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About The Pest Company
What is The Pest Company and what services does it provide?
The Pest Company is a specialist pest control business that was established in 2006 as a franchise. It works nationally with a variety of major commercial clients in the private and public sectors, including Transport for London. The company offers a variety of services, including specialist pest removal, prevention and control services, and property services to avoid further pest issues.
The Pest Company is a member of the Property Care Association and the British Pest Control Association, as well as being an approved contractor for a number of councils in the UK. The company is highly trusted, with an excellent reputation in the industry for being an innovative brand, and can be a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious franchise partner.
Where can you find a franchise territory with The Pest Company?
There are opportunities for territories across the UK. For further information, contact The Pest Company directly for the latest details.
Where is the head office for The Pest Company franchise located?
The head office for The Pest Company is in Surrey.
How much does it cost to start a franchise with The Pest Company?
To start a franchise with The Pest Company, you will need to invest an initial fee of £16,495 (plus VAT). There is a reduction available for those with an existing BPCA level accreditation of £1,200.
Ongoing fees are also applicable, including a monthly management service fee, which is charged at 10 per cent of turnover, and a brand marketing levy, which is charged at two per cent of turnover. This is applied from year two onwards.
There may be other costs involved in setting up and running the business, which may depend on location and territory. Franchise owners will also need to consider working capital, which may vary too.
What kind of financial support can you get to start a The Pest Company franchise?
There is some funding support available for select applicants, but this is at the discretion of The Pest Company. For information about this, contact the company directly.
You may also be able to get funding from most major banks on the high street through their franchise departments.
What sort of experience or background do you need to have with a franchise with The Pest Company?
To start a franchise business with The Pest Company, you do not need to have prior experience in the pest control industry, as full training is provided.
However, to be successful with an application you must be able to demonstrate that you have the necessary capital required to invest in the franchise, as well as sufficient working capital to run the business once it is established. You must also be organised, determined, self motivated and prepared to take a hands on role in the business.
What kind of training will you receive with The Pest Company when starting a franchise?
The Pest Company provides all franchisees with a comprehensive package designed to help set up the business and run it effectively.
The franchise fee covers the cost of the package, which includes training and BPCA accreditation if required. The brand also provides on location training and support to help franchise owners set up the business most effectively in their local areas.
The package includes the cost for a van, which is fitted with racking and signage as required. The cost for these services is covered by The Pest Company, as well as the initial three month deposit.
Once a new franchisee has been trained and is ready to open for business, The Pest Company provides an initial marketing programme, which is designed to help create awareness among the target market in the local area. This is supported with offline marketing material for distribution, including brochures and leaflets, and online marketing, including a custom website, search engine optimisation and internet advertising campaigns.
In addition, all franchise partners are provided with everything needed at the outset to run the business, including a variety of initial stock and materials, corporate workwear and a freephone service through which to take calls.
Is there support available with a franchise from The Pest Company?
The Pest Company provides expert ongoing support to all its franchisees to ensure the business continues to grow in line with agreed targets. This includes dedicated support from an allocated member of the company’s head office team, who will work with the franchise owner to help develop the business and provide recommendations as they progress.
Representatives from The Pest Company will visit franchise owners on site to review the territory and advise on any changes necessary. In addition, the company holds regular franchise meetings, where franchisees have a chance to meet other members of the network, exchange ideas and learn about new developments in the industry.
The Pest Company also provides a help desk, where franchisees can request business advice on all aspects of the franchise at any time.
What are the market opportunities for The Pest Company franchise owners?
Starting a franchise business with The Pest Company can be a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual who is keen to work with a successful and well established brand.
The pest control market is worth over £400 million in the UK and continues to grow, as a result of the increasing awareness of potential safety issues in older properties with pest problems.
As The Pest Company is a trusted brand with excellent contacts in key areas of the UK, franchise partners enjoy a significant advantage over their competitors. With a comprehensive support package provided, franchisees can also feel assured that they will be assisted by the brand at all times.
How to get started
To find out more information about starting a franchise with The Pest Company, contact the sales team directly through the business’ website or via email to request a full prospectus and arrange a call back about ongoing opportunities.
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