt sale is therefore needed and will be reflected in the asking price.
The franchise has been operated in Northampton since 2005 and is currently showing a healthy growth rate on last year. It is a well known name in the local area in addition to across the UK, thanks to Merry Maids’ strong brand name recognition and the franchise territory comprises nearly 140,000 homes. With 12 part time staff members, annual turnover is around the £140k mark and the sale includes the full customer database, some office furniture, cleaning products and equipment plus a variety of marketing material and collateral. The business owner is happy to assist with business handover to the requirements of the new owner. There is currently an office manager who oversees the day to day running of the business plus 12 part-time employees, potentially all willing to transfer over to the new owner. All are experienced domestic cleaners, some drive and some do not. Cleaners work in teams of two, so the current set up works very well.
The current business owner has very much enjoyed her time as a Merry Maids franchisee and has enjoyed seeing her business grow and return a good profit level over the years. The current business owner needs to sell this fantastic franchise opportunity to allow her to focus on matters closer to home.
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In our opinion, this business would benefit greatly from a new, driven and motivated owner who is able to focus on marketing to enable the business to grow to its full potential. Very little local marketing has been actioned in recent years and much of the current growth has been thanks to the brand awareness, a strong customer referral rate and recommendations.
As a British Franchise Association (the bfa) registered franchise opportunity, all the major banks will fund your investment (subject to status of course) and up to 70% financing could be available.
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’ 39 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!
This really is an exciting proposition and won’t stay on the market for long so, for further details on the sale of Merry Maids of Northampton, please download and complete the Non Disclosure Form and contact us to register your interest today.
We look forward to hearing from you.