Summary of Operation:
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance provides an extensive range of all-year-round grounds maintenance services to the commercial sector. Countrywide’s range of services include all aspects of grounds maintenance such as grass cutting, pruning, hedge cutting, etc. Established in 1984 Countrywide now has a £22 million group turnover, maintaining over 12,000 sites nationally.
Ideal Franchise Owner:
At Countrywide Grounds Maintenance we carefully select our franchisees to maintain our outstanding brand reputation and to ensure a mutually successful future for both parties. Previous gardening or horticulture experience is not required as we provide extensive training. However, we are looking for candidates who are ambitious, motivated, enthusiastic, reasonably fit and possess good people skills.
Two weeks at head office, time with existing franchisees, then ongoing as needed.
Head office and with existing franchisees.
Support Services: Year Established:
Accounts, invoicing, credit control, marketing, telesales, tendering, insurances, finance, 0800 freephone answering service.
1984Year of First Franchise:
1986Number of Company Outlets:
0Number of Franchised Outlets:
52Areas of Priority Development:
Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Rochester, details of resales also available on request. Overseas Opportunities Exist:
none Overseas Opportunities Planned:
AORTotal Cost of Franchise:
£45,995 + VATInitial Investment:
£45995Management Service Fees Payable:
8% + 2% marketing and support.Breakdown of Package:
Included within this franchise package is everything you need to get you started running your own business, including training, equipment, manuals, software, uniforms, stationery and much more.Financial Assistance Available:
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance also has an excellent relationship with the franchising banks who can offer financial support of up to 70% of the start-up costs, should you require any financial assistance.BFA Member: