The Gadget Refuge franchise can be run full-time or part-time to suit the individual. Our proven sales and marketing strategies, as well as ongoing campaigns that will be run from Head Office, will ensure that customers arrive from the start of your Franchise.

The Gadget Refuge was launched in 2018 by Gavin & Tracie Garnett with the intention of creating a successful local business with a business model suitable for growth through franchising. Since launch we have successfully developed a very strong reputation within our local area and are now ready to launch our franchise network.

The Gadget Refuge Franchise Opportunity

We are now experiencing unprecedented, and increasing, demand so we are seeking new franchise owners to extend The Gadget Refuge into new territories; creating a fantastic opportunity for those looking to start their own business, with the confidence of a tried and tested business model and brand behind them.

The Gadget Refuge Franchise Opportunity

The Gadget Refuge Franchise

The Gadget Refuge franchise can be run full-time or part-time to suit the individual.

In contrast to many franchise operations, we provide our network with a highly supported framework on an ongoing basis in which to develop their businesses. This approach will allow new operations to succeed in the smallest time-frame possible and will allow each franchise to benefit from everything we have learned since our launch.

Our proven sales and marketing strategies as well as ongoing campaigns that will be run from Head Office will ensure that customers arrive from the start of your Franchise. Those enquiries will almost always coincide with the person having a look at existing trusted reviews before they decide to get in touch, providing you with a great advantage before you gain traction in your area.

Other Key Franchise Benefits

  • Leverage from existing Social Media following, providing customers from day one.
  • Use of The Gadget Refuge name and branding, along with proven business processes and procedures.
  • Comprehensive start-up package and ongoing support to ensure you have all you need to develop the business.
  • Full technical and operational business training provided.

The Gadget Refuge Franchise

Training and Support

Initial training is carried out face to face from our head office in Chester, with further instructional videos available to be viewed via our Intranet after the initial training period. We also offer people who are interested in a franchise the opportunity for a taster session, come along and spend a couple of hours in the workshop to see some jobs through from start to finish and get a true feel for what it is all about.

Due to the nature of our business, new products and ever changing technology is something we have to be prepared for, as common new products reach the marketplace we will ensure all franchisees are provided with updated training material to complement their existing skills and knowledge. A typical example of this would be Apple releasing new iPhone models which typically happens in the second half of each year.

Technical training is also provided from head office during your induction to provide insight into the common tasks we need to perform in day to day business operations such as:

  • Using the repair shop system “My Gadget Repairs”.
  • Ordering spare parts, returning spare parts and managing stock levels.
  • Using the point of sales system for taking payments, creating invoices and viewing reports.
  • Advertising and promotion of your business.

Financial Information

The earning potential of a typical franchise is 30-40K pa however this is subjective based on the fact that individuals have different goals, motivation and lifestyles.

We have two franchise options for you to consider:

  1. Our “Complete Franchise” a one off Franchise Fee of £9,995.00 (+VAT), payable upfront with no renewal fees down the line for life,
  2. OR you can choose an “Annually Renewable Franchise” with an initial cost of £4,995.00 (+VAT): then £1,000.00 (+VAT) franchise renewal fee, per year thereafter.

Both of these options include the same franchise package and training; the start-up process is identical regardless of which option you choose.

We provide all that you need to start carrying out repairs and taking payments from customers within the first month, however some working capital is beneficial.

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Who are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate will have experience of working in a similar setting, although this is not a pre-requisite as full training will be given. An active in technology is a must as is being a self motivated team player, as working with the community of franchisees is something we are keen to promote and encourage.

If the answer to the questions below is a resounding “Yes”, then you could be the perfect fit for our franchise operation.

  • Do you have an active interest in technology?
  • Are you self motivated but a team player?
  • Do you have drive and determination to succeed in your goals?
  • Do you have good communication and believe in excellent customer service?

A Growing Market

The great news here is that virtually every household is a potential customer! In the UK, it is estimated that the spend on repairing smartphones alone is around £2 billion per year and growing. Around 37% of British smartphone owners have damaged their smartphone in the last two years.


We are primarily looking for franchise owners in Cheshire, North Wales, Shropshire, Staffordshire and Wirral BUT we would not rule out the ideal candidate in any region.

We want to have a presence across the UK over time, so contact us TODAY to secure your preferred location!

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