United Carpets

Summary of Operation:
Retail sales of carpet, laminates, vinyls & beds. Generally out of town locations in ’warehouse style’ outlets of between 5-10,000 sq ft.

Ideal Franchise Owner:
Sales or retail knowledge an advantage along with previous business ownership. A ’people person’ with a good understanding of customer service and branded concepts. Pro active starter who can make things happen.

Training Provided:
A 2 phase programme comprising six weeks for each phase - 2nd phase with salary + commission, weekend of opening - full support, four weeks mentoring post-opening.

Training Location:
South Yorkshire, fully funded by United Carpets. 2nd phase held in store of destination.

Support Services:
Marketing, training, operational, legal, accountancy, financial. Business data from footfall counters.

Year Established: 1997
Year of First Franchise: 1998
Number of Company Outlets: 10
Number of Franchised Outlets: 66
Franchises Planned: 2013 - all bar 2 company outlets franchised.
Areas of Priority Development: Yorkshire, North West, East and West Midlands.

Overseas Opportunities Exist: None
Overseas Opportunities Planned: None

Total Cost of Franchise: £99,000
Initial Investment: £30000
Management Service Fees Payable: 8% yr 1, 9.5% years 2-5.
Breakdown of Package: £10,000 franchise fee, £10,000 local marketing, £79,000 shopfit.
Financial Assistance Available: All main banks

BFA Member: No
IFA Member: No

Year 1£500-£800k£80k+