Service with a 1950s twist

Sarah Legge Owner of Maid to Butler and her husband.
Sarah Legge Owner of Maid to Butler and her husband.

In every job that must be done, there really is an element of fun for a Northumberland cleaning business.

Owner Sarah Legge adopts a Mary Poppins style in her Maid To Butler Housekeeping Services.

Unfortunately, the work isn’t done with a click of the fingers, but the service adopts a 1950s theme, with staff equipped with pinnies, baskets and traditional products, not to mention a friendly disposition.

As reported in the Gazette last year, Mrs Legge, 37, set up the business two years ago when she was made redundant from Northumberland County Council.

And now she is looking for new staff to bolster the workforce from nine to 13 to cover the more than 80 customers between Ponteland and Alnwick.

The service has gone from strength to strength and Mrs Legge’s mum Catherine Richardson is now working as a director, along with Barbara Holmes, who joined the team after she was made redundant from Northumberland College.

“It is our second birthday so now we can start growing the business further,” said Mrs Legge.

“We have got the model right and now there is the opportunity of further jobs in Northumberland.

“We are very family-orientated so it would suit people who have children, or ladies who are semi-retired and want flexibility of work-life balance.”

The service is seeking two staff for the Morpeth to Alnwick area. Applicants should be friendly, caring, reliable, take pride in their work and go the extra mile for customers.

For further details or to apply, email or call 0845 519 7731.