Iconic Window Cleaning also sells two territories with help of Taylor Made Franchising
Experienced franchisor Darren Taylor has helped the owner of a window cleaning company to franchise his business and sell two territories in just four months.
The Taylor Made Franchising owner and his team made their innovative method for franchising businesses available in exchange for a 25 per cent share of Iconic Window Cleaning, which Andy Hiscock runs with partner Krystal Edwards.
Darren says: “I bought my first franchise territory in 2006 and fairly quickly afterwards bought the entire company.
“Along with my franchise team, who combined have over 50 years of experience in franchising, I now own and run four successful franchise brands - StumpBusters, PVC Vendo, Wilkins Chimney Sweep and Thomas Cleaning - with approximately 66 franchisees and a turnover in the region of £6 million a year.
“We’re therefore exceptionally well qualified to help business owners to franchise their business in 2021.
“Our method is quicker, less expensive and more efficient than traditional methods.
“We work closely with the British Franchise Association and will be ensuring Andy builds and runs his franchise to their ethical standards, with a view to becoming members in due course.”
To minimise risk and financial outlay for prospective franchisors like Andy, Taylor Made Franchising says that if pre-agreed and legally documented key performance indicators aren’t met after a fixed length of time, shares in a company will be returned, allowing both parties to exit the arrangement.
“From the moment Andy and I signed the paperwork, he became one of the team and as such we opened up our vaults of knowledge and experience to him and rocket powered his route to franchising success,” Darren says.
“Not only have we helped him to understand the true cost of building a franchise, the costs to market and to recruiting a franchisee, we’ve also helped him create all the necessary documentation, such as non-disclosure agreements, franchise agreements, operations manuals, training manuals, etc.
“My team have also coached him on every step of the franchisee recruitment journey, from how to spot a good potential franchisee, to delivering discovery days.
“When restrictions are lifted, my team will be physically by his side as he visits franchisees in territory to conduct regional support meetings.
“Finally, we’ve introduced him to our existing network of nearly 70 franchisees, two of whom decided to add an Iconic Window Cleaning franchise to their business portfolios.”
Andy says: “From my first call with Darren in late 2020 to receiving back two signed franchise agreements has been remarkably quick and I know I’d never have been able to achieve these results without Taylor Made Franchising’s help.
“I’d been thinking about franchising the business for approximately five years and in just five months with Darren, David and Alan’s help I’ve turned that dream into a reality.
“It’s great to know I have such experienced help at the end of a phone and, in a few months’ time, if all goes well with the country’s recovery from COVID they’ll be there in person too.
“The access I’ve had to paperwork, systems, suppliers and sheer knowledge has been quite incredible.
“Although it’s been hard work and I’ve had to hand over the running of the operational business to Krystal while I build the franchise, I’m thoroughly enjoying it and am excited to see what the future brings.
“I’d recommend it as a route to franchising in what I see as a relatively risk-free scenario.”