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Franchise Focus Sparking success


Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the gas-elec team prove they are streets ahead with their franchise support


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t was back in 1996 that the managing director, John Davidson, made the decision to franchise his business and launched the gas-elec franchise network, nationwide. Now with more than 100 engineers and 15 regional offi ces, gas-elec has become far bigger than ever dreamed of in those early days and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. With his experience in franchising and that of his team of directors, management and staff , gas-elec continues to go from strength to strength, and is now providing gas and electrical safety inspections, repairs, boiler installations and legionella assessments. This gives its clients an all-round one-stop shop for landlords, letting agents, homebuyers and sellers across the UK. Inspection engineers are all fully qualifi ed in either gas or electrical disciplines, and in many cases both. They


The Carol Otway


the safety inspection franchisees. With the lettings market growing as it


has recently, the business has survived even a tough recession and products and services continue to be launched all the time, making the engineers very versatile in their skills.


“The gas-elec franchisees have the back up of a full team of support staff , at head offi ces in West Drayton and Sunningdale. We pride ourselves on having a loyal, consistent team of staff who have been with the company collectively for 87 years,” says franchise director Carol Otway. “This stable team is complimented by the staying power of the franchisees, who are keen to renew when their fi ve- year franchise agreement expires,” Carol concludes.


The gas qualifi cations you’ll be required to hold are: CCN1 as a minimum, plus appliances. To carry out electrical works only, the electrical qualifi cations required: City and Guilds 17th Edition plus 2391/ 4 and 5.


are audited in the fi eld by the gas-elec technical team on a regular basis to ensure they are working safely and competently. All payment collections, credit


control and vat are done on behalf of all franchisees by the bureau facility. The regional management franchisees carry out sales and marketing and generate work for


Franchise If you are gas and/or electrically qualified


Sales and Marketing is carried out by the regional management franchisee and work generated for you


Our Bureau facility collects and allocates all payments from clients


Credit limits are set and a credit control process is implemented for all clients


A bespoke IT system caters for all aspects of the business


Payments are made to all franchisees twice a month upon receipts and VAT calculated for you


All franchisees are audited in the field by our technical gas and electrical experts


On going support from an experienced and award winning franchise, spanning 20 years in business


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