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Managing director John Davidson with gas-elec franchisees


Power on Investment level: £14,500


elec engineer carries out two inspections and issues one report at the end. Sixteen years on, and the nationwide


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company has expanded into the homeowner, buyer and seller sectors and operates in a £2billion market. And last year its 18 regional offices and 120 franchisees carried out no fewer than 100,000 jobs. “I think our secret is professional, reliable


and unbiased gas and electrical inspections. Our customers have complete peace of mind, and one call does it all”, says company founder and managing director John Davidson. Even among franchisors, gas-elec is a


particularly safe bet. Private residential lettings are growing at a phenomenal rate: already 14


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as-elec, the market leader in gas and electrical services and products was born in 1996 with the launch of the UK’s first combined safety inspection. In one visit, a gas-


per cent of the housing market, it is estimated by 2026 that one in every two households in the UK will be rented accommodation. Which, in turn, means that some ten million properties across the country will require annual safety


“I think our secret is professional, reliable and unbiased gas and electrical inspections”


inspections as well as attendant remedial works such as new boilers. So, how do you enter the equation? Well, if


you have gas qualifications (minimum CCN1) and heating and plumbing experience you could have a slice of the gas-elec cake and earn up to £60,000 a year from your safety inspection franchise – with a substantial support structure behind you every step of


Gas-elec, the leading gas and electrical inspection franchise, celebrates 16 years in the business and growth for every one of those years


the way. Or if you are a qualified electrician (17th edition and C&G 2391/2) you could join the electrical franchise. And if you are a DIY enthusiast who is able to turn your hands to a range of handyman jobs – such as dismantling cupboards in preparation for pipe work – you could also join the franchise as a g-fix franchisee and, in time, earn an income of £55,000. And this money is paid directly by gas-elec. One of the biggest turn-offs for would-be franchisees is the mountain of administration. To this end, the company has devised the Gas-elec Bureau Services (GBS), a bespoke centralised bureau facility which books jobs online, diarises, produces invoices, emails them out, logs credit control for account-holding customers and distributes monies twice a month to franchisees. The gas-elec team will be at The British and


International Franchise Exhibition at Olympia, London on March 16th and March 17th and, for those who register at the show, they will be offering franchises at the reduced rates of: Safety inspection franchise: £14,500 (plus VAT) Electrical franchise: £14,500 (plus VAT) Handyman Franchise: £11,500 (plus VAT). A regional management re-sale is currently available in north London. n


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Website: www.gas-elec.co.uk email: info@gas-elec.co.uk Phone: 01895 422 999 classification: Safety inspection services


Investment: £10k-£20k


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