Manage your own successful UK commercial cleaning franchise business

Minster Cleaning is a leading provider of office and commercial cleaning to businesses throughout the UK.

If you are looking for an established, successful management franchise in a highly profitable and recession-resistant sector, you should consider Minster Cleaning.

Minster Cleaning has been established for 40 years and has a network of over 40 branches throughout the UK, operating large, exclusive territories. Group turnover is now in excess of £45million.

Franchise partners have been with us for an average of 17 years, showing that our tried and tested business model works and is providing them with secure and profitable futures. Our top franchisees earn £200k+ (net profit) per year.

Minster Cleaning is the proud bronze winner of the 2021 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year award!

Mike Parker, Managing Director, comments:

“This is a huge industry award to win and it recognises the immense team effort across the whole of the business to be the recognised by HSBC and the British Franchise Association as the number 3 top Franchise in the UK.’

Why join Minster Cleaning Franchise?

Our franchisees are passionate about success and wanted to build a strong asset, which they soon discovered in Minster Cleaning. Half of our franchisees are achieving sales in excess of £1.2million and our top branches over £2million. Over time, you could build a valuable business just like they have.

Full Induction Training: As a new franchisee, you will benefit from a full and comprehensive training programme, designed to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to start.

Your initial training will take place over one week at our Network Support Centre in Birmingham, where you will meet key members of the Minster Cleaning team and discuss your training needs. The main focus is on:

  • Marketing Systems: Discover how to make the most of the opportunities in your new territory, from attracting new customers, increasing brand awareness and how to retain existing customers.
  • Operational Management: Gain access to all the tools and templates to help run a smooth business operation, including health & safety guidance and employment law.
  • Administration: Access to and introductory training with Minster Cleaning’s dedicated IT systems.
  • Accounting: Introduction to the software we use and how we set up your payroll, accounts, invoicing and VAT.

Ongoing support

We strongly believe on-going support and training is absolutely critical in helping you to run a successful Minster Cleaning branch and realising the maximum potential of your franchise. The following videos explain how we help you and your business.

  • A Recession-resistant Franchise Business

    A Recession-resistant Franchise Business

    Like most parents, Simon Vamplew’s life was turned upside down when he had children. But he’s found the freedom and financial security of owning a franchise have helped him get the best of both worlds. Simon had been in charge of Minster Cleaning Service...

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  • West Country Magic

    West Country Magic

    Damon Brown took over as the franchisee for the Bristol branch of Minster Cleaning Services in January 2016. Since then, the office cleaning franchise has won many new contracts as well as adding extra business from existing clients and turnover over the last ...

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  • Marc Goddard

    Marc Goddard

    Learn more about Marc Goddard, joint franchisee for Minster Cleaning Services in Leeds and Wakefield. When did you launch your franchise?/What did you do prior to franchising? I joined the Leeds & Wakefield branch of Minster Cleaning Services as Business D...

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  • Couples in Franchising

    Couples in Franchising

    After falling for each other Paul and Kirsten Dunn fell for Scotland, moving there from South Africa to take over Minster’s Edinburgh and Lothians franchise in 2016. What were you up to before joining Minster? Paul: We lived in South Africa where I’d been ...

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  • Tony Hughes

    Tony Hughes

    Tony Hughes, Liverpool East & West franchisee, takes third place for the ‘Highest Turnover’ in Minster Cleaning Services league tables. Tony took over as franchisee for the Liverpool East and West branch of Minster Cleaning Services in January 2017. Si...

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  • Bristol Franchisee Damon Brown Tops the Minster League Tables Securing Two Awards!

    Bristol Franchisee Damon Brown Tops the Minster League Tables Securing Two Awards!

    Damon took over as franchisee for the Bristol branch of Minster Cleaning Services in January 2016. Since then, the office cleaning franchise has won many new contracts as well as adding extra business from existing clients. Turnover over the last three years h...

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  • Minster Cleaning introduces first 12 months gross profit guarantee for new franchisees buying a greenfield territory!*

    Minster Cleaning introduces first 12 months gross profit guarantee for new franchisees buying a greenfield territory!*

    28th October 2022

    Minster Cleaning introduces first 12 months gross profit guarantee for new franchisees buying a greenfield territory!* Even with the peace of mind of operating under a trusted brand with a proven business model, Minster Cleaning understands that starting a new...

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  • Franchise Support – Operations

    Franchise Support – Operations

    29th April 2022

    Support for franchise partners has always been fundamental to the success of Minster Cleaning. It has used 40 years in the industry to establish systems to simplify many of the important day-to-day business activities, leaving franchisees free to concentrate o...

