Franchise entrepreneur Darren Taylor, owner of Taylor Made Franchising, has formed a strategic partnership with a window cleaning company, to franchise their business.
Now a part-owner of Surrey-based Iconic Window Cleaning, Taylor will use his knowledge and experience to guide founder Andy Hiscock through the franchising process, with a view to recruiting 3-4 franchisees in their first year.
Hiscock, who worked in IT for 10+ years, founded Iconic Window Cleaning in 2005.
“I first got the idea watching my father do some part time window cleaning, so when I left IT, I set up the business, spending the first few months door-knocking to get my first customers. 15 years later, my partner Krystal Edwards has joined me in the business, helping with organisation and expansion and we now have two full time staff, cleaning the windows of domestic and commercial properties across Farnham, Alton, Guildford, Godalming, Hindhead, Haslemere, Winchester and the surrounding areas.’
Explaining his reason for approaching Darren Taylor to help him franchise the business he said,
‘I had been toying with the idea of franchising for many years but was always so busy I never had the time to fully investigate it. Whilst out in the van I listened to podcasts that said, ‘if you want to be successful, surround yourself with experts.’ By going directly to Darren, I am short cutting the franchising process and putting an expert directly in my business. His knowledge of the sector is second to none and he has an experienced management team in place ready to help. Also, as a co-owner I know he is going to do his very best to develop it into a successful franchise operation. I am really excited for the future and know the sky’s the limit with Darren’s help.’
Taylor, who currently owns Stumpbusters, PVC Vendo, Wilkins Chimney Sweep and Thomas Cleaning Franchise with a joint network turnover of £7.6m said,
‘This is a new and exciting opportunity for everyone involved and my team here at Taylor Made Franchising are raring to go. Between us, we have many years of experience of the franchise sector, which we are looking forward to sharing with Andy. Iconic Window Cleaning is the perfect example of a business ready to franchise, Andy built it from the ground up, he knows his product and service inside out and now he’s ready to expand and with our help, 2021 is going to be a great year for him. Going forwards we see this as a simplified way for other small business owners to franchise their businesses, with our help, and we would welcome enquiries from any other would-be franchisors.’
Further information on Taylor Made Franchising can be found at: https://www.taylormadefranchising.co.uk/