Lime Orchard

£25,000 Minimum Investment

Franchise Description :

Garden design franchises with complete support and training packages.

Finance:Yes through a 3rd party
Part Time:No
Contact Name:Franchise Recruitment Manager

Old Hall Nurseries Ltd. Southwell Road, NG25 0RJ

Phone Number:

+44115-7141XXXClick number to show


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Lime Orchard specialise in garden design and build. They have won awards for their designs, priding themselves in taking uninspiring places and creating something truly beautiful from them. They have plenty of experience in designing and building the most innovative and stunning gardens all in line with what the client is looking for.

The landscapers who work for Lime Orchard are professional, skilled, and courteous at all times, a combination that guarantees happy customers, good reviews and recommendations. If you like the idea of a business that really does thrive on word of mouth, then Lime Orchard could be the one that works best for you

As well as the great people, Lime Orchard uses only the best quality tools and materials. That might not make them the cheapest garden design company around, but it does make them worth every penny spend.

Lime Orchard’s aim is to help people realise the full potential of their garden. They can give advice and offers ideas as well as work with what the client wants to do. No matter how the initial design comes about, the consultation process will be easy and stress-free, resulting in the most spectacular of garden spaces.

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A unique opportunity to own and operate a garden design and landscape gardening business capitalising on the strength of our trademarked brand. Our Franchise Owners enjoy a satisfying lifestyle – that combines creating beautiful gardens that delight their customers, with building a successful business.

What is Franchising?

According to the British Franchise Association (BFA), the term ‘franchising’ , also called ‘business format franchising’, means;

“the granting of a license by one person (the franchisor) to another (the franchisee), which entitles the franchisee to trade under the trade mark/trade name of the franchisor and to make use of an entire package, comprising all the elements necessary to establish a previously untrained person in the business and to run it with continual assistance on a predetermined basis.”

There are clear advantages to this:

Someone else has come up with the business idea for you, and tested it!

The franchisor provides a comprehensive training programme, not only in the specifics of the business but also in sales and business skills.

The combined marketing power of the franchise network, enhanced by national initiatives from the franchisor

Additional group benefits in relation to securing funding and bulk discounts with key suppliers

Customer perception that they are accessing the best possible service – not only are they dealing with you as ‘the boss’, they are also reassured by the reputation and credibility of a much larger organisation.

Why Franchising?

Garden design and build franchise opprtunityFranchising offers the customer the security of a respected, familiar national brand, whilst at the same time offering the knowledge of the local area that only a smaller business can bring. The franchise owner also benefits from the experience of the franchisor, making it easier for them to establish in the market much more rapidly than could be achieved as an individual startup.

As a Lime Orchard Franchise Owner, within your own defined territory you will be able to access not only the years of knowledge and expertise of the franchisor, but also the growing experience of other Franchise Owners in the network.

The development and success of your business is entirely under your control, as are the returns. As a Franchise Owner you will manage the business using the proven business formula developed by Lime Orchard and have direct access to the company’s business, financial, technical and marketing resources.

We will be on hand to guide, advise and assist you in any or all of these areas. The help we give will be relevant to the skills and experience you bring to the partnership and the speed at which you develop your business.

What’s Included in the Franchise

Initial Startup package

This includes everything you need to get started :

Five year renewable licence to trade under the Lime Orchard brand in your defined territory

Immediate association with a growing, national brand – bringing additional resources to your business from day 1

Access to our proven business formula – reducing the risks often associated with starting your own business

12-week training course, taking place both at our head office and in your territory covering all the aspects of running your business, ensuring you have the best possible start

Easy to use Manuals for the main aspects of running your business – a regular reference point, re-enforcing the knowledge acquired as you become established

Marketing, PR and IT Support – Support with these key areas of your business to help you to be successful

Brand Support – documentation, uniform and marketing materials

Professional Assistance- with all the relevant legislation, such as Health & Safety, Construction Industry Scheme and Employment Law

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On-Going training & Support

Lime Orchard has a strong emphasis on business development, that’s why the team will be helping you by monitoring your performance and planning for growth. Your monthly Franchise Management Fee provides you with the on-going training & support to really accelerate your business’ success:

Web site – we are continually developing and maintain the online presence for the Lime Orchard brand.

Web advertising – As well as the web site, Lime Orchard runs successful social networking pages (with many hundreds of fans on our Facebook page and growing!) and the Lime Orchard Gift Store to ensure the brand is highly visible on-line. We can help you tap in to our online campaigns to increase your web presence locally.

Email – Your address is managed for you, plus use of Garden Living, our emailed magazine that’s full of the latest garden lifestyle inspiration and offers from Lime Orchard, the ideal way to stay in touch with past and potential clients

Promotional Material – Whether its artwork for your Yellow Pages advert, sign-writting for your Smart ForTwo or getting some stationery ordered, we are here to ensure its on-brand and in keeping with our high quality standards

Public Relations – Access to a PR specialist to help you make the most of opportunities in your area

Health & Safety and Employment – A specialist is on hand to provide industry-specific advice

Contractors, Designers and Supplier Support – We have a skilled team of experienced garden designers operating around the country for you to access right away. Plus we have amassed a comprehensive knowledge of contractors and trade suppliers nationally enabling us to identify a suitable match with your client’s requirements.

Could I be a Lime Orchard Franchise Owner?

Yes! Are you:garden design and build franchise opportunity

An Excellent Communicator?
Enthusiastic & Determined?
Well Organised?

Whatever your background, the Lime Orchard franchise does not require any previous experience of garden design, horticulture or the construction industry. The Lime Orchard opportunity may best suit those that are comfortable with face to face selling and project management.

How do I Become a Lime Orchard Franchise Owner?

Step 1. – Give us a call or send an email and we will contact you, at your convenience, for an informal chat over the phone

Step 2. – We will send you an information pack in the post

Step 3. – Complete & return the confidential initial application form provided

Step 4. – We will meet with you a number of times, to determine if the opportunity is right for you

Step 5. – We will assist you to carry out all the relevant research, business planning and funding applications.

Step 6. – You will submit a five year business plan to our board, if all goes well you will be granted a Lime Orchard franchise.

Step 7. – Commence your training

Step 8. – Your new business starts trading!

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