All Trades Network: A first-class franchise

With a range of national contracts, All Trades Network lets its franchisees concentrate on building their successful businesses. Adam Browning reports.

Insurance repair specialist All Trades Network offers franchisees the chance to run a business in the UK's insurance industry - the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Formed in Lancashire in 2002, during its first two years of operation All Trades Network experienced a cumulative turnover in excess of £3 million.

As a white-collar management opportunity, it is the franchisee's role to manage their team and fulfil the needs of the insured parties and the insurance companies. This includes the verification of property damage, building a schedule of repairs and sourcing first-class tradesmen to carry out those works.

With the combined experience of the founding partners, there is huge opportunity for the All Trades Network to develop its share of the market within the United Kingdom. The business launched its franchise programme eight months ago and now has eight franchisees across the UK. The first of these was Tim Degruyther, whose husband and wife-run business launched in Edinburgh in August last year. 'For 30-odd years I worked overseas as a manager,' reveals Tim. 'I thought it was high time that I applied myself to something else and so I looked at franchising - primarily because of the shorter learning curve franchising offers. With experience in management linked with the construction sector, I discovered All Trades and in meeting the franchisor team, I warmed to them instantly.'

What initially struck Tim was the quality of the opportunity being offered: 'The presentation was very impressive and the great thing we learned was that there is no sales involved as all work comes directly from the insurance companies through head office.'

With the franchisor providing work through national contracts, Tim was able to concentrate on launching his business backed with a concentrated period of training. 'The training covered two main aspects - practical surveying of insurance damage and mastering the bespoke computer system,' reveals Tim.
'The software controls an insurance claim from start to finish and is just great in linking our work with head office.'

Tim reports that All Trades has been 'incredibly helpful' in supporting him since his launch, through both a dedicated helpline and regular personal visits. He continues: 'As a home based business this is brilliant, with minimal overheads. However, there's huge potential for expansion with the opportunity to move into bigger premises and build a team of employees. We can only see our operation getting bigger, especially with the exposure that our branded vans give us. For those with management skills this is a wonderful opportunity.'

What a Difference a Day Makes!

Be part of a 74 Million pound a day business.

That's how much the UK insurance industry paid out each working day in general insurance claims according to the Association of British Insurers.

This exciting new franchise has been created as a genuine business format franchise and is destined to become one of the most attractive franchise opportunities to be offered in the business service sector for many years.

Create an All Trades team in your region
As an All Trades Network franchisee, you will manage a complete building repair service to insurance companies, who value the convenience of having one reliable point of contact. The All Trades Network reputation is based on the accurate and honest appraisal of the work required and the ability to provide first-class tradesmen to complete their various assignments.

Insurers choose to deal repeatedly with the All Trades Network based upon our track record to date and professional service. Well handled claims can increase policy renewal rate, providing franchisees with repeat business.

The All Trades Network are looking for their first phase of franchisees who will become the foundations upon which the UK franchise network will be built. You will need to have the following abilities:

  • To relate and negotiate at all levels
  • To create and develop the All Trades
  • Team in your region
  • Good organisational skills
  • High commitment levels

Call us today and take the first step to becoming the proud owner of the All Trades Network franchise in your area.