Minster Services Group UK
About Minster Services Group UK
Minster Cleaning Services has been trading for over 30 years and has over 40 branches across the UK. Total network turnover is £30 million, and average annual branch sales are in excess of £700,000. Our franchisees operate commercial cleaning businesses serving clients across a broad range of sectors, including sectors which require specialist cleaning such as healthcare. In addition to daily office cleaning, our branches also provide clients with additional services including carpet cleaning, floor treatment, window cleaning and washroom services.
New franchise opportunities include Cambridge, Doncaster, Durham, Guildford, Leicester, London, Middlesex, Peterborough and Swansea. On average, franchisees have been with Minster for 11 years and some are reaching the stage where they are planning their exit. As a result, there are also currently established franchises available for resale in South Wales, Dundee and North West Midlands.
- Network Size: 26-50 units
- Franchise Type: Management
- Typical Start-up Cost: £28,225
- Minimum Personal Investment: £40,000
- Franchise Location: Office-based
- Market: B2B
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Our initial one-week training programme is designed to equip you with the skills and know-how to get your business off to a flying start. This includes three days training at our head office before your branch opens, encompassing marketing systems, administration and accounting; followed by two days of operational management training at an existing branch. Our dedicated support team will provide further training and support after your branch opens.
Daily Life of a Franchisee
As a Minster franchisee, you will enjoy a busy, sometimes challenging, but ultimately rewarding working life. You will have overall responsibility for the management of multiple contracts and a large team of cleaning operatives. You will also spend time developing relationships with prospective clients across a range of sectors, whilst ensuring that your existing clients remain satisfied with the level of service they receive.
Minster Services Group UK Case studies
Jim, 40, is married and has two daughters aged 12 and 10. He began his career as an apprentice with coal mining equipment manufacturer, Anderson Strathclyde, moving from there to Ferranti. He then went into sales with R D Taylor - a distributor of high-tech materials for the electronics industry - where the turnover doubled during his time there. He then set up his own business in the electronics industry and had sales of over $50 million per annum at its peak.
With 20 years in retail management with Marks & Spencer, David Charlton had the ideal skills for Minster. As he explains, both businesses are very dependent on the calibre of people that they employ...
After a 30-year career with the Lloyds Banking Group, Kevin Lawley decided to use his extensive range of management skills to go into business for himself.
Harry & Terence Batwell
Father and son team Harry and Terence Batwell opened their Minster Cleaning Services branch in Aberdeen in July 2011 after the two had spent many years living and working in various parts of Africa and Asia.