Launch of The Leak Detective franchise

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Ashtons Franchise Consulting is pleased to announce the launch of The Leak Detective franchise!

Hailed as UK’s number one leak detection service, the business has seen demand outstripping supply, so franchising is the perfect solution. Now they are looking for ambitious franchisees, ideally with plumbing experience, to establish a network of leak detection specialists.

Water Loss Solutions and Paradigm Reinstatements, the companies behind the franchise, have demonstrated a decade-long history of achievement and profitability in this industry. A rebrand came into play recently and ‘The Leak Detective’ was born.

Co-founder David Hunt, an ex-police officer, explains why such services are in demand: “Everyday businesses and households are losing many thousands of pounds through water leaks.  These often go undetected for some length of time and are only discovered when a large water bill arrives in the post. Most insurance companies offer ‘trace and access’ cover today which means they will pay for a qualified tradesman to trace the source of the leak. Sometimes the source is obvious but in many cases it is more difficult to determine where the leak is as modern building techniques mean pipes are often boxed in for cosmetic reasons. There is therefore a high demand for trained water leak engineers who have the skills to quickly trace the leak, stop it and rectify any damage as required.”

It was this high demand that led David to approach Ashtons Franchise Consulting (AFC) in 2022 for some help and advice to franchise the business. Over the following few months AFC’s consultant Charlie Dickson worked on a franchise feasibility study, and subsequently, the full franchise development programme, the Prospectus, Franchise Manual, marketing plan, trademarking, recruitment process and early-stage support.

Of the support provided by Ashtons David said:

“We chose Ashtons to guide us through the set up and launch process for our Leak Detective franchise. Charlie Dickson was our consultant. I would whole heartedly recommend both Ashtons and Charlie. We wouldn’t have completed the project without their assistance”.

The Leak Detective franchise includes:

  • Comprehensive technical training in leak detection
  • An exclusive territory which has been professionally mapped to ensure it is viable
  • Access to the latest leak detection tools and equipment
  • Access to bespoke software developed by the company
  • Business development and marketing support to launch the business
  • Uniform and branded van
  • A Leak Detective mentor and ongoing business support
  • Local web page and managed social media
  • Right to use the Leak Detective brand and trademark

More information about The Leak Detective franchise proposition.

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