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What’s It Like To Run A Franchise As An Ex-serviceman?

December 1, 2022

They have partnered with Forces Recruitment to bring more military personnel into their franchise.

I interviewed MARK DUGGAN (pictured second from the right), who joined the franchise after selling his successful logistics business.

Mark is an ex-Junior Leader who spent 5 years in the Royal Military Police and spent time as an agency lorry driver before setting up his own courier business (not to mention the odd private pilot licence in-between, of course!).

He said to successful running a franchise you need to take Total responsibility; have resilience and you need to be able to plan. Running a business in hard work and if you’re not going to follow the franchise model, why bother to take up a franchise?

He said that military people have the transferrable skills to succeed but that you don’t have an automatic right to success. Work hard and get on with it.

He opted for a Pass the Keys franchise because he used them for one of his properties and loved their systems and process and the service they offered with the latest online tech being a key part of his decision to buy in. He added that the community is very supportive and likened it to his time in the Forces, where your mucker has your back.

His advice if you want to buy into a franchise?

Do your due diligence.

Run a risk assessment of yourself – what are you trying to achieve personally? Do you want it enough?

Then decide

Pass the Keys is:

✅ An Award-winning franchise

✅ A 4.9 rating on Trustpilot

✅ BFA Members

Available territories across the UK

Automated systems to set you up for success

No previous experience in property needed

Average partner take home earnings in year 3 £179k

If you’re interested in building a business in property, schedule a discover call now by emailing me at

The Franchisor is particularly interested in ex-military partners.

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