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Summary
Run your own high-quality hand car wash with Waves! FULL training provided.

Waves

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Business Opportunity
  Minimum Investment:
£20,000
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes

Full Description

Founded in 2006, Waves has a national network of more than 280 hand car washes operating in the car parks of various retailers across the UK and we are the biggest hand car wash franchise provider in the UK.

Waves Business

This is an ideal opportunity for those who want to become their own boss and have the ambition, commitment and talent to make it work.

Owning a franchise is a great way to take control of a business while avoiding many of the risks associated with starting up your own. The success of your car wash will come down to you, but that doesn’t mean you’ll go it alone. Our excellent training, together with guidance from Waves’ know-how and brand name will give you all the relevant tools to help build your business and become a successful Waves franchise partner.

We strive to be the “Best in Class” and the Waves team works tirelessly to deliver our vision of “Working together to make our customers smile” across the business and network down to individual site level teams. To achieve this vision, we work harder and better for our franchise partners, clients, workers and customers by sharing mutual values based on collaboration, transparency, teamwork and accountability.

Join us on November 30 for our open day in London! Submit the form below to find out more!

Why franchise with Waves?

Car owners need to have their cars cleaned but are often too busy or simply cannot wash their own cars outside their houses. The simple remedy is to provide a high-quality hand car wash service to customers in a convenient wash-while-you-shop business model; this also provides an exciting and profitable business opportunity for our operators (franchisees).

  • A proven business model with great ongoing training and support.
  • Full initial start-up pack and a turn-key business provided.
  • Great technology – improve efficiency, manage your business, lower your risk and improve profitability.
  • We ensure that all our sites are compliant for environmental, H&S and planning requirements.

Commercial overview

We have a variety of franchise opportunities for you, either taking on a new five-year franchise or a resale opportunity where you take on an existing business.

Our standard commercial terms for a new five-year franchise are:

Initial franchise set-up fees for new build sites start from £65,000 plus VAT (re-sale opportunities can start from less). This includes the full site set-up, providing you with a turn-key business (packages vary depending upon site; the photo shown is a typical hand car wash full valet site build).

There are two models for the ongoing monthly fees:

  • Fixed monthly fees range from £900-£3,000 plus VAT.
  • Transactional monthly fees have a base fee of £300-£1,400 plus VAT plus £1 plus VAT per car washed.

All monthly fees exclude insurance, water, electricity, broadband, use of the Waves IT systems and business rates for the hand car wash.

Do you have what it takes?

What we look for:

  • Customer focused: Focusing on our Waves vision and values.
  • Communication skills: Verbal and written skills – our clients look for high customer service levels from our franchise partners, therefore communication skills are vital.
  • Business savvy: Having the right business mindset to create a good environment for yourself.
  • Leadership: Recruiting and retaining staff is one of the greatest challenges in the car wash industry. Your ability to maximise profit is dependent on how you motivate, control and maintain your staff.
  • Finances: Making sure you are financially viable to operate your waves franchise.

All operational contracts for our franchises are with Waves and not with the landlord. When purchasing a franchise, you are not purchasing the equipment, the equipment remains the property of Waves.

Complete the form below to request further information about a Waves franchise opportunity!

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BFA Membership
None
Investment Currency
GBP £
Business Type
Business Opportunity
Home Based
Yes
Locations
UK-England
Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
20000
Part Time
Yes
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