Franchisee helps BBC’s DIY SOS for a third time

October 10, 2019

Drain Doctor Bristol has lent a helping hand for a third time by donating its service to help adapt a family home in Barnstaple, Devon for the BBC television programme, DIY SOS.

The programme, which is due to be broadcast later in the year, helps homeowners by improving their property following a change in circumstances. Drain Doctor’s involvement was carrying out a CCTV drainage survey before the rest of the work started on the property.

 
Drain Doctor Bristol attended the ‘Big Reveal’ to welcome the well-deserved family into their newly adapted home and had the opportunity to meet the family, as well as the host of the show Nick Knowles and his DIY SOS team.

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Carl Butterfield, director of Drain Doctor Bristol, said: “It’s been a huge pleasure to have donated our services yet again to another worthy cause. Despite being based over two hours away, we’re thrilled to have been involved in this project and are very touched to have played a part in creating a positive impact on the lives of these amazing families.

“I can’t thank my technician, Andrew Price, enough for the hard work he has put in over the time he was on site. The ‘Big Reveal’ was very emotional for everyone and it was great to meet the family who are now able to start rebuilding their lives thanks to the army of local tradespeople involved.

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“We look forward to partaking in more build projects in the future and hope to come to the aid of even more families in need of assistance.”

Drain Doctor currently operates from over 60 franchise locations across the UK offering plumbing services from drain clearance to 24-hour emergency plumbing.

Source: Franchise World

DIY SOS: How this Gloucestershire firm helped an ’emotional’ Nick Knowles’ project for the third time

August 7, 2019

Gloucestershire based Drain Doctor were one of 100 local tradesmen who lent a hand as programme was filmed in Devon

A father was brought to tears after a Gloucestershire business, Drain Doctor, along with the DIY SOS team and 100 local tradesmen, came together to transform a family home.

 
Gloucestershire based Drain Doctor, a drain clearance and emergency plumbing franchise business, lent a hand to a newly adapted home in Barnstaple, Devon, to be featured on BBC DIY SOS The Big Build.

And it wasn’t the first time they have helped out.

This is the third time the company, which covers Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Gloucester and Stroud has donated its services to the Nick Knowles hosted show.

In nine days the DIY SOS team and local trades people and volunteers transformed the Collins’ family home.

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Two of Jan and Lucy Collin’s triplet daughters have a rare kidney disease which means they need dialysis in Bristol several days a week, but now the girls can have dialysis at home.

People in and around Gloucestershire are well used to the difference Nick Knowles can make to their lives and are loyal viewers of the programme.

Among the people who have been helped out by DIY SOS are disabled athlete Scott Jones from Cheltenham seriously ill Antonia Payne-Cheney from Eckington, near Tewkesbury and paralysed dad Ben Wernham from Avening, near Stroud .

Carl Butterfield, director of Drain Doctor Gloucestershire said: “It’s been a huge pleasure to have donated our services yet again to another worthy cause.”

He added: “Despite being based over two hours away, we’re thrilled to have been involved in this project and are very touched to have played a part in creating a positive impact on the lives of these amazing families.

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“I can’t thank my technician, Andrew Price, enough for the hard work he has put in over the time he was on site.

“The Big Reveal was very emotional for everyone and it was great to meet the family who are now able to start rebuilding their lives thanks to the army of local tradespeople invovled.

“We look forward to partaking in more build projects in the future and hope to come to the aid of even more families in need of asisstance.”

By Madelaine Richards

Source: Gloucester Live

Fantastic Services Celebrates New ‘Top 100’ Franchise Ranking

July 18, 2019

HOME cleaning and maintenance firm Fantastic Services is celebrating after being named one of the UK’s best franchises.

The company, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, offers a full range of domestic services, from cleaning and gardening to handymen, removals and pest control.

 
And the company has just been ranked 14th in a new UK ‘Top 100’ list compiled by industry experts Franchise Direct.

That puts Fantastic Services ahead of international giants like Costa Coffee, Burger King, Papa John’s and Wimpy, and it’s the third highest-placed firm originating in Britain.

Co-founder Rune Sovndahl says he’s delighted with the accolade, as he targets 30 per cent growth in 2019.

Rune said: “After forming in 2009, we’ve worked hard to get to the point where we now have more than 300 successful franchising partners, who provide more than 25 types of professional services to 15,000 UK clients each month.

