GREENTHUMB FRANCHISE

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, GreenThumb was the first lawn care company to be established in Britain and continues to defy the downturn.

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS:

UK

 

BUSINESS TYPE:

Franchise Opportunity

 

MINIMUM INVESTMENT:

From just £31,700

FINANCING AVAILABLE:

N/A

 

TRAINING INCLUDED:

Yes

 

HOME-BASED:

Yes

PART-TIME:

Yes

 

CATEGORIES:

£25,001 - £50,000, Gardening, Mobile, Part Time

GREENTHUMB is the United Kingdom’s largest and best-known lawn care franchise with more than 200 franchises nationwide and almost half a million customers.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, GreenThumb was the first lawn care company to be established in Britain and continues to defy the downturn.

The company carries out an all-year-round programme of treatments, which start at just £15 per treatment or £5 per month with our new Direct Debit programme, with an average price of under £25. Over 450,000 customers receive a highly professional service to feed and weed their lawn for LESS than it would cost them to do the job themselves. They can also benefit from a range of other services such as scarification and hollow-tine aeration.

GreenThumb provide such a value-for-money service with clearly visible results that customers not only continue the treatments year upon year but they also recommend the service in their thousands to friends, neighbours and family.

While franchisees are taught how carry out these treatments, GreenThumb is not a ‘man and a van’ franchise.

It is a full management franchise and franchisees operate multi-van businesses serving the needs of thousands of customers.

The company is looking for professionals with business acumen, previous experience of managing a team and preferably with sales and marketing ability. They will need to employ staff to carry out the lawn work, to handle customer enquiries and to generate sales leads.

GreenThumb created their franchise model in 1997 and it is a system with a highly successful track record; one that the financial institutions also hold in high regard.

All GreenThumb franchisees benefit from support and mentoring from dedicated head office staff. Other franchisees are also a great source of support and inspiration.

As the network matures and franchisees look to sell their businesses, the return on investment that a GreenThumb franchise delivers is becoming ever more apparent. It is this fact that is attracting shrewd investors to purchase an existing franchise, safe in the knowledge that the business model is proven to generate significant returns.

Resales are available at various prices and locations around the UK. In addition to comprehensive franchisee training at head office you will also usually receive help from the vendor during a handover period to gain first-hand experience of your already established business.

Even with resales, there is real potential for growth. As an example, one franchise recently became the first in the national network of 200 franchises to reach 10,000 customers and remains one of the fastest growing.

Nationally, GreenThumb expect to reach 500,000 customers within the next year but it is estimated that 16 million homes in Britain have a lawn.

Remember, we are not looking for franchisees who want to treat lawns; many of our franchisees never have.

We want business people with proven management and sales ability.

Why Choose A GREENTHUMB Franchise?

  • Our Franchisees are not guinea pigs – our systems are proven and successful

  • Management franchise: drive the business, not the van

  • Proven track record of profitable franchising; realising a huge return on investment

  • Over 90% share of the UK Lawn Care Service Market. Over 450,000 customers nationwide

  • Resale opportunities available at differing levels of investment and various locations

  • Virgin Territories available from £31,700 + VAT

  • GreenThumb service a lawn every 4 seconds, treating over 31 million sq. metres of lawn every month

  • All round repeat business, every year

  • 200+ branches nationwide

  • Our largest franchise services over 10,000 lawns with many servicing over 3,000 lawns

  • Winner of the British Franchise Association Brand Builder of the Year Award in 2009 and listed in the top 50 fastest growing businesses in Wales 2011

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