“I previously worked as a national sales manager for a large photocopier business. I’d worked for the same company for 23 years , but really wanted my own franchise business.
“I first looked at an Autosmart franchise a few years ago, but the timing was not quite right. This time, when my local Autosmart franchisee decided to retire, the timing was perfect. There was a lot of uncertainty at work and I was relatively certain that I would be made redundant. Now was the time to act.
“As Autosmart is so established every territory that becomes available is a resale, with existing sales on it. This means that I had the security of a reliable income from day one, yet there is still plenty of scope for me to grow the business. I’m sure that I made the right decision.”