"I thought there was less automatic instructors around, therefore less competition, with the added bonus that most instructors seemed reluctant to change to automatic anytime soon! I liked the way its a family run company that actually has someone you can talk to, if needs be, not a faceless person in a call centre telling you the computer says "no".
The no cost start up was very important to me as well as I felt there was no risk to me as No Gears pay the initial pupil build up costs. I like the way I am given work when I need it and left alone the rest of the time. I get great support from the office when I need it. Also my area doesnt seem flooded with other No Gears franchises unlike the bigger national companies who can have up to 50 instructors covering the same area."