Maidenhead-based cleaning franchisor, Molly Maid, has secured a funding package worth £863,750 from HSBC to support its ambitious UK expansion plans.
The six-figure funding from HSBC has been used to purchase assets, including the company’s Maidenhead HQ Molly Maid House, which was previously rented, and free-up capital.
The financial backing will help Molly Maid reach up to 25 new markets across the UK in the next five years, further distinguishing itself as an industry leader. The company will be complementing existing franchise locations by opening its own sites, with a focus on the Midlands and the South of England. Immediate plans include expansion into Southampton, Bristol, Cambridge and Banbury, following Molly Maid’s recent successful expansion in Norwich.
Commenting on the expansion plans, Molly Maid UK President and CEO Kevin Hipkins, said: “Driving national expansion is top of our agenda and with HSBC’s support, led by our Relationship Manager at the bank Tom Gooder, we’ve had the confidence to commit to an ambitious five-year growth plan. The move to expand will see us setting up a readymade business in target locations, enabling us to establish the Molly Maid brand in new regions and capitalise on the booming demand for professional household cleaning services. We estimate the industry is valued at more than £2.7 billion and growing.”