My name is John Mace and I am a distributor with PunctureSafe. Prior to starting my business with PunctureSafe, I worked for over 30 years as a Police Officer, 25 of them as a detective. I was due to retire at the age of 51 and considered for several months what I was going to do. There was an option for me to continue working as a police officer past my retirement date but I was interested in doing something completely different.
I saw an advert on the internet regarding becoming a PunctureSafe distributor and it caught my interest.
The Derbyshire area was available, which meant I could work close to home so I took a trip to Exeter to meet the managing director and other members of staff. The visit to head office convinced me that PunctureSafe was an excellent product and I could see the business potential of becoming a distributor.
Having never run my own business I set about getting as much advice as possible and undertook a training day with another distributor. This was invaluable as it gave me some direction of where to start with the business and gave me knowledge and confidence to sell the product.
My business model was mainly to sell the 20 litre drums to the trade but I ensured the capability to also do installations when required.
I have established a good customer base. There is a good proportion of repeat business every month and I continually find new customers within my area. The customers I have are diverse businesses such as golf courses, waste management companies, mobility shops, motorcycle dealers, tyre companies, house builders, caravan sales and servicing, agricultural suppliers, motorhome sales, and local councils.
The business turnover has increased month on month, year on year and I have been able to establish a good reputation for supplying an excellent product.
– John Mace