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GroutGleam

£ 3,500 - £ 7,000 Minimum Investment

GroutGleam In Brief

  • Business Type

    Cleaning, Residential Cleaning

  • Minimum Investment

    £ 3,500 - £ 7,000

About GroutGleam

Launched in February 2018 by a group of well connected new product sourcing specialists, GroutGleam utilises breakthrough technology to refresh and recolour stained, mouldy and dirty grout in just a couple of hours. While the company’s branding concentrates on grout, the business has already added to its product portfolio, and now also offers a range of other complementary services including deep cleaning and protecting shower screens affected by hard water staining, and undertaking repairs to chipped granite or stone worktops and scuffed wood or laminate flooring.

Offering simple, effective and affordable solutions to real problems, GroutGleam pride themselves on identifying and supplying new products that solve genuine pain points. They are specialists in renewing and rejuvenating damaged surfaces to restore them to their former glory while saving homeowners the time, inconvenience and expense of entirely replacing their floors, worktops, grout or shower glass.

The GroutGleam management team share many years of experience travelling the world and identifying unique new product opportunities that have never been seen in the UK, and their patented tools and specially formulated compounds offer a genuinely new approach to residential and commercial restoration and repairs.

Fast, innovative and cost effective, GroutGleam rejuvenation services are sure to become the go-to solution for property sellers, home rentals and hotels, as well as allowing home owners to keep their surroundings pristine.

How does a GroutGleam franchise work?

GroutGleam franchise owners are supplied with specialist products and comprehensive training, enabling them to provide rejuvenation, restoration and protection services to consumer, professional, industrial and trade customers. GroutGleam support the franchise owner with cutting edge technology, tools and industry know how, along with innovative and evolving processes and products.

How much does a GroutGleam franchise cost?

There are three tiers of GroutGleam franchise opportunity to choose from – Approved Technician, Business Developer and Area Director.

An Approved Technician is a hands-on operator covering a single territory, and requires £3,500 +VAT in start up fees, plus £195 per month management fee. The Business Developer package is for
GroutGleam franchisees wishing to be both a hands-on and management operator, covering a double territory for £5,250 +VAT plus £270 per month management fee, while the Area Director is a team management operator covering a triple size territory for a £7,000 +VAT GroutGleam franchise fee plus £345 per month management fee.

GroutGleam franchise owners do not pay monthly fees for their first two months of business, and the start up costs have been kept deliberately low to launch the business, so may rise for franchisees joining in the future.

Finding funding to cover the GroutGleam franchising cost

GroutGleam actively encourage interested parties to apply for funding through the UK Government’s Start-Up scheme. GroutGleam are easily able to secure loans of up to £5,000 which can be used to cover the initial GroutGleam franchise fee along with extra stock, working capital and VAT. Loans for over £5,000 are also possible, though they take longer to process.

The government start-up loan is a popular and cost effective choice as there are no additional set up or early redemption fees, and the interest rate is deliberately competitive to assist new business owners. The first three months repayments are interest only (£25 on a £5,000 loan) and loans run over a five year period to keep monthly costs down (£102 per month).

What do you get for your GroutGleam franchise fee?

The GroutGleam franchise fee includes a generous starter package with enough stock to recover the initial investment, along with demonstration cases (one per territory covered), training and certification and a consumer website. GroutGleam franchisees are also offered ongoing support with enquiry management, intelligent email engagement and social media, from an initial new business launch campaign to a more long term targeted approach.

How much does a GroutGleam franchisee earn?

Approved Technicians operating a single territory can expect to earn around £1,000 per week. The earnings of Business Developers and Area Directors will be more, depending on the size of their territory and how many technicians they employ. Promotional pricing and economies of scale ensure that potential earnings are significant.

Do GroutGleam franchisees need DIY experience?

No, GroutGleam franchise owners don’t require a particular skill set as they will be fully trained in the use of the GroutGleam product set and offered ongoing support as needed, though they may need a little practise!

GroutGleam are looking for keen and motivated individuals to apply for Approved Technician status, and entrepreneurial investors with some management experience for the Business Developer and Area Director franchise roles.

Is running a GroutGleam franchise a full time job?

It doesn’t have to be. While many franchise owners will work full time on their GroutGleam business as their main income source, others may work part time or add their GroutGleam franchise to an existing complementary business. GroutGleam head office are open to discussing all the options.

Do I have to use GroutGleam products?

Yes - the tools and products used for cleaning and repairs are what make the GroutGleam franchise different. The current franchise structure involves low initial costs, and GroutGleam instead derives income from ongoing stock replenishment. This business model is a positive for the new franchise owner, as their success is as important to GroutGleam as it is to the individual!

GroutGleam franchisees do not need to invest in an office or van, as the equipment used is small enough to fit in a standard car boot. Franchisees can store the products at home, saving money on overheads.

Does a GroutGleam franchise cover an exclusive territory?

Yes. Each GroutGleam franchise territory includes 25,000 ABC1 households and is exclusive to the franchise owner. Franchisees can cover more than one area, and GroutGleam offer financial incentives to do just that by bundling two or three territories together for a reduced price.

Where are the new territories that GroutGleam are looking to open new franchise locations?

GroutGleam franchising was only launched in 2018, so most territories are still currently unclaimed and they are happy to discuss the available options. GroutGleam see their early adopters as ‘pioneers’ and are able to be flexible about securing their preferred locations, though in future they hope to reach 120 technicians.

Why choose a GroutGleam franchise?

GroutGleam is a new franchise opportunity that solves a genuine problem, and one that currently has very little competition. A relatively low cost franchise opportunity offering multiple revenue streams, a GroutGleam franchise offers flexible working hours for those looking for an improved work/life balance, and can be run alongside other projects as needed.

How can I apply for a GroutGleam franchise?

After reading through the GroutGleam franchise information, interested applicants can contact GroutGleam to make an appointment for either a phone call or a face to face meeting at the Bedford head office. The GroutGleam team are keen to meet every applicant before accepting them to the franchise and taking a ten per cent deposit to secure their preferred territory. A contract is then produced, and once the GroutGleam franchise agreement has been signed, the balance of fees will be taken and the training package will be booked. The timescale for starting up a new GroutGleam franchise is around two to four weeks, though applicants requiring funding may need five to seven weeks’ lead time.

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