Case Study - Gerry Travers


Mar 07, 2017

Gerry Travers was already aware of the benefits of self-employment, having previously worked as a banking contractor. Seeking out a change of career to avoid the extent of travelling that his previous job required, Gerry was set on having his own business and decided that commercial cleaning was the way forward.

“The concept is simple really – it’s repeat business – every commercial premises needs to be cleaned! To me cleaning is an inexhaustible market and I don’t believe that any other franchise comes with the same market capacity and demand. Historically franchises have more chance of success than a start-up, and for someone who had never run their own business before, what attracted me to Jani-King was the support and structure in place, along with the guaranteed contracts.”

After a period of diligent research into various franchises, Gerry was drawn to Jani-King’s professionalism that very few companies seemed to come close to matching.

“The process of enquiring into the franchise with Jani-King was very slick and prompt. I was impressed by Will’s knowledge and professionalism. He was forthright and honest and I found it refreshing how upfront he was. But not once did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision.”

Gerry chose Plan 10 which guarantees a long-term commitment to the franchise and intends to invest further as his business grows. After a week of training in Weybridge, Gerry is now ready to launch his cleaning franchise in January as this fits with his circumstances, and he has already been offered more than half the plan he bought!

“The whole process has been excellent with first class support from the UK team. I couldn’t be happier!”