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Great satisfaction in lifestyle/work balance for NIC franchisee


Brian Pestana joined NIC in 2009 and has found great success with the cleaning franchise. Prior to joining the franchise, he had worked in the corporate world for the majority of his career. He had been managing director in his previous 2 jobs, but grew tired of working long hours with extensive travel for corporate gain.

Brian states: “Becoming my own boss has given me the chance to really change my lifestyle. I still work hard but I also get much more opportunity to spend quality time with my family.”

Brian decided franchising would be the best route for him, as it would provide the backing and support of a large company that otherwise wouldn’t be available with a new business start-up, thereby reducing the risk of a new business venture. He states that he chose to invest with NIC because “cleaning is a virtually recession-proof industry with a real opportunity for future growth.”

Brian, who runs the business with his wife Carola, continues: “My business acumen and skills in sales and management have been extremely useful, combined with the support and backing of a large company like NIC which has been invaluable.”

NIC caught their attention because it is a long-standing management investment opportunity, enabling them to concentrate on managing their business rather than the actual cleaning. They also did their research thoroughly. “We spoke to existing franchisees and their comments were very positive,” says Brian.

“Joining NIC has had a positive effect on our lives. Although we still work very hard, we are more flexible in the hours we work. Working from home also keeps costs to a minimum, a critical issue for any start-up business. And possibly, most importantly, we are able to take time out on a regular basis to spend more quality time as a family.”

In terms of training and support, Brian comments: “NIC provide full training including a practical course to teach you all about the skills you need for the cleaning industry. The support is there for you, enabling you to build on and enhance your own skills and if you require advice you can phone head office at any time for some help or guidance.

“I believe there is huge opportunity to join NIC and become part of a successful, family-owned business.”

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