Golf Management Group is now offering franchises

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir April 28, 2016 11:39

The UK’s leading provider of cost management solutions in golf clubs is offering franchise opportunities to individuals or companies nationwide for a limited period.

Golf Management Group (GMG), which works with nearly 500 UK golf clubs, uses the collective buying power of its members to negotiate supplier terms at attractive rates across a range of categories including energy, food and beverage, waste and washroom management and several others. It also deploys in-house specialists to manage costs and supplier contracts for its member golf clubs on an ongoing basis, and its members have saved thousands of pounds in the process.

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It is now requesting expressions of interest from individuals or companies interested in becoming a franchisee.

Ten exclusive territories across the UK are available, each containing 128 golf clubs on average.

Customers range from nine-hole municipals to Open Championship venues, said a GMG spokesman.

“Our franchisee selection process is very thorough: it is vital that we engage with the right people so as not to compromise the work we have done to date in nurturing relationships, and building the Golf Management Group brand,” said GMG director Scott Partington.

“However, if you understand the inner workings of a golf club this franchise offers a turnkey business established over the last five years, with multiple revenue streams and superb backup support.

“Our first franchisee trebled their initial investment within the first four years.

“We are a market leader in this field, and the business practices we have established have a proven track record. If you understand the language of golf, all you need is a computer, a phone, a car, access to the web and a determination to succeed.

“We will train you fully, and we have a superb head office team who will support you day-to-day once you are ready to start meeting people.

GMG franchisee Phil Sparks represents the company in the south east region.

“GMG South East returned almost 200 percent on the initial investment last year alone, and is now growing 50 percent year on year. New franchisees should be able to fast track their returns as we have gained a lot of experience over the last four years. GMG is a great team to work with and I have the independence to work as much or as little as I want.”

In the UK, franchising has tripled in size over the last 20 years. Over 900 brands now run franchises in the country, from home-based operations to some of the world’s best-known brands. It has grown to become a £15 billion business in the UK, with over 44,000 outlets and 97 percent of units operating at a profit (Source: British Franchise Association).

FORMBY - APRIL 17: The Clubhouse and 18th green at Formby Golf Club venue for the 2004 Curtis Cup Matches, on April 17, 2004 in Formby, England.  (Photo by David Alexander/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Formby Golf Club, one of nearly 500 clubs to work with GMG. (Photo by David Alexander/Getty Images)

“You may be already in the sport and looking for a new challenge, or perhaps you are a business-minded golf-lover looking for a change of career,” said GMG director, David Valentine.

“If you secure one of the remaining GMG franchises, you will be your own boss, trading in a familiar environment – the golf club – and you will have the freedom to spend time on your own interests as well as mixing business with pleasure.

“The speed at which we are growing is testament to the job we do for golf clubs. A GMG franchisee is likely to realise a significant return on their investment, which is why we expect this brief window of opportunity to create a lot of interest. We look forward to meeting people to discuss their application.”

Interested parties should contact Scott Partington or David Valentine at GMG on 0161 485 5410 for more details, and to request an application form.

Or visit www.golfmanagementgroup.co.uk and hit the ‘JOIN OUR TEAM’ link.

 

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir April 28, 2016 11:39
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