Under the new ‘Easy Start’ scheme, anyone buying a Petpals franchise will only be required to pay a fee to cover the costs of initial training and launch marketing, with the remainder of the £12,500 (+VAT) spread over the rest of the franchise term which is usually five years.
Kevin Thackrah, MD of Petpals, said: “At Petpals we have been helping franchisees start up and run their own profitable, sustainable pet care businesses for over 17 years now; with ‘Easy Start’ we’re looking forward to helping more people to join us and to share in the success and strength of the UK pet care market.
“We fully appreciate that people don’t always have the upfront funds to purchase a franchise and it’s testament to our confidence in our brand and to the potential for success for our new franchisees, that we’re able to offer this new scheme today. I very much hope that anyone who would like to own their own business and to regain control of their working life by doing a job that they love, will visit our website to find out more.”
Petpals franchisees own their own territories from where they board and walk dogs, visit cats and any other pets while their owners are at work or on holiday. If available, franchisees have the option to purchase additional adjoining territories. Currently 17.5% of franchisees own one or more franchise territories.
Petpals are full members of the BFA and are committed to ethical franchising.