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Jackson Fire & Security Case Study
Kris Milner launched the Leeds franchise in September 2016 having previously worked in the yachting industry as a chief officer responsible for fire safety and security of everyone on board.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusAssociate
  • UK Years Established28 years
  • Current UK Coverage13%
  • Franchisee Support Staff4
  • Personal Investment Req.£39,500
  • Total Startup Cost£69,500
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to business servicesYes
  • Franchisee employs staffYes
Next Steps

Q&A with franchisee, Kris Milner

The Leeds franchise operates throughout the city centre and surrounding areas and currently employs a local branch engineer and admin support.

What appealed to you about franchising?

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.

How did you hear about the Jackson Fire & Security franchise?

Jackson Fire & Security | Kris Milner

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.

How did you fund your franchise?

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.

What is a typical day like for you as a Jackson franchisee?

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.

What do you like the most about being a Jackson franchisee?

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.

What is the main benefit to you of being a Jackson franchisee?

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.

How has life changed for you since becoming a Jackson franchisee?

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.

What advice would you give to someone looking into franchising?

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.

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What Our Franchisees Say

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


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


Why Choose Us

Access To An Otherwise Hidden Industry

Constant Demand and Repeat Revenue

Work From Home Opportunity

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