Vernon Hall, Dublcheck

With the support from Dublcheck head office, my Dublcheck franchise hit its guaranteed turnover target for the year in just four months. Now I am busy building relationships with my existing clients and plan to continue expanding the business within the next couple of months.

Before I joined Dublcheck, I was a general manager for a company but we parted acrimoniously. I had always wanted to be my own boss, so I visited the Glasgow Franchise Exhibition for inspiration. Commercial cleaning franchise Dublcheck caught my eye because of the level of support available and the prospect of a guaranteed turnover package.

From day one, the support from Dublcheck has been fantastic - the great thing is that while you are running your own business, you do not have to fend for yourself! Before the launch of my franchise in September 2009, I attended a comprehensive initial training course, which gave me the ammunition to set up and run the business. From then on, I have received ongoing guidance from my mentor who contacts me on a regular basis to see how business is going, which is very reassuring. As well as this, Dublcheck can take care of the franchise owners' paperwork and accounts centrally if required for a small monthly fee. I have decided to do this, so that I can focus on building my business.