TREND Transformations provides home renovation services, specialising in kitchen and bathroom renovations
Homecare & Property Maintenance, Retail
TREND Transformations was originally founded in Perth, Australia, as a company focusing on the manufacture of premium glass and tile materials. Since it established itself as a franchise, TREND Transformations has developed a brand that focuses on using high quality materials to produce innovative and high impact results in design.
The company manufactures its own glass mosaics and engineered stone materials, and through this, sets a high standard for the renovation industry.
The company has taken its background in high quality materials to enhance the work provided in renovation services for home owners. Using proprietary materials, TREND Transformations’ products provide a variety of advantages over many other common materials used in the design and home improvement industries, with a lifetime warranty on offer, easy installation process that requires no demolition, minimal mess and does not need sealing.
This means that franchise owners can provide fast and efficient services that look attractive and appealing, helping them to grow their business rapidly, taking on a high volume of jobs per day.
With exclusive access to their proprietary engineered stone, franchisees have a strong competitive advantage over other businesses in this sector.
While the main TREND Transformations headquarters are located in Australia, the UK head office for the franchise is based in Kent.
To start your own business with TREND Transformations, you’ll need to invest a total amount of £110,000 to £158,000. This includes an initial license and territory fee of £29,700, with additional set up costs that can range between £37,000 to £80,000.
Franchise owners will also need to have working capital of at least £40,000 available.
It may be possible to get financing to start your own franchise with TREND Transformations – typically, franchisees are able to obtain support for 50 – 70 per cent of the total investment amount.
You will need to have evidence that you can provide capital for the remaining amount.
TREND Transformations has relationships with major high street banks, and for potential franchisees requiring financial assistance, the franchise’s pre-approved lending facilities with these banks can be helpful. The company’s franchising team is also on hand to help you create a tailor-made business plan, to support your application for funding.
You do not need to have a background in home improvement or design to succeed as a TREND Transformations franchisee – existing franchise owners come from a wide range of backgrounds before starting the business.
The brand does recommend that potential franchise applicants have a passion for design and interiors, with a sharp eye for aesthetics and detail – having a keen interest in this field will be invaluable to help connect with customers, and ensure you are delivering the most appealing result to customers.
As with any business opportunity, you should be hungry for success and able to motivate yourself.
TREND Transformations provides a comprehensive six-module training course for all new franchisees, allowing them to develop a thorough understanding of the brand and what it
To begin with, you receive a week-long induction course at their head office. This part of the course gives an overview of the brand as a whole before diving in deeper, allowing franchisees a chance to find out more about the practical office-based parts of the business, followed by in-depth hands-on training. This week provides franchisees with support from TREND Transformations’ development team.
In addition, the technical team will also provide a two-week fitting service, to help you put your own showroom together effectively.
Following your initial training, the brand then covers several aspects of business management and planning in detail, with courses on business planning, operational management and finances. You will be connected with an independent franchise financial advisor, who can help review your business plan and put into place realistic and detailed budget and marketing strategies, tailored to your specific territory.
Once you are set up with a robust business plan, you will then be given access to tools to manage the business effectively, including TREND Transformations’ systems and software for reviewing and managing project workflows.
After the core training is complete, franchisees also undergo support and development in marketing, to get better insight into how to set attainable goals, and grow the business in a realistic way.
Once you have completed your training and established your showroom and business, TREND Transformations continues to provide support, with training and incentives available for employees, and resources to help franchise owners develop their skills and knowledge.
The brand hosts regular national and international conventions, providing franchisees the opportunity to network with other franchise owners and take on skills, as well as regional training events held on different facets of the brand’s operation.
Franchisees also have access to an extensive library of webinars, and their own franchise intranet, with useful information and resources on marketing and the brand’s products, as well as technical and marketing support.
You are also given support from the brand’s own PR services, to help promote your new business to your local area, as well as a variety of marketing collateral.
To find out more about starting your own franchise with TREND Transformations, you can get in touch with the company by filling in the enquiry form on this page today.
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