January 19, 2010
National Enforcement Services, the first franchised bailiff operation in the UK, has extended its operation to Derby where Andy Gillott will take forward the company’s second franchise venture.
Father of one Andy has joined forces with his mentor and owner of Darlington-based NES Andy Coates to provide services across the Derby and Nottingham areas such as, surveillance, debt collection, process serving, trespasser evictions, commercial rent arrears collection, repossessions, and tracing.
Andy, a former car production worker, met Andy Coates when he left the manufacturing industry in 2003 to pursue a career as a private investigator. He shadowed the NES boss, who recognised Andy’s potential as not only an investigator but as a bailiff, and began training for the recognised bailiff industry qualification.
After six years of being a sub-contracted enforcer, Andy jumped at the chance at not only being his own boss, but at helping his mentor and friend expand his business.
He is already seeing the benefits of joining NES; he has access to their web-based computer system, their client workload, the use of the most up-to-date technology, and can now offer additional services to his clientele.
Currently employing one full-time staff member, Andy has seen business boom and hopes to fulfil his ambition of creating five jobs in the coming years.
Andy, 41, said: “I never thought I would have my own franchise, I’m not academically gifted but I have the drive and determination to succeed.
“I really enjoy working for myself, it’s definitely a world away from the hard factory slog; I can choose my times of work and have no-one to answer to as long as I do my job to the best standard possible and within the law.
“It takes certain qualities for someone to be a bailiff, you need to be firm but fair and know when people are telling lies because they can tell you every story under the sun.
“When Andy approached me about the franchise opportunity, I said yes straight away, I trust him and when he says he is going to do something, he does it. I am so pleased with the way the business has developed so far, it was the best decision I ever made joining the NES team.”
Andy Coates, National Enforcement Services managing director, said: “Franchising is definitely the way forward for us and I am pleased that Andy is recognising the benefits of coming on board with NES, so close to signing our first franchisee in the North-East only three months ago.
“I have known Andy for a number of years and it is a great feeling to know that someone I mentored is now helping us to expand and provide our services across the Derby area.”