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“And we’re pleased this new list has been published in the month we celebrate our tenth anniversary.”

The ‘Top 100 Franchises’ report is, according to Franchise Direct, the first of its kind launched in the British franchise industry.

The list was compiled by analysing everything from system size and financial performance to financial assistance to franchisees, corporate social responsibility and environmental policy.

Rune says that at the heart of the Fantastic Services model is ‘The Three Ps’: ‘Proven’, ‘Profitable’, ‘Pain-free’.

He adds: “Our franchisees can rely on a system which is entirely automated, where all interactions between management, service providers, and customers happen online.

“It’s about making things as streamlined as possible while cutting operational costs.

“The system is underpinned by a custom CRM (Customer-relationship management) system that works in sync with our websites and mobile applications.

“Customers can book all the services they need from their mobile device, 24/7, with just a few taps using the GoFantastic app, which is available for iOS and Android. .

“And we don’t just want to connect freelance tradespeople with customers, we will work closely with local franchisees operating under our brand to ensure they’re fully supported.”

Initial fees for franchisees vary dependent on the service, the package and the region in which they’re operating.

Cleaning franchises begin at around £1,970 while removals starts with an investment of £2,590.

‘Master Franchises’ are also available, for those who wish to recruit, develop, manage and lead a number of units in their geographical area, with the cost of initial investment starting at £10,000.

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Mr Sovndahl adds: “Customer service is paramount to us as a brand, and as such all franchisees undergo initial training and support so they can offer the best experience possible.

“And most of all, we’re looking for people with a go-getting attitude as well as a commitment to honesty and reliability.”

Fantastic Services franchisees operate through the ‘Bfantastic’ mobile app, which lists any work scheduled, allows technicians to receive updates, and to tick-off any work completed.

Fantastic Services currently connects more than 15,000 UK clients with 2,000 professionals every month.

By the end of the year, it expects its customer base over the year to have risen by nearly 200,000 as new ventures in 10 areas, including Manchester, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, and the South West, become established.

Monthly active users of the GoFantastic app in the UK have grown by 45.5 per cent between August 2017 and August 2018.

Over the same period, bookings via the GoFantastic app have grown by 85 per cent, and in-app revenue grew by 76.6 per cent.

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Meanwhile Anne-Claire Herel, lead author of the Franchise Direct report, states: “Compiling this research was really interesting because of the diversity of brands that are franchising successfully in the UK.

“Even though the food industry is well represented in the ranking, many franchises that made it to the Top 100 come from a variety of industries like home care, child education, fitness, retail, etc.”

Top Franchises in the UK 2019, according to Franchise Direct: McDonald’s Domino’s Starbucks Pizza Hut Swarovski KFC Subway Molly Maid Expense Reduction Analysts Husse Home Instead Senior Care InXpress Sandler Training Fantastic Services Costa Coffee Wimpy Burger King TaxAssist Accountants Kaspa’s Desserts Oscar Pet Foods

Source: BDaily

‘Uber for cleaners’ Fantastic Services targets nationwide growth

July 13, 2019

App-based commercial services company Fantastic Services has introduced the first of ‘Master Franchisees’ in the UK as it targets growth.

The London-based business – which provides services including cleaning, gardening, landscaping and removals – has put Vanya and Hristo Yankovi in control of operations in Oxfordshire.

 
Putting more than 25 services at the click of a button, Fantastic Services is also looking to fill similar roles in Liverpool, Manchester and other areas using a new model it expects to fuel expansion throughout the country.

The couple will manage Fantastic Services’ experts and smaller franchise owners in the Oxford region, acting as a port of call between them and the franchisor.

Vanya and Hristo say an ambition to succeed is helping fuel success in their new role.

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They are able to easily communicate with their teams via the mobile Bfantastic app, which was built in-house and integrated with the firm’s in-house CRM system and client booking app GoFantastic.

It lists scheduled and completed work, and allows technicians to receive updates.

The Fantastic Services franchise system is fully automated, with all interactions between management, service providers, and customers happening online, in order to streamline operations and reduce costs.

This means, the firm’s fleet of experts will be able to focus on the job at hand rather than the admin of tech support, customer service and advertising, among other things.

Vanya and Hristo started working with Fantastic Services in Oxford four years ago, and expanded to cover an estimated circumference of 100 miles of the city.

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Hristo said: “We can do everything we need to as Master Franchisees from our phone and computer, it’s a system that puts us in control and makes our work and that of our teams easier.

