Countrywide Grounds Maintenance has had its most successful few years ever recruiting a number of great new franchisees.
Countrywide has been operating in the horticulture, gardening & landscaping sectors for over 30 years. Providing an all-year-round grounds maintenance service to the commercial & utilities sectors on a local & national basis.
We have the enviable double advantage of both thriving during an economic recession and being unaffected by seasonal variances. Historically, profitability is at its peak during the winter months when labours costs are at their lowest and turnover is at its greatest due to additional revenue from the many contract extras including gritting & snow clearing.
As a management franchise Countrywide does not require initial horticultural experience, but all franchisees do need to have a good working knowledge of the gardening side of the business so horticultural training is given initially and on an on-going basis. It would be hard to find another franchise company that offers more back up support to its franchisees. We have over 20 Head Office staff looking after our network of franchisees, covering every aspect of the business from accounts to sales, business development, regular meetings, customer support, technical assistance, health & safety support & training, the list really is endless meaning the franchisees know that we are always only a phone call away.
At Countrywide we are not looking for someone who would be happy to sit on a lawn mower all day, what we do want, are highly motivated people with the drive & ambition to grow large profitable businesses. Any gardening experience is a bonus but not a necessity.
We have had franchisees from many walks of life including people from executive positions in blue chip companies, ex forces, teachers, accountants, engineers, farmers and many, many more diverse professions.
We would expect our franchisees to manage the day to day running of the business, and with 95% of the customer base generated from the Head Office Tendering & Business Development Teams, means the franchisees can do exactly that!! Countrywide franchisees are able to build high revenue businesses with a growing number of them in excess of a £1 million turnover with net profits of around 20%, ensuring strong financial security for their future.
The asking price for East Sussex is £107,000 plus assets & the turnover is currently around £290,000. Countrywide has good working relationships with all the major franchising banks should you need to borrow some money.
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