Smart investors make three demands of a franchise opportunity.
This business delivers all three...and more.
Colourfence attracts franchisees from everywhere. From experienced entrepreneurs to first-time investors. But, apart from a handful who already had industry experience, none of them dreamt about starting a fencing business.
Not many people do.
But this isn't just any old fencing business. It's much more than that.
Colourfence is unique. It was developed in Australia, where it's known as Colorbond fencing, but is now manufactured here in the UK. And, as a franchisee, you'll be responsible for promoting and selling this product in your own protected territory.
With no direct competitor.
That's the first thing every smart investor wants: a unique product with no competition.
The second thing they look for is a marketplace.
Why almost 50% of Australian homeowners choose this product
Colorbond fencing has been sold in Australia for decades and accounts for nearly half the marketplace over there. Colourfence, made from lightweight Colorbond steel, is maintenance-free and, unlike timber, doesn't age, spoil or need replacing. In fact, the company is so confident in its 'fit and forget' product that it provides a 25 year guarantee.
It's perfect for the UK; a nation renowned for taking pride in its homes and gardens. The experts agree as, since landing on these shores, the company has been an RHS Gold Award winner and was voted one of BBC Gardening's Top Ten products. And there's one more timely benefit that gives instant piece of mind to us Brits: Colourfence is designed to withstand gusts of wind of up to 130mph – so it will still be standing whatever mother nature has to throw at us next winter!
The marketplace in the UK is huge. And that's why you're reading this today. Colourfence has so much demand that it can't service the whole country on its own. The company needs franchisees, like you, to be the local supplier in your area.
Fill out the contact form below right now and find out which areas are available
So that's the first two demands any smart franchisee makes:
1. a unique product which nobody else can sell or supply
2. a steady stream of customers prepared to pay for it
The third is for a fast return on investment.
A low-cost, home-based franchise with immediate returns
This is about your investment and your returns. Because you'll want to know what it all costs, when you'll be able to draw an income, and when you'll see a clear profit.
The good news is the total investment is less than £40,000. The even better news is that half of that is your own working capital (and you might not even need all of that).
The franchise fee – the amount you pay Colourfence – is just £19,995 + VAT (reclaimable). There are no huge upfront fees to wipe out your savings. What's more, the business can be operated from home so you don't need to take on costly premises, or other overheads, that will eat into your profits.
And if you've been looking at any other franchises, this bit might surprise you. The Management Services fees are just 1.5% of turnover (or a minimum of £120 per month).
All of which means your return on investment is fast. Fill out the form below to find out just how fast.
Andy & Shelley Stewart joined up in 2014 and sold £26,000 in their first month. They went on to sell £200,000 in their first year and are on target for at least a quarter-of-a-million pounds this year. And their average gross profit is 50%; not bad for a sub-£20k franchise!
A simple business almost anyone could own – and one more reason to join
This is a franchise that's very easy to learn. And you don't need to be a fencer either. In fact, Colourfence would prefer you weren't fixated on the practical side of this business. The real money is to be made in sales. Not hard sell. Not cold calling. Just generating and dealing with enquiries in your own area. And, as you'd expect from a member of the BFA, there's plenty of training and support to help you do that.
Now in his 8th year, Colourfence's Cambridge franchisee, Sharone Freed, has sold more than £1 million. “There is a support team at Head Office for whatever help I need,” he says. “They have exceeded their obligations to me.”
Unlike some customers, who choose Colourfence to maintain their privacy – to deter prying eyes – the company itself is quite transparent. It has nothing to hide. And, because Colourfence is so confident that this business works, it encourages you to contact any of its franchisees to ask them for yourself.
But before you do that, there's one final, yet crucial, component that makes this franchise opportunity an absolute no brainer. Something that mitigates your risk and provides even more reassurance than anything else.
Endorsed by a TV star and celebrity designer
Now, this weatherproof and fit-and-forget fencing has a ringing celebrity endorsement! Anna Ryder-Richardson, designer and star of a number of well-known home-improvement shows, knows what works – and, more importantly, what doesn’t work – in our homes and gardens. And she admits to wasting countless days and a small fortune trying to maintain a tired old wooden fence.
For her, there was only one alternative: “I honestly believe that Colourfence and ColourRail are the best general purpose fencing and railing products on the market today. Virtually maintenance free; guaranteed; and professionally installed by fully trained franchisees for total peace of mind.”
Please change this paragraph to read: Now in his 9th year, Colourfence's Cambridge franchisee, Sharone Freed, has sold more than £2.5 million. “There is a support team at Head Office for whatever help I need,” he says. “They have exceeded their obligations to me.”
Colourfence doesn't make a penny unless you're selling.
It certainly doesn't make any money from a franchise fee of just £19,995 + VAT. Once you take out the recruitment costs, training and deliverables – as well as an 80,000 home leaflet drop to generate initial enquiries for you – there's no profit there.
As the manufacturer, the company can only make money by distributing its products nationwide. And as a franchisee, you are its distributors. That's why Colourfence will only recruit the right partners, and when it does, works tirelessly to help them succeed.
If that sounds like your sort of franchise partnership, get in touch with Colourfence today.
Wacky races kick-start Colourfence Conference
The Colourfence Conference, held again this year at the Celtic Manor Resort, began with some fun team building challenges for the weatherproof fencing brand’s 54 franchisees. Split into seven teams, they worked to design, build and then race a go-kart around a short indoor track. The winning team, made up of franchisees from as far afield as Glasgow, Bristol and Harrow, won with a politically-charged kart named ‘Let’s Dump Trump.’
With a couple of hour’s relaxation time and, for some, a chance to enjoy the spa facilities, everyone then met up for a three-course meal and an awards ceremony. And, after celebrating individual achievements, there was a moving tribute to Colourfence Lincoln’s Chris Hann who sadly passed away a few weeks ago. A memorial award – which will be presented every year to the franchisee who demonstrates the same positive attitude that Chris did while battling cancer – was handed to Colourfence Cornwall’s Olly Daglish.
Says Colourfence Managing Director, Mark Stewart-Woods: “We want to recognise the person that Chris Hann was; someone who, despite receiving devastating news about his cancer, still displayed an unwavering positive attitude to business and life. He was a remarkable man and we could all learn a lot from his outlook. Olly has a similar mind-set, and so it is only fitting that he is the inaugural winner of the Chris Hann Memorial Award.”
Winners on the night were:
• Ian McConnachie from Glasgow who, with sales of more than £200,000 and a 70 percent conversion rate, received the ‘Most Improved Franchisee’ award • Paul Gilmore from Bognor Regis who, after selling £194,000 in his first year, won ‘Best Newcomer’ • Sharone Freed from Cambridge who excels in every area of his business and, with sales of £411,000, was voted ‘Franchisee of the Year’ for the second year running
But, despite posting some exceptional sales figures, Colourfence’s Finance Director, Iain Colling, is quick to point out that the awards aren’t just about turnover: “Everyone at head office has a say in who wins these awards,” he says. “And, while we take sales into account, we also look at call response, speed of payment, customer feedback and peer-to-peer support too. All our winners have been a credit to their franchise and to the Colourfence brand at large.”
Colourfence launched in the UK in 2004. Its weatherproof and virtually maintenance free fencing has proven incredibly popular with time-poor homeowners. Franchisees operate in an exclusive territory, supplying the products and employing labour for installations. Colourfence hosts regular Open Days for interested parties at its factory in South Wales.
Description: Colourfence attracts franchisees from everywhere. From experienced entrepreneurs to first-time investors.