Minster Cleaning Services has been shortlisted for the Franchisor of the Year Award at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on June 27.
Minster Cleaning Services began in 1982 and has been a bfa Full Member since 1992. The company has branches across the UK and employs more than 5,000 people. Half of Minster franchisees have each built up businesses with sales of more than £1million and the top branches have each achieved annual turnover in excess of £2million.
Mike Parker, Managing Director comments “Our network has gone from strength to strength, resulting in a joint network turnover of £40 million last year.”
He continues “Our high overall franchisee satisfaction scores have also increased, which is extremely pleasing.
Training and support have always been crucial to the success of Minster franchisees. We have invested heavily in improvements to our internal training programmes and enhanced our operational platforms to increase efficiencies and improve standards.
Our franchisees benefit from a highly effective marketing strategy and ongoing support also covers operational management, administration, bookkeeping and IT as well as professional advice in the complex fields of employment law and health and safety.”
The awards evening is the flagship event in the franchising calendar and getting a nomination in itself is a major achievement, proving the business works ethically and in the best interests of franchisees and staff, fighting off many other companies vying for the accolade.
Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchising Association, congratulated the cleaning service:
“Minster Cleaning Services showed how it has really gone above and beyond for its network, which is one of the fundamental reasons why it got nominated.”
Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, said:
“I’m delighted Minster Cleaning Services has been nominated for the Franchisor of the Year award.
“From large corporate companies to individuals requiring commercial properties to be cleaned, Minster Cleaning Services covers it all, and it is fantastic to see its hard work and franchise model has led them to this nomination.”
Minster Cleaning Services will go head-to-head against five other franchise units in June from a mixture of sectors, including courier services, pet food services and a recruitment franchise.
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