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The Waves Group

Capital Required £25,000 ~ £200,000
Number of units 280
Investment Level £50,001 ~ £100,000
Franchising Since 2006


Founded in 2006, Waves has a national network of more than 280 hand car washes operating in the car parks of various retailers across the UK and we are the biggest hand car wash franchise provider in the UK.

For those who want to become their own boss and have the ambition, commitment and talent to make it work.

"Working for yourself, not by yourself"

Waves can offer a very exciting franchise prospect: a fully-equipped car valeting centre operating from some of the best retail locations around the country.

Owning a franchise is a great way to take control of a business while avoiding many of the risks associated with starting up your own. The success of your car wash will come down to you, but that doesn't mean you'll go it alone. Our excellent training, together with guidance from Waves' know-how and brand name will give you all the relevant tools to help build your business and become a successful Waves Franchise Partner.

We strive to be "Best in Class" and the Waves team works tirelessly to deliver our vision of "Working together to make our customers smile" across the business and network down to individual site level teams. To achieve this vision, we work harder and better for our Franchise Partners, clients, workers and customers by sharing mutual values based on collaboration, transparency, teamwork and accountability.


New ideas | Family | Respect | Pride | Honesty


Why franchise with Waves?

Car owners need to have their cars cleaned but are often too busy or simply cannot wash their own cars outside their houses. The simple remedy is to provide a high-quality hand car wash service to customers in a convenient wash-while-you-shop business model; this also provides an exciting and profitable business opportunity for our operators (Franchisees).

Commercial Overview

We have a variety of franchise opportunities for you, either taking on a new five-year franchise or a resale opportunity where you take on an existing business.

Our standard commercial terms for a new five-year franchise are:

Initial franchise set-up fees for new build sites start from £65,000 plus VAT (re-sale opportunities can start from less). This includes the full site set-up providing you with a turn-key business (packages vary depending upon site; the photo shown is a typical hand car wash full valet site build)

There are two models for the ongoing monthly fees:

  • Fixed monthly fees range from £900-£3,000 plus VAT
  • Transactional monthly fees have a base fee of £300-£1,400 plus VAT plus £1 plus VAT per car washed

All monthly fees exclude insurance, water, electricity, broadband, use of the Waves IT systems and business rates for the hand car wash.

Do you have what it takes?



All operational contracts for our franchises are with Waves and not with the Landlord. When purchasing a franchise, you are not purchasing the equipment, the equipment remains the property of Waves.



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