Membership History

Full Member
Joined 2005

Membership History

Full Member
Joined 2005

Company Overview

Merry Maids was established in the states in 1979 and came over to the UK in 1990. Since, our franchise network has grown substantially and we have almost 100 franchised businesses operating territory within the UK. Merry Maids is part of the ServiceMaster family of brands.

This is a superb management franchise opportunity with open-ended earning capabilities for an individual who is looking to start a business, using an established brand name in an ever-growing market. With the support of a thriving franchise network and unrivalled back up from franchising experts ServiceMaster, who have nearly 60 years’ UK franchising experience, the Merry Maids model is a proven route to business success.

Employed teams of maids provide regular and one-off, spring cleans and end of tenancy cleans, following the Merry Maids’ cleaning systems, using our unique products to homes within your specially selected and unique territory. Our franchisees benefit from up to 90% recurring income and up to 35% profit margins.

Why Choose Merry Maids?

We understand that it can be difficult when choosing a franchisor to work with. You may have already chosen an industry, a trade or a solution and be looking for a franchisor for a ‘best fit’. Interestingly, many of our franchisees didn’t actually choose domestic cleaning before their franchise journey, they chose us as a franchisor to work with.

We like to fill our prospective business owners with confidence when making this decision as ServiceMaster have been franchising for almost 60 years and have over 700 franchised units across the UK operating under 5 fantastic brands. We are full bfa members and are proud to follow the code of ethics set by the British Franchise Association.

As a Merry Maids franchisee, you can benefit from the following:

  • No experience is necessary! Full training is provided (read more below)
  • Flexibility – you can work from home, no evenings, weekends or bank holidays
  • Enjoy up to 35% profit margins and up to 90% recurring income
  • Brand Management System – Built by franchisees for franchisees
  • Low set up costs
  • Proven money-making model – Merry Maids unique and methodical process of domestic cleaning
  • Recognised brand (almost 40 years old) and unique Merry Maids territory
  • Support from a team of qualified franchise professionals – Operations, Marketing, HR, IT…
  • Established franchise network for advice & support
  • Website, Marketing & PR launch
  • Exclusive Merry Maids/ServiceMaster products & equipment

Franchise Support Centre – a team of over 50 individuals dedicated to supporting all of our franchised businesses and national customers.

Franchise Overview

Merry Maids was established in 1979 in the United States and was brought to the UK in 1990 to provide professional domestic cleaning services to homes in the United Kingdom.


The all new, three-week training academy provides new franchisees with practical and theoretical training for each aspect of managing a Merry Maids franchise. The three-week academy includes two weeks of classroom training, covering business operations and management, marketing and publicity, financial management and support and a further week of on-the-job training with an existing franchisee.

Ongoing training, support and tools are also easy to obtain over the phone, in person and via our online portal where you can access further information, advice & business tools such as business and marketing plan templates, ‘how to’ guides and the operations manual. You are never alone with a ServiceMaster franchise.

Daily Life of a franchisee

Operating a Merry Maids franchise involves a full-spectrum of management activities including, sales, marketing, customer service, employment and management of staff. It is the franchisees role to ensure teams of maids have all their equipment and schedules for the day each morning and to fulfil in-house quotations and enquiries from customers throughout the working week.

Merry Maids’ success is built upon our understanding that time is a precious commodity and that domestic cleaning services can take a lot of stress out of our client’s lives, so a cool head and excellent customer service skills are essential.


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