“Just like Fantastic Services, I like to work with people who are ambitious, which is something that Vanya and I definitely are.

“We started our business with Fantastic Services just a few years ago as franchisees and with just a handful of people, but we brought that up to 64 people in and around Oxford and also in parts of London.”

Vanya added: “The point of signing up with Fantastic Services was because they wanted to grow the company to cover more areas.

“We started in Oxfordshire because we are based in Oxford, and then we started covering more areas of about 100 miles, and we now have teams in other parts of the country.”

Formed in London in 2009, Fantastic Services has over 300 successful franchising partners, who provide more than 25 types of professional services.

Initial fees for franchisees vary dependent on the service, the package and the region in which they are operating, with cleaning franchises staring at around £1,800 and removals at £2,830.

The Master Franchise scheme is available to those who wish to recruit, develop, manage and lead a number of units in their geographical area, with the cost of initial investment starting at £10,000.

Company co-founder and CEO Rune Sovndahl said: “Vanya and Hristo have been members of the Fantastic Services family for four years, and their business has developed significantly in that time.

“They have proved themselves ambitious, hardworking, and reliable, and they also have a hugely impressive get-up-and-go-getting attitude to all that they do.

“They are exactly the type of people we had in mind when we looked to introduce our ‘Master Franchise’ model, and similar opportunities are available to others.”

He added: “As a client-oriented brand, customer service is of vital importance to us which in turn means we deliver superb training and support to all our franchisees, and the same is true for our Master Franchisees.

“In the role of master, they manage relationships, make sure contact with their teams is maintained, and work with franchisees to achieve their goals and aims.

“All are able to develop the skills they need to make a success for themselves and for Fantastic Services overall.”

Jenny Farenden, Fantastic Services Franchise Marketing Director, said: “It’s a little bit like Uber in that over 90 per cent of sales come from in-bound marketing, which our master franchisees will immediately benefit from.

“We handle the marketing entirely which makes Fantastic Services unique in this sector and in franchising opportunities as a whole. Master franchisees can rely on the support of a staff of around 500 people supporting their franchise.

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“There’s no need to cover property or rent, can be managed remotely, and we estimate they should see a return on investment within two years.”

Fantastic Services currently connects more than 15,000 UK clients with 2,000 professionals and experts every month.

By the end of 2019, it expects its customer base to have risen by nearly 200,000 fuelled by the recruitment of master franchisees in 10 areas, including Manchester, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, and the South West.

Through this expansion, the company hopes to boost franchisee numbers by 30 per cent.

Last year, the business reported more than £32.5m worth of service orders which represented a growth of 20 per cent on 2017’s results.

Customers can book all services around-the-clock from their mobile device, with just a few taps using the GoFantastic app, which is available for iOS and Android.

Monthly active users of the GoFantastic app in the UK grew by 45.5 per cent between August 2017 and August 2018.

Over the same period, bookings via the GoFantastic app grew by 85 per cent, and in-app revenue grew by 76.6 per cent.

By Jonathan Symcox

Source: Business Cloud

Leading London-Based Service Provider Fantastic Services to Exhibit at The Northern Franchise Exhibition, Manchester

June 17, 2019

Fantastic Services to take part in one of the biggest franchise events of the year held at the EventCity Manchester on 21 – 22 June 2019.

The event will host various quality accredited franchise brands that operate a genuine, business format franchise and will offer attendees over 30 free workshops and seminars providing education on every stage of the franchise lifecycle, from selection and financing to business expansion. More than 40 exhibiting brands will be attending the expo offering the guests the opportunity to learn about the franchising business model and the profitable opportunities from low-cost to high-investment, vehicle-based to management franchises.

 
So regardless of whether you’re a franchise first-timer or an experienced business owner looking to become part of an internationally-recognised brand, the Northern Franchise Exhibition in Manchester is dedicated to answering all your franchise-related questions and providing you with a myriad of incredible opportunities.

Fantastic Services is an international property maintenance provider based in the UK. The company was founded in 2009 and since then has developed more than 25 high-end services suitable for both domestic and commercial properties. With a focus on innovation and technology, Fantastic Services has shown to be a fast-growing franchisor as well – there are over 400 franchise units across the UK, the USA, and Australia.

