Envirocare Grounds Maintenance

Contact details

Member - Associate
Garden/Landscape Services
Dave Gallagher
Envirocare Grounds Maintenance  
0800 028 3329
New Inn Farm, Dawson Lane, Leyland, LANCASHIRE, PR25 5DB, UK

About Envirocare Grounds Maintenance

Company Overview

Providing an innovative environmentally friendly approach to a well-established market, Envirocare franchisees run a busy, premises-based management franchise.

As a commercial grounds maintenance franchise, Envirocare franchisees employ staff who visit commercial locations up to 38 times annually, generating a regular monthly income throughout the year. The business focuses on commercial locations such as care homes, restaurants, hotels, office blocks, business parks, pubs, factories and many others, as the market has proven to be more stable than domestic gardening.

Franchise Overview

Envirocare was established as a business in 2005 and launched as a franchise following extensive development in 2010. The business currently has 21 depots trading from Southampton to the Scottish Borders but opportunities exist in most parts of the country.

Franchisees operate an exclusive territory which has been structured - following OS research on available prospective clients - to ensure that each franchisee has an equal chance of success irrespective of the location of the territory.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 11-25 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £43,000
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £16,000
  • Franchise Location: Depot-based
  • Market: B2B

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Franchisees complete an intensive 4-week training programme before opening their depot. Focusing on marketing, HR, operations, IT and H&S, the training is designed to ensure experience of the commercial grounds maintenance sector isn’t required. Envirocare is ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. All franchisees are covered by these recognised certifications after completing the initial training course.

Ongoing training is delivered through regular regional meetings and an annual conference.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Franchisees divide their time between managing their grounds maintenance teams, account management of existing clients, new business generation by providing surveys to potential clients and auditing the quality of the work completed by their employees.

The business is based from commercial premises but franchisees spend most time, once the day has started, out and about. The beginning and end of every day is spent at the depot with staff.

Envirocare Grounds Maintenance Case studies

  • Ben Grose

    Envirocare Grounds Maintenance: Ben Grose

    Ben knew that he had learnt some valuable skills running his own business. He knew he loved being outdoors and didn't mind early starts – and he also knew he needed a career change.

  • Ian Morton

    Envirocare Ground Maintenance: Ian Morton

    After a long and glittering career in international management, Ian Morton settled back into his native north east when he joined Envirocare in November 2010.

  • Stewart Astley

    Envirocare Grounds Maintenance: Stewart Astley

    Stewart joined Envirocare in January 2013 after leaving a corporate life that he had not consciously chosen but had been following for 20 years!

    Heritage Healthcare - Franchisee case study

    “Investing in a franchise was right for us: the branding, support and existing structure of a franchisor was the perfect fit for our enthusiasm and ideas on how a care company should be run.”

    Read the full case study
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