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Future with Autovaledirect franchise after redundancy

Franchisee: Richard Wagstaff

Location: Tadley, Hampshire


Why I chose franchising

I chose franchising as it seemed an ideal way to work for myself in a business that was already successful in other areas of the country. It allowed me to go into a business I knew nothing about knowing there would be a support network available to me. 

What I did before taking up a franchise

I was a Warehouse Manager made redundant for the second time, which made think about where I wanted my future to go. 

How I raised the finance

I used savings to finance the business opportunity. 

The training and support I receive from my franchisor

I have received valuable training from the franchisor and I am now confident to use that training to my best ability. The franchisor has been available from the very start and has always advised me what I needed to do and is always at the end of the phone if I have a question. 

The challenges I have faced

It is a business I have never been in before, so knowing what to do when was a challenge. 

My advice to someone thinking of buying their first franchise

Fully investigate everything you want to do, use the bfa website and whichfranchise, ask questions and only go ahead if you are confident it is the right thing for you. 

My plans for the future

To be successful running my own business and enjoy watching it grow.


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