Achieve success and security with
a Minster Management Franchise

Supported each step of the way

Support for franchisees has always been fundamental to the success of Minster Cleaning. It has used more than 40 years in the industry to establish systems to simplify many of the important day-to-day business activities, leaving franchisees free to concentrate on building a substantial, valuable asset.

With 36 years’ experience in the cleaning industry including 32 years in franchising, Head of Operations Ian Hadley has an in-depth understanding of the operational issues that can arise in a large network such as Minster Cleaning’s.

Ian ensures consistency of best practice across the network and compliance with current legislation, such as rises in the National Living Wage and environmental legislation.

As well as providing help for franchisees in areas such as health and safety, employment related matters, risk assessments, operational training and product and service advice, Ian is involved in progressing leads for suitable national and regional contracts. Ian also manages the ISO and SafeContractor accreditations for Minster Cleaning’s Network Support Centre.

Healthcare is an important market for Minster Cleaning thanks to its expertise in providing specialist cleaning services to the sector. Minster Cleaning’s healthcare cleaning plans and audit processes align with the current NHS national standards of healthcare cleanliness guidelines and Care Quality Commission requirements.

Minster Cleaning is an Accredited Training Centre with the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), and Ian is a licensed assessor. This allows Minster Cleaning to offer accredited training to all branch staff. Minster Cleaning also partners with Citation Professional Solutions to provide training and support in areas such as infection control, employment law and health & safety.

Minster Cleaning offers a safe and secure future whether franchisees buy an established business or a new territory. Help is available with the transition from employment to self-employment (if needed), and support covers all key business functions including operations and training, marketing, IT and finance.

The annual turnover of the franchise is now in excess of £50million and, with a reputation for integrity and professionalism, it is one of the UK’s most successful commercial cleaning franchises. The top branches are achieving sales of more than £2million per year, with many turning over in excess of £1million.

Franchisees in the Minster Cleaning network come from a wide range of professions, but all have people-management abilities, commercial awareness and determination in common, essential attributes for a management franchise where some branches employ well over 200 people.

Large territories mean that there is always ample potential for growth. By securing contracts from just a small fraction of the market in their area, franchisees can build a highly successful business. As commercial cleaning is an essential service that appeals to a broad client base, the market isn’t too greatly affected by fluctuations in the UK economy.

A leading force in office cleaning, Minster Cleaning has been a full member of the British Franchise Association (BFA) since 1992. On average, franchisees have been with Minster Cleaning for 17 years and some longer serving franchisees are planning to retire in the next few years. There are currently resales available in Essex and Nottingham. Please contact Minster Cleaning for further details.

New franchise opportunities include Cambridge, Doncaster, Durham, Guildford, Leicester, London, Middlesex, Peterborough and Swansea. Initial start-up cost is £20,000 plus vat, which covers licence fee, territory, IT equipment & training, plus a comprehensive marketing launch package. In addition, a minimum of £35,000 working capital plus personal drawings is required. Finance support is available from leading high street banks, subject to status.

Minster Cleaning is here to help new franchisees succeed. Anyone purchasing a new greenfield Minster Cleaning franchise will save by not paying a management fee in the first 12 months of trading. This will help to give an additional boost during this period. Terms and conditions apply – please visit for further details.