Chemex International

  • Membership: Full
  • Sector: Business Services
  • Contact: Michael Graham
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  • Tel: 01215656300
  • Location: Hawthorns House, Halfords Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 1BB

Company Overview

Chemex supply essential cleaning, hygiene and infection control products. Our sales are driven by legislation and compliance requirements in the hospitality, leisure and care markets. Using highly-concentrated products, we provide a very cost-effective supply based on lean inventory to literally thousands of businesses. This combines with a service level the competition cannot match, including weekly deliveries, install and maintenance free of charge, training and guaranteed satisfaction policy.

Franchise Overview

With 30 years’ experience, Chemex is an international franchise with a desire to grow. With nearly 70 territories allocated in the UK and 7 international partners, we have a unique problem to solve; with 30% of our network having 10-30 years in the business many are reaching retirement age – meaning that with the realisation of their asset, supported by head office staff, in-field experts and two company-owned units, Chemex can support the right candidates for the next 30 years.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 51-100 units
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £26,000
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £15,000
  • Franchise Location: Van-based
  • Market: B2B

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Pre-starter training workbooks followed by a three-week in-house training course, hotel accommodation included. During this we hold class-based training, in-field practical exercises and on-territory development exercises. Initial training is followed by our 12-week kick-start programme guaranteeing the creation of 30 new clients to start earnings rolling. 

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Every day will be varied and interesting. Time should be allocated to servicing existing customers through product checks, equipment monitoring or training. Meeting potential clients and offering a Chemex demo and trial is important. Scheduling deliveries and routing the area will save time and cost.

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