capital required:
Number of units:
investment level:
investment level:
£25,001 ~ £50,000
franchising since:

The ZipYard

The ZipYard business model has been created, tested and developed to ensure you have the very best opportunity to be successful in the shortest period of time. Your investment delivers a fully operational and fully supported business, with trained staff and comprehensive marketing from day one – plus! All the ZipYard centres are finished to a distinctive specification – customer friendly, highly branded and very visible.

Experience to date suggests that a unit of 600 to 750sq.ft. is the ideal size for a ZipYard Centre – where the initial fit out will include:

  • Industrial sewing machines
  • Blind hemmer
  • Over locker
  • Button holer
  • Ironing station
  • Electronic point of sale system
  • Bespoke till and software package
  • Computer
  • Shop Fit out; External and internal signage/Fitting Room/Counters/Flooring/Fixtures and Fittings
  • Opening starting stock
  • Corporate Branding
  • Launch programme
  • Merchandising


It is you who make the major decisions in your business, but you are not on your own because we are always on hand with help and advice, marketing support, on-going training, product development and much more.


All Franchise Owners undergo a two week comprehensive induction programme, covering business practices, computer systems, running a centre, marketing and promotions, recruitment, counter sales etc. Training is part classroom based (at Head Office) and part in-centre – for true hands on experience.

What’s the total cost?

There is a one off licence cost of £15,000 and a training and project management fee of £5,000 which includes two weeks training, assistance with staff recruitment, project management of the shop fit and your marketing launch programme.

Total cost is approximately £32,000 + shopfit* + VAT

Your return

You are partnering with a successful company with a proven business model in a growing sector. You will enjoy being your own boss yet you will have all the support of The ZipYard Management Team.

You do not need to have a background in the garment alterations industry as full training will be provided. Furthermore, we will assist with finding the right premises in the best location, and recruiting and training staff.

Our business ethos is based on the principles of excellent and responsive customer service, speedy turn around, quality materials and staff loyalty augmented by efficient and proven business systems, marketing and promotional collateral and on-going in-centre support from the whole ZipYard team.

Who are we looking for?

We would expect a new Franchise Owner to at least meet – if not surpass – our benchmark of £100,000 turnover in their first year. We are looking for prospective Franchise Owners who will be as dedicated, passionate, focused and hard working as we are. You do not need to be familiar with repairs or alterations and we’re not looking for tailors or tailoresses.

Successful Franchise Owners will be ambitious to run their own business, customer driven, well organised and keen to follow a proven business system.



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