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Visitors to the event can find out more about Fantastic Services at their designated booth (stand E50), where representatives will talk about:

– their “proven, profitable, pain-free” Franchise and Master Franchise opportunities

– their winning marketing model which provides customers for franchisees

– the wide range of services that the company offers

– the technological advancements developed for the property services sector

– support provided for newly recruited franchisees

– how Fantastic Services guarantees the success of service providers and Master Franchise owners

– the company’s 10 years in business and its path to success

– 9 franchise packages that include a selection of different services, everyone interested in starting a Fantastic franchise can choose from.

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The Master Franchise opportunity from Fantastic Services allows business owners to take advantage of a winning business model and build their own successful business in the property services sector.

During the event, potential franchise partners will have the chance to win an Amazon Echo device and 20% off the franchise fee.

The property services business sector in the UK is a £163 billion industry and it is hungry like never before for reliable service providers. Statistics show that the annual growth for the last 5 years is 3.56%. At the moment, around 1.2 million people are employed in that sector.

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Free tickets for the Northern Franchise Exhibition, Manchester are available at: https://registration.n200.com/survey/189iz1yrcon9f

You can find out more about Fantastic Services here: https://joinfantastic.com/master-franchise/

About Fantastic Services (https://www.fantasticservices.com/):

Fantastic Services is one of the leading service providers in London, the North West and the South East. With 25+ services in their portfolio, they are easily the “one-stop shop” for all home, garden, and office needs. Currently, about 300 franchise partners and nearly 2,000 technicians operate under the brand name in the UK alone. Over 300 branded vehicles cross the streets of London.

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Leading Services Franchise Fantastic Services Announces EWIF Membership as Part of Its Mission to Support Women in Franchising

May 23, 2019

Fantastic Services is a market leader in the domestic services industry in the UK and has a significant share on the services market in Australia as well. The company, founded in 2009, has recently launched its Master Franchise opportunities in both the UK and Australia. Supporting gender equality, the company has become a member of EWIF.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190521005490/en/

Jenny Farenden – Franchise Marketing Director at Fantastic Services (Photo: Business Wire)

Ever since it was founded in 2008, the Encouraging Women into Franchising organisation has set its main goal as encouraging women to look into buying a franchise or to franchise their existing business, and to help franchisors add more women to their network and workforce.

Franchising offers a great opportunity for women to find a balance between their family and work, offering flexible work hours, distant management of teams and business, and great opportunities for business growth.

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EWIF is dedicated to organising and running regular regional meetings around the UK to allow franchisors, franchisees and prospective franchisees to meet, network, discuss best practices and hear from a range of industry experts. The organisation also holds an annual national conference and an annual awards ceremony to recognise the achievements of women in franchising, and offers a number of free services for females looking for advice and guidance in the world of the franchise industry.

Currently, EWIF has over 130 members, with their number rapidly growing, and Fantastic Services becoming the latest organisation to join.

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Fantastic Services is an international property maintenance services provider based in London, UK. The company was founded in 2009 and since then has developed over 25 high-end services suitable for both domestic and commercial property owners. With a focus on innovation and technology, Fantastic Services has shown itself to be a fast-growing franchisor as well – there are over 400 franchise units across the UK, the USA, and Australia. The company recently launched a Master Franchise development programme with a feasible goal of reaching other international locations.

Becoming a member of Encouraging Women into Franchising is a great way of showing that Fantastic Services is pro-gender equality and believes women can be as great franchise owners and partners as men. The company strives to support and add to the constantly growing number of young female business owners who join and invest in the franchise industry.

As part of its commitment to support female in franchising and female business owners, Fantastic Services is working closely with Women in Business and will be attending the exhibition in Farnborough later this year.

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The property services business sector in the UK is a £163 billion industry and it is hungry like never before for reliable service providers. Statistics show that the annual growth for the last 5 years is 3.56%. At the moment, around 1.2 million people are employed in that sector.

You can find out more about Fantastic Services here: https://joinfantastic.com/master-franchise/

About Fantastic Services

Fantastic Services is one of the leading service providers in London, the North West and the South East. With 25+ services in their portfolio, they are easily the “one-stop shop” for all home, garden, and office needs. Currently, about 300 franchise partners and nearly 2,000 technicians operate under the brand name in the UK alone. Over 300 branded vehicles cross the streets of London.

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Lancashire based Drain Doctor celebrates 25 years in the North West

May 1, 2019

Lancashire based Drain Doctor Plumbing, is celebrating 25 years in business, with plans to build on its success across the North West.

