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Incorporated in 2005, Waves has a national network of more than 200 hand car wash sites. Waves is a privately-owned company with an experienced management team committed to delivering the best possible service to all of our stakeholders. We are the sole supplier to Tesco, managing the entire Tesco Hand Car Wash portfolio.Request Details
Waves’ Franchisees benefit from operating in a tried and tested system with great training and a solid support structure.
Founded in 2006, Waves has a national network of more than 280 hand car washes operating in the car park of various retailers across the UK.
Waves aim to provide a world-class, industry-changing car wash service for their customers with a profitable model for Waves, our Franchisees and our Landlords.
Waves are able to offer a very exciting prospect: a fully equipped car valeting centre operating from some of the best retail locations around the country.
Car owners need to have their cars cleaned but are often too busy or simply cannot wash their own cars outside their houses. The simple remedy is to provide a high-quality hand car wash service to customers in a convenient wash-while-you-shop business model; this also provides an exciting and profitable business opportunity for our operators (Franchisees).
There are various advantages to choosing franchising as a business model:
We have a variety of franchise opportunities for you, either taking on a new five-year franchise or a resale opportunity where you take on an existing business.
Our standard commercial terms for a new five-year franchise are:
Initial franchise set-up fees for new build sites start from £65,000 plus VAT (re-sale opportunities can start from less). This includes the full site set-up providing you with a turn-key business (packages vary depending upon site; the photo shown is a typical Tesco hand car wash full valet site build).
Ongoing monthly fees range from £900-£3,000 plus VAT for a fixed fee model.
All monthly fees exclude insurance, water, electricity, broadband, use of the Waves IT systems and business rates for the hand car wash. The current insurance premium is £158.67 per site per month. Water and electricity are separately metered. Business rates are set by the VOA on a site-by-site basis.
The key attributes of a successful Franchisee are well-known
All operational contracts for our franchises are with Waves and not with the Landlord. When purchasing a franchise, you are not purchasing the equipment, the equipment remains the property of Waves.