Rainbow International Fire & Flood Restoration, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning

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Member - Full
Cleaning & Renovation
David Shimwell
Rainbow International Fire & Flood Restoration, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning  
01623 675100
Spectrum House, Lower Oakham Way, Oakham Business Park, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 5BY, UK

About Rainbow International Fire & Flood Restoration, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning

Rainbow InternationalCompany OverviewFranchisor of the Year 2016

From swooping to the rescue when fire and floods strike, to renovating offices, factories, schools and retail units, no two days are ever the same with Rainbow International.

 As a leading provider of disaster restoration and specialist cleaning services, Rainbow International offers a strong, stable and flexible business model for franchisees looking to achieve financial freedom.

Our franchisees are able to positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of people in any given territory. They can secure high-value contracts in skilled areas of cleaning, as well as mitigating the effects of severe flood or fire damage in times of crisis.

We live by our core values: respect, integrity and customer focus, and give every franchisee the support and training they need to succeed. This ensures our uncompromising commitment to an excellent service and, thusly, customers who can trust us no matter what.

Franchise Overview

Rainbow International is owned and operated in the UK by ISS Facility Services. Since establishing our franchise in Britain in 1987, we’ve grown exponentially; currently, we have 73 franchisees who bear our name, and a single managed operation.

We have territories nationwide, but invest in building local links with our franchisees. As well as the support provided by Rainbow International, our partners thrive on the strength of our peer support network.

The popularity of Rainbow International means there are only a few new territories remaining, many of which are in the North West; from time to time, we also have resale opportunities. So if you’re thinking of purchasing a franchise, it’s vital to act fast…

Rainbow InternationalKey Information

  • Network Size: 51-100 units
  • Franchise Type: Management
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £55,000+VAT (plus working capital)
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £25,000
  • Franchise Location: Various
  • Market: B2B and B2C

To understand exactly what is, and what is not, included in this financial information, click here (opens in a new window).


Many of our franchisees come to us from a completely different sector, having never managed specialist cleaning and restoration before. We’ll grant all the insight you’ll need. Rainbow International offers a three-week induction programme to get you up to speed on our practices, philosophy, and the projected challenges for your new career.

It’s a mixture of classroom, online and demonstrative training, all cemented by contact with our top franchisees. As soon as you graduate, you’ll have the aid of our Regional Sales & Support Team to call on, in addition to a 100-day programme designed to help you hit the ground running.

From that first conversation right through to your ongoing success, we’re always on hand for help, training and support…

Rainbow International

Daily Life of a Franchisee

A Rainbow International franchisee is at the front line of fire and flood restoration and specialist cleaning services. However, as a franchisee, your role will focus on strengthening our management model, ready to grow the brand and build a team of experts who can deliver quality results on every contract.

Although some of our work does come from centrally sourced avenues (i.e. insurance companies), the ability and drive to secure self-generated cleaning work is essential. We’re not talking about regular office cleans; more like advanced, high-value contracts that will boost your earning potential.

In essence, there’ll be central accounts work to get you started, but the rest is down to you. Now and then, of course, you can muck in with the team on ground-level, providing a morale boost and staying up-to-date with how they perform onsite.

This ability to adapt, react and plan ahead is exactly what makes a Rainbow International franchisee successful. Sound familiar? We’re looking for people like you…

Rainbow International Fire & Flood Restoration, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning Case studies

  • David and Dayna Clarence

    Rainbow International Fire & Flood Restoration, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning: David and Dayna Clarence

    David and Dayna Clarence are a classic example of how the Rainbow model can succeed. The husband and wife team have taken turnover to nearly £1m and are employing 10 staff. They now run six franchise areas.

  • Jonathan and Maureen Hargreaves-Townson

    Rainbow International Fire & Flood Restoration, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning: Jonathan and Maureen Hargreaves-Townson

    Jonathan and Maureen have built a successful business from modest beginnings; their franchise started out as one man and a van, but from that they have built one of the top-performing UK Rainbow franchises!

  • Tom and Helen Cox

    Rainbow International Fire & Flood Restoration, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning: Tom and Helen Cox

    In less than four years Tom and Helen have built a thriving business and employ a 10-strong team from their base in Alness, near Inverness.

  • Geoff and Sharon Clarence

    Rainbow International Fire & Flood Restoration, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning: Geoff and Sharon Clarence

    Geoff and Sharon have demonstrated how a can-do attitude can bring major success; within 8 years of investing in a franchise they have grown to become the most successful franchise in the Rainbow International network.

  • Cate Woodrow Smith
    Puddle Ducks Franchising Ltd - Franchisee case study

    "I wanted to achieve a better work/life balance, ideally term time only as my daughter was approaching school age. I looked at franchising as I wanted to ensure that I had the support I need to set up and run a business."

    Read the full case study
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