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Joel Evans - Founder of The Outdoors Project

The Outdoors Project was a concept that grew from becoming increasingly concerned as a father watching my own three children spending too much time in front of screens...


We believe that people will always want to invest in improving children’s physical and social development: it’s our future…


The franchise offers the opportunity to run a profitable business, have a flexible lifestyle whilst creating a positive environment in your local community, having lots of FUN and we will be on hand to provide advice and support when you need it…
 
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Joel Evans 
Founder of The Outdoors Project

FINDING OUR TRIBE - COULD YOU BE A FRANCHISEE? 

 

  • FINDING OUR TRIBE - COULD YOU BE A FRANCHISEE?Do you have to have a background in childcare? NO
  • Who are we looking for? People with a drive to run their own business, with a passion for nature and helping children shine.
  • Do you want a flexible lifestyle and pick the income stream that suit you? We have a variety of income streams; holiday clubs, weekend clubs, saplings, school workshops, and after-school clubs.
  • Can you franchise where you live? The business can run in cities, towns or in the countryside.
  • Do you want all your hard work and energy going towards your future? YES
  • Do you have to have a business background? No, not all of our franchisees have had a background in business and we have been able to support them through to becoming a profitable business.
  • Do you want to have lots of fun? YES

 

FIND OUT IF YOUR AREA IS AVAILABLE

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THE OUTDOORS PROJECT  -  OUR OFFERING HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Website, Booking and Payment system.  Franchises have their own page on the website, loads their own courses – the system takes bookings and payments, creates registers, sends confirmation and information to customers. 
  • Activities. We deliver you new activities to run throughout the year - this includes: kit lists and comprehensive ‘how to run sessions’ documents.
  • Operations Manual. You are given step by step guide to how to run all aspects of the business in our comprehensive Operations Manual.
  • Venues. How to find venues, what to look for, how to approach hire/using land.

… and much more

WHY CHOOSE THE OUTDOORS PROJECT

Outdoor activity clubs for children have never been more popular.  Our franchisees have seen huge growth and demand within this sector over the last few years as parents are keen for their children to spend less time in front of a screen.  This has become even more apparent during COVID-19 as indoor activities have been restricted.  As an Outdoors Project franchisee, YOU can be a part of this growth.

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HOW MUCH DOES A FRANCHISE COST? WHAT CAN I EARN? CAN YOU HELP WITH FUNDING?

 

COST?  EARLY ADOPTERS PRICE:   £10,000 to the first 5 franchisees, after which the price will rise to £15,000.  

WHAT CAN I EARN?  Turnover can range from £80,000 per annum to £300,000+ per annum depending on ambition and growth.
 
CAN YOU HELP WITH FUNDING?  Yes, we can help you access business planning support and help with your application for a Government-backed Startup Loan.

HOW QUICKLY CAN I GET STARTED?  We believe there is potential for the right person to be up and running their own The Outdoors Project business in 3 months.

 

DON'T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT....

HEAR WHAT OUR CURRENT FRANCHISEES HAVE TO SAY?

 

 

ROWAN HIBBETT, BRISTOL FRANCHISEE

"After some amazing adventures & time working around the world in the adventure industry and working in the UK with a children charity for many years The Outdoors Project set a new challenge for me."

"I have found buying a franchise a huge benefit, as so much of the ground work has been done for me, enabling me to start up the business quickly and start earning money without having to go through lengthy and costly trials and errors."

ROB CRUISE, WEST SUSSEX FRANCHISEE

“One of the great things about this business is that there aren't many overheads, you don't have to take on large amounts of debt, and if your clubs are busy you can make a decent living quite quickly."

"The support is there when I want it, they know most of what works and where to focus, but autonomy is really important too and I definitely have that."

ANTHEA DALY, LEWES DISTRICT FRANCHISEE

"Life before becoming an Outdoors Project franchisee was tough and relentless, 3 children under the age of 6, 2 parents working full time and both commuting 4 hours a day from Brighton to London. When my youngest children started school it quickly became clear that our current work/life balance just wasn’t sustainable." 

"Right from the start I believed in the brand and the proposition, it seemed like no other clubs offered anything like it and I was able to see first hand how much the children enjoyed it."

"The sessions and activities are so well planned, tested and organised that you don’t need to be children’s entertainer to deliver them."

LUCY KILBY, LINCOLN FRANCHISEE

"I was blown away by everything they were doing; the website and marketing was effective, professional and really perfectly matched to the company." 

"I am unbelievably glad that I took that initial step into the unknown. Sam and Joel have supported me throughout and it is fantastic to know that I have two absolute experts in their field on the end of the phone if ever I need them."