In 2015, Adem Gjuraj contacted CPV with regards an interest in opening a car wash franchise with the company. Adam was recommended to CPV by his brother who has enjoyed good success with the company in Kent.

After undergoing a detailed interview process in which the company assessed his financial abilities as well as his business abilities, Adem was approved to be eligible as a potential franchisee and reserved an application to have the first Sainsbury’s site at Chafford Hundred, Grays in Essex. 

CPV worked with Sainsbury’s to ensure the site matched the criteria of good traffic and customer footfall as well as having sufficient car parking bays capacity to ensure a car wash service would work well at the site. Thereafter it was a case of achieving local council planning permission which was promptly achieved within six weeks from start of the application. 

CPV then appointed Sainsbury’s approved contractor, Careys, to manage the build project and in early Feb 2016 the excavation work began. The build project took 10 days with groundworks, delivery and installation of both the cabin and the canopy before the electrical teams went in and finished off the solution. After numerous snagging and H&S checks the site was successfully signed off for to be ready to operate.

Whilst the build took place Adem undertook a CPV training course with hands on experience at other car wash sites. Then he was met by the local Regional CPV Business Manager who helped set up the site and ensure the proper H&S manuals, operations compliance, chemicals and equipment were delivered and ready to work. 

Since a successful opening in late Feb, Adem has seen his customer base grow from initially cleaning between 350-400 cars a month to now consistently cleaning an average of 800 cars a month (August 2016). In essence he has seen his customer base double in 4-5 months. 

Now the business is thriving and seen as an integral part of the car park. Initially the customer base was predominately customers who wished to sit and watch their cars being cleaned but today (August 2016) the customer base tends to leave their car with Adem’s team and enjoy a coffee or quick shop at Sainsbury’s.

Adem has worked hard with his team to grow the business successfully in such a short period of time and has demonstrated that with hard work, motivation and excellent customer service that the CPV car wash model is a great business to be in.

Based on current car wash and financial data, Adem is already six months ahead of CPV’s business expectations for his first year’s results.