Stopcocks Women Plumbers New Plumber Application Process

We’ve kept our process as clear and simple as we can and we know that what we’re offering is great value.

The entry point to join Stopcocks Women Plumbers as a franchisee has been kept low. In addition we’re business verified not just by the British Franchise Association as a well run and ethical business; our business systems are verified by them and by Franchise Finance – who because of this will help franchisees to gain financial assistance of up to 50% of the whole fee plus some initial working capital to make buying a Stopcocks franchise even more affordable.

There is a lot of information but because the process is streamlined it will feel quite friendly and informal as you go through it. We see this as a learning process for you and for us. It’s vital we’re a good fit for each other, and won’t proceed if this isn’t right. You won’t be pushed or ‘sold to’ at any point.

If there are problems or issues we will bring them to your attention and you will have an opportunity to address them. At the same time we welcome questions so we can answer them for you.

Regarding Discovery Sessions;

you may become aware of Stopcocks Women Plumbers through meeting us (for example at an event or at one of our Discovery Sessions when we meet several women plumbers, answer your questions and tell you all about Stopcocks) in this case you will have already had plenty of opportunity to ask questions and get to know us and about the company. Alternatively you may phone us as first contact or fill out a form on the website.

In most cases you will have spoken to us quite extensively before we reach the face-to-face interview, if you are at any stage of this process and we’re running a Discovery Session you will be encouraged to attend it so that you can find out what you need to know in person.

  1. Apply using the form available here
  2. Application screening
  3. Sign non-disclosure document
  4. Face to face interview
  5. Deposit paid – Receive Franchise Agreement
  6. CRB/Background Check
  7. Write Business Plan  – setting your own targets (we use a Third Party company to help you do this so that you’re getting impartial advice. They can also help you gain financial help as it’s common for people buying a franchise to require this)
  8. Approval in principle
  9. Boot Camp 1 – Assessment
  10. Accepted – sign Franchise Agreement
  11. Application Successful – Balance paid
  12. Boot Camps 2 & 3 – Training
  13. Launch

This takes about 2-3 months, but can take less if you want to move fast.

Need further information or advice about our franchises

0800 8620010

franchise@stopcocks.uk