Summary of Operation:
Oakleaf manufactures high quality decorative mouldings, offering a wide range including replica oak beams and antique oak wall panelling. Franchise owners manage the marketing, sales and installation of the company’s unique products within their large and exclusive territories.
Ideal Franchise Owner:
Oakleaf franchise owners should have extensive business experience, and recognise the importance of promoting their business. An interest in interiors is beneficial and, as the role often involves visiting customers in their own homes and introducing the product at local shows, they should enjoy meeting people, both privately and professionally.
Training takes place over two days at the factory, covering all aspects including the product range, system, promotion (including introduction to the mobile showroom/exhibition trailer), and on-the-job training with the company-owned franchise operator.
Yorkshire factory and in territory, and as required.
All enquiries receive introductory information from the factory, including the franchise owner’s details. Also, full details of the enquiry are sent to the franchise owner via the company’s intranet system.
Year Established: 1969
Year of First Franchise: 2001
Number of Company Outlets: 1
Number of Franchised Outlets: 0
Franchises Planned: 60
Areas of Priority Development: AOR
Overseas Opportunities Exist: None
Overseas Opportunities Planned: None
Total Cost of Franchise: Initial investment £10,000 + VAT.
Initial Investment: £10000
Management Service Fees Payable: 5% of sales.
Breakdown of Package: Loan of all key equipment required to operate the franchise, including samples, mobile showroom and showroom displays.
Financial Assistance Available: All major banks
BFA Member: No
IFA Member: No