Thermal imaging surveyor IRT Surveys announces franchise opportunities across UK

Firm advertises potential profits of £83,000 for franchisees in fast-growing field

Thermal imaging surveyor IRT Surveys has announced new franchise opportunities in territories across the UK, offering potential franchisees the chance to join a fast-growing industry sector.

Founded in 2002 by brothers Stewart and Alan Little, IRT Surveys specialises in energy efficiency testing of buildings via non-destructive infrared surveying techniques.

The company claims demand for such services has been rapidly growing in recent years due to climate change and environmental and legislative pressure and has urged franchisees to capitalise on this surge in demand.

IRT Surveys’ franchise package, which costs £24,995 + VAT, includes the cost of technical training in the full range of services the company provides although franchisees will have to purchase their own essential equipment.

The cost also includes full access to the logo and branding of the business as well as initial lead generation support.

IRT claims that one of its franchises has the potential to generate more than £200,000 with profits of £83,000 by its third year of trading.

Stewart Little, co-founder and managing director of IRT, said: “We give franchisees everything they need to start up and build a highly profitable business. Businesses and public bodies are under ever increasing pressure to save energy, use resources efficiently and cut carbon emissions�we provide the tools and knowledge to help them do this.

“The franchisee journey starts with a 10-day intensive training programme at our headquarters which will cover sales, marketing, finance and administration as well as the core technical training.”

Martin Fitzpatrick, existing IRT franchisee for Glasgow, said: “I was in healthcare sales and business development for 10 years and felt I needed a change of direction. I came across the IRT franchise by chance and it immediately appealed to me. I saw the huge business potential in the energy efficiency sector. The franchise fee was reasonable and I re-mortgaged my flat to get started.

“Within six months I could see that this was a really good business.  I have been an IRT franchise owner for four years now and I love the flexibility of being my own boss, working from home.”

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