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  • Minster Cleaning Celebrates 40 Years of Success

    Minster Cleaning Celebrates 40 Years of Success

    4th January 2022

    Minster Cleaning is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022. Minster Cleaning started its journey back in 1982, when Alan Haigh, Founder and Chairman, set up the very first branch in Birmingham. It was while working at Tandy Corporation that Alan Haig...

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  • Minster Cleaning receives Franchisor of the Year 2021 bronze award!

    Minster Cleaning receives Franchisor of the Year 2021 bronze award!

    2nd December 2021

    Minster Cleaning is delighted to have won bronze place as Franchisor of the Year 2021 at the annual HSBC/bfa awards ceremony held on Tuesday 30th November. Mike Parker, Managing Director, comments: “This is a huge industry award to win and it recognises the ...

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  • Minster Cleaning shortlisted for Franchisor of the Year

    Minster Cleaning shortlisted for Franchisor of the Year

    8th October 2021

    Minster Cleaning has been nominated as a finalist for Franchisor of the Year 2021 in the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards. The awards evening, which will be held by the British Franchise Association (bfa) in Birmingham, on 30 November, is a major event in the franchi...

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  • Andrew Proverbs, financial controller talks about how Minster Cleaning helped its franchisees through the pandemic

    Andrew Proverbs, financial controller talks about how Minster Cleaning helped its franchisees through the pandemic

    9th June 2021

    In the tumultuous early months of the Covid-19 pandemic, Minster Cleaning’s finance team really came into its own. “We helped our franchisees access all the support on offer to maintain the cashflow that is the lifeblood of their businesses, including appl...

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  • Top 3 challenges of running a commercial cleaning franchise

    Top 3 challenges of running a commercial cleaning franchise

    22nd March 2021

    Running a commercial cleaning franchise is rewarding in so many ways, from the work-life flexibility it gives you to the fact, as an essential service, it is protected from economic ups and downs. But, like any business, there are challenges to overcome. We ch...

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  • Communicating during a pandemic

    Communicating during a pandemic

    22nd February 2021

    Communicating during a pandemic Usually at this time of year, our franchise network would meet at a local conference centre to share best practice, discuss plans for the year ahead and have a bit of fun. Sadly, the current Covid-19 restrictions have forced us ...

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  • Minster Cleaning joins partnership of franchisors for virtual Discovery Day

    Minster Cleaning joins partnership of franchisors for virtual Discovery Day

    16th February 2021

    Minster Cleaning is joining five fellow UK franchisors, who are leading the way in their varied sectors, for a virtual franchise Discovery Day on Wednesday 17th March. Alongside X-Press Legal Services, FastSigns, Revive!, Home Instead and Driver Hire, the comm...

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  • Minster Cleaning thoughts for what lies ahead in 2021

    Minster Cleaning thoughts for what lies ahead in 2021

    7th January 2021

    In a recent Q&A, Managing Director Mike Parker of Minster Cleaning discusses the impact of Covid-19 on the business and his thoughts on the next 12 months. What makes your franchise standout? Minster Cleaning is a trusted brand with a track record of succe...

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  • Minster Cleaning | Damon Brown Anniversary Feature

    Minster Cleaning | Damon Brown Anniversary Feature

    7th January 2021

    Damon Brown is celebrating his five-year anniversary as the owner of Minster Cleaning’s Bristol franchise in style. Not only is he continuing to grow the business in uncertain economic times, he’s been nominated as a finalist in the transformation category...

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  • Minster Cleaning launches attractive new growth scheme!

    Minster Cleaning launches attractive new growth scheme!

    3rd November 2020

    Minster Cleaning launches attractive new growth scheme! As the pandemic hit back in March, many of Minster Cleaning’s customers across the network paused their contracts as the UK went into lockdown. Thankfully, those customers are now returning and reassuri...

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  • Coventry branch celebrates 25 years with Minster Cleaning

    Coventry branch celebrates 25 years with Minster Cleaning

    21st October 2020

    Minster Cleaning Coventry celebrates 25 years with their Regional Director Russell Haines. Just before the terrible unforeseen Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, Minster Cleaning Coventry were fortunate to celebrate their 25th year with their Regional Director Russel...

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  • 2020 Minster Cleaning Annual Awards

    2020 Minster Cleaning Annual Awards

    28th February 2020

    Minster Cleaning celebrates success and awards its top Franchisees Minster Cleaning’s annual awards took place at the stunning Moor Hall Hotel & Spa in Sutton Coldfield. It was the perfect venue to update the network about new initiatives and best practi...

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  • Meet Our Top Minster Franchisees at the Franchise Show

    Meet Our Top Minster Franchisees at the Franchise Show

    7th January 2020

    Minster Cleaning is attending the The British & International Franchise Exhibition at Olympia in London on Friday 31st January and Saturday 1st February. We are on Stand E190, which is centrally located, near to the British Franchise Association stand. It ...

