Take control of your future with the UK’s no1 van-based franchise
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Leadership, discipline, time management, and excellent communication and people skills are all second nature to you but are highly sought after by companies to give them the competitive edge. Have you considered using these skills to run your own business? Where you call the shots and you reap the rewards of your own hard work? Where the profits stay with you?
You might consider running your own business a big leap into the unknown, we understand that, but being a franchise owner with the UK’s No.1 van-based franchise, Autosmart is an excellent halfway house. You will have the freedom and flexibility that self-employment brings and benefit from the back up and support of our major global system and our 40 years’ experience in helping business owners run profitable, sustainable and recession-proof businesses.
Autosmart is a British manufacturer and the UK’s leading supplier of professional vehicle and hygiene cleaning products to the trade. We have been franchising for over 40 years, which makes us one of the most long-standing franchisors in the UK. Our franchise network is very well established too, with 120 franchisees covering their own exclusive territories from John O’Groats to Lands End. These days, a franchise re-sale with Autosmart is a rare opportunity, as our business partners stay with us a long time, with 50% of our network staying with us for over 10 years and 75% for over 5 years.
Unlike many other franchisors, Autosmart does not charge management fees or royalties, all your profits belong to you.
Autosmart franchisees operate from purpose built mobile showrooms
They provide a range of over 300 professional cleaning products to businesses that use them to keep their premises, vehicle fleets, staff and customers safe and clean. The market place is vast and includes car dealerships, ambulance services, haulage & transportation, vehicle rental companies, body shops, agricultural dealers, coach and bus operators, plant hire and construction and food processors. All of these businesses rely on our products, benefit from savings by buying in bulk and consider us a trusted supplier and partner. We are proud that these customers rate us ‘Five Star – Excellent’ by Trustpilot.
Franchisees who join our network today, take the reins on an established business with a repeat-round of customers, which provide them with an income from day one. They typically grow their turnover by a massive 33% in the first year alone, proving the vast scope for growth and expansion with our franchise opportunities. Clearly, any business that has a cleaning need is a potential customer.
Autosmart franchisees are at the centre of a support infrastructure which is in place to help them succeed. They are allocated their own business coach and receive shoulder-to-shoulder coaching. There is also a National Account service, with a team that works with the franchisee to secure large accounts in their local area. Alongside this sits in-depth and ongoing product training, provided both 1-2-1 and via the latest digital tools. We do not look for people with sales or sector experience, just a will to win attitude, determination, good planning and organisation and an enjoyment of meeting new people every day.
Our franchisees operate within their own exclusive territories and visit their customer base regularly, which provides them with a regular monthly income. In a world of online ordering that lacks human interaction Autosmart are known for our personal focus on our customers. Customers are visited by an absolute expert who can show them how to make our concentrated cleaning products last longer with a unique cost control system. This resonates more than ever with businesses who are looking to keep their costs down. Simply put, Autosmart franchisees are friendly local business owners, on hand to provide quality cleaning products, cost saving systems and world-class expertise.
We encourage people to spend time researching the franchise opportunity well. We will meet with you face to face for a Discovery Day, where we will walk you through the business plan and answer all your questions. From here, we ask you to spend lots of time out with franchisees, experiencing typical working days, so that you can be sure it is the right next step for you and your investment. Call us on 01543 481616 to get the ball rolling and request an information pack.