Celebrating success with Jim Cameron (Northwood Chester)

After more than two decades of working long and unsociable hours in the retail industry, Jim Cameron decided he needed a lifestyle change.

With an impressive track record running one of the most demanding Tesco stores in the country, Jim wanted to channel this expertise into a company that gave him a better work-life balance.

Attracted by the security of franchising, Jim researched a number of different franchise models before discovering Northwood.

“I’m a great believer that if a business has worked for someone else then I can make it work too. Northwood already had an impressive record when I joined the network and now I like to think that I’m another one of its success stories.”

The unique Guaranteed Rent service offered by Northwood to its landlords sets us apart from the rest, meaning every Northwood office has an immediate advantage over the competition.

“Another major bonus of the Northwood franchise, and one I hadn’t fully appreciated when I first launched, is its resilience to recession. In 2008 businesses everywhere were going bust but we were going from strength to strength. The lettings market is one of a very few that has done well as a result of the downturn and it’s extremely gratifying to be enjoying the benefits of that.”

Northwood Chester now has more than 300 properties on its books. The business employs six other people including Jim’s wife and most recently his daughter who joined as an apprentice. It really is a family business with a successful work-life balance.

Professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm are key to success across our network of 75 offices. We pride ourselves on finding the best people, training them thoroughly, setting them up meticulously and supporting them wholeheartedly.

Our unique Guaranteed Rent service eliminates all the risk and hassle of renting out a property for the Landlord.

We pay a fixed rental income to the Landlord every month whilst also managing every aspect of the tenancy. It’s a unique offering that has attracted over 10,000 Landlords nationally, setting us apart from other any property or franchise opportunity.


  • Lettings, estate agency, insurance
  • Three franchises in one
  • Unique selling point
  • Large exclusive franchise territory
  • Excellent income potential
  • Five year renewable license
  • Sensible working hours
  • Proven business model
  • An ever growing market
  • Six week training programme
  • Fully integrated software
  • Unlimited support