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We are looking for the right people who share in our ambition to be the UK’s most trusted pet care service by offering a professional alternative to kennels. Franchise Owners will need to be dog lovers - that goes without saying, but we are also looking for enthusiastic communicators with the ambition to grow a successful business.
You will need to possess a strong work ethic and a positive attitude and you must also be passionate about delivering a professional service to your customers and host families.
Barking Mad established in 2000. We have a track record in profitability with franchisees relying on the business as their main income stream. It’s not at all seasonal and takes a cash flow positive approach to business.
Pet ownership across the UK continues to grow with 24% of all UK households now owning a dog. There are no less than 9 million dogs according to the latest PFMA statistics.
We firmly believe in building personal relationships with our customers and host families. In order to retain overall control of standards and care, we facilitate the collection and delivery of our customers’ dogs between home and their carefully selected host family. By maintaining this important connection, we are able to manage the expectations of all involved and to retain overall management. Failure to do so would ultimately make the business commercially impracticable with hosts and customers bypassing you.
We have embraced and implemented new systems which have brought financial benefits to our network along with significant time saving rewards. As a business we are continually looking for new and exciting ways to improve our organisation for the benefit of our network, employees, host families and client base.
Our franchise businesses are achieving greater re-sale valuations due to the on-line accounting and CRM Systems which clearly demonstrate the current financial and operational situation.
We have a dedicated team on hand Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm to deal with all inbound calls on your behalf. The benefit in having your own office based team here at Franchise HQ means that you never miss a call. Imagine having to deal with a new customer or host enquiry just as you’re about to leave the office, or when you’re driving or in the middle of a customer registration meeting.
We have employed a highly skilled team who are empowered to help you grow and develop your business. Support isn’t limited to the early months and years in fact we have a growing number of workshops to help with a range of business milestones including staff recruitment, VAT training, registration and implementation.
When you run your own business you wear a lot of hats and our job is to help you identify the ones that feel comfortable and the ones which don’t. All support is on hand in the form of sales and marketing, IT, Bookkeeping, business management and growth.
Our website is our shop window so it’s important that it’s always up to date and current. Every 3 years we replace our old site with the most up to date and cutting edge design. Each franchisee has their own dedicated ‘Local Branch’ section which is regularly updated with local business links and topical news.
We set up and manage your entire on-line profile and activities on Social Media sites including Facebook, Google Adwords Twitter etc.
If you’re fed up of the 9-5 daily grind, the laborious commute to work each day or simply making money for someone else then let us show you that earning money and making a living DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING!
Imagine a day where you get up and go to work without the commute. You answer emails from home, walk your dog, plan your own day and that of your team, meet other dog lovers, enjoy the fact that people actually thank you for providing a fantastic service.