Stay in control of your future with Screen Rescue

Imagine owning a substantial business in the UK’s Commercial Automotive Industry where you become a trusted and valued part of your local business community… With a Screen Rescue franchise opportunity, now you can!

Leaving the safety net of the Armed Forces can be daunting for service-leavers in pursuit of a second career with ambitions to be their own boss. With no experience in launching or running a business, there is however, another road ahead.  

Many service-leavers return to civilian life and take up franchise ownership in their mission to find a role that continues to fulfil, motivate, and challenge them.

Investing in a franchise system; following a proven business model where guidance, ongoing support and individual mentoring is delivered by the franchisor thus ensuring a faster track to profit, enables you to become your own boss with low risk and high success. Indeed, the latest British Franchise Association NatWest Survey (2018) reports 98% of franchise businesses are successful, while 50% of those who go it alone fail within five years. 

Our latest franchisee, Stewart Barriball of Screen Rescue Plymouth received his redundancy and went in pursuit of a career that would tick a few of his major boxes. “It was important to me to choose a franchise where I could provide an essential service and make a real difference to the people in my local community. I saw with a Screen Rescue franchise I could deliver essential repair services within all sectors of the commercial automotive industry fast becoming a trusted and valued part of the local business community.

“It also made sense to exploit my geographical knowledge of Devon and Cornwall from the sales relationships I’d previously built, albeit in another field, and with my wife and toddler at home, I was keen to operate from my doorstep, which meant Plymouth was in my sights from day one. 

“The more I found out about Screen Rescue and its operations, the more I realised I would have the ability to increase my income with the more effort I put in, and that my days would be full on and varied. It was time for me to be my own boss and reap the rewards for myself, but admittedly, I knew I needed the franchisors support in helping me into business after being employed all my working career”

Franchisee, Glenn Bowker of Screen Rescue Birmingham, agrees. “With the global impact of COVID-19 grounding the aviation industry, I decided it was time to make a final decision on where my future lay. I did not wish to return to my previous background in the corporate sales world of aviation engineering and knew running my own business was a great option for me and my family. 

“I’ve no regrets. I’m now almost four months into running my franchise business and things are going very well. To date I’ve exceeded my business plan targets for both revenue and new clients every month and I’m working with regular clients in all our commercial automotive sectors from main franchised car dealers to private garages, logistics and freight businesses, and bus and coach public and private service providers, right through to fleet vehicle operators, who all give me a solid and repeatable revenue stream.  

“For me, it was also pivotal to work with industry leading equipment systems, bsi compliant well ahead of our competitors. Screen Rescue have secured exclusivity rights in the UK, which ensures no other franchise competitor can achieve the same repair results, which gives you a leading edge. 

“My business is booming. The Screen Rescue franchise model allows me to concentrate my time and effort on the two most important aspects of the business: gaining clients and performing the repairs. The franchise support team look after all of my administration functions including setting up and invoicing new accounts, credit control, debt collection management and marketing, which is invaluable at this stage of my business’s development. It means I can focus on growing my business.

“The advice I’d give to anyone considering investing in a Screen Rescue franchise, is carry out your due diligence and your physical market research in the postcode territory you are serious about and if the financial numbers look promising then go for it. Your future is out there if you are willing to work hard to make the business a success. It’s low risk with high return.”

Franchisee, Keith Harrison of Screen Rescue Stevenage couldn’t agree more, “I’ve been wanting to start my own business for 25 years, but the thought of going it alone was frightening, so I decided to look at franchise opportunities and attended the 2020 British & International Franchise Exhibition at Olympia. I first started in the motor trade, so I was soon attracted to Screen Rescue.

“I contacted the franchisors, attended a Discovery Day then did my homework and invested my pension to start the ball rolling. I’m so glad I chose a Screen Rescue franchise because the help and support from both Franchisors is second to none.

“In under two years I’ve recouped my investment and repaid all my personal debts. I’ve just bought a family SUV and we’re all off on holiday soon. I am proud of what I’ve achieved especially at my age in a short space of time and I’m super proud I won GOLD Winner for “Franchisee of the Year” in the VFA22 Awards. 

“If you’re thinking about buying a Screen Rescue franchise, I’d say do it! Two and a half years on, I’m still impressed with the level of award-winning franchisor support I receive, and I have a solid business that’s mine.” 

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