NIC Services Group, the UK’s largest privately and family-owned commercial contract cleaning and support services business has a fantastic opportunity for a Master franchisee to set up its operation in Malaysia.
NIC has a large portfolio of retail, industrial and commercial clients. One of the UK’s largest companies is a longstanding client of NIC and is looking to award further contracts to NIC to service their operations in Malaysia as of June 2014. NIC is now seeking a Master franchise partner in Malaysia to service this contract as well as develop this Master Franchise region through providing their services to other commercial organisations.
The successful Master franchisee will be either an existing business person, master franchisee with another brand, or an existing cleaning business owner in Malaysia.
Due to the requirement to service this major client in June 2014, NIC is requesting any interested parties to contact the company’s international franchise development consultants, Platinum Wave, by 14th February 2014.
The Master Franchisee for Malaysia will be provided with guaranteed turnover in the first year through this major contract. However it will be a key responsibility of the Master franchisee to deliver the same excellent standards of service for the customers in Malaysia as they receive in the UK.
NIC’s operational model has been proven over 50 years and the franchise business model has been proven over 18 years.
The Master franchisee investor would be awarded an exclusive 20 year agreement to operate NIC’s proven franchise system in Malaysia. They would establish a regional office in the country to deliver the cleaning services required by the existing customer whilst also securing other independent cleaning and support services contracts with key retail, manufacturing, distribution and administrative businesses and government organisations.
Dan Archer, Franchise Development Director of NIC Services Group said: “This major contract will form the cornerstone of the franchise business in Malaysia. Our research shows that there is huge potential for commercial cleaning and other support services in Malaysia. We have evaluated the impact of our systems and procedures and concluded that NIC’s model will offer huge potential for growth in the region. The benefits delivered to our client in Malaysia will also provide the Master franchisee with a competitive advantage when approaching other businesses.”
He added: “The Master franchisee will also be responsible for recruiting sub-franchisees in the country after a qualifying period. Malaysia is one of the fastest growing franchise markets in South East Asia and is supported by the government there in the form of grants. In the UK we have established an excellent reputation for our training, industry best practice and excellent customer service and we aim to replicate this in Malaysia. We are one of a select number of suppliers who provide cleaning services to this customer but we are recognized by them as providing the highest quality standard. This is why they want us to be involved with the Malaysian contract.”
Someone who is already reaping the rewards of a NIC franchise in the UK is Matthew Sammons who achieved turnover of £400K within the first nine months of opening his franchise. With a background in the leisure sector where he had previously worked for ten years, Matthew had no previous experience of the contract cleaning sector, however he quickly identified a gap in the market.
He says: "I'd never found a successful contract cleaning company. Lots of people came in with fantastic presentations but didn't do what they said that they were going to do. I saw a gap in the market for an efficient, high-quality contract cleaning service which delivered on its promises."
I decided to become my own boss because I wanted to get a better lifestyle, to be able to pick and choose when I work and I wanted to reap the benefits.
Franchising with NIC was the obvious route forward. "I found that the best way to do that was to try and get the best of both worlds."
Matthew describes the training he received from NIC as being: "Absolutely crucial. Very intense but extremely enjoyable".
For anyone considering taking up an NIC franchise, Matthew confirms: "If you've got the drive and you've got the enthusiasm, then the support's here for you to be successful - It's as good as you make it."