Operator Application


Quality operators to join the IMO car wash family, and help us deliver happiness to drivers around the UK, with clean cars at great value and exceptional service in their local area.

Do you fit the bill?

Do you have previous experience in business ownership or management?

Have you worked in hospitality or retail?

Do you love speaking to people, helping them out, getting physically involved on a daily basis and aspire to have a successful business in your local area?

Will you commit yourself full time to develop your business?

Do you have access to a small amount of capital or the ability to get it?

Do you love leading a team of passionate staff members, motivating them and driving the very best in customer service with a smile?

Are you happy, energetic and like to take a hands-on approach?

If this sounds like you and you are NOT just looking for an ‘hands off’ easy investment opportunity keep reading!

Why IMO carwash is the right opportunity for you

1. Cost-effective entry price

This is not a franchise opportunity. It’s like a franchise but better! There is no franchise capital investment, we seek a small bond, typically £5,000 from our Operators and keep the up front set up costs as low as possible. This means the risks to you are much lower than a franchise.

2. Prime car wash location

You don’t have to find a site and build a car wash – we have already done that for you. Our sites have been chosen using a proven formula we know will deliver good volumes of customers to your business – and meeting the needs of your local area for a convenient, great value car wash.

3. Operator training

A complete training program is coordinated and structured to suit your specific training needs. Your training will include in-house administration, marketing, operations, management and staff training.

4. Team selection and training

Selecting and employing the right people to run a successful business is a big task. We will happily provide you with staff recruitment guidelines and training scheduling assistance.

5. We’re always right beside you

Our Operations team works with you and provides assistance leading up to and after you start operating your site. Our support doesn’t stop there. Your local Regional Manager will support you and our teams at head office and our engineering Operations Support base in Bradford are always available to support and coach you to succeed.

6. Regular visits from Regional managers and Operations Support team members

Our Regional Manager and Operations Support team will visit on a regular basis. They will coach you to improve your sales, profitability and general management along with improving communications and standards, as well as ensure your car wash is well maintained. This not only helps you, but also ensures we are aware of your requirements.

7. You’re in business “for yourself” but not “by yourself”

The IMO system is a proven business model operating over 800 locations in 13 countries and washing over 34 million cars annually. We don’t have franchisees, we have operators who are our partners – we are in this together. We offer strong marketing support to ensure IMO carwash is always top of mind in your local area.

8. Reward For Effort

This is not a franchise, because IMO already have the right location, have leased the land and invested the large amount of capital required for a state-of-the-art car wash. You will run the car wash business and receive commission for every car you wash. In addition, you are expected to set up your own valeting business by marketing to your customers. The more cars you wash, the more money you’ll make. And you’ll keep 100% of your earnings from your valeting business. A good operator could earn over £50,000 income.

See current opportunities

Apply TODAY. Once we receive your online application our Regional Manager will be in touch to set up a telephone interview. Apply even if we have no current opportunities in your local area, as when an opportunity becomes available, preference will be given to applicants already on our system.