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This exceptional British franchise has nearly 40 years of success to its name!
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%
Territories becoming available are few and far between, making a resale like this one in Slough essentially franchise gold dust.
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 in charge of areas such as employing and managing skilled staff, implementing local marketing, managing company finances and winning new contracts.
With this particular Slough franchise business, all of the equipment is housed within 245ft steel containers with the benefit of being able to dispose of green waste on site at no extra cost. This is part of our commitment to running this successful company in as green a manner as possible. At CGM, we ensure good environmental management is practised in all our contracts and projects. By operating in a manner that meets and exceeds the requirements of ISO 14001, we seek to demonstrate a positive environmental approach to our customers, employees and partners.
CGM Slough has been under its current management since 2018 and top-level revenue has remained consistently around the £150,000 mark. With the average revenue of a CGM franchise being £600,000 p.a., there is plenty of untapped potential waiting for you!
As well as comprehensive training on our systems and software, you will also receive support from over 25 head office staff, including your dedicated business development manager who will be with you every step of the way.
There are two employees who 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 either "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.'
Our franchise owners know their areas well and have vested interest in the success of every local contract, no matter how big or small. The Slough territory comes with its own unique challenges and demands, so you will be starting out on the best possible foundation with our fully accredited, national organisation. We provide 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.
Not only can a new franchisee walk straight into the Slough territory 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.
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Equipment is housed within 245ft steel containers with the benefit of being able to dispose of green waste on site at no extra cost.
The business is currently running well below the average across the Countrywide Grounds Maintenance network of £600,000 p.a. 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.
Owner looking to return to full time employment.
Full support and training provided by the franchisor.
Yes, through a third party.
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