When it comes to purchasing a construction business, there are heaps of franchise models, networks, and brands across New Zealand – so how do you choose the right one for you?
It’s important to consider factors such as the level of flexibility a network offers you and the support you’ll get from a national team. You’ll also want to make sure that you’re buying into a growing brand that will return value to your investment.
If you’re considering an investment with KiwiSpan, here are the top benefits you’ll experience as a licensee.
Be part of a proven operating model
Nothing can replace experience in this industry. KiwiSpan is part of the wider Donovan Group, a New Zealand-based construction group that has been operating for over 60 years across Australasia. Donovan Group has a proven track record for developing strong and lucrative license systems that result in well-known, quality brands and products.
Joining the KiwiSpan network is joining a national group of dedicated, innovative experts across all areas of the construction industry. This collective knowledge gives licensees a strong backing and support system. The result is a network that functions efficiently with well-structured, seamless processes.
Leverage an established brand for immediate business momentum
KiwiSpan is one of New Zealand’s leading shed brands, with a strong presence throughout the country. Part of this is due to the highly-durable and tailored product design that has earned its place as a Kiwi household name – but it is also because KiwiSpan is supported by a national marketing team.
As a KiwiSpan licensee, you will be in charge of your own regional marketing so that you can tap into the local, immediate needs of your community. But don’t worry – you’ll have access to professional marketing, brand, and design resources.
Tap into the buying power of Donovan Group
It’s never been more important to have strong partnerships, connections and trading agreements in this industry. With the backing of Donovan Group, KiwiSpan licensees have the assurance of well-priced, reliable supplies and resources.
Joining KiwiSpan automatically gives you access to national pricing agreements – a huge benefit in today’s fluctuating market. This not only helps you work more efficiently, but it also means a more consistent flow of operations and customer service.
Start your business with ongoing training and support
The experienced KiwiSpan Support Office team is here to help transition new licensees into the network, and offer advice whenever it’s needed. When you join KiwiSpan, you’ll receive a full training programme and immediately be connected with your peers across the network.
Take it from Jill and Darryn Astill, owners of KiwiSpan Tauranga, who completed virtual training due to the pandemic. “Everyone was incredibly helpful and encouraging through our transition period,” says Jill. “The support we get from Head Office is wonderful, and we feel that we can ring up any time and get direct, clear answers.”
Don’t go it alone – be part of a collaborative network
Most franchise systems appeal to professionals because they offer a more social and supportive system with lower investment risk. At KiwiSpan, we pride ourselves on taking this one step further by putting enormous effort into cultivating a supportive, helpful licensee community.
The KiwiSpan Annual Conference brings together the entire network for an awards ceremony and collaborative talks about wider business and marketing strategies. Throughout the year, you’ll also be invited to join regional meet-ups with other licensees in your area of the country. Day-to-day, licensees always have access to the national team and to each other, which helps ensure that everyone has the support they need.
“Everyone is very friendly within the licensee network,” says Nathan Wheeler, a newer licensee from KiwiSpan Southland. “People are happy to help when we ask questions, and this has made it easy for us to respond to the high number of enquiries we’re getting locally.”
If you’re ready for a lucrative, low-risk investment as a business owner, KiwiSpan may be the perfect fit for you!
Curious about how to take the next steps towards becoming a KiwiSpan licensee? Check out this licensee prospectus, and then get in touch with our team to chat.