Busy Quarter For Computer Troubleshooters With Four New Franchises Open
Computer Troubleshooters rounded off 2014 with four new franchisees trained in the last quarter of the year.
Andrew Wozniak (pictured right with Kim Weinberger)joined Computer Troubleshooters in September and opened his business in North Birmingham in November. Wozniak had never run a business before, but, having been made redundant after 20 years as a Commercial Manager, felt it was time to take the plunge but with the added reassurance of working with a recognised organisation to provide training and ongoing support.
Wozniak said: “I am the person that friends, family and work colleagues turn to for their computer-related problems. Being made redundant, I would now like to take the opportunity to not going back to being an employee. I have never run my own business, but feel that a franchise such as this is the way to go."
Also joining Computer Troubleshooters in September was Mudassar Choudhary, whose office in London Redbridge serves part of the city previously not covered by Computer Troubleshooters. Choudhary previously worked for a UK company as an Infrastructure Engineer offering 3rd tier server support to the business. As a degree-educated engineer Choudhary is very keen to provide his technical skills and knowledge to helping small and medium enterprises in London.
Choudhary said: “I have a number of years of experience in IT support. I started my career from fixing/upgrading computers and then slowly moved to first line, 2nd line and now 3rd line IT support. I am looking forward to establishing the Computer Troubleshooters brand in Redbridge.”
On the same two-day new franchisee training course, in September, was Bob Singh from London East Springs, an area next door to London Redbridge. Singh was working as a 2nd/3rd line support engineer for the NHS when he decided to open his Computer Troubleshooters business. Prior to the NHS Singh worked for a number of different blue chip companies around London.
Singh commented: “For a number of years I have worked freelance dealing with small daily issues and troubleshooting issues for Family or Friend's and it was time to formalise this”.
Zeljko Ruskaj joined Computer Troubleshooters attending the next training course - in October - held prior to Computer Troubleshooters annual conference in November. Ruskaj will open his new business, based in Dudley, West Midlands, in January after leaving his position as Events Manager of a large hotel and conference centre where he also provided IT support.
Ruskaj said: “I have always loved computers and always wanted to run my own business. I am aware of the difficulties and problems when running your own business, but that is why I looked to join the franchise”.
Iain Mcleod, National Director for Computer Troubleshooters UK (pictured l-r Bob Singh, Andrew Wozniak & Mudassar Choudhary with Iain Mcleod) said: “We are delighted that we have been able to strengthen our UK presence with the addition of four new franchisees in London and West Midlands, all of whom are well-qualified and, with the assistance the franchise offers in training and support, will no doubt build successful businesses. We wish them all well in their new ventures.
"2015 will be Computer Troubleshooters 15th Anniversary of operating in the UK and we are looking forward to welcoming more new franchisees next year."