Countrywide Grounds Maintenance

£44,950 Minimum Investment

Franchise Description :

As a multi-award-winning management franchise, the British Franchise Association's Franchisor of the Year 2009 and finalist in the HSBC Franchisee Support Awards. Countrywide Grounds Maintenance is not only one of the UK’s most successful franchise networks, but also the market leader within its own industry.

Finance:Yes, through a third party
Part Time:Yes
Contact Name:Tara Worthington – Director

United Kingdom


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Management Franchises

Management Franchises remain to top choice amongst white collar franchise seekers. With business consultancy services estimated to be worth £7bn to the UK economy. Many companies chose to employ franchised business consultants in order to reduce costs and improve their businesses operations.

This can be both enjoyable and a lucrative area of business. Working as a management consultant is considered by many to be a professional role, if you have a passion for business and are brimming with enthusiasm, the training programmes that many management franchise can provide you with the right skills, techniques and on-going support required for you to operate your franchise.

A management franchise can also offer a good life work balance, with consultancy hours mainly being set around traditional office hours, a management franchise could be the solution for more leisure time and is ideal for people who enjoy business and have a desire to inspire other local businesses to thrive.

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Van based franchises are a popular choice for many people seeking a new career opportunity. With a van based franchise there is a huge variety of options available offering freedom to run your business without necessarily needing to employ any staff or allow incur large overheads connected to commercial premises, shops etc. So what types of van based franchises are available?

Home Improvement & Disaster Recovery 

These services are at the top of the list of insurance companies & homeowners in a time of crisis, when there is a disaster at home, such as a fire or flood and many several franchise networks have been grown into national networks just supplying major insurers.


This type of van franchise is an attractive option for many franchise seekers, who like to be out and about dropping off parcels to businesses and homeowners. Courier franchises can be flexible and some are low or even no investment and sometimes can even be run alongside an existing business or full or part-time job to create even more flexibility.

Oven Cleaning 

Many homeowners and businesses recognise the efficiency of professional oven cleaning. This business is a great source of repeat business as well as of course the oven will need to be cleaned on a regular basis.

Mobile Coffee Shop 

Coffee shops have grown to a huge size in the UK and is worth billions to the UK economy but there are now mobile coffee shop franchises that can tap into this growing market. The beauty of this sort of franchise is that you can take a quality product to areas that may not have had a major coffee brand nearby such as offices or industrial premises in retail and/or industrial estates. They also benefit from far lower overheads compared to retail coffee shops which are usually in expensive, prime retail locations.

Auto Car Repair 

Car scratch, bump and windscreen repairs have become increasingly popular with car owners wanting to keep their vehicles looking good. These automotive franchises specialise in many automotive services including alloy wheel repair, dent and scratch removal, windscreen repair & mobile tyre replacement.


Both commercial cleaning & domestic cleaning are services often contracted by businesses and homeowners. These franchises can provide specialist cleaning services such as carpet and rug cleaning, as well as regular household and contract office cleaning.


Us Brits love our gardens and are prepared to spend, spend, spend to keep them looking good, there are many different type of gardening van based franchises available.  The specialist services provided include professional lawn care and maintenance, fencing, garden design and landscaping. If you enjoy working outdoors gardening franchises could be a viable business option.

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Home based franchises, a business run from home have steadily risen over recent years, why? Home based franchises offer many opportunities, some of the include;

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Home based franchises have also steadily grown. Many so called white collar franchises are home based and include areas such as business consultancy, accountancy and bookkeeping, business training and coaching and internet businesses. In addition to these white collar home based franchises there has also been a steady rise is so called “Mumpreneurs”, mums that instead of seeking full or part-time employment around family life decide to set-up their own business on their own or via a home based franchise. Some of the businesses popular with Mumpreneurs include;

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Home based franchises can provide such great flexibility for men and women along with improved technology are surely set to continue to rise in the UK and therefore could provide a great opportunity for anyone seeking greater flexibility and a work life balance. That said always find out everything about the investment and business and seek professional advice before any investment.

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Countrywide Grounds

A Cut Above the Rest. Countrywide Grounds Maintenance is a truly exceptional franchise opportunity…

With over 49 franchised outlets and franchisees employing over 600 staff, Countrywide Grounds Maintenance has a multimillion pound turnover maintaining 12,000 sites across the UK, ranging in contract value from £500 to over £1,000,000 per year.

Are you a Countrywide Grounds Person?

Countrywide carefully selects franchisees to maintain outstanding brand reputation and ensuring a mutually successful future for both parties. Whether it be creating business relationships, motivating your staff or retaining valued customers, we’re looking for personable individuals with strong leadership qualities. This isn’t for anyone, we want to speak to serious franchise prospects considering a serious business opportunity.

About Countrywide Grounds Maintenance...

Countrywide Grounds Maintenance provides an extensive range of all-year-round grounds maintenance services to the commercial sector including; grass cutting, sports pitch marking, pruning, hedge cutting, road sweeping, litter & leaf clearance, hard & soft landscaping, fencing, turfing, gritting, snow clearance and tree surgery.

With large exclusive franchise territories, an impressive blue-chip customer base, extensive national accounts and very low market penetration, each Countrywide Grounds Maintenance franchisee has virtually unlimited growth potential within their territory. Countrywide's customer list reads like the Who's Who of the business world with numerous national account contracts and a wide variety of blue chip clients ranging across the business spectrum including customers such as supermarket chains, schools & colleges, business parks, hospitals, airports, housing associations, offices, retail parks, theme parks, sports grounds, motorway services and heritage sites.

Accordingly, Countrywide franchisees are building high revenue businesses, with turnovers in excess of £1,000,000, ensuring strong financial security for their future.

Countrywide is widely recognized for its excellent initial and ongoing support and training. New franchisees benefit from 3 weeks initial training at Head Office and on-territory, they also spend time shadowing existing franchisees to fully understand the business. New franchisees also benefit from an initial Head Office marketing launch and ongoing Head Office telesales and tendering support, with the vast majority of contracts being sourced through head office on behalf of the franchisees.

Limited Availability

Due to Countrywide’s phenomenal success over the last 30 years there are only a handful of virgin territories available. There are resales where franchisees are looking to retire.

Please request information for more details of opportunities near you.

A Dwyer Group Business

When you invest in Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, you become a part of one of the largest franchise groups in the world. With a network of over 3,200 business owners worldwide The Dwyer Group is the go to for service franchises. Being a Dwyer Group Brand, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll be benefiting from expert training, proven systems, and dedicated franchise support.


The cost of Countrywide’s franchise package for a new territory is £44,950 + vat.

Included within this franchise package is everything you need to get you started running your own business, including training, equipment, manuals, software, uniforms, stationary, and much more.

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. This means you could start your Countrywide business with a minimum of £13,485 + VAT.

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