Setting up the First Health & Safety Franchise in the UK
Award Winning C2 Safety: Jerome Timbrell, Managing Director, on working with us: “The decision to use Solicitors Title was made so much easier when we met face to face with Richard James, head of Solicitors Title’s franchising practice. We wanted to use a professional law firm that spoke our language, especially as we are the first UK safety advisors to franchise our operations.
We needed someone knowledgeable, prompt and approachable; without doubt we got all three. The preparation of our franchising legal documents have been seamless; or one would even go so far as to say painless! We would have no hesitation recommending Solicitors Title to any ambitious business owners.”
Following a recommendation to us as specialists within the franchising industry, we were able to agree a package of work with C2 Safety ensuring that everything was covered but also, importantly, giving them the confidence that we would act as part of their team; this involved ongoing advice throughout the process, as well as working alongside our client’s franchising consultants. Our input not only included preparing BFA-compliant franchise documentation but also consideration of the operations manual and franchise information memorandum (FIM), allowing us to fully understand the business model. This is so important as a franchisor grows and begins to issue territories to new and prospective franchisees; for our experience in franchise disputes, including franchisees operating outside of a franchisor’s business formal franchise system, see our franchise disputes experience.
Our regular work on both sides of the table, i.e. for existing and new franchisees, as well as business owners who already operate a franchise model, allows us to recommend best practice and to discuss with our clients where things do go wrong.