Thinking of changing careers a little later on in life? Does your job no longer fulfil your expectations? Perhaps your ambition has outgrown your current role.

It can be very daunting to reconsider a career change after so many years in employment. But sometimes taking your life in a different direction, even later on can have enormous benefits. It might just be the best decision you could ever make.

Formerly the sales director for a successful solar energy business, Simon Baggaley has taken the leap to fulfil his lifelong vision of being his own boss after wanting autonomy and to be in charge of his own destiny.

He says: “I love working in small teams and now I will have the chance to build a team around me. Franchising itself interested me as I get the benefit of a franchisor’s experience and I can hit the ground running.”

Simon has always had an enthusiasm for hot tubs and the luxury garden leisure lifestyle. By collaborating with Award Leisure, the UK’s only luxury outdoor leisure franchise, he has been able to achieve his dream while working in an industry he is passionate about.

He comments: “There were other opportunities in the industry that I considered, but it wasn’t just the fact that the Award Leisure prospect was a franchise that made me decide. I had done extensive research into products and competitors, and firmly believe that the Award Leisure business model and product range is the best in the industry.”

Having been employed for over 30 years, Simon admits it was a daunting decision to finally follow his aspirations and commit to owning and building a new business. But with the support of Award Leisure and his loving family and friends, the future looks bright and he is very excited about the next few years ahead and his prospects.

Simon adds: “I have had excellent support and engagement from Award Leisure throughout the process. I get the feeling I’m part of a team working towards a common goal: opening a new outlet in a new territory for mutual benefit. I think they are as excited as me about it! I feel the franchise model they have put together is very professional and well run.”

Simon took the leap to change his life and aspirations, which is certainly paying off. During his first year in franchising with Award Leisure he has exceeded his yearly target by over 30%!!  Having found a fantastic showroom in a popular location, Award Leisure Birmingham is the perfect example of a successful franchise!

If you are looking for something different and a new opportunity get in touch with Award Leisure today. We don’t just sell the luxury outdoor leisure lifestyle, but we live it too!


Jessica Anthony

Development Manager for Award Leisure Franchise; offering luxury hot tubs swim spas & outdoor leisure products.
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