Minster Cleaning

Minster Cleaning is a management franchise providing an essential B2B service, the management of office cleaning and allied services under contract. It is not a fashion or a trend but a utility, just like water and electricity supplies.

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Minster Cleaning is one of the UK’s leading commercial cleaning franchises with branches across the UK and has been established since 1982. We offer exceptional support to help your business succeed. With expertise in marketing, operations, finance and IT, we’ll provide you with the necessary business tools and training to make sure you’re set up quickly and seeing a healthy return on your investment.

Across our franchise network, our top branches are each achieving sales in excess of £2 million and half are achieving sales of more than £1 million with £200k + net profit potential.  Our territories are large and exclusive to each branch offering a wide geographical target market to maximise.

On average franchisees have been with us for 14 years, showing that our tried and tested business model works and is providing secure and profitable futures for our partners.


Our management franchise business offers a low risk opportunity with a guaranteed geographic territory. Thousands of local organisations throughout the UK trust Minster to take care of their cleaning requirements. Sectors include general office, manufacturing, leisure, local government, retail, education and healthcare (including medical and dental practices requiring specialist cleaning).

There are opportunities to develop high returns in a recession resistant and growing commercial cleaning sector and Minster Cleaning is a well recognised brand name throughout the industry.


  • Cambridgeshire
  • Doncaster and Lincoln
  • Durham and Sunderland
  • Leicestershire
  • Middlesex
  • Peterborough
  • Swansea
  • Guildford
  • London (multiple territories)


We offer one week’s initial training at our Birmingham Head Office covering operational aspects of running a Minster Cleaning business. You will then also receive structured visits within your branch from Head Office support team members over a further 8 week period, plus ongoing support and guidance as required.


New branch investment

  • Licence Fee, Training, IT Equipment, & Stationery - £15,000 plus VAT

  • Marketing Launch Package - £5,000 plus VAT

  • Royalty Fee – 0-7%*

* 0% royalty fee for first 12 months of trading for new territories, which rises to 7%.

  • Total Package Cost - £20,000 + VAT

Working Capital Requirement £40,000 - £60,000 (estimated, dependent on drawings and financial costs)

Note: Finance support is available from leading high street banks, subject to status.


Our franchisees are special – we look for people with drive, ambition and determination to achieve their goals. You will be a people person who is customer-focused and totally committed to the business. As a strong motivator, you will need to lead, manage and direct a workforce. By following Minster’s systems, you will be building a rock solid investment for the future.


  • 1982 - Business started
  • 1992 - Business was franchised and became a full member of British Franchise Association
  • 1998 – Group turnover reaches £10 million
  • 2000 - First branch hits £1 million turnover
  • 2002 – Group turnover reaches £20 million
  • 2006 - Group turnover reaches £30 million 
  • 2012 to 2017 - Network turnover grew by 35%
  • 2016 – First branch hits £2 million turnover

Financial statistics are based on pre-COVID 19 figures.

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