Abate Pest Management


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A Pest Control Franchise in a UK Growth Market

Pest control is a major global services industry – It is estimated there are 40,000 pest control companies worldwide, generating sales of around £14bn per annum. In the UK more than 35,000 pest controllers are delivering services that protect and enhance public health, both in residential properties and commercial premises.  Pests include rats, mice, wasps, fleas, bed bugs, cockroaches, moth and moles and there is a huge opportunity for woodworm treatments and bird proofing projects. 

In 1999, Jon Blake and his wife Jill started Abate Pest Management operating in Norfolk and Suffolk and was soon winning ad hoc job work and contracts. The company has developed into a very successful business throughout the Eastern region with a great team of people and is now ready for national development with a network of franchises.

With the growth of the business, Abate has constructed a team of experts in their fields to assist him to move to the next level. With National companies and enquiries generated through referrals from all corners of the country, it became obvious that he was missing an opportunity to develop the brand throughout the UK and therefore is looking to find likeminded partners to develop this lucrative business through franchising.

This is an exciting time to be in pest control. There are multiple drivers of growth, be that new innovations and legislation which raises standards for control and protection and the latest digital technologies providing customers with 24/7 reporting. Pest Control is nature and will never go away!

This franchise can be worked from home or from a small industrial unit. The franchise comes with various options including a complete turnkey solution allowing the franchisee to start earning money at the earliest opportunity.

The franchise is ideal for either someone who is already in pest control and wants to take their business or skills to a new level with all the benefits of operating under a major brand, or someone looking to own a business which has a huge variety of activity and enormous potential.

(Everything you need to start from day one)

  • Franchise License 
  • Rights to use the brand name and trademark in your area  
  • Exclusive territory for an agreed geographic area 
  • Tapping into our successful brand, accreditations and industry experience  
  • Business expertise (since 1999) and advice freely available  
  • Franchise operations manual  
  • Technical manual telling you how to treat every pest you will encounter 
  • Initial franchise management training course  
  • A week-long residential RSPH Level 2 pest control course (if needed) 
  • Competition analysis  
  • Initial 6 months local paid marketing campaigns with ongoing options 
  • Ongoing sales support 
  • Your own dedicated franchisee coach to ensure you succeed and quickly too 
  • Initial staff recruitment assistance  
  • Initial uniform, equipment, pesticides and vehicle branding*  
  • Initial stocks of Business cards, Letter Heads, Marketing material etc 
  • Opening launch assistance  
  • Centralised administration including invoicing 

*you will need a suitable vehicle and we can help you here too

The total investment to be awarded an Abate Franchise is £27,500 + VAT, which is an introductory offer.

What is included in your franchise package?

Our team is highly experienced and qualified in pest control, business acumen, sales and marketing. We invest this experience in training and guide our franchisees through the rigours of starting an excellent business to become members of the Abate Franchise ‘Family’. The key to success in any franchise is support – which we offer in abundance.  

Abate Franchise – Our Team

Our extensive and unique training programme ensures that, apart from qualifying as a Pest Technician, they will also learn all aspects of running a successful Abate Franchise. They attend an intensive tailored training course as well as receiving practical hands-on training with each franchisee in their own territory once their business is launched.

No previous experience is required as the comprehensive training will ensure that within a short period of time you will be in a position to run your own Abate Franchise knowing that you have a dedicated team in the background ready and willing to help and support you. 

The only restriction is the limit of your imagination, motivation and desire to succeed. Every franchisee, as part of the package, will receive for reference our operations manual covering all aspects of the business.

Abate Franchise – Training

The business has developed standard operating processes, method statements, is triple ISO accredited, has CHAS and Safe Contractor status and is a member of the BPCA (British Pest Control Association). In addition, Abate operates to BRC, M&S, Tesco food standards, SALSA, Soil Association, Organic and Red Tractor which allows the business to work in food grade operations. The result means the company can be trusted to deliver a high quality of service which is demonstrated through client retention and new client acquisition. 

Quality Standards

Pest Control can be more than rats and mice!

Customers can access pest control services through different levels with service grades purchased based on different customer types.

Standard Contracts – The customer will receive several pest control visits each year. This is typically 6-8 times to coincide with the breeding cycle of rats and mice. This service is ideal for schools, hotels, pubs, restaurants, care homes and retail outlets.

Advanced Contracts – Mainly for businesses that are in the food chain, such as manufacturing plants, labelling factories and distribution warehouses. These sites have a visit each month and additional surveys to satisfy environmental laws and compliance.

Ad Hoc Work – This job work comes in from commercial premises that don’t have a defined visit schedule in place or directly from a residential customer. It’s the reactive part of the business where pests are already evident such as rats, mice, wasps, fleas or woodworm and the customer needs them eradicated at the earliest opportunity! Other ad hoc work includes bird proofing where Abate has a number of solutions including spiking, netting and laser systems.

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