Green Motion Car and Van Rental

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Green Motion Car and Van Rental
Green Motion Car and Van Rental  
2 Redman Court, Bell Street, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0AA

About Green Motion Car and Van Rental

Company Overview

Green Motion was established in 2007 in reaction to the global environmental need to reduce CO2 emissions, enabling customers from leisure, retail and business to rent an environmentally friendly vehicle but still get from A to B with the added bonus of better fuel economy. Operations commenced within the UK and enjoyed excellent growth, becoming a top 10 rental operation within the UK and Northern Ireland. Green Motion’s presence has continued to grow and are now present in 26 countries.

Franchise Overview

The first Green Motion UK franchise to open for business was Leicester in 2007. Now spanning the UK with 15 locations, the next franchise is due to open in autumn 2016. As the only fully franchised vehicle rental company in the UK, opportunities available are very exciting indeed. Green Motion is already established as a market leader in the supply of environmentally friendly vehicle rental and our business model is simple. We, as the UK franchisor, have a system that delivers the product, services and management that enables dynamic and entrepreneurial business professionals to flourish. Each element of the system is focused on providing the necessary training and on-going support and advice, allowing the franchisee the time to concentrate on the development of their local market.

Key Information

  • Network Size: 15 units (including both Airport and Downtown branches)
  • Franchise Type: Opportunity for both management and job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £32,500
  • Minimum Personal Investment: 40% - 60% for standard location
  • Franchise Location: Airport or Downtown
  • Market: B2C

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Training is at the forefront of Green Motion’s franchise system. Franchisees enjoy a full range of training services that have been developed to meet the varying requirements of today’s business market. A full week of comprehensive training is provided, including practical onsite experience that covers all aspects of retail management and sales principles in conjunction with hands on experience. Ongoing on and off site support is a pivotal element of the franchisor/franchisee relationship.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Rarely in a Vehicle rental franchise is one day the same as another and a typical day can vary depending on the structure that a franchisee chooses for his/her business. Many franchisees take a hands on approach, getting their hands dirty with a smaller number of staff, working directly at the coal face. Many other franchisees choose to structure their business in such a way that they are steering the people at the coalface but working to their own management and strategic strengths. Either way, a new franchisee would need to spend time at the sharp end to see what the nature of the business and to understand what is required of the employees.

Green Motion Car and Van Rental Case studies

  • Matt Jones

    Green Motion Car and Van Rental: Matt Jones

    When the credit crunch led to his employer offering voluntary redundancy, Matt Jones grabbed the opportunity with both hands. His aspiration to own his own company with the support of a bigger brand led him to Green Motion.

  • Sean Lahiffe

    Green Motion Car and Van Rental: Sean Lahiffe

    With a background in franchising, Sean Lahiffe knew that becoming a franchisee would be right for him to start his own business. Green Motion proved to be the best fit for him and he would choose them again if he started from scratch.

  • Vinay & Viral Pala

    Green Motion Car and Van Rental: Vinay & Viral Pala

    With the ongoing support from Green Motion, that is being developed and improved constantly, Vinay and Viral Pala have built a successful business they can be proud of.

  • Benjamin Hunter

    Green Motion Car and Van Rental: Benjamin Hunter

    Having faced challenges starting a business in an unfamiliar sector, Benjamin Hunter has been grateful for the ongoing support received from Green Motion. He is now looking to expand his business and maybe open new sites!

  • Nicola Sheard
    Barking Mad Ltd - Franchisee case study

    When discovering her local Barking Mad was fully booked after she wanted a home from home for her own dogs, Nicola wanted to register for the future when she got home. Instead, she ended up buying the business!

    Read the full case study View franchise details
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