The franchisees of Minster Cleaning Services, the office and commercial cleaning firm, were praised by Mike Parker, managing director, at their annual awards conference for the quality of their work having led to the network reaching annual sales exceeding £30m.
Average turnover is more than £700,000 for each of the 41 franchises.
“Our awards recognise those who have made outstanding achievements during the year, but all have successfully weathered one of the worst recessions in history and are well placed for the future,” said Parker.
“They have shown that resilience and man-management skills, together with Minster’s proven business model, add up to a formula that really stands the test of time.”
Turning to the prospects for prospective franchisees, Parker said that they could all look forward to a safe and secure future. “We are full members of the BFA, and when you take one of our franchises you are not buying yourself a job, but the opportunity to create a large business and a genuinely valuable asset.
“We provide our franchisees with a well-trusted brand and a comprehensive range of support services which cover the main day-to-day business activities, such as IT, accountants, marketing and training, as well as offering professional advice on employment law, health and safety, and environmental legislation.
“Our office cleaning system is an essential service that is based on repeat custom and its broad client base spreads the business risk. Our large territories give franchisees virtually unlimited growth potential and with the UK office cleaning market valued at £7bn there is plenty of scope for them.”