Business owner Kevin Preston began his career at his grandad’s plumbing business in Blackpool and then went onto run it in 1994.  It was at this point that Kevin had a change in career, not industry, and bought a Drain Doctor franchise as he believed there was growth potential and opportunities to upscale the business at a later stage.

After discussing it with his wife, and now business partner Dawn, the couple bought Drain Doctor Preston, and then a few years later expanded into Blackburn.  Seeking further growth, the Preston’s joined forces with Nick and Lisa Birtles, who owned two franchise areas in Cumbria, and together they combined their businesses to form Drain Doctor North West. Additional growth then followed into Manchester Central, Warrington, Bolton, and more recently Leeds and Wakefield.

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“Forming the joint venture has been pivotal to our success in the past few years,” said Kevin. “Together we have more ideas, a greater risk appetite, and we get more done.  We are repeatedly looking for ways to expand our Drain Doctor business so we can continue to provide a world class 24/7 plumbing and drainage service to all our customers.  By working with our franchisor, Neighbourly, we can also identify the right opportunities and develop key strategies of growth.

“In 25 years, we have achieved a huge amount and we are immensely proud of the business we have created.  Today, we have 21 operatives – the technicians out on the road dealing directly with customers, seven support staff – the day-to-day operations behind the business, and nine franchise territories across the North West. Our revenues have grown exponentially over the years, and last year alone, we grew significantly in turnover, which is testament to the fantastic team we have in place. Ultimately, our joint goal is to grow the Drain Doctor franchise to a large enough size that we can put in a level of management that will run the business, allowing us to step back and enjoy success from afar. Hopefully a beach somewhere!”

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By Philip Ghayour

Source: Business Lancashire

Home Services Franchise UK – Should You Buy UK Home Service Franchises?

April 16, 2019

Home Services Franchise UK – the TOP 10 MUST KNOWS about finding and running successful UK Home Services Franchises.

Home services franchises UK operate in a sector that can rely on steady, consistent market demand. Should you, then, invest in a home services franchise UK?

 
While discussing franchise market research, we made an important point: a franchise business that operates in a robust sector has, despite having to face strong competition, the advantage of sizeable, reliable demand forces. A retail franchise UK, for example, always has better a better chance of returning significant profits thanks to the inherent scalability advantage.

On the other hand, a very specific, micro-niche franchise sector (magazine franchises, for example) provides faster, easier returns that are still hamstrung by the size of the market.

Essentially, buying a franchise is all about balancing your priorities. In that sense, a home services franchise UK provides a solid, robust option for franchisees that are looking for small to mid-sized investment options.

As you can easily guess, home services franchises UK operate in a sector that is never really going to run out of demand – as long as there are homeowners, you will be needed. That, regardless of the way you choose to look at the prospects, is a bright start to this discussion.

We will, in this post, see what UK home services businesses are, what sort of investment is required to buy and run one, how long a typical home services franchise UK takes to break even, and what the risks to your investment are.

Market Overview For A Home Services Franchise UK

It’s difficult to summarise the market conditions faced by a home services franchise UK, thanks largely to the fact that such businesses are spread across dozens of industries and sectors within these industries.

For example, a domestic pest control franchise is as much a home services franchise UK as, say, a gardening franchise. At this point, it should suffice to say that UK home services businesses benefit immensely from the diversity of this spread.

There are over 25 million homes in the UK – spread evenly across the country. Of course, the concentration of the demand is always going to be higher in densely populated areas. However, the most important number in this regard is the age distribution of homeowners.

70% of UK seniors (aged 65 and more) are homeowners – the premium, first-choice target demographic for every home services business UK. (Source: Statista)

In essence, depending on the sub-sector you choose for your home services franchise UK, the demand and supply calculations will change drastically. To learn more about franchise opportunities in most of these sectors, do follow our UK franchising blog. In addition, the franchising news section of our website has you covered about the latest updates and news in the world of UK franchising.

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What Does A UK Home Services Franchise Do?

There’s no rigid definition that can contain the scope of UK home services businesses.

Typically, a home services franchise UK is expected to offer a specialty service (or a set of services) to individual homeowners and landlords. Larger franchises work with home owners’ societies and businesses (hotels, schools, dorms and so forth).

Can You Run A Home Services Franchise UK From Home?

