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We have taken the traditional services available in a parlour and made them even better. At Barking Mad we have developed a new and ergonomically designed van as a mobile salon which is equipped with the latest hydrobath and grooming facilities, bringing you everything you require for clients’ dogs, from a simple wash and brush up to a full professional groom. Barking Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming is a member of the British Dog Groomers' Association part of the Pet Industry Federation. Barking Mad Ltd is also a member of the Pet Services Association.

Barking Mad

Opportunities:
In the UK
Business Type:
Minimum Investment:
Training Provided:
Yes
Home-based:
Yes
Part-time:
Yes
BFA Membership:
Member - Full

Company Overview

We provide professional mobile dog wash and grooming services to customers’ doors. Our fully-equipped mobile salons simply 'Wash & Go' for convenience to deliver an affordable, luxury service. We have improved on traditional parlour services, developing a new and ergonomically designed van as a mobile salon, equipped with the latest hydrobath and grooming facilities, providing everything required from a simple wash and brush up to a full professional groom. We are a member of the British Dog Groomers' Association. Barking Mad Ltd is also a member of the Pet Services Association.

Franchise Overview

The Barking Mad team has decades of experience in both the dog care and franchise industries. The award-winning support team offer advice and experience to franchisees as well as the Barking Mad Contact Centre who take calls, messages and bookings from customers. The franchise system and package includes a state of the art IT and database package called 'FIDO' which works on a smartphone and iPad as well as an individual web page and social media support, along with all that is needed to run a successful business.

Training

Initial training is for 5 days; 3 at HQ and 2 in the field. After this, we guide you through the first 6 months working with you both in the field and remotely. We don’t expect you to be an expert in every area and there will almost certainly be at least one part of the business you’ll need more assistance with. All franchisees will be Grade 2 City & Guilds certified in Dog Grooming.

Daily Life of a Franchisee

Barking Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming typical day involves meeting and grooming lots of different sizes and breeds of dogs for customers at their own home. Working from the privacy of your own relaxed and air conditioned van, it is a profitable business with repeat custom which is not seasonal as customers often book for the whole year. Barking Mad franchisees offer excellent customer service and benefit from word of mouth custom.

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Full Legal Company Name
Barking Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming
HQ Address

2 Lane House Business Park, Kendal Road, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

HQ Postcode
LA6 2HH
Telephone
015242 76476
Contact
Mrs Lee Dancy
Website
www.barkingmad.uk.com
BFA Membership
Member - Full
Company overview

We provide professional mobile dog wash and grooming services to customers’ doors. Our fully-equipped mobile salons simply 'Wash & Go' for convenience to deliver an affordable, luxury service. We have improved on traditional parlour services, developing a new and ergonomically designed van as a mobile salon, equipped with the latest hydrobath and grooming facilities, providing everything required from a simple wash and brush up to a full professional groom. We are a member of the British Dog Groomers' Association. Barking Mad Ltd is also a member of the Pet Services Association.

Investment Currency
GBP £
Training

Initial training is for 5 days; 3 at HQ and 2 in the field. After this, we guide you through the first 6 months working with you both in the field and remotely. We don’t expect you to be an expert in every area and there will almost certainly be at least one part of the business you’ll need more assistance with. All franchisees will be Grade 2 City & Guilds certified in Dog Grooming.

Franchise Overview

The Barking Mad team has decades of experience in both the dog care and franchise industries. The award-winning support team offer advice and experience to franchisees as well as the Barking Mad Contact Centre who take calls, messages and bookings from customers. The franchise system and package includes a state of the art IT and database package called 'FIDO' which works on a smartphone and iPad as well as an individual web page and social media support, along with all that is needed to run a successful business.

Home Based
Yes
Locations
UK-England
Daily Life of a Franchisee

Barking Mad Professional Mobile Dog Grooming typical day involves meeting and grooming lots of different sizes and breeds of dogs for customers at their own home. Working from the privacy of your own relaxed and air conditioned van, it is a profitable business with repeat custom which is not seasonal as customers often book for the whole year. Barking Mad franchisees offer excellent customer service and benefit from word of mouth custom.

Training Provided
Yes
Part Time
Yes
Franchises suitable for Women
Yes
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