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S Martin (Feb 2013)
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Asking price: £25,000 Price Reduced Annual Turnover: £120,000 Annual Gross Profit: £60,000
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Business Description
This is a rare opportunity for you to buy an existing Colourfence franchise that covers west Essex and parts of Herts, including:

- Brentwood, Chelmsford, Epping, Harlow and Stansted
- Bishop Stortford, Hertford and Ware

Areas such as these are prime territories and don't come onto the market often. The demographics of those towns are perfectly suited to Colourfence, with tens of thousands of homes, with gardens, owned by people in their 50s and over. The sort of people attracted to Colourfence's unique and patented maintenance-free garden fence.

This is a very special franchise; a one-of-a-kind. With product origins in Australia (where this type of fencing dominates the marketplace), Colourfence is now made in the UK and is perfectly suited for the damp conditions over here. Imagine a fence that won't rot, warp or peel; one that can withstand wind gusts of up to 130mph, needs no more maintenance than the odd hose down every now and again, and is guaranteed for 25 years! You'll see why inferior timber fences won't be around for much longer. And what's even more surprising is Colourfence doesn't even command much of a premium. Just look at the company's website, where you'll see all the product prices published, and note that it is no more expensive than a half-decent wooden fence.

So why is this business on the market? Put simply, the owner wants to pursue other interests. He loves the product and has seen how popular it has become (in just one year he sold and installed 70 jobs). But, for him, to take the business to the next level will take investment and time that he just doesn't have at the moment. This makes it a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to take over a trading business with one of the most exciting garden products around.

Here's what else you'll benefit from:

The business is positioned at page number 1 on Google for key search terms, and it has significant Pay Per Click advertising in the targeted areas.

Comprehensive Social Media exposure on; Facebook, Twitter and Google+ / Google My Business.

It would take at least 12 months to build up such dominance of local web searches, and with consistent marketing activities in the area, Colourfence is becoming well known in the region.

The Monthly Marketing Expenditure is:

- £450 on Google Adwords
- £170 local mags
- £250 Leaflets
- £200 Leaflet delivery
- £260 on Facebook ad
- £200 SEO Services

There is now, of course, a comprehensive customer database and marketing analysis in place to help maximise the new owner's opportunity. Currently there are quotes pending the customer's decision to proceed. And with one fully trained employee already available, and tools bought new for c£1,500, the business is pretty much turnkey.

What's more, if the new owner wants to take on an almost new Nissan Navara Truck (purchased new February 2015 for £28k) and an Ifor Williams Trailer (purchased new in March 2015 for £3k) these are available as a separate negotiation with the owner.

Colourfence isn’t a hands-on franchise. Yes, you could install the fences yourself for a while, but that would limit your ability to grow the business. By employing an installer and focusing on promotions and sales, you could achieve sales figures close to half-a-million pounds.

There are great margins in this business. And an annual return of six-figures is achievable for those committed to spending money on advertising and focusing on sales.

If this sounds like something for you, then please fill in the form at the bottom of th page to request more information.
Trading Hours:

At the discretion of the owner, but the hours are sociable with most quotations completed during the day.

Competition: The product is unique with no competitor around.

Support & Training:

Full training on the product, sales, marketing and installation is provided by both the franchisor and the seller.

Location Details:

As a home-based business, you won't need to take on any onerous overheads.

The franchise trades in the West Essex and East Herts area. The territory is exclusive and so Colourfence can't be sold by anyone else in the area.

Tenure Information:

The business is a franchise resale, so includes the protected territory, tools, stock and benefits from existing advertising campaigns.

Is this business home based: Yes


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