1. Franchising
  2. Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

It is likely that you will have a lot of questions. We have endeavoured to bring together some of the most frequently asked questions regarding franchising with GreenThumb. If your question isn’t listed below, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We have limited virgin territories for sale, please contact the franchise sales team for availability in your location.  If you are willing to re-locate we could have an area to suit you.

Yes, due to us having coverage of most of the UK, the majority of our franchise sales are resales. The most common reasons for a GreenThumb business coming up for sale are retirement, return on investment or a change of circumstances.

Yes, this will be discussed at interview.

GreenThumb is an all year round business, with winter work proving to be most lucrative.

Yes, Direct Debit has been introduced by GreenThumb allowing customers to spread the cost, steadying your cash flow throughout the year and increase your profits!

GreenThumb training courses take place at our Head Office in North Wales and lasts for 12 business days.

We have relationships with the franchising department of several banking institutions, details of which are listed in the contacts section.

You will get out of your business what you put in.  Our most successful franchisees follow the Method correctly and reap the benefits from doing so.

This is a management franchise; we are looking for investors who will drive the business, provide exceptional customer service, and who possess the motivation and determination to grow their business.

You need to seek the advice of your Accountant on this.

You as a franchisee are responsible for employing your staff and we cannot advise on staffing issues within individual branches; you would be encouraged to seek advice and guidance from ACAS.

Some of our franchisees do have multiple territories; you would have to satisfy a certain criteria to be granted the option to purchase a further territory, and would need to demonstrate that you have the infrastructure to facilitate the extra customer numbers.

Yes, you can sell your franchise at any time, however, we recommend that you grow your business sufficiently to realise your initial investment.

We expect prospective franchisees to pay particular attention to every detail as part of their initial due diligence process, therefore we allow for at least 6 weeks of planning prior to the start of the training course.

You can make contact with the franchise sales team here at GreenThumb who will advise you if we have a territory available in your preferred location.  If so, you would then proceed to apply for a franchise by way of completing our application form online and proceed to upload a copy of your CV.