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Minster Cleaning Services - Commercial Cleaning Franchise available in Cambridge

The UK's largest B2B commercial cleaning franchise, providing franchisees with exclusive territories for management of office cleaners.

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Territory Information

Cambridge

Franchise Fee:
£28,225 + VAT
Liquid Capital:
£40,000 to £60,000
Profile

The largest b2b cleaning franchise

WHY CHOOSE MINSTER?

Minster Cleaning Services is the UK’s largest commercial cleaning franchise business. Our top branches are each achieving sales in excess of £2 million and half are achieving sales of more than £1 million. Net profit potential is £200k+ .

On average, our franchise partners have been with us for 14 years, showing that our tried and tested business model works and is providing secure and profitable futures for our partners.

We offer exceptional support to help your business succeed. With expertise in marketing, operations, finance and IT, we’ll provide you with the necessary business tools and training to make sure you’re set up quickly and seeing a healthy return on your investment.

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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.

Tried & tested format

Current Resales

Resale opportuntiies are currently available in the following areas:

Nottingham

Devon

Please enquire below if you are interested.

TERRITORIES AVAILABLE

  • London
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Doncaster and Lincoln
  • Durham and Sunderland
  • Leicestershire
  • Middlesex
  • Peterborough
  • Swansea
  • Guildford

TRAINING AND SUPPORT

We offer one week’s initial training at our Birmingham Head Office covering operational aspects of running a Minster Cleaning Services business. You will then also receive structured visits within your branch from Head Office support team members over a further 8 week period, plus ongoing support and guidance as required.

bfa winner 2016

bfa finalist 2018

bfa finalist 2019

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

New Branch Investment

Licence, Territory & Training: £22,000

Supplies (Guide prices only)

  • Marketing launch package: £5,025
  • Computer Hardware: £1,000
  • Miscellaneous Stationery: £200

Total Initial Package: £28,225 + 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 SERVICES 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 SERVICES'S 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 - Network turnover grew by 35%
  • 2016 – First branch hits £2 million turnover

 

