Geoff Duncalf – “Hello, my name is Geoff and perhaps like you I thought long and hard about going it alone as a driving instructor or joining one of the many driving schools who offer a franchise. Each one I checked out offered a wide range of features to tempt me in to joining them. However, each one I looked at had something missing…
Until a friend told me about “Let’s Instruct” Driving School, run by Matt Stone.
That evening when I got home promptly got onto the internet and looked up his web page and was really impressed firstly with the quality of the layout of the site and secondly with all the testimonials from the pupils, and thirdly details of the franchise opportunities.
The next day I contacted Matt and arranged a meeting with him for the following week at his home in Long Buckby, Northamptonshire. Straight away I was made very welcome, and was impressed by Matt’s knowledge of the industry and his experience and vision for the future of the company. Oh yes, and he makes a smashing cup of tea.
After our discussion, I decided that Matt was running a driving school that I would be proud to join, no pressure or hard sell tactics just honest answers to my questions.
At the end of our meeting I was invited to join the team but, to go away and have a think about it before signing the franchise. A couple of days later I contacted Matt again and told him that I would like to join his team on a part time basis. Why part time? Well, I’m still in full time employment and I work as a driving assessor for a large international logistics company but, I’m looking for a better quality of life, and a part time franchise would help me to make the move from one profession to another without worry.
I’ve now been with the company for three months, my car has been given tasteful graphics and I have a good crop of pupils, which allows me to continue with both jobs without over doing it until I am ready to switch over to a full-time franchise.
The support I have had from Matt throughout this time has been fantastic. Excellent advertising, advice and support plus business materials essential for my success
Every 8 weeks all the Instructors are invited to Matt’s home to an informal meeting, it’s great to catch up with everyone and see how we are all doing over tea and toast. As for the future, well that’s looking great. And yes, I’m moving to a full-time franchise very soon. So, if you’re looking for a hassle-free franchise opportunity you won’t be disappointed I’m sure.”