The ZipYard Franchise

The ZipYard Franchise
Garment Repair Business

 The ZipYard Franchise | Garment Repair Business

The ZipYard is the UK's premier
Garment Repair Business

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 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:

  • The ZipYard Franchise | Garment Repair BusinessIndustrial 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

The ZipYard Franchise Package:

  • Licence to trade
  • Training in the know how and operation of the business
  • Comprehensive marketing launch programme
  • Merchandising of the centre
  • Extensive marketing collateral
  • The ZipYard internet
  • Services of an experienced shop fitting team to customise your premises into a ZipYard business
  • Equipment, merchandise and furniture necessary for the business
  • Operating manuals
  • Access to The ZipYard intranet
  • Hardware and software for sales, pricing and accounts reports – with technical support
  • Marketing plan and comprehensive range of marketing collateral
  • Staff recruitment


The ZipYard Franchise | Garment Repair BusinessIt is you who makes the major decisions in your Garment Repair Business, but you are not on your own as The ZipYard are always on hand with help and advice, marketing support, on-going training, product development and much more.

The ZipYard have Network Meetings throughout the year, they share best practice and they are regularly adding new marketing collateral to the ‘bank’.

Their management have over 70 years combined experience in franchising and are specialists in their business fields.


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 of 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.

£18,500 covers all your equipment, the computer system, pre-start merchandising, marketing collateral and opening stock.

Total cost is approximately £38,500 + shop fit + VAT*

*Major banks can fund up to 70%- dependent upon your financial history.

Your return on a The ZipYard Franchise:

The ZipYard Franchise | Garment Repair BusinessYou 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, The ZipYard will assist with finding the right premises in the best location, and recruiting and training staff.

Their 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 The ZipYard looking for?

The ZipYard would expect a new franchise owner to at least meet – if not surpass – their benchmark of £100,000 turnover in their first year.

They look for franchise owners who will be as dedicated, passionate, focused and hard working as they are. You do not need to be familiar with repairs or alterations and they are not looking for tailors, dress makers or seamstresses – but rather business owners.

Successful franchise owners will be ambitious to run their own Garment Repair Business, customer driven, well organised and keen to follow a proven business system.

Find out more aboutThe ZipYard Franchise, the leading Garment Repair Business. Click the button below now!

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Further Information

Franchise Information

BFA Membership Status
UK Years Established
3 years
Current UK Coverage
Franchisee Support Staff
Personal Investment Req.
Total Startup Cost
£38,500 approx
Shop-based business location Shop-based business location
Business to consumer services Business to consumer services
Franchisee employs and manages staff Franchisee employs and manages staff

What Our Franchisees Say

Being your own boss is hard work but very gratifying. Having the opportunity to make your own decisions is very satisfying but knowing you can rely on the franchise group gives you the confidence to approach situations with ease and a shared experience.

Kevin Old, The ZipYard Bournemouth

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