News Attic - Access 4 Lofts Franchise

A franchise business that helps utilise wasted space by providing quick, easy and affordable loft access and storage solutions. Creating space, creating profit!

Access 4 Lofts Franchise

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Access4Lofts nominated for major franchising award

Access4Lofts has been shortlisted for the Emerging Franchisor of the Year Award at the bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on June 27.

As with all the best ideas, the Access4Lofts business concept is a simple one. They install loft hatches, loft ladders, boarding, lighting and insulation so that customers can utilise their loft space for storage, without the vast expense of a loft conversion.

“We learnt a lot from our pilot operation and we knew some significant improvements were in order. Our original marketing and admin system were not robust enough to cope with the growth we had planned. As we had all been involved in running an Access4Lofts business in the past, we had experienced firsthand the stresses and strains that running your own business brings” said CEO Graham Ormesher.

The company decided to tackle all the ‘pains’ a potential franchisee could face when running their business and implement a solution to each one! “We knew it was key to implement a strong infrastructure at the very start” explained Marketing Director Lindsay Brown.

Tim Brown, Operations Director explained “The most obvious pain to relieve was taking away the day to day stress of running your own business. Keeping on top of office admin and accounts. We had to find a way to ensure our franchisees had an easy to follow system that allowed them to provide a high level of service to their customers (such as sending out a quote within 24 hours of carrying out a survey), order stock, keep on top of accounts etc. There was no system that we could purchase ‘off the shelf’ that would have all the functionality we needed so we had to create our own!”

All three directors were keen to stress in their award nomination, that they were unaware of 2 things when they started working on developing this system 1) how hard it would be to get the system just right and 2) that this new system would become their unique selling point!

The awards evening is the flagship event in the franchising calendar and getting a nomination in itself is a major achievement, proving the business works ethically and in the best interests of franchisees and staff, fighting off many other companies vying for the accolade.

Pip Wilkins, CEO of the British Franchising Association (bfa), congratulated the company: 

“Access4Lofts presented an exceptionally strong business model and growth plan, especially when you consider it has only been franchising a few years. This is one of the many reasons why the company has made the shortlist.”

Andrew Brattesani, Head of Franchising, HSBC, said:

“Starting the franchise model in 2017, Access4Lofts has grown considerably and ethically in that time.

“With an array of innovative approaches presented as part of their nomination form, the company fully deserves its place as a nominee for the Emerging Franchisor category.”

They will go face-to-face against two other franchise units in June from sectors in domiciliary care and installations.

For more information contact Graham Ormesher on 07801 757234 or email enquiries@access4loftsfranchise.co.uk

Father follows in Son’s footsteps

It’s always a compliment to have someone invest in our franchise because they have heard such great things about us, but to have one of our existing franchisees recommend us to his own father has to be one of the best compliments ever!

Paul had watched his son Josh become more and more successful with Access4Lofts (Josh owns the Blackpool territory and recently purchased the additional area of Liverpool North) and was inspired to look into the opportunity himself.

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Incredible Demand for Loft Ladder Franchise

Access4Lofts has quickly become the biggest and fastest growing loft ladder franchise in the country. This year alone has seen 10 new franchisees join the business with 3 more booked onto the January training course. “An additional training course has been added into March to cope with the demand” explains Lindsay Brown, Co Owner who runs the training course from Access4Lofts’ training facility in Dudley.

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Christmas comes early to Access4Lofts

Father Christmas paid a surprise visit to our stand at the recent Franchise Exhibition at the NEC. He was one of hundreds of visitors to our stand during the two day show.

“It was great to see how many interested people came to talk to us over the two days” said Tim Brown, Co Owner of Access4Lofts Franchise.

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Access4Lofts Franchise Network Continues To Grow!

Loft storage franchise Access4Lofts are continuing to grow their franchise network.

Last month saw two new franchisees attend their week long training on site at Access4Loft’s dedicated training centre in Dudley, Birmingham. Paul Norgate who left his corporate career in favour of running his own business has invested in the Peterborough territory and Dan Birkby, who previously worked part time for Access4Lofts Preston, now owns Access4Lofts Wigan.

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Come & see us at the National Franchise Exhibition this October for FREE…

We’re back at the National Franchise Exhibition at the Birmingham NEC on 5th-6th October 2018 & you can get a FREE ticket to come and pay us a visit!

Back in February, we used the National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham as a launchpad for our new and improved loft storage franchise opportunity. It was such a success that we’re back again this October!

“we created a bit of a stir at the franchise exhibition earlier this year. People visiting the exhibition were so impressed with our business concept and, as a result we grown our franchise network considerably and, we’re also pleased to say that we are now one of only a handful of franchises to be accredited by the Which? Trusted Trader Scheme across the whole network” says husband and wife team Tim & Lindsay Brown.

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Access4Lofts Franchise Achieves Which? Trusted Trader Accreditation.

Access4Lofts is all about lofts.  That’s what we do and with customer service at the heart of our company, we’ve proven ourselves to be one of the UK’s fastest growing installers of loft storage solutions.

Quality of service means that, for example, we never subcontract.  It also means that the we are fully insured and offers a minimum five year guarantee on all work undertaken.  All very important measures to ensure that you, the customer, get the very best installation, service and after care at all times.

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