Autosheen appeals to all
From accountancy to Armed Forces, the appeal of the Autosheen franchise opportunity has no boundaries.
"Autosheen represents great value," states Managing Director Paul Fennell. "The brand is well established, our products and the service we provide are second-to-none, and we deliver outstanding support to our new starters. What's more, the franchise is very affordable, all of which makes Autosheen a highly attractive proposition."
Ex-Army and erstwhile panel beater Daniel Clarke and former accountant Anthony Sudbury come from completely different backgrounds, yet both alighted on Autosheen as the perfect opportunity to build a business. Daniel wanted a practical, hands-on business that would play to his strengths and bring in an income from day one, while Anthony was looking for a total change of direction having spent decades based in an office, providing advice for small business start-ups.
"Obviously I was very aware of the problems faced by new business start-ups in my previous role," Anthony confirms. "Many of the problems in the last few years have been caused by funding issues, so when it came to choosing a business for myself, I researched the opportunities very thoroughly. A key consideration for me was to invest in a franchise that was well proven and had backing from a bank. On the other hand, I was strongly attracted by the flexibility and freedom associated with a mobile franchise – I really wanted to be working out and about after years of being tied to a desk."
For Daniel, the choice was easy – an Autosheen Discovery Day had impressed him – learning first hand about the quality and range of the valeting services. He also had the chance to chat to an existing franchise owner about the support available and the potential for developing a thriving business.
Although he only launched his own Autosheen franchise in Leicestershire a matter of months ago, he's had a strong start and reports that all is going to plan.
"No doubt about it, you have to work hard to establish your business and build a reputation locally," he says. "It's all about delivering excellent customer service and fostering word-of-mouth recommendations, so I am very focussed on feedback and repeat business, particularly from local companies and car dealerships.
"I really love what I do! As well as keeping me physically fit, it gives me a great sense of achievement every time I stand back and look at the finished job."
Three months on, Anthony is equally enthusiastic about his new venture.
"I am really loving the outdoor life and meeting new people," he enthuses. "The work is going really well and customers have been thrilled with the quality of the Autosheen service."
According to Paul Fennell, Autosheen offers an easy to operate business model, with low overheads and ongoing support from the franchisor.
"Whether you're an accountant who understands business – but needs technical training – or skilled in working with your hands – but are not familiar with how a business operates – our training is tailored to create highly capable, well-motivated franchise owners, fully equipped to build a long-term, sustainable and profitable business," concludes Paul.
Written by Megan Dunmore
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