Just Clear Franchisee Case Study FeedLast updated: 07-July-2022
Just Clear welcomes new franchisee for Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire -
Early last year, after a twenty plus year career in recruitment, along with all the highs and lows that brought, James Meazza decided he wanted to do something else with his life, whilst he was still young enough for a career change.
“I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, just that I wanted it to be different. During my search, a sector and an organisation that was about as far removed from recruitment as you could get, really piqued my interest,” commented James.
“After several meetings and lots of research I knew I had found the right opportunity, one that gave me the confidence to step away from the comfort and security of my stable career whilst having the responsibility of a young family to support.”
The sector James choose was waste management and household clearance, and the organisation was Just Clear, whom he is very excited to be joining as franchise partner for Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
“Partnering with Just Clear and benefiting from their fantastic support network, both the head office team and other franchise partners, I am looking forward to building on the already superb reputation of the Just Clear brand and developing my own territory presence.”
James is joined on this journey by his fiancée Kimberley Friend, who is as excited to be embarking upon an exciting new chapter whilst building for their family’s future.
“For anyone who may be considering taking that leap into something new, my advice is, go for it.”
Former Queen’s Colour Guard is now a Just Clear franchisee -
Former Queen’s Colour Guard, Adam from Tamworth, joined Just Clear in 2021 after 13 years of distinguished military service and has not looked back; mainly because he’s not had chance to! “I’ve hit the ground running and earning, which is not always the case when you take on a new franchised business.” There’s a quick pause for breath before Adam continues. “I was confident, after the diligence I put in to researching franchising general and more specifically Just Clear, that this was a sound investment, but I didn’t expect to be getting estimation requests and national account service calls in my first week.”
“I was looking for something recession and pandemic proof that played to my strengths of providing service, value and interaction with people and the community. I also wanted something that resonated with my core values and the fact that brand does so much for the environment and for families dealing with loss went along way to helping me make my mind up.” Then there’s an unexpected silence… and Adam returns, “The more I think of it, it was the brand’s owner and CEO, Brendan O’Shea, who was the reason I chose the Just Clear franchise over the others. After meeting him, it was his advice, knowledge, and passion for the business made it an easy decision for me to make.”
Adam, highlights helping the recently bereaved with the clearing of family members’ homes is the most humbling and quietly rewarding of experiences. “We are here to help, not cash in. It’s amazing to see the reaction we get when we identify items of value that may help with the clearance cost.”
Adam’s confidence in Just Clear’s business model was soon put to the test as the pandemic entered the lockdown phase. “We, like a lot of people, we concerned, but it wasn’t long before we saw the type of work change to dealing with an increase in DIY waste collections and office clearances.”
Tamworth’s newest eco-warrior has one piece of advice for anyone considering a Just Clear franchise, “Be prepared for a fast-moving business which can be a little last-minute dot com at times. It can be physical too, but it rewards you in so many more ways than just financially”.