News
Nottinghamshire Resale
Nottinghamshire Resale
13 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. John chose Minster because he knew that th...
Minster Cleaning Services is a finalist in the national Franchise Marketing Awards in the category for ‘Best Website
Minster Cleaning Services is a finalist in the national Franchise Marketing Awards in the category for ‘Best Website
13 September 2019
Over the past 14 years, the Franchise Marketing Awards have become one of the industry’s most highly coveted accolades. They are renowned for celebrating innovative marketing campaigns and effective marketing support offered by franchisors to their franchisees. Judged by an independent panel of...
West Country Magic
West Country Magic
12 September 2019
Damon Brown 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 and turnover over the last three years has increased by a staggering 80...
Paul Watts is ready to take Minster’s Derbyshire franchise to new peaks
Paul Watts is ready to take Minster’s Derbyshire franchise to new peaks
15 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 a couple of years before taking on the fra...
London calling for commercial cleaning
London calling for commercial cleaning
15 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 London South East, London East, Lon...
How should a franchisor support me in my first year of trading?
How should a franchisor support me in my first year of trading?
15 May 2019
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 it alone, is down to the support they’ll receive, not only at the start, but throughout the entire lifecycle...
Marc Goddard, Leeds joint franchisee talks about his challenges running a £2 million business and plans for the future.
Marc Goddard, Leeds joint franchisee talks about his challenges running a £2 million business and plans for the future.
15 May 2019
Marc Goddard, Joint Franchisee, Minster Cleaning Services, Leeds & WakefieldWhen did you launch your franchise?/What did you do prior to franchising? I joined the Leeds & Wakefield branch of Minster Cleaning Services as Business Development Manager in 2008. I then spent time as an area manager bef...
Ian Hadley, Operations Manager, Minster Cleaning Services achieves BICSc Licensed Assessor (LBICSc) status
Ian Hadley, Operations Manager, Minster Cleaning Services achieves BICSc Licensed Assessor (LBICSc) status
29 January 2019
The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) is the largest independent, professional and educational body within the cleaning industry, with over 30,000 Individual and Corporate Members. Their aim is to raise the standards of education and build awareness of the cleaning industry through profe...
Top Tips for Prospective Franchisees
Top Tips for Prospective Franchisees
12 November 2018
Mike Parker Managing director at Minster Cleaning ServicesQ: What are your top five tips for a prospective franchisee considering purchasing a franchise? A: 1. Ask ‘awkward’ questions. For example, ask about any failures that the franchisor has had in the network. Try to find out if these were dow...
New sites, new opportunities at Minster Cleaning Services
New sites, new opportunities at Minster Cleaning Services
10 November 2018
Although the majority of Minster Cleaning Services’ most recent franchisees have joined through the purchase of an established branch, there is much to be said for considering a management franchise in one of the office cleaning specialist’s ‘new’ territories for a fraction of the cost. These are ...
Family in Franchising
Family in Franchising
09 November 2018
Arthur joined Minster in 1996 when he bought the Accrington branch. His daughter, Emma, joined the business nine years later. Minster Cleaning Services' Lancashire franchisee, Arthur White, bought the Accrington branch in 1996. Arthur, previously managing director of a manufacturing company, joine...
Developing Derbyshire
Developing Derbyshire
27 September 2018
A well established branch of Minster Cleaning Services has a new owner. The thriving commercial cleaning company’s Derbyshire franchise was purchased as a new start in 1998 and the previous franchisee took over in 2005. New franchisee, Paul Watts chose Minster because he knew that his 30 years’ mana...
Support is the Key to Success
Support is the Key to Success
22 June 2012
 A franchise offers a tried and tested business model where failure rates are significantly lower than for independent businesses. But all franchises are not the same and the levels of support that franchisees receive can vary dramatically.Minster Cleaning Services prides itself on its track r...
Recognition for Franchisees
Recognition for Franchisees
22 June 2012
 According to managing director, Mike Parker, it is the high quality of their franchisees that has made Minster Cleaning Services the biggest franchisor in the UK commercial cleaning sector and a leading force in office cleaning:“Our franchisees have shown that resilience, determination and ma...
Case Studies
Richard Holdich – Hull, North & East Yorkshire
Richard Holdich – Hull, North & East Yorkshire
Father and son team, Tony and Richard Holdich opened their Hull, North & East Yorkshire branch of Minster Cleaning Services in 1994. Previously, Tony, a chartered accountant, had worked for various companies in East Yorkshire and Richard, a bio-chemist, was working as a research scientist in the f...
Kevin Lawley – Norfolk & Suffolk
Kevin Lawley – Norfolk & Suffolk
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. He chose a commercial cleaning franchise and has trebled turnover at the Norfolk & Suffolk branch of Minster Cleaning Services since taking ov...
Nick Barber – Northampton
Nick Barber – Northampton
Nick Barber, joined Minster Cleaning Services in 1996 taking on their Northamptonshire & Bedfordshire territory as a 'new start'. Since then, he has grown annual turnover to around £1.8 million; he was named as Minster's Franchisee of the Year in 2010, 2013 and 2015 and was a 2014 B2B bfa Franchis...
Arthur White & Emma Fenlon – Lancashire
Arthur White & Emma Fenlon – Lancashire
Minster Cleaning Service's Lancashire franchisee, Arthur White, bought the Accrington branch in 1996. Arthur, previously managing director of a manufacturing company, joined Minster after deciding that his management capabilities and experience could be put to good use running a commercial cleanin...
Richard Thompson – Berkshire
Richard Thompson – Berkshire
When Richard Thompson took over the Berkshire management franchise of Minster Cleaning Services in September 2003, the branch had been operational for seven years. With annual sales more or less stabilised at around £250,000, Richard recognised the potential and saw it as an excellent opportunity ...
Rob Wilson – Essex
Rob Wilson – Essex
Rob Wilson spent 20 years running his own retail business before joining Minster Cleaning Services, the highly successful commercial cleaning company. Declining markets and the prospect of even greater dominance by the multiple retailers persuaded him to look for an alternative to his frozen food ...
Harry and Terence Batwell – Aberdeen
Harry and Terence Batwell – Aberdeen
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 deciding to return to Harry's homeland they identified Aberdeen as the ideal locati...
Videos
Why Choose a Minster Franchise?
Why Choose a Minster Franchise?
Find out why many of our franchisees have chosen to purchase a Minster management franchise and what returns they are making.
Minster Cleaning Services - Bristol Franchise Partner
Minster Cleaning Services - Bristol Franchise Partner
Bristol Franchise Partner, Damon Brown explains why he joined Minster and how he has grown the business to turnover £1 Million.
Minster Cleaning Services - Gloucester Franchise Partner
Minster Cleaning Services - Gloucester Franchise Partner
29 April 2019
Gloucester Franchise Partner, Simon Vamplew explains why he joined Minster and how he has grown the business to turnover £1.2 Million.
Minster Cleaning Services - Lancashire Franchise Partner
Minster Cleaning Services - Lancashire Franchise Partner
Lancashire Franchise Partner, Emma Fenlon explains why she joined Minster and how she has grown the business to turnover £1.4 Million.

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