Case Study - Petr Malik (Solihull)

Enjoying the best of both worlds with an Access4Lofts franchise

Already self-employed but know you can achieve more? Partnering with us can not only give you the head start you need, but also the confidence to succeed.

Meet Petr Malik from Solihull, one of the latest franchisees to join our rapidly growing network.

Petr has spent much of his working life in the hospitality industry as head chef for a number of international brands. Six years ago, he moved to the UK and has been working as a handyman and maintenance contractor doing gardening, decorating, and odd jobs for a variety of clients.

A few years ago, Petr invested in a small scale cleaning franchise, so he has some experience of how the franchising model works and how effective it can be in supporting aspiring business owners to achieve their ambitions. During the last year, Petr decided he could do more and was ready to take his career to the next level with a more extensive business opportunity. Another franchise was the obvious choice.
“Franchising is a really good way to start a business.” Petr told us. “Access4Lofts, in particular, has a great setup and fantastic customer reviews. There’s plenty of work as there are so many old buildings with their lofts not being used properly, and so many people doing renovation work. A lot of people want to spend money on new insulation, too.”

While many businesses are experiencing uncertainty right now, the home renovation sector is certainly bucking the trend. A recent report from Rated People, the home improvement experts, showed that demand for renovation is up by 50% compared to pre-pandemic levels and the trend shows no sign of slowing. The various lockdowns changed the way people think about their homes, and rising interest rates are causing people to rethink moving home.

Together, these factors are prompting people to want to make more of the space in their homes, and that includes accessing spaces that were otherwise underused, such as their lofts. On top of that, rising energy costs are driving really high demand for insulation, and having good access for maintaining roofs and plumbing systems. All in all, this is a great time to get into this highly-rewarding industry!

With demand already so strong, it’s just a question of getting word out there that you can provide a superior service. We want to give you the best possible chance for success, so will even start marketing in your territory long before you open in order to generate your first leads.

“I have only just started, but I’m confident my new business will go really well. I already have 4 or 5 potential customers to see this week, and the same next week. As I have experience in maintenance and installations already, the only thing I wasn’t sure about was how to approach customers and the day-to-day running of the business, but the training took care of everything.”

Of course, training is just the beginning. Here at Access4Lofts, we understand that franchising is a two-way street, and so we are fully committed to continuing to support new franchisees like Petr throughout their partnership with us. They are very much in charge of their own businesses, but they can also count on us for advice and guidance at any time and will benefit from a dedicated operational support director.

We also do everything we can to help streamline their new business, with an extensive online knowledge hub and members area so they can access anything they need, from training and ops manuals through to marketing materials and accounts pro formas. After all, their success is our success!

“It’s still early days, but let’s talk again in a couple of months.” Petr recommended. ”I am sure I will have plenty of good news for you!”

Interested in how an Access4Lofts franchise could help and support you in building your own successful business? Get in touch today to find out more.