What is Bio-Rite’s background?
Bio-Rite’s head office and decontamination facility is based
in Alton, Hampshire. As a group, Bio-Rite has more than 40
years’ experience in infection control providing tailored services
to the NHS, Local Authorities, care and nursing homes. As
well as environmental decontamination, we provide equipment
disinfection and maintenance services which enable beds and
mobility apparatus to be recycled safely and effectively. We
also supply a mattress decontamination service that meets the needs
of NHS hospitals, private clinics and nursing homes and complies
with all infection control guidelines.
What is the market opportunity?
The healthcare decontamination sector has seen rapid growth in
recent years. Challenges faced by healthcare providers are
only set to continue as they struggle to cope with the increasing
threat from infections such as MRSA, C.Difficile or Norovirus.
For the past year, from our ISO9001 accredited facility we
have been meticulously preparing to replicate our successful and
established business model on a nationwide basis through
franchising, offering a select group of people the chance to become
Bio-Rite franchisees. People immediately recognise this is a
genuine business opportunity with a ready customer base, with real
needs and so far the response from prospective franchisees has been
What is included in the franchise
Franchisees are offered a seven year renewable licence to
operate as a Bio-Rite franchisee. This is for an exclusive
territory. They are provided with an operations manual (on
loan) and are represented on the main Bio-Rite website. All
training is provided and year one membership of the Infection
Prevention Society (IPS).
What is the set up package?
As well as the franchise licence and full training, a set up
package is needed by Bio-Rite franchisees. This set up
package is purchased from head office and is designed to get
franchisees up and running quickly. It includes equipment and
machinery, premises fit-out, signage, office IT equipment,
stationery, vehicle deposit and livery, branded uniform and initial
What support is offered to franchisees?
Ongoing support is offered to franchisees as well as specific
activity such as our recent attendance at the London IPS event
in-order to build and extend relationships with delegates in the
industry who are responsible for infection control. We
already know many of the NHS managers that attend the IPS events
regularly and so this conference and others like it, enable us to
introduce Bio-Rite as a franchise and discuss the fact that we are
able to offer our tailored services nationwide.
We have also recently installed a new state-of-the-art laundry
facility at our head office which is a major investment to expand
our business. This brand new resource will be made available
to franchisees to support them as they grow their own client bases.
How much does the Bio-Rite Franchise
The Franchise Licence Fee is £9,000 plus VAT. In
addition, franchisees purchase the Franchise Set-up Package which
will vary depending on the size of each premises and the facilities
already in place. This is estimated to be in the region of
£11,000 + VAT. The Bio-Rite franchise has been pre-approved
for up to 60% lending by the leading UK franchise banks.
Who would make the ideal franchisee?
Successful Bio-Rite franchisees will be self-motivated and get
on well with people. Ideally they will have management and
sales experience. However, as full training and help with
set-up will be provided, the franchise could be suitable for anyone
with a broad background in business and who is determined, prepared
to work hard and has the enthusiasm to succeed.