Get Results as a professional investigator
A specialist in financial and commercial investigation, London House was established 13 years ago and now has a network covering 45 franchise territories in the UK. Franchisees provide a range of specialist services to blue chip clients such as Barclays Bank, HSBC Group and Dixons Stores Group, including:
- Asset tracing
- Company searches
- Witness statements
- Status reports
- Pre-employment screening for drugs and alcohol
'Bored of working as an electrical contractor, I sought a fresh challenge where I could play a diverse role, continue to be my own boss and keep my brain active. London House caught my eye because it is a very professional set up and the franchisee's role varies from commercial debt collection to credit card recovery and trace enquiries.
'When I spoke to the existing franchisees they all had positive things to say about the franchise, which gave me the confidence to invest in the brand. I launched my Northamptonshire-based franchise in October 2008 and had a national account client base from day one courtesy of head office.
'The training and support package has been excellent. Initially I was put on a two-week training course, which was a mixture of in-class and on the job training. This prepared me for my new role and the marketing module ensured I was able to sell my services. If I have any problems, London House co-founder Brian Hughes is always on the other end of the phone to offer advice and guidance.
'At present I operate the business from home and have a virtual office for a business address. My aim is to build up the business to the point where I can move the business to an office and take on a member of staff to help me with the paperwork. The great thing about being your own boss is the flexibility - you can work hours that suit your clients and your lifestyle.
'In this line of work, good time management skills are crucial because the jobs are varied and there is always a steady stream of business, especially in today's economic climate.'
Colin Heseltine, Northamptonshire franchisee
'London House is highly recommended by FDS Southern. They have secured many valuable contracts with leading brands. They are highly professional and enjoy an excellent reputation within the sector throughout the UK.'
FDS Southern Franchise Consultant Gordon Patterson
The Franchise Package
London House has developed a turnkey franchise package which includes:
- Comprehensive training
- Ongoing support and backup
- Franchise Help Desk
- Full marketing launch programme including press releases, local market research, articles and mailshots
- Introductions to known clients
- Recommendations on local networking events
- Exclusive territory: Standard or Premium
Standard or Premium
London House is opening new territories across the UK with the introduction of two investment levels:
Town sized population centres such as Plymouth, Gloucester, Stoke or Aberdeen.
Premium: From £17,500
Regional territories combining a number of population centres.
Both packages provide the same level of training, launch and ongoing support to ensure you maximise the business potential of your investment.