Minster Services Group UK
About Minster Services Group UK
Minster Cleaning Services has been trading for over 30 years and has 43 branches across the UK. Total network turnover is over £37 million, and average annual branch sales are in excess of £860,000. 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 13 years and some are reaching the stage where they are planning their exit. As a result, there is also currently an established franchise available for resale in Liverpool.
- 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
Richard and his father Tony liked the idea of owning their own business but, lacking the experience of setting a business up from scratch, decided that franchising was their best option.
Facing declining markets and big-business competition for his own retial business, Rob identified franchising as the best option and then spent over twelve months planning his career change, visiting exhibitions and franchise companies.
Esmond started his Minster Cleaning Services franchise in August 1996; today, annual turnover is over £1million and he has now recruited a general manger to help with the day-to-day running of his successful business.
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.
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.
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...
“A thorough training course at Minster’s head office and time spent with existing Minster franchisees has helped me to become familiar with the systems and procedures. The fact that the business is low-tech and virtually recession-proof was important to me.”