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My EnviroVent franchise helped me scale up my life

Franchisee Sarah Bell of EnviroVent

When busy mum of four, Sarah Bell, launched her EnviroVent franchise in 2010, her motives were simple – bring home a supplementary income that would cover the odd treat for her children and fill the hours whilst they were at school. Now, she is thought of as the number one domestic ventilation system provider in the Nottingham and Derby area and a very successful business woman in her own right. Ten years on, her motives may have evolved but her priorities remain the same; put the customer first and the rest will follow.  

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Interview with Bristol franchisee for Total Guide to, Liam Armstrong

Franchisee Liam Armstrong of Total Guide to

Liam Armstrong has owned the Total Guide to Bristol Franchise since February 2019. Liam worked in the past with franchisees and seeing their passion for running their own business, and the successes it brought them, it gave him the motivation to do it for himself. Liam is already looking to buy another territory in the South West.  Read Liam’s journey to becoming a Total Guide to franchisee.

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From headhunting for others to finding the perfect franchise for himself

Franchisee David Abbott of The Alternative Board

David Abbott is The Alternative Board franchisee for Thames Valley West.  With a background in HR, David ran his own successful headhunting business for years before deciding that he wanted to try his hand at something new.  Not wanting to start from scratch, buying a franchise was perfect for David.  After much research, David decided upon The Alternative Board, a franchise that played to all his strengths and offered an invaluable service to the local business community. David has been running his TAB franchise since 2017.

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Just Shutters franchise offers work life balance for London media executive

of Just Shutters

When made redundant for a second time, Simon Broadhurst decided to get out of the media rat race in London and find a career that offered a better work life balance.  Appreciating the benefits of franchising, Simon and his wife Gina began to research opportunities in their local area.  Just Shutters was one franchise that came up in their search and after investigating the opportunity and industry further, they quickly knew it was not only a franchise they could be passionate about, but it was one with longevity and brand appeal.  In this article we hear about Simon and Gina’s journey to owning their Just Shutters franchise in Surrey as well as the ambitious growth plan they have for their business.

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energie Fitness franchisee in Scotland aims to become multi-unit operator

Franchisee of energie Fitness Scotland & Northern Ireland

Chris Allen is energie Fitness’ franchisee for Cambuslang.  Having been involved in franchising since he was 17, Chris was no stranger to the benefits of a good franchise system.  Looking for a new challenge but still in franchising, Chris decided to explore the gym franchise industry.  After researching many opportunities, Chris was swayed towards energie and after meeting with energie’s Franchise Development Manager for Scotland, he knew it was the perfect fit for him.

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Wai Yan Tsang is the Clear Brew franchisee for Fort William

Franchisee Wai Yan Tsang of Clear Brew

Born in Cornwall, brought up in Staffordshire and having studied in South Wales, Wai Yan Tsang is now running a Clear Brew franchise in the Highlands! Taking his work ethic and thirst for self-employment from his parents, Wai decided to go down the franchise route when a project he was working on failed. Coming across Clear Brew, Wai soon realised it was the franchise for him.  Wai discusses the support he receives from Clear Brew, mistakes he has made and his biggest achievements to date.

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My Window Cleaner offers Josh the opportunity to build a multi-van operation

Franchisee of My Window Cleaner

Josh El-Gueddari has been the My Window Cleaner franchisee for Bournemouth since 2018. Wanting to run his own business, Josh started to look at the options available to him. Knowing that starting a business from scratch would be risky due to his lack of experience, as well as being costly, Josh began to investigate franchising; tried and tested systems and ongoing training and support really appealed to him.  Being very hands on led Josh to look at window cleaning and ultimately My Window Cleaner. What also attracted Josh to My Window Cleaner was the ability to build a “one man’ business into a “multi-van operation”.  Having recruited one window cleaner, Josh is on his way to his dream of having teams of window cleaners working for him across Bournemouth.

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The Start of a New Life with Tutor Doctor

of Tutor Doctor

After a career spanning three decades in sales, Stephen Woolley began to tire of his role. Looking for an opportunity to be his own boss and manage his own work schedules Stephen started to consider new roles. Wanting to use the skills he had learned over his past work experience he found that a Tutor Doctor franchise could allow him to achieve his goals. Having launched the Loughborough franchise of Tutor Doctor in 2017, Stephen talks to us about his experience and how he is growing the buisness.

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Kids inspire dad to make career change with ComputerXplorers franchise

of ComputerXplorers

Dad-of-two Stuart Harley is the latest franchisee to join the ComputerXplorers network, providing technology education for children aged three to 13 in the Southampton region.

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"Freedom to set our own schedules has changed our lives!"

of Just Shutters

Tom and Brooke Parrott moved back to the UK and were looking to set up their own business. With experience in the shutter industry having previously worked for his parents shutter business in the US, Tom felt he knew the industry. One year on Tom and Brooke are growing their Just Shutter franchise and have plans to continue this expansion! Learn about their first year with Just Shutters here...

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