Martin Jeffers, Autosmart's UK Sales Director explains how the company is going from strength to strength.
There is no better time to look into investing in a franchise and being your own boss in the UK. Recent figures from the British Franchise Association and The Times Raconteur Report show that franchising contributes £15.1 billion to the UK economy and that 97% of franchisee’s own businesses are profitable.
Autosmart’s own performance mirrors this success, as Martin Jeffers the UK Sales Director tells us,
“We’ve had another phenomenal year, our franchisees increased their turnover by over 9%, on average and the sales per showroom are the highest that we have ever known in the history of Autosmart.
“We put this performance down to several things. Firstly, three quarters of our network are now using a bespoke computer-based support system called “SmartFIT” which acts like a FitBit for your business, giving our franchisees up to the minute info on their business performance versus their goals. Franchisees who have adopted SmartFIT are now growing at twice the rate of franchisees still using paper records and saving on average 1 hour a day of admin time.
“Secondly, in the last year, our franchisee’s sales have been boosted by the launch of 3 new flagship products, Red 7, a PH Neutral Wheel Cleaner; Cobalt, a spray polish and Fusion a solvent Free Dressing. Since their launch, our franchisees have sold 100,000 litres of each of these products into the market place;
“Finally, our franchisees are experts at identifying sales opportunities in lots of different industry sectors. Despite challenging market conditions in the U.K. Autosmart franchisees have enjoyed consistently strong growth since 2012.”
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