Provides a disaster restoration and specialist cleaning service to the insurance industry and commercial and domestic markets
Cleaning, Commercial & Industrial, Homecare & Property Maintenance
Established in 1981 by multi-brand franchisor the Dwyer Group (now called Neighborly), this company provides a 24/7, 365 days a year disaster restoration and specialist cleaning service to the insurance industry, plus the commercial and domestic markets.
In the UK, Rainbow International is owned by the ISS Group, which is a facilities services company that operates worldwide.
Services offered by its 65-plus branches in the UK include:
• Cleaning of carpets, furniture and upholstery.
• Fire and flood restoration.
• Accidental damage restoration.
• Commercial kitchen deep cleans.
• High access cleaning.
• Blast cleaning and graffiti removal.
• Asbestos removal.
Current and past clients include Next, Thames Water, the Ministry of Defence and O2.
Rainbow International is a full member of the British Franchise Association.
Rainbow International offers a management franchise opportunity, meaning franchisees manage a team of technicians who complete a range of cleaning and restoration jobs, whether they are for national account clients, which are sourced by the franchisor, or local customers.
Based in a suitable commercial unit, a franchisee leverages Rainbow International’s know-how, years of industry experience and cutting edge technology and equipment to build their own business in a trading territory that consists of around 45,000 households.
Key roles of a franchisee include marketing the business in their trading territory, building relationships with potential clients, managing multiple projects and ensuring the high service standards associated with Rainbow International are maintained.
Additional territories can be purchased in order to accommodate more customers and satisfy the demand for the services provided by the company, depending on the aspirations of the franchisee.
The company has franchise opportunities available throughout the UK.
From time to time, Rainbow International franchisees wish to sell their businesses, whether that’s because they decide to retire or wish to pursue other business interests.
These established businesses - called franchise resales - are marketed for sale to investors wishing to acquire a franchise that has a ready-made client base and a high level of brand awareness in their trading territories.
Statistics underline that purchasing a proven franchise, such as the one offered by Rainbow International, is less risky than starting your own independent business, which doesn’t have the backup and support of an experienced franchisor.
Rainbow International describes its franchise opportunity as a ‘business in a box’, as it gives investors everything they need to run their own successful disaster restoration and specialist cleaning business, providing they follow the company’s systems of operation.
In addition, the business has three broad customer types - insurance companies, commercial and domestic - meaning franchisees aren’t reliant on one particular sector for their income.
Some franchisees report annual turnovers of in excess of £1 million.
On top of this, Rainbow International’s services are a necessity for individuals or businesses that have had their properties damaged by fire or flood, for example, which drives regular demand.
The company’s headquarters are in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.
Rainbow International expects franchisee candidates to have between three-five years’ experience of managing staff.
They must also be ambitious, possess good problem-solving skills and be willing to learn and follow the franchisor’s tried and systems necessary for running this type of business.
Initial training, which takes place at Rainbow International’s headquarters, lasts for five weeks. It’s a combination of classroom and practical instruction and covers everything a franchisee needs to know about running a Rainbow International franchise.
Ongoing support is delivered by the company’s experienced head office team, who also help franchisees attract local customers by assisting and advising on the implementation of the marketing plan agreed between franchisor and franchisee.
One of Rainbow International’s franchise consultants is assigned to each franchisee to ensure progress is being made in line with the plans and potential of the franchise opportunity.
Support and advice is also offered by many of the more established members of the Rainbow International franchisee network.
Permission to trade using the company’s branding, know-how and systems; an initial supply of equipment and consumables; and the deposit paid on a Rainbow International liveried vehicle.
Complete the short enquiry form on this page and a member of the Rainbow International franchise recruitment team will be in touch.
All franchisees complete a nine-stage recruitment process that has been designed to ensure potential investors are a good fit for the Rainbow International franchisee network and vice versa.
This includes the provision of a CV and the completion of a detailed questionnaire, which is followed by an informal meeting with Rainbow International staff to discuss the franchise opportunity further. Prospective franchisees are then invited to a discovery day at Rainbow International headquarters, where they find out more about the business and meet the company’s franchise support team.
Rainbow International encourages would-be franchisees to talk to its established franchisees about their experiences as part of the network, as well as meet its directors.
The final stages of the process involves agreeing to a trading territory, signing the franchise agreement (after it has been independently assessed by a lawyer familiar with the franchise industry) and commencing training.
Rainbow International says it can have you open for business in approximately two months from the time you make your initial enquiry.
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