If you’re considering investing in a franchise then The National Franchise Exhibition, which takes place in Birmingham next week, is the place to be.

It’s the UK’s largest franchise event and visitors to the NEC will get to meet with more than 140 franchise ventures, including Envirocare.

Franchising gives you the opportunity to own and run a successful business under an established brand with a proven format, market and business system.

But before you commit yourself, make sure you do your homework.

Here are five questions you should be asking exhibitors at NFE 2015.


  1. How long has the franchisor been franchising?

Directors Phil Harrington and David Yates launched Envirocare in 2005. Our first remote depot opened in 2010 and we now run multiple depots across the country, maintaining grounds for hundreds of businesses and organisations in the public and private sectors.  

  1. How much expertise/experience do the directors have in the business they are franchising?

Envirocare brings together a management team with more than 28 years’ experience in the landscape maintenance industry. 

  1. Is there a market for the franchise’s goods and services?

Envirocare’s tried and tested business model is based on repeat business from regular visits to business parks, hotels, schools, care homes, hospitals, offices and hundreds of other business locations.  High client retention comes from superb customer service and a profitable model means the business can grow as quickly as you can build it.

  1. What support is given to franchisees?

All Envirocare franchisees take part in a comprehensive training course at our Head Office. We provide HR support for recruitment and team management, full accounts support including payroll, management accounts, VAT returns and year end accounts, and sales and marketing support including local marketing plans and lead generation.

  1. How are payments structured?

Envirocare currently has an exclusive 10th Anniversary franchise offer. This allows franchisees to make a small upfront payment and spread the remaining balance over 3 years. We also offer an initial 6-month holiday payment.

To find out more about franchise opportunities with Envirocare please visit us on stand H100 at The National Franchise Exhibition.

To book free tickets for The National Franchise Exhibition please visit https://www.franchiseinfo.co.uk/exhibition/register