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Geek Retreat - Game Store, Events Hub & Café Franchise

Join us in expanding the Geek Retreat brand into your own territory, and become a part of the Geek Retreat success story

Territory Information

Location:
South Yorkshire
Franchise Fee:
£14,950 (plus VAT)
Profile

JOIN A THRIVING MARKET WITH GROWING DEMAND

The future of our town and city centres is in destination shops, and in a post-pandemic Britain, the yearning for connection and shared experiences has never been greater. Geek Retreat's business model is perfectly poised to meet this demand.

We need people like you to join us in expanding the Geek Retreat brand into your own territory, and become a part of the Geek Retreat success story. You can grow together with us and continue to build something truly special – as a business, and as an important part of our communities.

WE’RE AT THE TOP OF OUR GAME

It takes a lot of time, money and hard graft to get to a new business out there making money, and even more to perfect what you are offering customers. With Geek Retreat, all the groundwork has already been done for you. We know exactly what our customers respond to, and which products and events work. By franchising with us, you can tap straight into that and your new business can hit the ground running from day one.

THE PACKAGE

JOIN AN
ESTABLISHED BRAND

Geek Retreat has built up quite the rep over the last 10 years or so, and trading under our name will give you a great head start.

SPECIALIST PRODUCT
AND EVENT ADVICE

Our team will help you choose the optimal stock and give you access to buying lists and preferential supplier arrangements.

ACCESS TO ALL OUR TECH

As you might expect from a team of Geeks, you’ll also have access to all our existing IT platforms, store WIFI, CRM systems, finance systems, and automated feedback systems.

COMPREHENSIVE TRAINING & SUPPORT

Our training programme is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, teaching you new skills, and allowing you to put any previous experience to good use.

Geek Retreat

STEADFAST SUPPORT

We've honed our processes over the years, ensuring you have expert guidance at every turn. With our backing, you'll navigate challenges with ease, sidestepping the pitfalls that new ventures often encounter.

EXCLUSIVE PERKS & DEALS WITH SUPPLIERS

Benefit from our decade-long established relationships with suppliers and enjoy the perks of being part of a larger network. From supply chains to specially negotiated contracts, we've got it sorted for you which means you can start quicker and keep more profit in your pocket.

NOT A GEEK? NOT A PROBLEM!

Even if you're not clued up on Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, or D&D, we've got your back. Our training will bring you up to speed, and there's always the option to hire specialists in areas you're less acquainted with. What's crucial is your enthusiasm and the right mindset.

THE RIGHT PERSON

Geek Retreat are looking for single store owner-operators who are ready for hands-on involvement. Our stores operate on three key offerings: retail, hospitality, and events. Franchisees will need to focus on and uphold these pillars, so experience in one or more of these is desirable, but not essential.

THE INVESTMENT

The initial fee for becoming a partner in Geek Retreat is just £14,950 (plus VAT).

This is payable in two parts: a £6,000 (plus VAT) deposit to reserve your territory, and a further £8,950 (plus VAT) when you sign your franchise agreement. You will also be able to claim the VAT element back later once you are up and trading.

Of course, you will also need to invest in setting up your new store and buying your initial stock, but we will help you find the best deal and give you access to our preferred suppliers. These costs can vary from location to location, of course, depending on the local market. We strongly recommend you also have a certain amount of working capital to tide you over until your revenue starts coming in.

With that in mind, we would expect you (with or without a business partner or co-investor) to typically have access to £30,000 in addition to further franchise funding from loans. We have experience in accessing government funded business loans and can help you with this application process

We are happy to share more detailed financial information with you on request.

Think you might have what it takes? Then get in touch and we can help you bring a little bit of Geek Retreat magic into your life!

Geek Retreat

 

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The results are in: customers LOVE Geek Retreat!
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