When Business Doctors franchisee Kevin Cook isn't busy helping SME owners develop the full potential of their companies, he is to be found pushing himself at his local Crossfit gym.
It is this kind of drive that has seen the former retail director make a real difference to the growth journeys of scores of small businesses. As a sounding board, mentor, and most importantly, a hands-on team member, Kevin works with SME owners to help them navigate the optimal route to the next level.
In 2011, with 25 years' director level experience in the retail sector, Kevin found himself redundant in the middle of a recession. Having learned about Business Doctors a few years earlier, he knew the time was right to get out of his corporate rut - and that buying a white collar franchise was the perfect springboard.
"I wasn’t looking for a job when I first came across a Business Doctors’ ad," he says, "but something about the down to earth and jargon-free attitude ticked all of my boxes and so I kept it on file.
"When I was made redundant, I decided to call Business Doctors franchisors Matt and Rod. Nine years later, I've just signed up for my third term and, honestly, I've never looked back.
"It’s one of the best decisions I have ever made. Being a Business Doctors franchisee has allowed me to fulfil a dream of running my own business, drawing on my prior corporate experience and loving the buzz and excitement that comes with helping all kinds of small companies to grow.
"It's given me freedom and flexibility, an improved work-life balance and a ready-made worldwide network of other friendly and experienced director-level Business Doctors to tap into."
Since joining our team back in 2018, Wicus Van Bijon has taken to becoming a Business Doctor like a duck to water.
Franchisee Emily Coy launched her Business Doctors Franchise in August 2019
I was looking for a better work-life balance. Business Doctors has given me that, along with support from their vast network.Sandra Murphy, Sussex Coast Franchisee
We share best practice and our experiences of overcoming particular challenges. I really appreciate the ongoing support that comes from both head office and the rest of the network.Richard Tidswell, Avon and Somerse Franchisee
I was very interested in the ‘tools’ offered by the Business Doctors kit bag and with a background in supporting SMEs, I could see just how relevant and saleable they were. The fact that Business Doctors is already established across key parts of the UK also played a big part in my decision to buy a franchise.Graham L Morgan, Cardiff Franchisee
A complete and comprehensive franchise package
Full training and on-going support from a dedicated franchise support team
Your own territory in the UK – which would cover around 10,000 Businesses