Exclusive Interview: "We're moving on to the next level thanks to franchising"
BJC Joinery were a trade customer of PCL before becoming one of their franchisees. Based up in the North East of Scotland, Mike Cormack, and his business partner, are in an area where the weather has the potential to demonstrate extremities meaning that product integrity is of the utmost importance to them. The PCL range and the installation skills of BJC Joinery are more than a match for the weather.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what you were doing prior to buying a franchise business?
“My brother and I have run our own company for a number of years building up an excellent reputation in the local area for our products and services. The idea of a PCL franchise was attractive to us as it has opened the doors to a much wider range of help and product.
Why did you go down the franchise route? And why did you choose your franchise?
We were delighted with what the PCL Franchise offered regarding their comprehensive product range and as important to us was the help that came with it. We had a good going business, but wanted to take it to the next level and PCL are facilitating this by allowing us to tap into their in-house management expertise. This enables us to grow in a planned, controlled and sustainable manner.
What training and support did you receive initially and ongoing?
We’ve just launched our new website designed by PCL and intend it to be the core of our 2017 marketing programme. The PCL marketing department led us through the design process and will help us with the all-important SEO and PPC facilities.
Has becoming a franchisee changed your life, if so how?
The PCL franchise is a terrific opportunity not only for those just starting out, but also for those wishing to achieve a growth that requires distinct skills and resource.”