While working as a Police Office seven years ago, Ann Brebner decided that she wanted a better work/life balance. As her job demanded long working hours, Ann wasn’t seeing as much of here family as she wished, so she started to look into options that would allow her to be her own boss.
She realised that becoming a franchise owner met this criteria, and one business opportunity stood out – Time For You.
Ann says: “The reason I ended up investing in my own Time for You franchise was because it has a good business model that was very easy to implement.”
Claire Elliot was working voluntarily as a mechanical engineer and realised that she wasn’t going to be offered a full-time position. While taking her next career step into consideration, Claire spoke to Ann about the many benefits being a Time For You franchise owner offered.
The opportunity to become part of a flexible and rewarding venture was more than enough to persuade her to join forces with Ann.
Nearly seven years later, Ann and Claire have 290 regular clients and more than 100 cleaners registered with their business, while enjoying annual profits of £125,000. Ann has found that Freddie Rayner has been really supportive through her years as a franchise owner and says that everything has been “surprisingly easy”.
She is adamant that she made the right decision in investing in a Time For You franchise and hasn’t looked back since.
According to Claire, anybody considering becoming a franchise owner should “give it a go”. Her university education has helped her with the business side of the franchise and the support from Ann has been priceless.
“Joining a franchise is something that I never thought I’d do but I’d jump at the opportunity to do it all over again,” says Claire.
“The best thing about being a Time For You franchise owner is that it has given me so much more flexibility in my working life, meaning my family and I are benefiting from the increased spare time I have with them.”