Norfolk Based Pest Control Business Commences Franchise Expansion Plan04 September 2018
Abate Pest Management has set the wheels in motion to grow a network of pest control franchises throughout the UK. The business from Morley near Wymondham is owned by husband and wife team, Jon and Jill Blake, started operating in 1999 and has grown to be a major player throughout the Eastern region working to prevent and cure pest problems.
Abate has developed a client base throughout the region servicing domestic and commercial customers including Anglian Water, Intu Shopping, Best Western Hotels, Johnston Logistics UK and Greene King. In addition to the normal wasps, fleas, mice and rat problems they also specialise in property woodworm treatment and bird proofing solutions.
The business has created a new team to roll out and manage the franchising. In addition to Jon and Jill, Neil Foley joins, who has spent 40 years in sales and business coaching and Jonathan White who has supported Abate for the past 8 years in Sales and Marketing. The business has also appointed franchise experts Morgan Blake Solutions Limited.
Jon Blake Managing Director said “We have worked extremely hard on becoming a quality company delivering a quality service. We are triple ISO accredited, a full member of the British Pest Control Association and hold Safecontractor and CHAS certification. All of this has proved to be very successful in our client growth and retention strategies. The geographical area we work in has become much larger with client activity reaching out to Essex and Hertfordshire and we often get asked if we can cover areas which are even further afield. We can now replicate our service with our standard operating processes, quality accreditations and training programmes to other areas of the UK. Franchising is a perfect solution to support our growth.”
Abate Pest Management are looking to have their first franchise in operation by January 2019 and 15 franchises by the end of the year. Jon also said “One area we are looking at for our franchise recruitment plans are current pest controllers, who want to step up, have additional support with all the legislation and accreditations and to build a business. There are currently 35,000 pest controllers in the UK!”
To learn more about Abate Pest Management Franchising please visit https://www.pestfranchise.co.uk/
Abate Pest Management Team
Left to right: Jeffrey Rafftree, David Noble, Morgan Blake Solutions Ltd. Jill Blake Director, Tracey Jeckells Senior Business Administrator, Jonathan White Director, Neil Foley Director, Jon Blake Managing Director.