A Necessity with Outstanding Commercial Potential

With pest populations soaring, NBC Bird & Pest Solutions is seeking to expand its franchise network to service the vital pest control market

A milder climate and bi-weekly waste collections are leading to increases in pest populations. Birds and pests in our daily environment are becoming an increasing concern for both commercial and domestic entities. Not only are there health and safety issues to consider but also financial implications such as permanent and costly damage to property if problems are not properly addressed.

This has created exceptional growth in the pest control market, which is now estimated to be worth over £350 million. Renowned for its reputation in expertise and professionalism since its foundation in 1993, NBC Bird & Pest Solutions is the UK's largest and only national company to offer falconry and proofing as methods of bird control in addition to a complete range of pest control services.

"The NBC franchise offers outstanding commercial potential in an industry whose services are a necessity and not a luxury in any economic climate," says Managing Director John Dickson. "It provides an opportunity to combine commercial awareness and sales skills with an interest in a healthy outdoor lifestyle where no two days are the same."

Four weeks comprehensive training is provided by NBC at its head office in Norfolk. This covers all aspects of running a business such as sales & marketing, IT, health & safety and operations, as well as practical in-the-field training including falconry, surveying, using proofing materials, installation and the safe use of pesticides and herbicides. "The training is what attracted me to NBC," says Kingston-upon-Thames-based franchise owner Adrian Steel. "It is not only a four-week training course at the start, there are quarterly training days that will keep me up-to-date and ensure that I feel ready and confident to run my franchise successfully."

Customers are invoiced by the company's central accounts department, which saves the franchise owner time and allows them to be focused on running the business. In addition to a variety of national accounts the head office operation manages lead generation on a national basis which is passed directly through to the franchise owner. "NBC has given us huge rewards both personally and financially," say Doreset-based franchise owners Tim and Karen Lester. "The business combines our love of the outdoors with a very healthy turnover of £320,000 in our third year."

NBC Bird & Pest Solutions is looking for franchise owners to help continue its nationwide expansion. Prime locations include the Bromley, London, Enfield, Blackpool, Hull, Ilford, Plymouth, Torquay and Truro postcodes. "Our franchise owners come from a variety of backgrounds," continues John. "You do not need previous experience, as we recognise individual ambition and offer unique opportunities for the right people. If you are self-motivated with the drive and determination to succeed and want to combine your interest in a healthy, outdoor lifestyle with your commercial awareness and sales skills, then this franchise offers outstanding commercial potential.

"While you are operating out in the field on a daily basis, you will operate the business administration and marketing from home, which means you have no large overheads."

For prospective franchise owners interested in joining an innovative market leader whose services are a necessity and not a luxury in any economic climate, NBC is offering an opportunity to spend an interactive day with expert falconers, learning about and flying the amazing birds of prey that the company uses as part of its bird control services to customers, to provide an insight into the business and answer any questions you may have about this unique franchise opportunity. Places on these Free Flight Days are limited, so for more information about booking one call NBC today.

Reported by Stuart Anderson