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This business opportunity is rubbish

A ‘rubbish opportunity’ to become your own boss is proving popular with would be business owners across the UK.

National waste removal company is seeking to establish a network of franchises across the UK, and since launching, have been inundated with enquiries.

Potential business owners from the Midlands, London, South East, Wales and Yorkshire are all in discussions with the company.

The first five franchises are due to launch this Spring in South West London, East London, Birmingham, Surrey and Slough with five further outlets operational before the end of the year.

The company, founded by Harsha Rathnayake in 2009, is giving people the chance to grow a successful business using the Junk Hunters model.

Since he set up the business with a second-hand Ford Transit tipper truck and £160, Harsha has seen it grow to almost a £1m a year turnover company with a fleet of vans and a dozen employees.

The company are now looking for other business people to build on their success and help create a first class waste removal company covering all over the UK.

Current projections estimate a gross profit of around £278,000 after five years for each franchisee.

A commitment to recycling and excellent customer service are both key requirements. Junk Hunters currently recycles and reuses 75% of all waste collected with plans to reach a target of 80% in the near future.

Top quality customer service is essential with frequent repeat business a main driver to success. Branded and clean vehicles, a guaranteed delivery slot and uniformed, polite staff have been central to the business growth.

Junk Hunters CEO Harsha Rathnayake said:

“Franchising for us is about seeing the business grow and allowing other business people the chance to grow with us.

“Becoming a Junk Hunters franchisee is not only about building a business that provides an attractive income, it’s also about providing a valuable service which will have measureable benefits to the environment and your local community. 

“Rubbish or ‘junk’ as we prefer to call it is big business that continues to grow. Particularly during the last five years of trading we have established a successful business whose profits have continued to grow year on year.”

Harsha continued:

“Junk is not a glamorous business but it’s an industry that provides a vital service and one that we are passionate about. We expect Junk Hunters franchisees to show that same passion.

“The reputation of our brand is extremely important so potential owners need to be committed to everything we stand for, from being an excellent employer to having business acumen and a drive towards exceptional customer service.

“Our current projections under a franchised model estimate a gross profit of around £278,000 after five years for each franchisee, not bad when your line of work is other people’s rubbish.”


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