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Women’s History Month: Meet Merry Maids Marketing Manager Aaliah Chik

Meet Merry Maids Marketing Manager Aaliah Chik. 

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.

Including Merry Maids UK’s Marketing Manager, Aaliah Chik.

Meet Aaliah

Aaliah Chik joined ServiceMaster Brands UK in September 2022 as a Senior Marketing Executive for our Merry Maids and TruGreen brands.

As a champion and supporter of our franchisees, Aaliah loves marketing and being able to introduce the fun and importance of it to our networks of business owners.

“It’s great to watch franchisees see the results and power of marketing,” she says.

What’s the best career advice you’ve been given?

“To be confident in what you do, be bold and put yourself out there.”

What do you wish more people knew about being a woman in business?

“You can succeed and lead a very successful business. Be bold and know you can do it.”

“There is lots of support out there and build a great team that believes in your dream and will help you get there.”

“That’s the great thing about the franchise model: you automatically get that support.”

What’s an accomplishment or win that makes you especially proud?

“I’m fortunate to be in a role which I love and I get that winning feeling quite often.”

“I’ve recently joined the business and the new support tools and my new way of working have been well received.”

“It has brought in so much engagement from franchisees and customers alike, and we are already seeing the benefits of it, in such a short time frame. It excites me to develop this further and see what the future could bring.”

What has been a big goal in your career?

“My goal is to be the best at what I do and see that translate into the success of others.”

Want to find out more?

At Merry Maids, people are at the heart of what we do.

To see how some of those people could help you, find your nearest Merry Maids today to receive a free, no-obligation quotation on our bespoke cleaning services.

Women’s History Month: Meet Merry Maids Brand Leader Vikki Donnachie

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.

About Vikki

Vikki joined ServiceMaster Brands UK in 2021.

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.”

Want to find out more?

At Merry Maids, people are at the heart of what we do.

To see how some of those people could help you, find your nearest Merry Maids today to receive a free, no-obligation quotation on our bespoke cleaning services.