As the name clearly suggests, all UK home service businesses operate in the service sector – as do most franchise businesses out there. The nature of this sector allows franchisees to operate their business from a home office, as long as the operations are at a smaller, easily manageable scale.

For example, many home improvement franchises UK set up a small home office, hire a team of qualified professionals and run their daily operations out of a van – a recurring concept as far as franchise businesses go.

If you are interested in work-from-home franchise opportunities, do read through our review of home-based franchises UK.

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How Much Does A Home Services Franchise UK Cost?

It’s really difficult to arrive at a range that perfectly captures the level of investment required for franchisees to buy a UK home services business. Depending on the nature of the sector you choose to operate in and the value brought on board by the franchisor, this number tends vary quite a bit from one end of the spectrum (£3,000) to the other (£100,000+).

You will, in most cases, be required to raise funds to the tune of £20,000 if you’re looking to buy a franchise unit from a well-established, reputed and successful franchisor.

Much of your initial investment in a home services business UK will go towards the franchise fees – a one-off investment that allows you to license the business plan, brand and other relevant assets put on offer by the franchisor.

Other recurring expenses involved in the running of UK home service businesses are much the same as any franchise business. These include investments towards buying a van, equipment, inventory (if applicable), staff salaries, taxes, insurance and utilities. You will also need to invest smartly in marketing. Established franchisors take it upon themselves to handle the marketing for their franchisees, albeit for a recurring fee.

Top Home Services Franchises UK

Here’s our brief overview of some of the most popular franchises in this sector. Please get in touch with the respective franchisors to know more about these opportunities.

1. Cleanhome

  • Minimum Initial Investment: £7,995 (plus VAT)
  • USP: Cleaning services for the domestic sector
  • No need to have prior experience
  • Best suited for franchisees with management and sales background
  • Primed for fast growth
  • Full training provided
  • Business support and launch assistance
  • Can be run from home
  • Associate BFA Member

2. Leading The Way

  • Minimum Initial Investment: £8,995 (plus VAT)
  • USP: Pet care provider
  • An ideal part-time/full-time franchising opportunity
  • Small investment, poised for faster growth
  • Best suited for franchisees who are passionate about pets
  • Full training
  • Assistance with obtaining relevant credentials and licences
  • Low overheads
  • Provisional BFA Member

3. The Pest Company

  • Minimum Initial Investment: £16,295 (plus VAT)
  • USP: Domestic pest control services
  • An end-to-end management franchise
  • High percentage of repeat customers
  • Ongoing support
  • Full training on offer
  • Exclusive, large territory allocated to each franchisee

4. Home Instead Senior Care

  • Minimum Initial Investment: £41,000 (plus VAT)
  • USP: Premium homecare services
  • Full training provided to your caregiver employees
  • 10,000+ satisfied clients
  • Ongoing business and marketing support
  • Home-based franchise opportunity
  • Full BFA Member

UK Home Service Franchises – The Takeaways

  • Go through our blog for detailed reviews on each segment within the home services industry.
  • Pay attention to how your marketing budget is spent and what returns you get on each pound spent.
  • Strive for quality – the decisive factor that separates a successful home services business UK from an unsuccessful one.
  • Work with a franchisor that offers the most in terms of growth potential and support.

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If you operate within the home services industry, we would love to hear from you. Send in your experiences here, and stand a chance to have your business featured on our franchise success stories page.

Newly launched Horsham business delivers top-notch customer service in first week

March 21, 2019

One week of trading and already outstanding customer reviews, Drain Doctor has reason to celebrate the launch of its new business, providing a 24/7 plumbing and drainage service to local homeowners and businesses in and around Horsham.

Drain Doctor owner Will Melliard, who has practised customer care for over 19 years, is determined to bring a world class customer experience to the region by delivering an unforgettable service every day to every customer they work with.

Prior to the acquisition of his new Drain Doctor franchise, Wil began his career working for Harley Davidson as a mechanic, followed by positions in customer service and aftersales for over a decade. He then took a career change and went into the plumbing sector as a business manager, and then as a general manger in drainage to focus on enhancing the customer service.

The Horsham based Drain Doctor has two technicians, two support staff and two branded vans, which are fully equipped with new high-pressure water jetting units and CCTV drain survey equipment. Will’s wife, Becky, will also be involved in the marketing side of the business.

