Summary of Operation:
Countrywide Grounds Maintenance provides an extensive range of all-year-round grounds maintenance services to the commercial sector. Countrywide’s range of services include all aspects of grounds maintenance such as grass cutting, pruning, hedge cutting, etc. Established in 1984 Countrywide now has a £22 million group turnover, maintaining over 12,000 sites nationally.

Ideal Franchise Owner:
At Countrywide Grounds Maintenance we carefully select our franchisees to maintain our outstanding brand reputation and to ensure a mutually successful future for both parties. Previous gardening or horticulture experience is not required as we provide extensive training. However, we are looking for candidates who are ambitious, motivated, enthusiastic, reasonably fit and possess good people skills.

Training Provided:
Two weeks at head office, time with existing franchisees, then ongoing as needed.

Training Location:
Head office and with existing franchisees.

Support Services:
Accounts, invoicing, credit control, marketing, telesales, tendering, insurances, finance, 0800 freephone answering service.

Year Established: 1984
Year of First Franchise: 1986
Number of Company Outlets: 0
Number of Franchised Outlets: 49
Franchises Planned: 52
Areas of Priority Development: Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Rochester, details of resales also available on request.

Overseas Opportunities Exist: none
Overseas Opportunities Planned: AOR

Total Cost of Franchise: £45,995 + VAT
Initial Investment: £45995
Management Service Fees Payable: 8% + 2% marketing and support.
Breakdown of Package: Included within this franchise package is everything you need to get you started running your own business, including training, equipment, manuals, software, uniforms, stationery and much more.
Financial Assistance Available: Countrywide Grounds Maintenance also has an excellent relationship with the franchising banks who can offer financial support of up to 70% of the start-up costs, should you require any financial assistance.

BFA Member: Full
IFA Member: No