Join us with a Stopcocks Franchise

We’re delighted you’re interested in finding out more about us and about a Stopcocks franchise.

If you’re a trained or qualified* female plumber or Gas Engineer looking for an improved work/life balance you’ve come to the right place. 

Take a look at this. It will explain how you can make a successful business by doing the things you love (plumbing or gas engineering), whilst still making sure the rest is taken care of.

What do You Value and Want More Of in Your Life?

Say you want a pair of shoes and they’re £250.

If you value the shoes more than the £250 you’ll buy the shoes; if you value the £250 more, you won’t buy them.

What are the things you value most in your life?

  • Time with your family
  • Secure income
  • Holidays
  • Fulfilling work
  • More money

Are any of these things more valuable to you than the cost of a Stopcocks Franchise (go here to see our pricing plans)? If they are, then buying a Stopcocks Franchise is a no-brainer.

Hattie Hasan founded Stopcocks in 1990 and has been working tirelessly to improve what's available for women plumbers ever since
Hattie Hasan founded Stopcocks in 1990 and has been working tirelessly to improve what’s available for women plumbers ever since

We know that in almost all cases ‘work’ means you fitting in with what your employer or even your franchisor dictates. One of the things that makes Stopcocks so different to almost any other company is our flexibility; we’ll help you write a business plan that shows what you need to earn (and what you’d like to earn) and then, together we work out how you’ll get there.

We understand most women will need to work flexibly at some point and it’s built into how we operate. Actually we think most men would benefit from more flexible working too and we’re working to help the industry recognise this.

At Stopcocks it’s our mission to help you have more control over your work life so that you can get more of what you want.

What is a Franchise?

A franchise is a tried and tested model you can follow so you’re not wasting time (and money) working it all out. A trustworthy known brand that customers love.

We’ve spent the time so you don’t have to. Our proven method is already ensuring franchisees have thriving businesses.

Why Join the Stopcocks Franchise?

For years successful plumbers have had someone in the background making sure they’re successful – their wife.

But where does that leave women plumbers and gas engineers?

Let Stopcocks be your W.I.F.E.

We’ve worked it all out for you – so you don’t have to waste time and money making mistakes

Increase your profits – spend more time doing what you love and that makes you money – plumbing (rather than paperwork)

Flexibility – work how and when you want and Fulfilment – improve your work/life balance

Enjoy life more because you know your future and finances are sustainable

See this blog

What’s so different about a Stopcocks franchise?

Stopcocks Women Plumbers are unique;

Unique because we’re the only all women national plumbing company anywhere

Unique because we understand that success is different for different people

Unique because we’re a franchise, so all our plumbers have the flexibility of working for themselves but not alone

Unique because we’ll help you create a work pattern that suits you – work more – earn more, work less and have time with your family. We’re realistic, but will help you write a plan for your own business that meets your needs so you can have the balance you want out of life

Unique because we provide technical and business mentoring to help ensure you gain skills, competence and happy customers and a business that pays you well

Unique because we provide more support than any other plumbing franchise (and most companies) out there

Unique because we believe women plumbers are crucial, for householders and ultimately for the survival the industry

Unique because our ethos is to change the culture around plumbing by creating successful, competent, confident, self-employed women plumbers that will be role models for future generations

It’s our aim to build the UK’s best team of self-employed women plumbers and gas engineers; by ‘best’ we mean women running profitable, expandable, saleable businesses and with fulfilling lives.

Close up Hattie's hands as she works
A woman plumbers’ hands

A bit more information about the Stopcocks franchise

If you’re a female plumber or gas engineer and you want control of your life combined with the security of a tried and tested model; a Stopcocks Franchise is for you.

Stopcocks Women Plumbers are the only national company of self-employed women plumbers anywhere. We’ve worked for years to create an effective business model that provides all the business and technical support you require to work for yourself and build up a secure income quickly.

We have systems and back up so you can spend your time plumbing. We think we’ve come up with the perfect balance between the flexibility of self-employment and the security of working within a national brand whose systems deal with almost all your admin (so you don’t have to spend all your evenings dealing with paperwork) and that’s known and trusted by customers.

moving a new radiator for a refurbishment
Moving new radiator for refurb

The Stopcocks Women Plumbers business model is for you if want to take control of your time and your future by developing your own local, highly professional business as a plumber or/and Gas Engineer. We’ve laid out clear information about being a franchisee, our opportunities for women plumbers, who we are and what we’re offering as the only franchise anywhere specifically for women plumbers.

You’re also welcome to pick up the phone or contact us if you’d like to chat about the offering and what you stand to gain from joining the team at Stopcocks Women Plumbers. Call us on 0800 8620010

*Contact us if you want train or are attempting to gain your NVQ, we have special packages to help you.

If you’re a skilled tradeswoman but not a plumber or gas engineer but like the look of what we’re offering we may be able to help you too. We’re asked more and more often for a one-stop-shop, where householders can find women skilled in all the trades they need.

Need further information or advice about our franchises

0800 8620010

franchise@stopcocks.uk