After thorough research, Geraint understood what he should be looking for in a franchise but was still unsure of what business he would be suited to. With his father having been a carpet fitter, Geraint started looking into related businesses and the opportunity that really stood out for him was the Safeclean franchise.
Travelling to London for a meeting with the franchisor, Geraint recalls immediately clicking with the then family-run business and found to his delight that it would offer him exactly what he was looking for. 'It was hands-on, would let me get out and about and would provide me with a secure income,' he reminisces. 'I'd had no previous experience at all and as an accountant it was quite a change to learn sales techniques.'
However, with training, he was taught all he needed to know and within a few weeks his Chelmsford based business was up and running. 'After all this time I haven't looked back,' he reflects.Throughout the years, Geraint has seen a number of management changes but reports having always received consistently fantastic support through both head office and via regular problem-solving meetings. 'In the long-term, specifically with the introduction of a huge database of potential customers, I've found that the franchise has just got better and better,' he explains.
'After two decades I still enjoy the business and it is still growing year-on-year. Safeclean gives you the opportunity to grow the business as large as you like depending on how industrious you want to be. As a family man myself however, I think I have got the balance just right.'