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About Molly Maid UK
What is Molly Maid?
Molly Maid is a professional domestic cleaning service started in the UK in 1984 - it carries out over a quarter of a million home-based cleans every single year. Its franchise model is centered around a management franchise concept, which entails franchisees employing staff to clean home in the local area.
Molly Maid is a full member of the British Franchise Association, and boasts 71 franchisees nationwide and a current annual turnover of £15m. The company recently moved its main support office to company-owned offices in Maidenhead, and boasts a tight-knit group of successful franchisees, some of whom have been with the organisation for 25 years.
What does being a Molly Maid franchisee entail?
Franchise owners are responsible for recruiting, training and managing their full-time staff. The service is based on a no-obligation, free estimate carried out in the home. Staff are uniformed, fully insured and work in teams of two, travelling in blue cars displaying the Molly Maid logo, as well as the company’s telephone number.
Being a franchisee involves a huge amount of commitment, as well as a wealth of drive, motivation and passion. Molly Maid states that while it doesn’t expect all business owners to have experience in the home cleaning industry, they welcome people with the requisite skill set needed to grow a business and manage a team.
It is a home-based franchise which requires a start-up cost of £16,975, typically needing a personal investment of £5,500. As a recognised franchise, Molly Maid has strong relationships with major high street banks, which can lend up to 70 per cent of the cost, as well as BizBritain, a government-based loan funder.
What training and support do franchisees receive?
Franchisees will need to undertake an initial five days training course at the Molly Maid support office - the course is designed to offer a full understanding of the business systems. Afterwards, a dedicated adviser spends five days on-site, coaching the new franchisee at customer estimate appointments and attending staff interviews.
What areas are currently available?
Right now there are over 120 new areas available in the UK, as well as several resale opportunities, too. Molly Maid’s demographic mapping software allows the team to adjust the boundaries of any new area based on where prospective franchisees live, or their knowledge of the target market.
Whether individuals are interested in opening a Molly Maid in a brand-new area or buying an existing business, they will get full training on our business system, a dedicated Business Adviser to help guide them through the process, and the full support from all franchise owners.
Those starting a new business can benefit from exclusive territory with a minimum of 12,000 potential customers, an established website generating over 60,000 enquiries annually, and access to one of the most recognised brands in the UK’s 2.7bn home-cleaning industry.
What the franchisees say
Amy Lawton, owner of Molly Maid, Nantwich: “The initial and ongoing I receive from Molly Maid is invaluable. From the initial training week up until now, my Business Adviser regularly calls me to see how things are going and is always available to help, if and when required. There’s a lot to learn but their training style makes the experience a lot less daunting than it first seems.”
Andy Crewe, owner of Molly Maid, Doncaster: “My wife and I wanted to start a franchise in order to take control of our destiny. So in my early forties we thought it was time to commit to a venture where if we succeeded it was down to us. The greater the success, the more we’d reap the potential reward. Cleaning was chosen due to the demand always being there, and Molly Maid gave us the benefit of a tried and tested model.”
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Molly Maid UK
What is Molly Maid? Molly Maid is a professional domestic cleaning service...£8,000 Minimum Investment