Read why these logistics professionals invested, in their franchise case studies
Hon Leung – Bournemouth Franchise
My name is Hon and I am the owner of diamond logistics in Bournemouth. I opened my depot on 1st January 2015 and have grown rapidly since then.
I have been in the courier industry since 2006 and have worked, as a master subcontractor, for Yodel, UK Mail, Interlink and Citylink. At one point, I was running 35 vans and providing in excess of 45 drivers each day to these companies. However, I was getting frustrated with the stress of controlling these drivers without the financial rewards – essentially I was providing the most essential part of a courier company but somebody else was taking the lion’s share of the profits!
That’s what led me to look at the opportunity that diamond logistics presented. I started in 2014, and I’m glad I made the switch. The whole infrastructure provided is first class – IT, Finance, Marketing and Training are all provided as part of the franchise, all I needed to do as a franchisee was to bring in the customers and keep them happy! It is only with the solid backing that diamond HQ provide that I have been able to grow my business 100% month on month for the first quarter of 2015, as I don’t have to worry about the nitty-gritty of invoicing etc. With this in mind, I have ambitions to grow my business aggressively this year and achieve a £1 million plus turnover in 2016!
I am now loving the fact that, working with diamond, the harder I work the more I get rewarded. I am free to set my own margins and there is no upper limit on how much I can grow the business, I am only limited by my own ambitions and the work that I am willing to put in. The Diamond team are supportive and ambitious, they want to see all of the franchisees grow and provide all the necessary tools for us all to build businesses with a million pound turnover.
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Julian Westwood – Birmingham Franchise
Hi, I’m Julian and I am one of the latest recruits here at diamond. I’ve come from a background of logistics recruitment and already have a great lifestyle and great income. However I really saw the opportunity in the diamond franchise and wanted to build a sustainable business which was going to enable me to build a multi million pound turnover in my area.
The thing is diamond supports the ambitious. They are pushing my success with national PR opportunities, they have passed sales leads destined for Guildford here to me because they thought it was better for the client and me, rather than to keep it at the home depot and I feel like I have the best of both worlds – the support of the high calibre HQ team yet my own independence.The training was comprehensive, the support has been great and really hand on.
And most importantly their sales methodology works. Just follow the plan, make the calls, do what you say you are going to. I have doubled my initial projections based on what I have achieved so far – I have already recruited in house drivers and an operational and sales team and I am determined to win Best New Franchise at this years AGM!
If you’d like to have a chat please email me on Julian.firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s book it in!
Asad Ullah – Bolton Franchise
I am Asad Ullah, the proud owner of diamond logistics in Bolton. I first heard about diamond logistics at the National Franchise Exhibition in October 2013. I already had a background in the transport industry where I was managing various contracts for a variety of national clients. However, I wanted to do something whereby I was rewarded for my own successes and also retain a degree of control in my life.
My experiences had taught me that logistics was a fast-growing sector and a franchise opportunity with diamond would enable me to grow and take me to that next level. I decided to invest in the franchise as the next step in my career and started my depot in June 2014. I have never looked back. I love having the flexibility of being my own boss but having the support of the larger network of franchisees and HQ team.
I was thoroughly impressed with the support that all the team at HQ have provided since I started, right from the initial franchise training which was offered as part of the franchise fee. As a new franchisee looking to invest, I learnt a lot from the Book of Diamond which was provided as part of the training. The book is comprehensive and goes into detail on how to establish a successful courier company in your territory and avoid simple mistakes.
I will continue to learn new skills within sales, marketing and operations as I grow. I have already built a strong team in the Bolton depot and look forward to creating new opportunities for me and my team.
I’ve doubled my turnover in 2016 and look forward to another successful year as I invest in other areas.”
If you’d like to get in touch please book a chat at email@example.com