Looking to resettle back into civilian life after a career in the Army? Franchising with Autosmart can provide you with a secure future

17 May, 2019

Autosmart franchisees, Richard Bostock and John Nickels previously had substantial army careers and wanted a business that would give them a work/life balance. They tell us here why they love running their Autosmart franchise.

Richard Bostock

Richard, Autosmart’s Newcastle franchisee loves the variety and the contact with customers that each day brings:  “There is already great awareness of the Autosmart brand in the North East. I took on a really well established business, but what I really enjoy is the challenge of converting new customers to the Autosmart product range and watching them become avid fans.

“Personally, the biggest plus is that I am home every night and get to spend lots of time with my family which wasn’t always possible with military life.”

John Nickels has been the Autosmart franchisee in Plymouth and East Cornwall for 2 years now and is enjoying the job more and more.  As a father of 3 children, the Autosmart franchise has given him the flexibility to enjoy his children growing up.

John Nickels 2

John tells us, “My previous careers, especially in the forces have given me the organisation and discipline necessary to grow the business within sensible working hours.  I love building relationships with my customers and driving a constant business growth.  I have a secure income and the bonus is I am in control of the financial rewards.

“The Autosmart franchise is a great business, as secure as any job I can think of, employed or self-employed.  If you have the ability to get along with people from all walks of life; have a positive attitude and a good work ethic, I would definitely recommend becoming an Autosmart franchisee.”


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