Gary Lowes- Business Consultancy Franchisee case study
A senior manager from the construction industry, Gary was made redundant in 2011 and after a period running his own consultancy business, Gary began to search for alternative routes to utilise his extensive skill base. Referred by his local Jobcentre, Gary sought support from the FranchisingWorks programme and began to explore opportunities in self-employment through franchising.
Keen to use his networking and relationship building skills, along with his excellent business acumen, Gary was introduced to the reputable business coaching franchise Business Doctors.
After months of research and planning, Gary was able to secure an investment of £11,450+VAT from the FranchisingWorks Licence Fund towards his business, which he used to leverage the remaining finance from Natwest.
“FranchisingWorks provided an invaluable challenging and guiding support process to ensure that I made the right decision with my new business. I am excited to be working with SME businesses to help them achieve their growth aspirations; from time to time we all need a helping hand to achieve our goals.”
FranchisingWorks Business Advisor Annette Dhami comments:
“Gary is the perfect example of an incredibly skilled individual who has utilised our support to launch a new business that now makes a valuable contribution to his local economy. Gary is more than competent to successfully grow this business and we wish him all the best as he launches across his area.”
Gary fully launched the franchise this January ‘14 and is supporting businesses throughout North Cheshire helping them to grow and develop.