Summary
Manage your own contract cleaning business with the UK's biggest commercial cleaning franchise, Minster Cleaning.

Minster Cleaning

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£20,000
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes
  BFA Membership:
Member - Full

Why choose Minster?

Minster Cleaning is the UK’s largest commercial cleaning management franchise, which has been established for over 35 years with branches across the UK. We provide franchisees with exclusive territories for management of cleaners.

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Join Minster Cleaning and pay NO management fee in your first 12 months!

Most franchisors charge a management fee, which is usually a percentage of monthly turnover.

To help you get up and running as a new franchisee, Minster Cleaning is offering no management fee on all new customers you sign up during your first year of trading.

Now is the time to become a Minster Cleaning franchisee and see your business take off!

Tried and tested business model

On average, franchisees have been with us for 14 years, indeed nearly half have been with us for 20 years or more, showing that our model works and is providing secure and profitable futures for our partners.

Great earning potential

Across our franchise network, our top branches are each achieving sales in excess of £2 million and half are achieving sales of more than £1 million with £200k + net profit potential. Our territories are large and exclusive to each branch offering a wide geographical target market to maximise.

Exceptional support and training

We offer exceptional head office support to help your business succeed. We provide guidance and full training across all key business areas: marketing, operations, training, IT and accounting to make sure you’re set up quickly and seeing a healthy return on your investment.

Before you start trading, we offer one weeks training at our Head Office in Birmingham, to introduce you to our business processes and procedures across our key business functions; marketing, operational, IT and accounting.

We then offer structured visits to your branch over a further 8-week period to help set up your IT hardware and software and help get you off to a flying start. Following this, on-going support and guidance is offered as required.

Low royalty fee

Royalty Fee – 0-7%* (* 0% royalty fee for first 12 months of trading for new territories, which rises to 7%.)

Build a valuable asset

Over time, you have the chance to build a strong income stream and eventually a valuable and saleable asset.

Strong network of like-minded franchisees

We have over 40 branches throughout the UK with franchisees always willing to offer support, help and share their experiences.

Low risk opportunity

Our management franchise business offers a low risk opportunity with a guaranteed geographic territory. Thousands of local organisations throughout the UK trust Minster to take care of their cleaning requirements. Sectors include general office, manufacturing, leisure, local government, retail, education and healthcare (including medical and dental practices requiring specialist cleaning).

There are opportunities to develop high returns in a recession resistant and growing commercial cleaning sector and Minster Cleaning Services is a well-recognised brand name throughout the industry.

Territories available

  • London x 4 areas
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Doncaster and Lincoln
  • Durham and Sunderland
  • Leicestershire
  • Middlesex
  • Peterborough
  • Swansea
  • Guildford
  • Devon & Cornwall

Financial information

New branch investment

  • Licence Fee, Training, IT Equipment & Stationery – £15,000
  • Marketing launch package: £5,000

Total Initial Package £20,000 + VAT

Working Capital Requirement £40,000 – £60,000 (estimated, dependent on drawings and financial costs)

Note: Finance support is available from leading high street banks, subject to status.

The ideal Minster Cleaning franchisee

Our franchisees are special – we look for people with drive, ambition and determination to achieve their goals. You will be a people person who is customer-focused and totally committed to the business. As a strong motivator, you will need to lead, manage and direct a workforce. By following Minster’s systems, you will be building a rock-solid investment for the future.

Minster Cleaning History

  • 1982 – Business started
  • 1992 – Business was franchised and became a full member of British Franchise Association
  • 1998 – Group turnover reaches £10 million
    2000 – First branch hits £1 million turnover
  • 2002 – Group turnover reaches £20 million
  • 2006 – Group turnover reaches £30 million
  • 2012 to 2017 – Group turnover grew by 35%
  • 2016 – First branch hits £2 million turnover
    2018 – Group turnover reaches £40 million

*Financial statistics are based on pre-COVID 19 figures

If a Minster Cleaning franchise sounds ideal to you, simply request more information below!

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    11th September 2019

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    16th July 2019

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    16th July 2019

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  • Marc Goddard, Joint Franchisee, Minster Cleaning Services, Leeds & Wakefield

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    16th May 2019

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    Marc Goddard, Joint Franchisee, Minster Cleaning Services, Leeds & Wakefield

    16th May 2019

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  • How should a franchisor support me in my first year of trading?

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    16th May 2019

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    11th April 2019

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    11th April 2019

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    2nd April 2019

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    2nd April 2019

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Full Legal Company Name
Minster Services Group
BFA Membership
Member - Full
Business Type
Franchise
Home Based
Yes
Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
20000
Part Time
Yes
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