Households constantly rely on the expertise of electricians and plumbers for when problems occur.
The plumbing industry is expected to grow rapidly over the coming years, with an estimated worth of around £311 million by 2018. A survey by the Electrical Contractors Association, or ECA, also suggested a similar outlook for the electrical industry, with many setting up their own companies after being made redundant during the Recession.
Though these figures appear promising, there does appear to be a skills shortage in the industry, with the Recession being blamed for a lack of apprenticeships. With this in mind, franchising could be an ideal option for those wanting to make their mark.
What opportunities are out there?
1. Your Plumber
If you’re looking for a career change, then Your Plumber may well be the answer. Established in 2009, the franchise tasks its owners with providing various heating and plumbing solutions and training new contractors.
Good management skills and leadership qualities are vital for this franchise as well being able to deliver high-quality customer service.
2. Mr Electric
As the name suggests, Mr Electric provides technicians for various electrical solutions. With over 17 years’ experience in the industry, Mr Electric has also become renowned for its energy-saving products, and prides itself on going the extra mile for its customers.
Franchisees will continually receive help and advice around regulations, management and marketing in order to allow them to grow and succeed.
Aspect.co.uk provides planned and reactive repairs to homes and commercial properties. The organisation operates in various skillsets, including plumbing, and has over 10 years’ direct experience in their field.
Aspect.co.uk franchisees not only provide solutions; they also provide the personnel. This is why franchisees are required to have good communication and management skills to go alongside their technical abilities.
Franchisees in the electrical and plumbing industry can benefit from working independently with the support of some well-established and respected businesses in the field. These names can also help with getting repeat business, which is always a vital component.
With the industry starting to recover from the Recession, and with a high demand for skilled individuals in this field, the future does appear to be bright. Franchising in this sector is ideal for anyone affected by the Recession and keen to take their skills to the next level.
Take a look at the other electrical and plumbing franchises available on Reed Commercial, and get in touch if you would like to find out more.Tags: aspect.co.uk, Electrical and plumbing, franchise, mr electric, plumbing industry, your plumber