Contract Cleaning Remains a Necessity | ServiceMaster Clean

The demand for cleaning is perceived as being less subject to the economic downturn than other sectors as cleaning remains a necessity.

The contract cleaning industry is thriving, but remains competitive, with an estimated turnover of around £5.6 billion annually. A ServiceMaster Clean Contract Services franchise gives prospective business owners the recipe for success in the industry.

When looking for an industry and a franchise to partner up with, it’s essential that you do your research in to both! A great franchise is no good without a great industry to operate within.

Here’s some key facts about the Contract Cleaning Industry – Warwick Institute for Employment Research

  • The UK market for contract cleaning is estimated to be £5.6 billion
  • There are around 448,400 people working in the industry in just over 32,000 companies
  • Migrant workers make up 37% of the English cleaning workforce
  • 86% of all cleaning companies have 10 or less employees
  • 1% of companies have 200 plus employees and provide work for approximately half of all cleaning employees

How do we fair up? 

  • Largest Franchisee turnover exceeds £4 million employing over 600 people
  • 23% of Franchisees have exceeded £1 million turnover
  • Average business turnover £768k employing approximately 114 staff
  • Approximately 3985 employees across the network
  • Contract Services business grew by 10.4% in 2017

Our franchisees benefit from the use of an established brand of almost 60 years, proven business model and unlimited support from a team of qualified franchise professionals to help them to grow their business in a growing industry.

If you would like to find out more about our franchise proposition in a growing industry, then why not speak to a member of our Franchise Recruitment Team on 0116 275 9005 or at