Easy Resettlement magazine recently spoke to Mike Masser who previously served in the RAF from 1968 through to 1980 achieving the rank of Corporal. On leaving the RAF mike worked for British Aerospace initially in Chester and later in Riyhad Saudi Arabia for 12 years.
Due to family reasons Mike moved back to the UK and decided that he would like to work for himself and be able to run his own business. He decided to invest in a franchise that went into liquidation. Unfortunately he lost the investment he had put up to become a franchisee. Although this was very costly Mike was determined that despite the setback, he felt the support and advice from a franchise was an integral requirement for his future plans.
Mike came across an advert in the local paper for a new franchise opportunity that ticked all his requirements. After setting up an initial meeting with the Dublcheck Team he soon decided that their business model and ethos was just what was required. This initial interest soon saw Mike Masser become Dublcheck's first franchisee. He started his commercial cleaning business on the 1st June 1994 and has been with them ever since amassing over 20 years of profitable business and clients to his portfolio.
We asked Mike what it was that gave him the confidence to invest in a franchise after his previous experience. He said:
"I knew I wanted the support network of a franchise as they would not only support me with the day to day running of the business along with the paperwork and banking but they also actively help me find clients.
The clients they found were guaranteed to achieve a level of income which meant my franchise would be a success and I have been working closely with them ever since. In recent years we have helped other potential franchisees look at our business model to show transparency and the figures they could achieve when investing with Dublcheck.
After 20 years I am taking more of a back seat and passing on the reins to my son who will no doubt run it for the next 20 years. I strongly believe that the Dublcheck franchise is the kind of franchise that would suit many service leavers looking to be their own boss. Their network of support provides not only the guaranteed income they offer, but also continued support from the day you sign up to 20 years after. I can testify to that.
My experiences and skills gained in the RAF were recognised by Dublcheck and they helped me harness these skill sets to successfully run and sustain a franchise for so long."
Dublcheck is still as keen in supporting new franchisees. They would be more than happy to have an informal chat with any service leavers and answer any questions about becoming a franchisee to ensure you know every part of the business.
Len Donnelly decided to seize the opportunity with Dublcheck to create a better work-life balance for him and his family.
After retiring from Lancashire Constabulary Graham Coulston started his Dublcheck cleaning services business.
Facing redundancy in my 50s was unsettling. Management franchising opportunities are ideal because it enabled me to utilise my previous management experience. I love the fact that the harder my team and I work, the higher the rewards.Graham
Starting from Zero 6 years ago and building a business employing 75 people turning over just under 400k has been amazing experience. This is only possible with the superb support from everyone at HQ who have been with me every step of the way next stop £1million.Damon Dieches
Since I became a Dublcheck franchisee the home/work life balance has improved tremendously – I can spend more time with my wife Sue and see more of our nine grandchildren helping with baby minding when and if required. I often get asked as I have just celebrated my 60th Birthday (March 2018) when will I be retiring. My answer is why retire when I am enjoying the life with Dublcheck.Len Donnelly