UK Appliance Repair Firm Wins Backing from British Franchise Association

0800 Repair, one of the UK’s largest professional appliance repair companies, has been given the seal of approval by the franchise industry’s governing body.

The Chester-le-Street-based firm, which specialises in carrying out repairs on a wide range of domestic appliances from washing machine repairs to Dishwasher repair, has had its business model endorsed by the British Franchise Association (BFA). Becoming an associate of the BFA is confirmation that 0800 Repair has developed a viable and ethical business proposition that works as a franchise operation.

The company currently has a growing number of franchise operations in the UK offering appliance repair, replacement services and warranty products, to tens of thousands of customers each year. 0800 Repair sees its main role as helping to steer, advise, support and motivate its franchisees, values that the BFA has recognised and applauded.

Paul Feek, managing director of 0800 Repair, said all the staff and existing franchisees are delighted to have been given the seal of approval by the BFA.

He said: “Winning approval for our franchise operation from the BFA is a major achievement and something that everyone at 0800 Repair can be rightly proud of.

Via EPR Network
More Small Business press releases

1st Choice Chem-Dry Stay True to Franchising

Given the current economic climate and the fact that good business news appears to be thin on the ground, expanding a franchise business beyond its current operating areas could be regarded as an enormous leap of faith and a real challenge. That’s exactly the journey Glasgow based entrepreneur Graeme Sim and his 1st Choice Chem-Dry team have just embarked on. This expansion involves growing their carpet and upholstery cleaning and fire and flood restoration businesses beyond their current franchise operating areas of Strathclyde to six other franchise operating areas and numerous parts of Scotland.

To embark on such a large expansion, even with a proven business model such as franchising, requires a lean and streamlined operating process, a motivated team and the flexibility to change daily work patterns to meet customer’s needs at short notice. 1st Choice Chem-Dry will be operating from two strategically based sites each with over 5,000 sq feet of space.

Graeme Sim, Proprietor of 1st Choice Chem-Dry, comments “This is a big challenge and a massive opportunity for 1st Choice Chem-Dry, with the business operating from multi site locations. Our franchise bears no resemblance to the business I first started up back in 1993, operating from the back bedroom. Since we took the decision to merge the 1st Choice Chem-Dry and Chem-Dry Paisley cleaning franchises in 2007 and our subsequent investment in a CTS 330 Truckmount carpet and upholstery cleaning system, this seems to be a natural progression for our franchise. What I have come to realise is franchising is a long term business solution, not just a short term business fix”.

1st Choice Chem-Dry continues to be a best practice example of a well managed franchise, with processes and a structure in place which enables them to develop at a pace which will not overstretch the business. It also allows the domestic and commercial side of business to evolve even throughout flood surge periods and emergency fire incidents.

Mark Galsworthy, Head of Chem-Dry Franchising comments “After over 15 years within the Chem-Dry network, Graeme and his team are a shining example and great role models for other aspiring franchisees. They exemplify what franchising and Chem-Dry is all about; working tirelessly hard for their business, with energy to burn and continually striving for improvement. Chem-Dry Franchising will endeavour to support Graeme and the 1st Choice Chem-Dry team as they embark on this new venture”.

Via EPR Network
More Small Business press releases