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Ripples
Ripples Franchise owners operate their own beautifully appointed showrooms in the luxury retail market predicted to be worth nearly £1billion. This opportunity is ideally suited to partner teams, with the shop management and administrative duties divided between them.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status-
  • UK Years Established20 years
  • Current UK Coverage10%
  • Franchisee Support Staff6
  • Personal Investment Req.£24,000
  • Total Startup Cost£40,000
  • Shop-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
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An opportunity to run your own luxury Bathroom Showroom Franchise. 

Ripples franchisees design and supply beautiful bespoke bathrooms for residential and commercial clients. They pride themselves on the exceptional quality of their products, expert design service and professional customer support they offer from their beautifully-appointed showrooms.

Ripples’ founding partners have over 60 years industry experience between them and their verified franchise model has been successfully operating for over 25 years.

Ripples Franchise | Bathroom Showroom Franchise

There are currently 13 Ripples franchise showrooms in the UK, with Ripples franchisees winning some of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including Master Retailer and International Designer.

Their network boasts an over 60 prestigious industry awards to date. Having been established for over 30 years, Ripples has risen to become one of the UK’s most respected bathroom retailers, operating in a market projected to be worth over £1billion. Ripples franchisees consistently operate above industry-average gross-profit margins.

The Ripples Franchise Opportunity:

Ripples offers you the opportunity to build a successful bathroom showroom business, giving you the flexibility to involve your family and work around your home life whilst also being part of a genuine community with your fellow Ripples franchisees.

Ripples franchisees have a diverse range of skills and motivations from diverse backgrounds. To own a Ripples franchise, you do not necessarily have to have experience in the retail or bathroom sector, as the Ripples team will provide you with their tried-and-tested in-house training programme to help you build a successful business.

You will lead your showroom from the front, meaning how you engage with your customers, suppliers and team on a daily basis is an important part of the strength of your business.

Ripples Franchise | Bathroom Showroom Franchise

The Ripples team will be on hand to support you every step of the way, whenever you need them. The most successful franchisees are those who share Ripples' values and understand their dedication to being the very best at what they do

Being a Ripples franchisee is an incredibly rewarding role suited to individuals who:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have management and/or sales experience
  • Can build excellent customer relationships
  • Are passionate about starting and growing their business.

Ripples are looking for great long-term partnerships with their franchise network, which quickly become professionally and personally rewarding for both pares.

Running a Ripples Franchise means you will benefit from…

  • Industry leading gross profit margins 
  • Substantial collective buying power 
  • Instant recognition as an industry leader 
  • Access to finance, sales and marketing experts at Head Office
  • National marketing plan, with daily leads sent to your showroom
  • Strong presence in the leading national interiors / lifestyle magazines
  • Managed buying terms
  • Operations manual as a source of reference
  • Annual conferences
  • Regional meetings
  • Ongoing training
  • Work that fits around your family and lifestyle
  • Successful business formula with potential to turnover in excess of £1m annually.

Ripples Franchise | Bathroom Showroom Franchise

Support & Training:

Quality and service are synonymous to the Ripples brand, and they know it all starts with them. All new franchisees follow the comprehensive training programme, carried out at the flagship franchise showroom in Bath. 

Over the course of two weeks, the Ripples Head Office team will cover all aspects of your business development and management, including:

  • Sales techniques
  • Product Range
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Quoting and pricing systems
  • Financials
  • Supplier management
  • Personnel management

The training and launch programme offered by Ripples, is designed to provide new franchisees with the confidence to run and manage their own busy showrooms, and is based on the experience and knowledge of the Ripples expert team, including their suppliers.

They will help you with:

  • Finding the right location for your Bathroom Showroom Business
  • Recruiting
  • Training
  • Improving financial performance
  • The latest arrangements for your next in-store event

Once trading, the Ripples Support Team will visit new showrooms weekly for the first two months, giving you the essential support to secure your foundation for success, while their national PR and marketing campaigns work on your behalf, guaranteeing clients come looking to you for their next bathroom re-design.

Ripples Franchise | Bathroom Showroom Franchise

Your Investment: The Ripples Commitment

To run your own Ripples Bathroom Showroom Franchise you will need a minimum personal investment of at least £20,000.

Ripples are committed to ensuring your new venture is as successful as possible. As a result, their franchise fee includes: 

  • An exclusive territory
  • Fully comprehensive training package
  • Your showroom designed by a Retail Specialist Architect
  • Free products for your showroom displays
  • Marketing launch and showroom grand opening support
  • One-week training programme for your employees
  • Management of buying terms from suppliers
  • Ripples operations manual and point of sale stationery for your showroom.

In addition to the list above, the Head Office team will visit your showroom every week for the first two months after launch, ready to provide hands-on support, wherever you need it.

Find out more about Ripples and running your own Bathroom Showroom Franchise. Click below now!

What Our Franchisees Say

Ripples franchisees have high margins because of our buying power. Much higher than the industry averages.Martin Hammond, Franchisee


Would I buy the franchise again? Yes! In fact I have 3 already.Colin Payne, Franchisee


Why Choose Us

Multi award winning franchise

Industry leading gross profit margins

Proven franchise model for 20 years

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