etyres is an online tyre company that provides a mobile tyre fitting service through its nationwide network of franchise owners.

Customers order the tyres online through the etyres website or by calling its Cambridge-based National Sales Office.

By eliminating the need for expensive depots, etyres has low operational costs, which gives franchise owners the opportunity to make attractive profit margins.

As well as experiencing strong year-on-year profits, etyres has also won the 2011 bfa/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Bronze Award.

The opportunity:

etyres can be operated as a hands-on or a management type business. Franchise owners usually start by doing the tyre fitting themselves, however as their business grows, they often hire employees to do this for them, enabling the franchise owner to concentrate on developing their business.

Ideal franchise owner profile:

etyres is looking for franchise owners who have good communication skills, are prepared to work hard, and who are extremely customer focused.

A practical background and experience within the motor trade would be beneficial, however, it is not essential as full training is provided.

Although this franchise is suitable to be owned and operated by a sole person, the company recommends it to be run as a partnership.

Training and support:

A comprehensive training programme is available for all new franchise owners. This training covers all aspects of the business, from fitting tyres to managing their own website page.

Training takes places at head office, where the focus is on computer systems, accounts, marketing and administration.

As well as this, franchise owners are provided with on-the-road training to ensure they know how to efficiently and effectively operate from day one.

Cost of franchise:

£34,250 (assistance with funding is available). This includes exclusive territory, extensive training and ongoing support.

Locations available:

Locations still available include: Edinburgh, Dundee, Falkirk, Aberdeen, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hull, Bishops Stortford, Ilford, Dartford, Swansea, Cardiff, Port Talbot, Blackburn, Cheltenham and Gloucester, Telford, Worcester, Plymouth, Exeter, North East London, Colchester, Chelmsford, Wolverhampton, Coventry and Doncaster.