Local Assist franchiseLocal Assist is one of the UK’s top property care and repair companies
Local Assist is one of the UK’s top property care and repair companies, specialising in emergency insurance claim handling and fulfilment
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About Local Assist
Local Assist is one of the UK’s top property care and repair companies, specialising in emergency insurance claim handling and fulfilment. Our reliable and trustworthy 24/7 callout service can deal with all manner of repairs, including broken windows, leaking pipes and boiler failure.
We’ve forged a reputation as one of the go-to providers of domestic repairs and our franchisees provide customers with assurance by operating under the name of our strong, trusted brand. And, with a 2014 YouGov survey revealing that 58% of homeowners find it difficult to find tradespeople they trust, the backing of the Local Assist name will bolster your reputation as a reputable business owner.
Training and support provided
As a Local Assist franchisee, you’ll receive a full package including a generous territory with plenty of opportunities for growth and a comprehensive suite of training. This will include:
- Induction training
- Systems training
- Health and safety compliance solutions training
- Enhanced business development and marketing training
There will also be plenty of ongoing back office support offered throughout so that you can concentrate on making money and building a client base. We’ll assist with things such as:
- Pricing and quotations support
- Diary system and PA support
- Stationery – access to business cards, letterhead and invoicing pads
Finally, franchisees will benefit from our innovative yet easy-to-use systems. We’ll support you through our:
- Managed email accounts
- Job management system (so you can keep track of all your clients in one place)
- Local tailored launch marketing campaign (to get your business off to the best possible start)
The ideal Local Assist franchisee
Our ideal franchisee is someone with a practical background and working knowledge of property care and repair, so that they can hit the ground running. Couple experience with a personable nature and the drive to succeed in always delivering friendly customer service and you’ll be the perfect fit for Local Assist.
Currently, we’ll invest £5,000 of the franchise fee for the right individuals, as we’re so confident that our business model will lead to success in the hands of hard-working and ambitious franchisees. That means for just £9,995 plus VAT you could begin your franchising journey with Local Assist, with further finance options available to help with start-up costs. With an expected turnover of more than £40,000, providing more than £36,000 gross profit (subject to your trade), in just the first year of trading, you’ll soon see healthy returns on your small investment. And, as part of a billion pound industry in a sector that’s reaping the benefits of our increasingly busy lives, there’s endless scope for your earnings to grow year on year.
Local Assist's history
Founded in 2008, we started life as an offshoot of our sister company, Service Solutions Direct. But we quickly realised that there was plenty of demand from domestic and insurance clients for an emergency 24/7 domestic repair specialist, so Local Assist was established. We’ve grown steadily over the last decade, supported by the 16 years of success of our wider organisation, the Service Solutions Group.