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About Green Motion
Providing lower CO2 car and van hire facilities across 26 countries worldwide, Green Motion offer both business and leisure customers the chance to rent greener vehicles, reducing both their CO2 emissions and their fuel bills every time they travel.
Established in 2007, the creation of the first vehicle rental company designed to be kinder to the environment was a reaction to the global need to tackle climate change with positive action. Quickly becoming one of the top 10 UK vehicle rental operations, the 100 per cent franchised business soon began opening offices overseas and now offers travellers the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint across Europe, Mexico and the USA.
With a unique and dynamic brand identity, carbon neutral status and commitment to constant innovation, Green Motion offers a mix of efficient petrol and diesel, electric and hybrid cars and vans across its international network, with franchises in a wide range of airport and city locations.
Excellence in customer service and highly competitive rates combined with a passion for the environment have led to Green Motion winning a range of industry awards, from the Energy Saving Trust ‘Fleet Hero Award’ to the Institute of Transport Management (ITM) ‘Environmental Rental Company of the Year’.
How does a Green Motion franchise work?
As the only 100 per cent franchised car and van rental company in the UK, Green Motion have a proven, scalable business model for new franchisees to take advantage of, and the company aims to offer a turnkey solution. Offering business planning and financial advice along with training, marketing and operational support, a Green Motion franchise agreement lasts for five years, and is renewable after that, with almost all current franchisees choosing to renew.
Each new Green Motion franchisee is supported in establishing a fleet of vehicles and the necessary fleet insurance at a low cost thanks to close relationships with fleet leasing companies. Green Motion have improved supply terms with many of the major motor manufacturers to ensure competitive pricing, and will actively assist with location sourcing and shop fitting to get each new franchise ready for launch.
Once the new business is up and running, it is up to the franchise owner to decide whether to target commercial or retail customers in order to build their business.
How much does a Green Motion franchise cost?
The Green Motion franchise fee is currently £39,500, and £80-100,000 of working capital is required, taking the total investment required to set up and open a Green Motion franchise to £140,000. Once the franchise is in operation, franchisees pay a six per cent royalty on turnover per month.
How to find funding to cover the Green Motion franchising cost
If required, Green Motion are happy to introduce franchisees to recommended funding facilities.
What training is provided for Green Motion franchisees?
New franchise owners are offered extensive in-depth training in every area of the Green Motion business by the management team prior to their new business launching and into the first week of business. Training covers operational aspects of the franchise along with customer service, web systems, sales and marketing, business development and fleet information. Franchisees also receive one to one training in an existing franchise location for a practical, hands on experience prior to the launch.
What marketing support is provided for Green Motion franchisees?
Green Motion national marketing is run through a marketing agency with a wide range of distribution channels including travel brands such as Expedia and Rentalcars. Franchisees also benefit from email campaigns to the company database, SEO and Google AdWords accounts. When a new Green Motion franchise is launched, a PR campaign, local advertising and leafleting and other marketing activities requested by the franchisee are assisted by Green Motion, with some financial support available. A micro-website allows each franchise to directly advertise their own branch.
What else do you get for your Green Motion franchise fee?
Franchisees receive access to Green Motion’s online fleet management system, ‘Wheels’, which allows them to track and analyse fleet usage as well as record customer data and produce rental agreements and paperwork. This operational data is monitored centrally by Green Motion Head Office, allowing them to provide the relevant ongoing support, advice and assistance to the franchisee as needed.
A secure online reservation and payment system is accessible by both corporate and leisure customers.
Do Green Motion franchisees need industry experience?
Not necessarily – an entrepreneurial spirit and clean, full driving licence are more important. Green Motion are looking for ambitious individuals with management or sales experience to develop new franchise locations, and can offer the training and expertise to launch a successful franchise business. Great communication, motivational and people skills are also essential, along with an interest in environmental concerns.
Will I meet other Green Motion franchisees?
Yes. Green Motion UK run two or three get togethers a year for franchisees to meet each other. The main events have a conference feel with presentations, but feedback and social sessions allow franchisees to swap details and stay in touch.
Is running a Green Motion franchise a full time job?
Usually. The Green Motion franchise model is based on a franchise owner and operator. While many franchisees undertake both the management and day to day operations of the territory, others hire a larger number of staff to run the business and instead focus on the strategy.
Can I list my Green Motion franchise for sale?
Yes, and Green Motion will even help you find a buyer. While they would prefer to find a new franchisee to buy green Motion franchises that are put up for sale, if that’s not possible they support and assist with the sale to an external candidate.
Does a Green Motion franchise cover an exclusive territory?
Yes. Each Green Motion UK franchisee is given a large and very specific territory which is strictly protected. Green Motion do not allow franchisees to undertake marketing or advertising that may attract customers from other franchisees’ areas.
Where are the new territories that Green Motion are looking to open new franchise locations?
Now operating in 29 countries worldwide, Green Motion is currently developing its UK franchise network which is split into airport and ‘downtown’ city locations.
Available airport locations include Southampton, London Southend, Newcastle and Exeter, while available city locations include North, South and West London along with Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Bristol and Milton Keynes.
For full and up to date details of available locations, please request further information using the form on this page.
Why choose a Green Motion franchise?
A Green Motion franchise will benefit from both the recent public shift towards more environmentally friendly choices and the government’s aim for all new cars in the UK to be electric by 2040.
Perfectly placed to tap into the rapidly growing eco-aware niche, a Green Motion franchise offers new owners all the benefits of a turnkey business with a proven, scalable model, along with the opportunity to develop, grow and choose the direction their new business takes. Whether targeted at local small businesses or leisure travellers, a Green Motion franchise is ahead of the environmental curve, making it a great time to invest.
How can I apply for a Green Motion franchise?
The first step towards opening a Green Motion franchise is the completion of a short application form, which will be reviewed by the Head Office team. Once the applicant has been evaluated, they will be invited to attend a presentation with full information on the benefits of running a Green Motion franchise territory. To receive further information on starting a Green Motion franchise, please use the Enquire Now form on this page.
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