"With demand for plumbers far outstripping supply, there's a real opportunity for practical hard-working people to carve out a really rewarding career"
All You Need To Get Started
With AJK Services, you get a uniquely comprehensive package that will give you and your new business the best possible start
You'll have sole ownership of at least one whole Yellow Pages area and the corresponding postcodes In Thomson Directories – and that exclusive territory Is something you only get with AJK Services.
This means your operating area is much larger than usual, so will able you to hit the ground running and maximise your earnings as soon as you start working. We'll provide you with a van in the smart AJK Services livery, fully fitted out with all the tools and stock you'll need – including a high–pressure commercial jetter for fast, effective drain clearing. We'll even provide you with AJK Services work wear, so you'll look the part right from day one. If you've little practical experience of plumbing, a course at our nominated training centre will give you the knowledge and skills you need – with an intensive six–week programme leading to a recognised City & Guilds qualification. Once you've completed the Course, you'll be ready and able to carry out a wide range of work to the standard required – and become increasingly confident in your own ability to do the job and build your reputation for quality and competence. You'll also have immediate access to our extensive database of existing customers – which you'll actually own as part of your exclusive territory – and help you to build your business and increase your earnings on an ongoing basis.
For more detailed information on your investment costs, please click the essential financials
We realise that this is a huge commitment, even a life–changing decision, so once you have completed the enclosed application form and sent it in, we always recommend a face–to–face meeting where you can get an insight into what an AJK Services franchise is all about – and we, in turn, can assess your suitability as a franchisee.
After that, we'll then arrange for you to attend an assessment day at our training centre to map out the training programme best suited to your needs.
All You Need to Attract Customers
As a large, established business, we've the extensive media buying power that means your advertising will be affordable, eye-catching and cost–effective – with a prime position presence that will put you ahead of the game and be the envy of your competitors.
Letterheads, business cards, invoices, adverts, leaflets and brochures – they're all part of the deal and all yours to use in your business and promote your services in the most persuasive and professional way.
We'll also set up your own website and e–mail address.
Customer satisfaction has always been at the heart of our success and we've made sure our 24/7 call centre provides a service second to none. And all that personal expertise and state–of–the–art technology is at your command, regularly turning enquiries into real business
and putting paying work your way week in, week out.
During the all important first year, we'll also appoint a dedicated franchise manager, who you can turn to at any time for expert help and advice on any aspect of your new business
Rights to the AJK Services brand. Operations manual. Allocation of a large exclusive territory.
Individually tailored launch plan, including local advertising, stationery, letterheads, business cards, invoices, leaflets and the like.
Continuing support and advice, ongoing use of the intellectual property rights of AJK Services and regular advertising. Provision of call handling.
To help you set up your own business, we've negotiated a special low interest loan facility
with leading banks, enabling you to spread the cost of your initial franchise fee over five years. Depending on your personal finances, you could get up to 70% of the total cost – and if you don't own a home that can be used as security, you may be eligible for the Small Firms' Loan Guarantee Scheme.
Obviously, the profit you make will depend on the territory you choose and the amount of
|work you're prepared to do. We'd expect your income to rise year on year – with greater experience, repeat business and more efficient working practices all contributing to your increasing profits. After you have become established you may also be able to expand your franchise into a multi–van operation to increase your earning capacity further.|