The Detective Project

The Detective Project

Company Overview

The Detective Project was founded in 2010 by Jenny Williams, an experienced police detective.  She put her skills and experience to good use offering workshops in crime scene investigation. This was initially aimed at children through parties and school activities, but demand for an adult version then led to the development of team-building and adult workshops.

As demand for events grew, the franchise opportunity was launched in 2013 to offer the brand to a nationwide audience. Franchisees offer workshops to all three markets – kids, schools and the corporate sector.

Franchise Overview

As a relatively new franchise, there are currently three franchisees in the south-east and south-west of the UK and we are seeking to expand to all areas in time.

It is important to us to get the right people on board to serve the increasing demand for our events. We are not targeting specific areas of the UK but aim to grow steadily to cover the whole country by awarding franchise territories to talented presenters.

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Key Information

  • Network Size: 0-10 units
  • Franchise Type: Job
  • Typical Start-up Cost: £9,995
  • Minimum Personal Investment: £5,000
  • Franchise Location: Home-based
  • Market: B2B and B2C

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- Five days initial training at HQ and watching events to gain practical experience

- Training is tailored to the franchisee and their skills, experience in business & background

- New franchisees do not need to be a teacher, police officer or scientist but must be willing to learn, be good with people and be comfortable presenting

- Unlimited business hours HQ support and ongoing training as required, in person or via Skype

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Daily Life of a Franchisee

There is no ‘typical’ day and that’s just how we like it! Working hours are very flexible and family friendly.

Franchisees may be running a party, visiting a school or preparing for a corporate workshop.  Equally they may be out marketing the business, attending local networking groups or doing admin at home.

On days that they run events, this could be anything from an hour at an after-school club to a whole day at a team-building workshop for a business client.

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