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aspect.co.uk launches its franchise operation on Mon 16th July, 2012
• South-east based property maintenance and refurbishment company geared for nationwide expansion
• First franchisee sees great opportunity to expand business
Property maintenance and refurbishment company, aspect.co.uk, is rolling out a national franchise operation as it plans to expand throughout the UK.
The company 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’, aspect.co.uk 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 aspect.co.uk, 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 aspect.co.uk 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.
aspect.co.uk franchises will operate under the successful aspect.co.uk 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.
Further information can be found at http://www.aspect.co.uk/franchise/, or by calling 0800 ONE CALL - 0800 663 2255. Or Bev Regan (head of franchising) direct on 0843 006 2849.
Notes to editors
www.aspect.co.uk is a leading property maintenance and refurbishment company operating across the domestic and commercial sectors, 24 hours per day. With the tagline – ‘one call property care’, www.aspect.co.uk manages all maintenance issues, from the drains to the roof and everything in between.
The company’s moto is ‘fix, support and refresh’:
o Fix – emergency repairs
o Support – through the company’s planned maintenance team
o Refresh – through the company’s installation and refurbishment team
aspect.co.uk has a fully-skilled workforce – from versatile handymen to qualified technicians, including gas engineers, plumbers, decorators and drainage specialists. The company has an impressive list of accreditations and sets new, modern, professional and award-winning standards for property maintenance.
The company uses cutting edge technology to enable its workforce and ensure best customer practice, and high levels of performance.
Founded in 2004, aspect.co.uk has grown at over 100% year-on-year. The company is based in South West London, and operates primarily across the city and all areas inside the M25.
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