The UK and Ireland master franchise for home and office
removals business Two Men And A Truck has been put on
the market by its Irish owners, after they decided to concentrate
on their core businesses of storage and document
Once sold, the move could lead to hundreds of U.S.-style
removal businesses opening In the two countries as the
housing market moves forward and the economy regains
Two Men And A Truck already operates across America and
Canada to a tried and tested formula – putting customer
satisfaction at the top of its list and working under a hugely
recognisable brand, while getting involved in the communities
The 18-year-old franchise has been operating in Dublin for
around five years, but owners NDMG Holdings Ltd have now
decided it is not a core business and have put the operation
on the market for £550,000, to include the master franchise
fee and assets.
A spokesman for the company said: "The buyer will get a
business which already has a proven working model for the
UK, along with the results of extensive research. The growing
population of the UK and a huge rise in the rental market means
increased moving business opportunities for a distinctive brand
associated with a caring attitude towards customers and the
"We have a bank of around 800 hundred people who have
enquired about buying Two Men And A Truck franchises in the
UK and we fully expect the master franchisee to be able to
open a large number of depots over the next few years.
"This is not a core business for us, but it is a golden opportunity
for an organisation that has the entrepreneurial spirit to run a
successful brand that will quickly be recognised across the
country as offering value for money and a high level of service."
Almost 2.5 million people move house or office in the UK every
year, a Royal Mail survey has shown, and this figure is steadily
rising as one-person households rise to 32 per cent of the total
market, increasing the demand for housing.
The master franchise comes with a successful website,
www.twomenandatruck.co.uk and NDMG say they originally
bought the operation as a long-term strategic investment,
but now need to concentrate on their core businesses,
ranging from self-storage to document shredding.