There is no doubt redundancy can be a tough time, however for many it is a blessing in disguise and presents an opportunity to start an exciting new career.

The oil and gas drilling industry has suffered a desperate downturn and its demise has blighted the lives of many, especially in Scotland. However, for two families redundancy presented them with an opportunity to start an exciting new journey with etyres.

Alex Ralph launched etyres Edinburgh earlier this year following 25 years in the drilling industry. He explained: “After taking redundancy I wanted to find a new challenge that would offer me security and the chance to work closer to home.”

Further up the North Sea coastline, Iain Stirton opened etyres Aberdeen last year with his brother Stephen. His practical, hands-on skills earned while working in the oil industry before he was made redundant, have helped Iain establish a strong local reputation and already start building a loyal customer base in his home city.

Both Alex and Iain have seen their redundancy as a chance for a fresh start and an opportunity to achieve a more secure future, even during times of economic hardship.

The benefits of an etyres Franchise are that it delivers a tried-and-tested business formula which has provided its nationwide network of Franchise Owners with a springboard to success for the last 20 years and also that previous experience in the industry is not necessary.

Franchising is a very viable option for many newly unemployed people who are looking to start up their own business and often have the cash to invest in a business that already has a track record, rather than having to start from scratch.

It is also a fact that franchises are inherently more successful than their non-franchise counterparts and that the banks are more willing to lend to prospective investors, because they view franchising as a safer more attractive investment opportunity.

As well as enabling you to hit the ground running, your franchise fee is buying you access to decades of industry experience and expertise, which includes a proven business model, recognised brand name and an established Head Office team offering day-to-day support and help to ensure your franchise grows and succeeds.

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