About The Christmas Decorators
The Christmas Decorators provide commercial and residential property owners with a design and installation service of both indoor and outdoor Christmas lights, decorations and displays. We are the pioneers of this industry in the UK, and have been decorating hundreds of homes and businesses since 1999.
Since first offering licences to suitable entrepreneurs in 2007, The Christmas Decorators now have 21 franchised territories operating in the UK and Ireland with a group turnover of almost £3 million. In 2015, we will be offering 8 new licences within the UK. We are particularly keen to hear from those in Essex, Yorkshire, Glasgow, The Midlands, East and West Sussex ,The South Coast and the London Home Counties. We are a home based management franchise.
The Christmas Decorators business is unique, and with virtually no competitors within the residential sector it is easy to see how our business has grown so well, and how our services are in such high demand. It is very affordable to set up, with an initial investment as low as £15,000 and working capital of around £10,000. You can easily work from home during the first years of operation which allows you to keep the overheads down, maximising profitability.
As long as you have the right business acumen, we can teach you everything you need to know about the Christmas decorating business to become successful in your new career. The service we provide is greatly appreciated by our residential clients with whom we always forge great relationships, and no hard selling is required! Just think, 15 years ago only the wealthy households would have had the luxury of a cleaner or a gardener. Nowadays it’s commonplace. While there is competition in the commercial market place, we have gained a great reputation over the years which reflects in our varied client list and accolades.
The Christmas Decorators franchise fee is £15,000 with a recommended £10,000 working capital. Franchisees should be able to get a return on their investment after year!
The Financial Rewards
The financial rewards can be substantial, as well as being the proud owner of a fun and exciting business that really does provide the ultimate in career satisfaction.
During your first year we would expect you, as a new franchisee, to generate sales of between £30k to £40k.
- Your first year as a Christmas Decorator is a massive learning curve, and is the period that you will not just “cut your teeth”, but you will “really learn your trade”.
- By year three you can easily be achieving over £200k in sales from a very busy 3 months of hard work. What is particularly attractive and rewarding about this business is the client retention, as 95% of all clients return year after year. Christmas comes every year, so as long as you keep your customers happy, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t keep them forever.
- By your fourth Christmas you should have reached a point where your diary is full simply by re-installing existing customers’ decorations and you no longer have the space in your diary for new clients, or you could simply expand your installation crew and start to really benefit from the reputation you have earned.
Who We Are Looking For
Every one of The Christmas Decorators existing franchises is determined to deliver outstanding customer service.
√ They all have a keen eye for detail and they know what looks good
√ They don’t over promise and under deliver
√ They are forthright and honest
√ They never say, “Oh that will have to do”
√ They pay attention to detail
If this sounds like you, and you can also tick all of the boxes, The Christmas Decorators can teach you the rest; you will forge lasting relationships with your clients and you will build a successful business with a brand name and support mechanism behind you that has an unbelievable reputation, success story and a client list to match.