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Minster Cleaning was established in 1982; it has been a full member of the British Franchise Association (bfa) since 1992 and was a 2021 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year bronze award winner. With so much experience of franchising and the commercial cleaning market, Minster Cleaning gives prospective franchise partners a rock-solid business model with […]

Minster Cleaning Celebrates 40 Years of Success

Minster Cleaning is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022. Minster Cleaning started its journey back in 1982, when Alan Haigh, Founder and Chairman, set up the very first branch in Birmingham. It was while working at Tandy Corporation that Alan Haigh came up with the idea to launch Minster Cleaning, now one of the […]

Minster Cleaning shortlisted for Franchisor of the Year

Minster Cleaning has been nominated as a finalist for Franchisor of the Year 2021 in the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards. The awards evening, which will be held by the British Franchise Association (bfa) in Birmingham, on 30 November, is a major event in the franchising calendar. A nomination proves the business works ethically and is […]

The secrets of Minster Cleaning franchisee success

What does it take to become a successful Minster Cleaning franchisee? Funnily enough, the answer isn’t lots of previous commercial cleaning experience. In fact, the company’s franchisees come from a range of backgrounds says managing director Mike Parker. “We’re not looking for one type of person. Our current franchisees have led varied careers in sectors […]

Minster Cleaning Thoughts for 2021

Minster Cleaning is the UK’s leading commercial cleaning franchise. It has been supporting franchisees to create thriving businesses since 1982, with some branches achieving annual turnover of more than £2million. And Minster’s expertise has never been more in demand, with hygiene a top priority in the era of Covid-19. We had a chat with managing […]

Damon Brown Five Year Anniversary

Damon Brown is celebrating his five-year anniversary as the owner of Minster Cleaning’s Bristol franchise in style. Not only is he continuing to grow the business in uncertain economic times, he’s been nominated as a finalist in the transformation category of the bfa HSBC British Franchise Awards. What does he put his success down to? […]

Is 2021 a good time to invest in a franchise?

As Britain wrestles with the economic problems associated with the pandemic, investing in a franchise in 2021 might sound too risky for some, however it could be best decision you ever make. The sector you choose needs careful consideration and understanding how a franchise has performed through previous downturns is key. As with some other […]

Attractive new growth scheme launched

Join Minster Cleaning and pay NO management fee in the first 12 months! As the pandemic hit back in March, many of Minster Cleaning’s customers across the network paused their contracts as the UK went into lockdown. Thankfully, those customers are now returning and reassuringly over a third of our branches have experienced increases in […]

Q&A with Mike Parker, MD at Minster Cleaning

What are your top five tips for a prospective franchisee considering purchasing a franchise? Ask ‘awkward’ questions. For example, ask about any failures that the franchisor has had in the network. Try to find out if these were down to the franchisee or lack of support on the part of the franchisor. Ask about the […]