Nicky Morris Gets Awards Nod
Nicky Morris is franchise owner of Merry Maids Blackpool, Fylde and Preston, and is celebrating being shortlisted in this year’s “Encouraging Women Into Franchising (EWIF) Awards” for ‘Woman Franchisee of the Year’.
ServiceMaster Ltd, franchisor behind the Merry Maids brand, has a proven track record in helping franchisees to grow award-winning businesses. Last year, one ServiceMaster Clean franchisees was crowned winner of the bfa’s Customer Service Award and ServiceMaster Ltd themselves was a finalist in the ‘Franchisors of the Year’ award.
Nicky’s shortlisting is no surprise and is a testament to the fantastic opportunity that owning a Merry Maids franchise represents. One of the world’s leading domestic cleaning businesses, Merry Maids boasts a 35 year history in the UK. It’s their reputation and wealth of experience that attracted Nicky to invest in 2002. “Merry Maids has a proven track record and is one of the largest domestic cleaning franchises in the UK.
“I was attracted to them as I preferred the business franchise plan rather than an agency style franchise.” A significant benefit to owning a Merry Maids franchise is the support structure that’s available to franchisees to help grow their businesses,” Morris said. “My Operations Brand Manager is just a call away. We meet regularly for formal regional meetings and once a year for a national Merry Maids Seminar. There’s regular correspondence from ServiceMaster Ltd and a franchisee representative body to discuss the strategy for the network.”
Morris is happy to admit that she’s very excited about the upcoming awards, “I’m absolutely over the moon about reaching the EWIF finals,” she says. Everyone at Merry Maids is looking forward to the finals in May when they’ll learn if she is to be crowned ‘Woman Franchisee of the Year - 2014.’
Merry Maids is part of the ServiceMaster Family of Brands with opportunities including van, home and office-based franchises working in the domestic and commercial sectors.