Name: Rish Amod
Location: Windsor, Maidenhead & Marlow area
Joined the business: May (and already signed my first contract!)
Career History: I have travelled all over the world from South Africa to New Zealand teaching at schools along the way. In December 2003 I moved to the UK and became head of English at a Primary School in Maidenhead.
What drew you to franchising?
After 30 years in teaching I began to think seriously about the concept of business ownership. Here was the opportunity to not only improve the lives of others but to build a successful future for my own family in the process.
Why did you choose Promedica24 in particular?
When I heard about Promedica24, I really loved the concept. The business is well established with over 12 years’ experience in the industry and over 130 franchise partners. The culture and the values of the business along with what they were trying to achieve really resonated with me
In what ways is your business flexible?
For me the best thing about being a franchisee is that I get all the benefits of business ownership with far less risk. I can be my own boss but also have support from experts and likeminded colleagues who are all concerned with each other’s success.
How has investing in a franchise changed your lifestyle?
I enjoy sport, acting and travelling and have an enthusiasm to live life to the full. My business is just getting started but I am looking forward to the future which will involve taking on additional staff to manage the day-to-day operations whilst I remain the face/brand guardian of the company.
Do you have plans to grow the business in the future?
I am really looking forward to the future, I want Promedica24 to be the household name for care in Windsor and Maidenhead. I plan to hire staff to deal with the day-to-day operations which will leave me able to focus on strategy for growing my empire.
What advice would you give potential franchisees?
I would recommend meeting the head office team to really get a feel for what the company is about. Also make sure you talk to existing franchisees and research the local market before building a business plan.