‘What’s it like really like being a Coversure franchisee?’ is a question we get asked by most of our prospective franchise holders. To answer it we spoke to Coversure’s franchise holder in Bicester, Bryan Baines to get the inside story on being a Coversure franchisee.
How long have you been a Coversure Franchise holder?
Since July 2005
And prior to Coversure, what was your insurance experience – you obviously had at least three years’ experience in the industry?
I have worked for Coversure since 1994, working in the then Buckingham branch which merged with Woburn Sands branch. In Oct 99 I moved to Head Office as Franchise Development Manager until 2005.
What was it that made you decide to become a Coversure franchisee – the support, the agencies, the products?
Having worked with the Coversure family for 21 years prior to opening in Bicester I had a good understanding of Coversure, how the franchise worked and the facilities available. So when it was my time to take on a franchise it was an easy choice
On a day-to-day basis, how supportive do you find Coversure HQ?
The good thing with H/o is that the door is always open for help, whether it be something minor or where you need to speak to a director, they are always available
Do they make doing business easier?
Yes, there are areas of running a business such a Insurer Accounts, IT & Marketing which they look after allowing us to concentrate on sales
Would you recommend Coversure to other insurance professionals thinking of starting their own brokerage?
And what’s the one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting their own Coversure franchise?
Know who you want your customers to be and make sure you are in the right place to serve them
If you could sum up being a Coversure franchise holder in a couple of sentences, what would you say?
Great, I enjoy being part of a family whose main goal is to assist us in growing our business
Thank you Bryan, long may your success continue. Should you wish to contact Bryan to talk about your insurance needs, you can call him on 01869 389 421 or email him here.