The Leeds franchise operates throughout the city centre and surrounding areas and currently employs a local branch engineer and admin support.
I liked the idea of being my own boss but wanted that reassurance of working with a company that is proven in their industry and franchising could offer that.
I met Jackson Fire & Security at a franchise exhibition where I signed up for a discovery day.
This day involved meeting the franchise support team in addition to spending time with an engineer to understand their day to day role – this element of the day was really important and helped me make my decision.
I funded the franchise through a bank loan and also using a lot of my own savings. We had a business plan in place to pay that back within a certain period of time and we are currently ahead of that goal.
I start by checking my engineer has his day planned, then I could be visiting customers to do surveys and quotes, whilst continuing to respond to emails and phone calls as they come in. I never saw myself as technically-minded but more of a managerial type of person but Jackson Fire & Security has allowed me to develop both sets of skills.
I have a great team of engineers and admin staff around me and they are all at different levels with different experiences I can draw from. I enjoy bringing them together and developing them.
I believe the main benefit is the professional website we have behind us, it allows customers to contact us in a professional manner and get all the information they need before they pick up the phone.
We have moved house and made home improvements so life is different and has changed a lot since becoming a franchisee but definitely for the better.
Do exactly what I did and ask as many questions as you possibly can and ask to speak to existing franchisees. These people have gone through the exact same process as you and can give you a real feel for what it is like day to day.
Martin Lawton, a former asset manager for the UK’s busiest airport, has become manager of a fire & security firm’s first London franchise.
I believe the main benefit of being a Jackson franchisee is the professional website we have behind us, it allows customers to contact us in a professional manner and get all the information they need before they pick up the phone.Kris Milner, Leeds Franchisee
I like the flexibility and variety that comes with the work and I like knowing I have the support of a well-established company who have an excellent professional reputation.Lee Fowler, Wirral Franchisee
Jackson Fire & Security have developed a strong franchise network in the North West and the franchisees benefit from sharing technical support with each other and also labour support for larger projects.Gary Johnson, Bolton Franchisee
Access To An Otherwise Hidden Industry
Constant Demand and Repeat Revenue
Work From Home Opportunity