Meet Merry Maids Brand Leader Vikki Donnachie
Earlier month, we celebrated International Women’s Day by spotlighting some of the women who own and operate Merry Maids franchises across the UK.
As Women’s History Month continues, we sat down with the women who work behind the scenes in our ServiceMaster Brands UK franchise support centre to discuss their careers as women in franchising.
Staring with Merry Maids UK’s Brand Leader, Vikki Donnachie.
Her role is to support and help our business owners to achieve their goals whilst supporting operational aspects.
From initial set-up, including recruitment, financial planning, goal setting and general day-to-day support to overcome any challenges they may face.
What’s the best career advice you’ve been given?
“Every day is a school day!”
“Never stop being open to learning and developing no matter how much experience you have or how long you’ve been doing something; there is always room for improvement.”
“Perfection is not the key to success it’s the willingness to adapt and learn at every given opportunity, especially when you face challenges. This is the key to overcoming them and developing yourself at every step of the journey.”
What do you wish more people knew about being a woman in business?
“The amount of support and opportunities which are available to women.”
“Franchising is a great way to be in business for yourself but not by yourself, we actively encourage all genders into the ServiceMaster network, and we are proud to have some amazing women flying the flag in business.”
What’s an accomplishment or win that makes you proud?
“I love working in franchising, I have worked in the franchising sector for over 16 years and I never get bored of helping and supporting people to build and develop successful businesses, along with giving people in their local communities the opportunity to be part of something great.”
“Supporting each other to be better and build a great national network is what I am very proud of.”
What has been a big goal in your career?
“I thrive off helping others achieve their dreams and aspirations. This is what has always given me the drive and ambition when it comes to my career.”
“This remains my goal and has constantly been with me since I stepped into franchising all those years ago.”
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