Colourfence’s ‘Newcomer of the Year’, Paul Gilmore from Bognor Regis, explains his reasons for joining the franchise

“I knew I’d found a company that I could work with. And, more importantly, I’d found one that offered fantastic, quality products that I would be proud to associate myself with.”

Colourfence’s ‘Newcomer of the Year’, Paul Gilmore from Bognor Regis, explains his reasons for joining the franchise, what winning the award meant, and talks about his experiences to date.

“I’ll admit it was a difficult decision to find a franchise that I wanted to partner with. But, when I came across Colourfence, I knew I’d found a company that I could work with. And, more importantly, I’d found one that offered fantastic, quality products that I would be proud to associate myself with.

I joined Colourfence in October 2015. It has been a steep learning curve as, like many others, I’d never owned a franchise before. But the Colourfence team have been so supportive and encouraging that it has made the journey all the easier. What’s more, my background in engineering and construction has definitely helped me to clear all the hurdles!

We have had such positive feedback from our customers that there is a real sense of pride and achievement following every job we complete. Both myself and my small team of fitters work hard to exceed expectations and complete a fencing solution that the homeowner can be proud of year after year. A large percentage of our work is from customer referrals too, so it is rewarding to see our efforts do not go unnoticed.

My Colourfence franchise, 'West Sussex fencing’, has been awarded ‘Best Newcomer’ in this year’s Franchisee Awards which, for all of us, has been a great boost. We really do appreciate the recognition of our commitment to excellence.

Looking to the future, I’d like to build a solid sustainable business that can grow organically year-on-year. We would also like to build on our great reputation and be the supplier of choice for fencing in West Sussex. And, with the support of Colourfence, I am more than confident that this can be achieved.”

The Colourfence franchise – a BFA-member for 10 years – requires no previous experience, is very easy to learn and provides a rapid return on investment. The company holds regular Open Days at its factory in Newport for prospective franchisees, with spaces still available on:

• Thursday 8th June at 10:30am

• Thursday 22nd June at 10:30am

• Thursday 6th July at 10:30am

• Thursday 20th July at 10:30am

The franchise, which can be run as a management operation, costs just £19,995 + vat.


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