Formerly a Medical Underwriter for over 20 years, Damian Holland was made redundant in Aug 2011 and decided to explore self-employment through franchising with the help and support of FranchisingWorks.
“[The FranchisingWorks programme] helped me with business planning and financial forecasting and also enabled me to apply for funding”, Damian says. “It also provided me with better insight into the franchising world and what to look for and what questions to ask potential franchisors.”
Damian went on to set up his own PC Pal franchise with FranchisingWorks’ funding. PC Pal is a mobile PC repair and support service which Damian operates locally in the Stockport area, providing the service to domestic users and small business users.
“I have always been interested in computers and technology and PC Pal seemed an ideal career choice. They provided the opportunity to obtain industry qualifications and appeared to be a well organized and professional business.”
Damian plans to build his business, establishing the PC Pal brand in his local area.