John Burke has run a successful Agency Express franchise since 2004. Previous to this he had worked for 15 years as a long-distance lorry driver, which meant spending long hours away from home. This was the driving factor in wanting to change his career and become his own boss.
After much research and spending time discussing the Agency Express franchise opportunity, John decided that franchising and the Agency Express franchise package provided him with the framework he needed to move away from full time employment.
"It was a great opportunity for a home-based business. I was also attracted by the fact that no previous experience or qualifications were necessary, as the training course in Norwich covered all areas of the business."
John successfully completed the Agency Express five day training course which was then followed by three days of supported visits to estate agent in his territory, as part of his business launch. He put his training in to action straight away and can-do attitude helped him easily win business from estate agents across Colchester.
"The business quickly grew to a point where I working at full capacity with one van. I really enjoyed the freedom of being able to choose the hours I worked, and I particularly appreciated being able to work from home."
Over the last 13 years John has grown his business exponentially. He has moved from a single van operation to multiple vans and in 2016, when a favourable resale opportunity became available he purchased his second territory.
Venturing into the world of franchising at the age of 24 Riccardo Mudrak is among Agency Express’ youngest franchisees.
Following a 15-year career in the supply and maintenance of fitness equipment, Bert Bigaignon decided that it was time for a new challenge and a change in his work-life balance.
Steve Macqueen runs his Agency Express franchise in Yeovil and Dorchester.
James Tipton's professional, approachable manner enabled him to win new business and his high standard of work safeguarded him a busy first year with Agency Express.
After extensive online investigation Alex Sunjich decided that the Agency Express franchise opportunity met all his requirements.
Peter Waters runs his Agency Express franchise in Reading and has developed a solid client base.
Neil Chapman chose Agency Express as he was ready for a new challenge and a change of direction.
Previously a HGV driver of 18 years Phil found the transition to becoming an Agency Express franchisee a natural and progressive step.
Steve Warren has run his Agency Express franchise in Chelmsford since 2013.
After much research Paul Jenkinson choose the Agency Express franchise opportunity as the most suitable route to take.
I looked at other franchise possibilities but Agency Express appealed to me because of its reputation and the support they offered.Paul Jenkinson, Agency Express North Lakes
A big factor was the relatively low start-up cost of the Agency Express franchise. However, the clincher for me was the people when I visited head office in Norwich. I felt a connection, everyone was very friendly and helpful but also professional. I thought to myself I could work with these people.Kevin Keeler, Agency Express Cheltenham and Gloucester
During the last two and a half years, the business has grown to a point where I’m working at full capacity with one van. I really enjoy the freedom of being able to choose the hours I work, and I particularly appreciate being able to work from home.John Burke, Agency Express Colchester
The deposit paid on a new Renault Master van, complete with Agency Express graphics, SatNav and removable racking
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