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Carol Stewart-Gill, Founder & Chairman of Dublcheck giving a keynote speech, about the 30 year history of Dublcheck, talking about its growth from an acorn to a multi million pound business.
Please read through the information below. We have included answers to questions that we regularly get asked by other potential Franchise owners.
Hopefully we have covered everything you need to know but if we haven’t, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information!
Q. Do I need experience in commercial cleaning?
A. No. Dublcheck will provide all the training and support needed to become a professional with nationally recognised qualifications.
Q. Why is Dublcheck a commercial cleaning franchise company and not a conventional cleaning company?
A. Dublcheck started as a conventional cleaning company and still services many happy customers, but the only way to grow and to maintain our very high standards is to utilise the benefits of a franchise structure. It is the partnership between franchisees and franchisor, which is the competitive edge that Dublcheck enjoys over our competitors.
Q. How does the Dublcheck Commercial cleaning franchise work?
A. Dublcheck is the franchise where you don’t need to be able to sell – therefore if you’re not confident in sales, it’s not an issue. We obtain all the business for you, so you know exactly what turnover you’re getting. You can start with the minimum turnover of £20,000 per annum if you want to run your business hands on whilst retaining the security of your current position. Alternatively, you could purchase up to £0.5 million per annum if you want to run a management style business. There is no upper limit, you can tailor the business to suit your needs and work-life balance. The variable investment levels offered by Dublcheck allow franchisees the flexibility to run a hands-on business, a partly managed with some hands on, or a wholly managed business, depending on the skills, ambitions and life balance requirements.
Q. What is the minimum investment?
A. Investment starts from £17,950. You can read more about our different investment options by downloading our brochure.
Q. Will I need to finish my current employment?
A. No. As most cleaning is done out of normal office hours, you and/or your employees can service your initial contracts. This can enable you to have a smooth transition from employment to business ownership.
Q. Can I sell my franchise?
A. Yes, it is an asset that can be bought and sold like any business. A well run successful Dublcheck franchise is a valuable asset as has been shown by past franchisees who have sold their business.
Q. How long will the contracts last and how much do I pay?
A. All you pay is the initial fee. The longer you keep the contract the greater the return you will make. Dublcheck have a contract retention rate of 90% so each contract, well cared for, will generate many years of solid reliable income for you.
Q. What about ongoing support?
A. Franchisees start with an initial in-house training programme of both theory and practical experiences, giving them a thorough understanding of operating their own commercial cleaning business. They receive professional training in health & Safety and employment law, delivered by a specially qualified team who provide thorough knowledge on how to run a successful and safe business. Additional modular training, which is specifically tailored to meet their needs, is always available. This allows franchisees to jump any hurdles as they continue to grow and expand their business.
Dublcheck’s Operations Department is always available, but we also have the Dublcheck Mentor Support Programme. You will be allocated to an experienced and successful Dublcheck franchisee who will act as your guide in your progression to successful business owner. After all, who better to show you than someone who has done it before!
Q. What about ongoing charges?
A. Dublcheck’s support package eliminates the need for franchisees to have expensive overheads. To meet the costs of this facility, Dublcheck charge 12.5% of the turnover. There is also a charge to cover the costs incurred by your Mentor in supporting your franchise and this is 2.5% which goes directly to your Mentor.
Q. How big and fast can I grow?
A. Dublcheck have a guaranteed growth option should you wish to purchase more contracts or you can obtain contracts yourself.
Q. Who does the cleaning?
A. The choice is yours. If you want to operate a smaller franchise, you can maximise your profits by looking after the clients yourself. Alternatively, you can follow the route of Dublcheck’s management franchisees, and grow a substantial business where employees perform all the work.
Q. Where can I operate?
A. Locations to run Dublcheck franchise are available nationwide. There is no territory exclusivity, so there is no limit to the growth or scope of your business.
Q. Can I get contracts myself?
A. Dublcheck will teach you, providing all the information you need to get your own contracts. It is a cost effective way to build a superb business and one followed by many Dublcheck franchisees.
Q. What happens if I lose a contract?
A. Dublcheck guarantee the contract value for the first year and so if you lose a contract for any reason other than non-performance then Dublcheck will replace it free of charge.
Q. How much will I make?
A. With Dublcheck you can earn as little or as much as you want as there is no upper limit on the number of contracts you can operate.
Q. What about equipment?
A. Dublcheck will provide a starter pack of equipment during training. This is charged at only £750 + VAT and will be sufficient to get you started. Thereafter Dublcheck has negotiated bulk rates with national suppliers to give you the best deal.
Q. What do I do now?
A. Call 0800 317236 to arrange for an informal, no obligation initial interview or download our brochure today.