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This is a truly exceptional British franchise with over 30 years of success!
Founded in 1984, Countrywide Grounds Maintenance is one of the most established brands in both landscaping & grounds maintenance and British franchising. The numbers speak for themselves:
- Over £27,000,000 Network Turnover
- 45 Regional Franchise Owners
- An average franchise turnover of £600,000
- Expected net profits of 20%
It's clear to see why there are NO new franchise territories remaining, with only a limited number of franchise resales, such as this one in Stoke on Trent.
No previous experience is needed to earn over £150k net profit a year with this fully established and effective franchise model! As the owner, you will be managing the business on the back end - employing and managing skilled staff, implementing local marketing, managing company finances and winning new contracts.
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance (CGM) franchisees have a range of different backgrounds, from the emergency services, to finance and more. But all have one thing in common: the desire to build a business in excess of £1million turnover and create a better lifestyle for themselves and the people around them.
You will receive comprehensive training with our systems and software. You will also benefit from the support of over 25 head office staff, including your dedicated business development manager who will be with you every step of the way.
CGM Stoke-on-Trent has been under its current management since 2015 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Top-level revenue has risen from £97,000 (2015) to £289,000 (2019) and shows no signs of slowing. With the average revenue of a CGM franchise being £600,000 p.a., there is plenty of untapped potential waiting for you.
There are four employees, two of whom have been with the business for over four years, so they are more than familiar with the sites and customers that make up your sales. A new owner will not be required to conduct the grounds maintenance work themselves; instead, you will organise the team day to day and focus on winning new business with the support of head office.
Our industry is made up of neither "man in a van" operations that provide a cheap, yet potentially unreliable service, or large corporates that lack local knowledge and interest. This allows CGM franchisees to position themselves as the best of both worlds. As our strapline puts it: 'Big enough to cope, yet small enough to care.'
In addition, CGM is the only grounds maintenance franchise that offers full national coverage, allowing it to provide services across the UK. This presents the opportunity to compete for large national and regional contracts on behalf of our local franchise owners.
Our franchise owners know their areas well and have vested interest in the success of every local contract, no matter how big or small. What's more, in CGM they have the backing of a fully accredited, national organisation which provides the systems, support and processes to ensure a high standard of work. Customers can rest assured they will receive a professional service from a local business that cares.
This includes our commitment to the environment. At CGM, we recognise our duty to ensure good environmental management is practised in all our contracts and projects as we strive to minimise our impact on the natural world. By operating in a manner that meets and exceeds the requirements of ISO 14001, we seek to demonstrate a positive environmental commitment to our customers, employees, and partners.
This is a truly secure Countrywide franchise branch which has been well run by the current franchise owner. Not only can a new franchisee walk straight in with minimal disruption within the staff room or customer base, but they also have the foundations to grow this business beyond its current turnover level. With minimal marketing and time invested winning new business, we have continued to grow year on year, primarily due to our reputation.
For more information about this business, please contact us on this page.
Stoke on Trent
We rent a 2,400sqft industrial unit offering enough space to carry out all the work required and allows the vehicles to be parked in the depot overnight for extra security. The property costs £756 pcm incl. VAT.
The business is currently running at 50% of the average across the Countrywide Grounds Maintenance network. Top franchise branches are comfortably achieving over £1,000,000 sales p.a.
There are few competitors in the same market space as Countrywide. The large nationals are obviously in all areas and the many small "man in a van" companies cannot compete with the reputation and backing of a larger business such as Countrywide. With the backing of Franchisor, Backing of Franchisees, Strong Corporate Image, Countrywide Certifications and Accounts provide access to larger contracts.
Looking to invest in other opportunities.
Full support and training provided by the franchisor.
Yes, through a third party.
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