How should a franchisor support me?

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 of the partnership. However, the first-year trading is important to both parties, to ensure the business gets off to a flying start. Franchise owners should expect […]

Coventry branch celebrates 25 years

Just before the terrible unforeseen Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, Minster Cleaning Coventry were fortunate to celebrate their 25th year with their Regional Director Russell Haines. Russell was awarded the achievement by Minster Cleaning’s Managing Director, Mike Parker. “Although we are all going through hard times at the moment, we still want to stay positive and recognise […]

Control your destiny

When Richard Thompson took over the Berkshire management franchise of Minster Cleaning 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 to build a substantial business. He was confident that he could […]

A Minster milestone

Annual turnover at Minster Cleaning, the commercial cleaning franchise, is now £41million. Across the network, half of all branches are each achieving sales of more than £1million, and the top franchises are each achieving sales in excess of £2million. James Lofthouse of the Sheffield branch became the first to reach £2million. He bought the franchise […]

Celebrating success and awarding top franchisees

Minster Cleaning’s annual awards took place at the stunning Moor Hall Hotel & Spa  in Sutton Coldfield. It was the perfect venue to update the network about new initiatives and best practice, but more importantly celebrate the franchisees’ outstanding achievements and milestones. Awards were presented throughout the evening for accolades including; long-service, marketing, operations, turnover […]

Simon Vamplew

Simon had been in charge of Minster Cleaning’s Gloucester franchise for 10 years when the first of his two sons arrived. “Having children changes you and you have to change your management style. I used to do a lot of things myself but it forced me to delegate and that was great. Putting a structure […]

Going strong

Rob Wilson, one of Minster Cleanings’s longest-serving franchisees, has no plans to retire Rob Wilson spent 20 years running his own retail business before joining Minster Cleaning, the highly successful commercial cleaning company.  Rob was in search of an opportunity that offered ample scope to satisfy his ambitions, but within a stable marketplace.  He identified […]

No potatoes necessary!

Four Minster Cleaning Services franchisees are celebrating a combined total of 100 years in commercial cleaning, with each reaching their 25 year anniversary this year. Unlike cleaners a century ago you won’t find any of our franchisees sprinkling tea leaves on the floor to help sweep up dust, using grated potato to get rid of […]

The low down

It was while working at Tandy Corporation that chairman Alan Haigh came up with the idea to launch Minster Cleaning Services, one of the country’s most successful franchises and a leading force in office cleaning.  One of Alan’s responsibilities was to find cleaning contractors for the Tandy stores, as he explains: “They were unreliable, and […]

Speaking at the prestigious 2019 BICSc Annual Awards

Ian Hadley, Operations Manager at Minster Cleaning Services will be speaking at the BICSc Annual Awards, Showcase & Exhibition on Thursday 26th September at Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa in Northamptonshire. The BICSc Annual Awards is one of the most prestigious events in the cleaning and Facilities Management industry’s calendar, celebrating excellence in training and […]