Pest control firm seeks 100 franchisees

Many banks have agreed to 70% funding, company claims

Bournemouth-based pest control company Prokill has launched as a franchise and will offer 100 people across the UK the opportunity to start a business under its brand.

The firm, which has just received associate member status from the British Franchise Association (BFA), has been running a pilot operation in Dorset for over a year, which has brought in a turnover of £200,000, the company said.

Prokill opened a second branch in West London, which it said is producing similar results.

“We’re looking for individuals who want to run their own business and get beyond the ‘man-and-van’ mentality into ‘man-that-can’ managers as their business develops around them,” said Geoff Whittle, head of development at Prokill.

“We know that there are people out there just waiting to prove that they’ve got the ability to succeed. We’re offering them that opportunity and want to hear from them.” He said that many of the high street banks have agreed to 70% funding for potential franchisees, subject to their status, which means they could potentially invest as little as £15,000 of their own money.

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