Urban Planters Franchise Ltd

Contact details

Membership
Member - Full
Sector
Commercial, Business Services
Contact:
Dave Gouldney
Email:
franchise@urbanplanters.co.uk
Website:
Urban Planters Franchise Ltd  
Tel:
0800 358 2245
Location:
The Granary, The Stables Business Park, Mudgley Road, Rooks Bridge, Somerset, BS26 2TH, United Kingdom

About Urban Planters Franchise Ltd

UPCompany Overview

Our franchising operation commenced in 1996 and has grown steadily to 25 franchised territories across the UK. We design, install and maintain interior plantscapes in the B2B sector. We look after over 50,000 tropical plant displays in offices, shopping centres, airport terminals, restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities across the country. 80% of our work is underpinned with a forward contract so the business is very stable and predictable. Group turnover was £7m in 2012 and is growing at over £1m a year.

Franchise Overview

UPWe have national coverage and most of our opportunities are re-sales. We have two company-owned units and an international presence in Spain. We have strong relationships with the property management sector such as facilities management companies, managing agents and commercial building managers. Our portfolio of work is very stable with over 93% customer retention.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 11-25 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £25,000
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £12,000
  • Franchise Location: Van/Office-based
  • Market: B2B

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Training

UPStart-up training lasts a week at our head office in the west country, and is followed by intensive on the job training and mentoring for six months. The support continues at a lower level once high competency rates have been achieved. We aim to train all new franchisees to NVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture or equivalent. Ongoing specialist training is provided as a new franchise grows and more staff are needed.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

A new franchisee will spend a high percentage of their time seeking out new clients. As the business grows, more time will be spent on providing maintenance to existing plant schemes and on ordering, assembling and delivering plant displays to new clients. After about two years of trading, additional staff will be required. Recruitment and management of more specialist staff will be required after about five years of trading.

Urban Planters Franchise Ltd Case studies

  • Howard Whiteley and Jayne Potts

    Urban Planters Franchise Ltd: Howard Whiteley and Jayne Potts

    “Over the years, whilst operating businesses in West Yorkshire, I have come across the well-known name of Urban Planters many times, so it’s great that we now have the opportunity to bring Urban Planters back to its birthplace”

  • Thomas Palfreyman

    Urban Planters Franchise Ltd: Thomas Palfreyman

    Thomas Palfreyman hasn’t looked back since starting up his first Urban Planters franchise in Derbyshire in 1996.

 
 
  • Angela & Paul Mewis
    Promedica Plus - Franchisee case study

    "Now I have the best of both worlds; my hard work benefits me and I’m doing something worthwhile to help those truly in need in the community."

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