Franchise group Taylor Made Franchising has acquired a 50% share of tachograph analysis franchise, Mister Tacho Ltd. The business will continue to trade as normal.

Founded by Frank O’Keeffe in 2012 and franchised in 2014, Mister Tacho Ltd currently has seven franchisees operating across Enfield, East London, Essex, North London and Hertfordshire.

The move cements Taylor Made Franchising’s expansion in the UK franchising sector and fits well beside existing franchise PVC Vendo, which provides vehicle cleaning to commercial fleets.

Taylor Made Franchising currently owns Stump Busters, PVC Vendo, Wilkins Chimney Sweep, Thomas Cleaning Franchise and Iconic Window Cleaning Franchise. Combined, Taylor Made Franchising has over 100 +van-based, owner-operator franchisees and an annual turnover in excess of £7m.

On the purchase of the business, Darren Taylor, CEO of Taylor Made Franchising said: “Acquiring Mister Tacho Ltd is a great move for us and we are delighted to welcome Frank and the Mister Tacho Ltd franchisees. Going forwards Frank and I will run the business together; he will continue to run the business on a day-to-day basis and my team and I will work with him to grow the franchising side.”

Frank O’Keeffe said: “With Darren and his highly experienced team by my side I feel very confident about the future of the business. I’ve always believed in the franchise model and now, in partnership with Taylor Made Franchising, the full potential of Mister Tacho Ltd will be properly realised.”

O’Keeffe said they are looking for people with a good attention to detail to join them as new franchisees; he explained: “The job we do is hugely important, if we get our analysis wrong it could cost a firm their license and business so we need people who will care about their customers and the service they provide to them.”

Taylor concluded: “Since the pandemic, the desire by many to be in charge of their own working lives and own their own businesses is huge. Franchises like Mister Tacho Ltd are providing a real opportunity for people to change their lives and build successful, sustainable businesses with our full support. We have seen a significant upturn in the numbers of new franchisees coming on board recently and we look forward to helping many more people realise their dreams of self-employment with a Mister Tacho franchise.”