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Anonymous
1 Reviews Verified

Highly recommend this franchise. I researched the whole market and then came across Diamond late in the process, but I’m very pleased I decided to go with them over some of the other bigger names and much more expensive cleaning franchises. The training and support from Diamond head office has been excellent and I’m now earning more than I was expecting and feeling very confident about the future.

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Anonymous
1 Reviews Verified

Great franchise and support. I wish i'd done this years ago :)

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Dave
1 Reviews Verified

Great Franchise. You can earn really good money once you get going and I get a lot of my business from repeat customers and recommendations which works really well for me.

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Daniel
1 Reviews Unverified

Good communication throughout the process, thorough information provided at the one to one meeting and the research following was very detailed enabling me to see what i would have to do to build the business and what Aspray would do for me. Would recommended to anyone looking work from home, work within financial services and run their own business managing property damage insurance claims business. The meeting is the first step and will enable you to decide if it is for you, there was no pressure at the meeting as i was required to go onto the next stage, before i could consider purchasing, which was to research the opportunity further over a two week period. I was able to speak to franchisees and the Business Development Manager to learn how he would be working with me to help build my business. I got to meet all the heads of department who would be working with me and had a launch meeting, where i was told which dates the BDM would be in my territory to bring on work for me and which dates he had booked to work directly with me in my territory. I would advise booking the one to one meeting as it was only at this stage i was able to receive all the business model details, after signing a confidentiality form, this enabled me to decide it was right for me.

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Julie Tuckey
1 Reviews Verified

Been a franchisee for over two years - training through video's and at head office. Support is very good from head office. I have been successful down to hard work and a system that is intuitive and easy to understand. I have doubled my turnover year on year.

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James Siddy
1 Reviews Verified

I joined the good estate agent just over a year ago as an agent at first and then bought the franchise later on once I saw that my area was taking off. I wish I would have bought the franchise straight away. The model works and it's great to have my own business in my local area doing something I love and providing the community a fantastic estate agent option that puts people first. The Good Estate Agent is without doubt the best estate agent franchise option.

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Katie A
1 Reviews Verified

Training and support has been fantastic. You don’t just become a franchisee, you become part of a community with so much advice, help and answers to all questions you could possibly have. Constantly we are updated with training and support, to keep the business model current and fresh! I have had so much fun taking over my magazine and making it my own, but staying true to the brand, whilst working around my family and making money!

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Anonymous
1 Reviews Verified

Loads of support & training; and great help & advice from other franchisees on a private forum - as well as from head office. Quality product and an established brand.

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Jayne K
1 Reviews Verified

A fantastic business to be part of. The right mix of having the support system of a franchise yet feeling in control of how you run your business. Constantly looking at new opportunities and ways to improve. Would definitely recommend.

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Suzanne B
1 Reviews Verified

Becoming a Families franchisee was not a decision I took lightly. I was worried about how I'd cope with running my own business from home as I'd had NO business experience, NO franchising experience, NO magazine experience, and NO marketing experience. On paper, I hardly seemed like the ideal candidate for this job! Despite all this I decided to take the plunge and since I bought my magazine edition back in 2015, I've never looked back. It became quickly apparent that I had joined the warm friendly UK-wide network - the Families family! Everyone across the UK network was helpful, ready to give advice on all manner of topics and always had time to support each other. None of my rooky questions were scoffed at or considered unimportant. That's what makes Families so special. The initial training was thorough, and the ongoing career development opportunities - through webinars, 1-to-1 phone calls, conferences, etc, are invaluable. Although I work from home I never feel alone, there is always someone in the Families network to turn to for advice, guidance or moral support. Also, I've had great opportunities offered to me and my family to go to places, meet people, attend occasions and all manner of other things I'd never otherwise had had the chance to experience. The home/work life flexibility running this business offers is invaluable to me and my family. It is wonderful to be able to attend ALL my children's school events without the guilt of missing work, or the hassle of finding cover, as I am completely free to manage my own time exactly as I wish. With Families I have: - the opportunity to learn how the world of business works within a supportive network - a job I love - a job which I find incredibly satisifying and rewarding - a job all my friends envy - a job that has improved my quality of life, and the quality of my family's life!

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Rebecca Lewis
1 Reviews Verified

I took on a Families franchise in November 2018 and so my business is still quite new, and already doing well and performing ahead of target. The support and guidance from head office has been fantastic and far exceeded my expectations. As well as being approachable and knowledgeable, the great thing about the team is that they’ve run their own franchise magazines in the past, which means that every single problem I’ve encountered in getting my own off the ground, is something they’ve dealt with before, and have the answer for. I’ve been able to launch and begin to grow my business while working flexible hours around my very young family. And what’s also great is that I’m learning so much through launching the business and the training provided – it feels like I’m expanding my skillset and really growing my career.

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Caroline
1 Reviews Verified

Families has been the perfect fit for me! Being able to run my own business in a supportive community of other franchisees has finally allowed me the work-life balance I'd craved since my children were born. It really is the perfect job - and actually, it doesn't feel like a job because I enjoy it so much! Training is comprehensive and covers every element a franchisee needs in order to run their franchise effectively. Additional support is readily available for those that need help in specific areas and franchisees are given ongoing opportunities to learn new skills to enhance their business so that they can make the most of it. I really couldn't ask for a better experience :-)

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Heather Waddington
1 Reviews Verified

I have been a franchisee for 10 years now and love running my magazine. Great support from our ‘head office’ team, recognition of achievements and fantastic colleagues round out the experience.

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Pascale
1 Reviews Verified

Families is a great network of editors, who help and support each other. Linda, the franchisor, couldn't be nicer, she has the interests of her franchisees at heart and helps and supports them very effectively. She is constantly looking for ways to improve and expand the network, so the group grows in strength and is future proof.

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James
1 Reviews Verified

I have to say the overall 'Families' experience has been very good. Ongoing support has been great and a lot is offered -- more than we have been able to make use of. This is a brilliant opportunity for those who want a better work-life balance, part of the community, working round their family, building a business (or taking an existing one over), intellectually stimulating and liberating. But it's hard work, and isn't for everyone. Of course that's where the support of your franchisor with years experience can assist.

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