to launch property maintenance franchise operation

The company which has built a strong business in the south east, built on high levels of customer service and believes a franchise programme is the best way to facilitate full national expansion. A pilot scheme with the first franchisee will be followed by others throughout the UK over the next year.

Under the tagline ‘one call property care’, manages all maintenance issues for domestic properties and commercial premises such as bars, restaurants, offices and business parks. The company offers a 24-hour call out service, 365 days a year.

Bev Regan, head of franchising at, said this was the right move for the company, and for individuals and small businesses looking to expand. She commented: “We are looking for high quality people, keen to provide the same high levels of customer service in their local area.

“Banks are more likely to loan to a franchisee than they are a small business start up – due to the fact that potential risks are reduced. As a result, we opted to work with successful and serial franchisor, Jim Zockoll, who has helped us to develop the franchise proposition.”

Graeme Worsley, a carpenter with over 17 years’ experience, is the company’s first franchisee and plans to build his business across Richmond, Twickenham and the surrounding areas.

“We’re very much looking forward to Graeme coming on board,” said Regan. “Finding the right franchisee was vital, and we’re confident that we have achieved that. It is imperative that all our franchisees, moving forward, do credit to the brand we have spent so long building up.”

Graeme, who has returned from a stint working in Australia, said he was excited by the prospect of working under the brand.

“There are a great deal more opportunities for potential franchisees in the UK than there were in Australia – with the plethora of successful small businesses in existence. I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead,” he added. franchises will operate under the successful brand and be provided with systems and management support. Guidance will be given by the management team, which has already successfully built the business and understand the key drivers for success in the industry.

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