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Since launching its franchise offering in 2005, All Trades Network has continued to attract high calibre franchise owners from a variety of backgrounds. Due to the All Trades comprehensive training course and ongoing support, franchise owners are able to obtain the skills and knowledge needed to run their business successfully.
It’s still early days for All Trade Network’s new franchise owners but with their comprehensive training behind them, they are ready to get going and start building their businesses.
Annmarie Tearle, St Albans
Former Project Manager, Annmarie Tearle (pictured right, top), was eager to fulfil her ambition of becoming her own boss, but with little previous business experience she knew that franchising would be the safest bet for her. “I met with a few different franchisors and All Trades Network just stood out for me,” says Annmarie. “I like it that All Trades works closely with large insurance companies and is a recognised and respected franchise.”
Since launching her All Trades franchise at the beginning of October, Annmarie has received dedicated ongoing support from her Franchise Manager Eddie Mulqueen and the All Trades team.
“My business is still very new but I am able to gain excellent hands-on experience by shadowing my neighbouring All Trades franchise owner,” reveals Annmarie.
“I really like being part of a franchise network, as I get to enjoy the benefits of being my own boss but have the support of other franchise owners and the All Trades team if I ever need it.”
Chris Soulsby, Leicester
Aware of the benefits that franchising has to offer, former maths teacher Chris Soulsby (pictured right, bottom) turned to The Franchise Magazine to find his ideal business opportunity.
“When I left teaching I spent a couple of years fitting kitchens and doing up houses,” explains Chris. “I enjoy being more hands-on and take a keen interest in building and project development, so when I saw the All Trades franchise opportunity I instantly took an interest.”
To prepare him for the launch of his All Trades franchise, Chris attended a one-week training course at the company’s head office.
“The ATOMS software that All Trades uses is a straightforward, solid system that is very easy to use,” says Chris. “It’s a convenient way for me to keep in touch with All Trades and let them know how my business and trades people are progressing.
“Over the years I have built up contacts within the building sector so have been able to locate good trades people quite quickly but if I ever need help with recruitment, or have any general queries, Eddie and the All Trades team are only ever a phone call away.”
Written by Tiffany Brooking