A BUSINESS THAT’S GROWING PLACES
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance is not only one of the UK’s most successful franchise networks, but also the market leader within its own industry.
With over 50 franchised outlets and franchisees employing over 600 staff, Countrywide Grounds Maintenance has a multi-million-pound turnover maintaining 12,000 sites across the UK, ranging in contract value from £500 to over £1,000,000 per year.
Countrywide GroundsWith large exclusive franchise territories, an impressive blue chip customer base, extensive national accounts and very low market penetration. Accordingly, Countrywide franchisees are building high revenue businesses, with turnovers in excess of £1,000,000, ensuring strong financial security for their future.
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance provides an extensive range of all-year-round grounds maintenance services to the commercial sector. Their range of services includes grass cutting, sports pitch maintenance & marking, pruning, hedge cutting, road sweeping, litter & leaf clearance, hard & soft landscaping, fencing, turfing, gritting, snow clearance and tree surgery.
Countrywide's customer list reads like the Who's Who of the business world with numerous national account contracts and a wide variety of blue chip clients ranging across the business spectrum including customers such as supermarket chains, schools, colleges & universities, business parks, hospitals, airports, housing associations, offices, retail parks, theme parks, sports grounds, motorway services and heritage sites.
TRAINING & SUPPORT
Countrywide is widely recognized for its excellent initial and ongoing support and training. New franchisees benefit from 3 weeks of initial Head Office and on-territory training, they also spend time shadowing existing franchisees to fully understand the business.
New franchisees also benefit from an initial Head Office marketing launch and ongoing Head Office telesales and tendering support, with the vast majority of contracts being sourced through Head Office on behalf of the franchisees.
COSTS & FUNDING
The cost of Countrywide’s franchise package for a new territory is £44,950 + VAT. Included within this franchise package is everything you need to get you started running your own business, including training, equipment, manuals, software, uniforms, stationery, and much more.
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance also has an excellent relationship with the franchising banks who can offer financial support of up to 70% of the start-up costs, should you require any financial assistance.
TERRITORIES & LOCATIONS
Countrywide carefully selects franchisees to maintain their outstanding brand reputation and to ensure a mutually successful future for both parties.
Due to Countrywide’s phenomenal success over the last 30 years there are only a handful of virgin territories available, they do also have some resales where franchisees are looking to retire.
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