Born and bred in Horsham, Will wanted a new challenge and business opportunity that allowed him to achieve his goals without having to start from scratch. He chose to go down the franchising route and make an investment in a sector which was recession proof and with a brand that was well-known and growing fast. Drain Doctor fitted the bill as it was part of ‘Neighborly’, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, with a strong company ethos and Code of Values founded on integrity, respect and customer service.

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Will said: “Having worked in the plumbing and drainage industry for the past decade, I understand the importance of providing great customer service in order to set your business apart from others. I believe this to be the lifeblood of any organisation and it will be a priority for my new Drain Doctor business. I hold firm to a set of values centred around integrity and honesty and this will set the tone for my style of management and engagement with both colleagues and customers.

“I am really looking forward to getting stuck in and being a key player in the local West Sussex community, where I will deliver, not only best in class customer service, but also reinvent the reputation of a tarnished industry. The future is exciting and having the wider support, expertise and resource available from Neighborly and other Drain Doctor franchisees, gives me both confidence and peace of mind.”

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Pierre Jeannes, Vice President of Operations for Drain Doctor, added: “We’re proud and delighted to welcome Will to our close network and are looking forward to supporting him throughout his exciting new journey with us. With William’s proven experience in customer service and the plumbing and drainage industry, coupled with his commitment and enthusiasm to make the business work, he exemplifies the kind of franchise owner that we look for across our industry and shows others the fantastic possibilities that exist in our growing network.”

When Will’s not busy with Drain Doctor Plumbing, he enjoys his fitness, playing the piano and spending time with his two young children.
Drain Doctor is the UK’s leading full service combined commercial and domestic plumbing and drainage organisation with over 50+ franchise locations, providing a national service across the UK.

For further information about Drain Doctor and the services it offers, visit Drain Doctor Horsham or call 01403 336 155.

Source: The District Post

Former UK Soldier Brings Discipline to New Drainage Business in Cardiff

January 20, 2019

With a background of military discipline and self-control, former soldier Shaun Bartlett is now applying his skillset to launch his first new business venture, a Drain Doctor Plumbing franchise, covering Cardiff and its surrounding area.

Prior to the acquisition of his new plumbing and drainage franchise, Shaun wanted a new challenge and business opportunity in a totally new environment to both the army and blue chip organisations, where he previously worked in sales looking after both corporates and small and medium sized businesses.

The new office, which is based in Cardiff, is ready to start trading from 7 January 2019.  Shaun and his Drain Doctor Plumbing branded van, which is fully equipped with new jetting units, cameras and the latest technology, is available to help local commercial and domestic customers’ with their heating, plumbing and drainage needs across the region.

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Not wanting to start a new business from scratch, Shaun chose to go down the franchising route and make an investment in a sector and with a brand which was well known and was growing fast.  Drain Doctor fitted the bill, particularly as it was part of Neighborly, formerly Dwyer Group, one of the world’s largest parent companies of home service brands, with a franchise network of over 3,500 franchisees worldwide.

Shaun Bartlett, said:

“The military training and sales experience I have gained over the years will prove invaluable for the running of my new franchise, and enable me to bring a variety of transferable skills and qualities to the civilian workplace.  For a while, I knew I wanted to start up my own business and be in charge of my own destiny, so that’s when I looked into franchising.  Having done my due diligence, I chose Drain Doctor Plumbing as it gave me a great opportunity to go into business delivering a service that I am passionate about to the community.

“I am not daunted by the challenges that lie ahead and I am now really looking forward to getting stuck in and being a key player in our city.   I am very excited to be the new franchise owner of Drain Doctor Plumbing Cardiff, and knowing I have the wider support, expertise and resource available from Neighbourly and other Drain Doctor franchisees, gives me both confidence and peace of mind.”

Pierre Jeannes, Vice President of Operations for Drain Doctor, added:

“We’re proud and delighted to welcome Shaun to our close network and are looking forward to supporting him throughout his exciting new journey with us.  With Shaun’s proven experience in the army and success of working in sales, along with his commitment and enthusiasm to make the business work, he exemplifies the kind of franchise owner that we look for across our industry and shows others the fantastic possibilities that exist in our growing network.”

When Shaun’s not busy with Drain Doctor Plumbing, he enjoys playing rugby and spending time with his son and partner.

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Drain Doctor is the UK’s leading full service combined commercial and domestic plumbing and drainage organisation with over 50+ franchise locations, providing a national service across the UK.

Source: Business News Wales