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  • A Century of Cleaning Success for Minster – No Potatoes Necessary

    A Century of Cleaning Success for Minster – No Potatoes Necessary

    28th November 2019

    A Century of Cleaning Success for Minster – No Potatoes Necessary Four Minster Cleaning Services franchisees are celebrating a combined total of 100 years in commercial cleaning, with each reaching their 25 year anniversary this year. Unlike cleaners a centu...

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  • Minster Cleaning Services to Speak at the BICSc Annual Awards

    Minster Cleaning Services to Speak at the BICSc Annual Awards

    24th September 2019

    Ian Hadley, Operations Manager at Minster Cleaning Services, will be speaking at the BICSc Annual Awards, Showcase & Exhibition on Thursday 26th September at Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa in Northamptonshire. The BICSc Annual Awards is one of the most p...

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  • Increasing Standards across the Minster Network

    Increasing Standards across the Minster Network

    16th September 2019

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  • Nottinghamshire Resale

    Nottinghamshire Resale

    12th September 2019

    A well established branch of Minster Cleaning Services is available for sale at £205,000. The thriving commercial cleaning company’s Nottinghamshire franchise was purchased as a new start in 1994 and current franchisee, John Bate, took over in October 2011....

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  • Minster Cleaning Services is a Finalist in the National Franchise Marketing Awards

    Minster Cleaning Services is a Finalist in the National Franchise Marketing Awards

    12th September 2019

    Minster Cleaning Services is a Finalist in the National Franchise Marketing Awards They are nominated in the ‘Best Website’ category. Over the past 14 years, the Franchise Marketing Awards have become one of the industry’s most highly coveted acc...

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  • Minster Cleaning Services: Finalist in the National Franchise Marketing Awards

    Minster Cleaning Services: Finalist in the National Franchise Marketing Awards

    11th September 2019

    Minster Cleaning Services is a finalist in the national Franchise Marketing Awards in the category for ‘Best Website’. Over the past 14 years, the Franchise Marketing Awards have become one of the industry’s most highly coveted accolades. They are re...

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  • Taking Minster’s Derbyshire Franchise to New Peaks

    Taking Minster’s Derbyshire Franchise to New Peaks

    16th July 2019

    Even after a long and successful career, not everybody wants to put their feet up or get the golf clubs out. Some people need a new challenge, which is why Paul Watts bought into Minster’s Derbyshire franchise after a brief early retirement. “I’d retired...

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  • London Calling for Commercial Cleaning

    London Calling for Commercial Cleaning

    16th July 2019

    New franchises in the capital are packed with growth potential. Minster Cleaning Services has four new territories available in London, offering exciting opportunities for anyone looking to take on and build a thriving management franchise. The territories are...

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

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

    16th May 2019

    How should a franchisor support me in my first year of trading? In what ways should a franchisor support me specifically in the first year of trading – to help me get business off the ground? A key reason why people choose franchising, rather than going ...

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

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

    16th May 2019

    Marc Goddard, Leeds joint franchisee talks about his challenges running a £2 million business and plans for the future. When did you launch your franchise?/What did you do prior to franchising? I joined the Leeds & Wakefield branch of Minster Cleaning Ser...

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  • What Support Should I Expect to Receive When I Become a Minster Franchisee?

    What Support Should I Expect to Receive When I Become a Minster Franchisee?

    11th April 2019

    The recent 2018 bfa NatWest franchise Survey states that ‘78% of franchisees surveyed rated the support provided as the top benefit of being part of a franchise system rather than being a non-franchised small-medium enterprise.’ At Minster Cleaning Service...

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  • Mike Parker, MD, Minster Cleaning Services Interview

    Mike Parker, MD, Minster Cleaning Services Interview

    11th April 2019

    I came to Minster more than a decade ago from HSBC, where I worked in the bank’s strategic development unit. The business acumen and people management skills I gained have really helped in my role here as managing director. As well as being heavily involved ...

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  • Minster Cleaning Services – Franchisor of the Year Award Finalist

    Minster Cleaning Services – Franchisor of the Year Award Finalist

    2nd April 2019

    Minster Cleaning Services has been shortlisted for the Franchisor of the Year Award at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on June 27. Minster Cleaning Services began in 1982 and has been a bfa Full Member since 1992. The company ...

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Key Facts:

Opportunities:
Available across the UK
Business Type:
Franchise
Minimum Investment:
£20,000
Training Provided:
Yes
Home-based:
Yes
Part time:
No
Number Of Outlets:
40
In Business Since:
1982
Funding Support:
Yes through third parties
BFA Membership:
Member - Established
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