Jackson Fire and Security is the first independent company in the UK to offer a franchised business opportunity in the fire and security industry.
Jackson Fire and Security was founded in 1991 and quickly became one of the largest regional providers of fire and safety equipment in the UK. Our franchise opportunity provides our franchise owners with access to a £3bn market place.
Jackson Fire and Security is the first independent company in the UK to offer a management franchise business opportunity in the fire and security industry.
As a well-respected business working under the highest levels of industry accreditation we will help you to benefit from our decades of experience and the power of our established brand.
The Jackson Fire & Security franchise system enables franchise owners to offer the same high standards of equipment and customer service across the UK, backed up by a committed and experienced team at Jackson HQ.
Every organisation operating from premises must install and maintain fire safety equipment ranging from the ever-present fire extinguisher to a fully zoned fire alarm system – this is a legal requirement. Most these organisations also seek to protect their premises with a range of other solutions including intruder alarms, CCTV or access control – a Jackson Fire and Security franchise provides a solution to all of these requirements. Regular servicing of these installations by your team of engineers creates a recurring stream of income and helps organisations protect their people and premises.
This is a management franchise. Part of your role will be to recruit and manage a team of qualified fire and security engineers. You will also be responsible for developing commercial relationships and new business in your territory.
As a management franchise, no previous industry experience is required as we provide full training. To succeed however, you must have a strong sales background and the drive to grow a client base of repeat business service contracts. Full technical, marketing and accounting support is provided by Head Office.
Each franchise territory contains thousands of public and private sector buildings all of which require the installation and maintenance of fire safety equipment by law. There is also an ever present need for property owners to protect their premises from unwanted visitors and in restricting or managing access to their buildings. Installation and maintenance of effective intruder alarms, access control systems and CCTV is therefore a service which is always in demand.
While the economic potential of the Jackson business formula is considerable, your earnings will still be largely dependent upon your effort, tenacity, and ability to follow the prescribed method.
Jackson Fire and Security have created a first-year marketing action plan designed to help you focus your valuable time on the activities needed to help you grow your business. In addition, your franchise package includes a proven marketing launch campaign developed with the assistance of our retained marketing agency. Our top franchisees turnover in excess of £50,000 per month and a fully functioning multi-van operation is capable of generating over £1 million turnover p.a. providing a net profit margin above 25%.
An initial investment of £39,500 + VAT is required for the franchise, which will provide your new business with all of the assets, stock, equipment and training required for you and your first engineer to launch a full-service business.
As this is a management franchise no previous industry experience is required to establish a Jackson Fire and Security franchise. If you have a sales or account management background and a natural ability to network, engage and develop strong business relationships, you would be ideally suited to running this franchise.
We will train you in the management of all aspects of the business. Our 20-strong head office team are ideally positioned to help you meet any challenge in your new business. The 30-day training course conducted at our national training centre is designed to help you qualify as an accredited fire and security provider. We provide on-going marketing, software and business development support in conjunction with our leading industry partners.
These are the skills our successful franchise owners need to fulfil their role:
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Lee Fowler knew all about Jackson Fire and Security as he’d worked for them as a Project Manager for three years before launching his Wirral-based franchise in May 2014. While he didn’t know a great deal about franchising, his experience with the company meant he was confident he’d get the support he needed to make sure his franchise business became a success.
Lee had also previously worked as a service manager for another Wirral-based security company so, combined with his time at Jackson Fire and Security, he felt very comfortable taking on the franchise.
He says, "I was already effectively doing the job in-house so I knew the challenges for me were going to be more about learning how to run my own business and building my client base. But I’m very independent and I was keen to be my own boss. I was ready to put the work in to succeed and the franchise gave me the perfect opportunity to make it all happen."
Knowing the industry beforehand helped Lee get the business off the ground quickly. He’s received ongoing support and has established a good customer base. Now he’s been running the franchise for a while, what does he like about it in particular?
"It’s very difficult to choose one thing. I like the flexibility and variety that comes with the work and I like knowing I have the support of a well-established company who have an excellent professional reputation."
[Jackson has] the highest possible industry standards and accreditations and that doesn’t just give our clients peace of mind; it also means the franchisees know they can get great advice and draw on the best possible support and expertise when they need it."
Following his career in the RAF Tom Fletcher was looking for a new challenge. He was interested in starting his own business but recognised he lacked the necessary commercial experience and knew, at least in the early days, he’d need quite a bit of support.
Having worked in military security and then spent some time with Jackson Fire and Security, Tom became interested in the possibility of taking on a franchise with them. He explains, ‘Having studied an MBA I was familiar with the concept of franchising but I didn’t know much about the detail until I began considering the opportunity with Jackson Fire and Security. Once I’d done my research I realised the benefits of the franchise they were offering.’
Tom launched his Cambridge-based franchise in March 2015 and very quickly realised the importance of being flexible and capable of dealing with a broad range of business activities.
"You’re advising, selling, account managing, promoting – there’s a lot of variety. But you don’t have to possess every skill yourself. If you’re happy bringing on board and managing a team then you can put together the right blend of skills that way."
He stresses the importance of getting out and about and promoting the business straight away. "Be realistic about how long it will take to grow your franchise. You must be prepared to accept it’ll need time to build up (and be financially ready for that). You have to find new business which means you do need to be a fairly confident person.
You’ll be cold calling and going to networking events. You must continually follow up leads and maintain and develop contacts. If you expect the work to just fall into your lap – well, it won’t. But being persistent definitely pays off."
In Tom’s case a large contract won by Jackson Fire and Security gave his business a big boost as well as a taste for success. "The thing I like most about what I’m doing now? Making a big sale!" he says.
As the business grows and the client base builds, I’m creating something that has the capacity to expand. The franchise has huge potential and if you are determined and focused you’ll be successful."
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