Here at Award Leisure we were delighted to have the opportunity to work closely with The Franchise Company, a franchise consultancy businesses that helps existing small business move into franchise models, giving them scope for growth and expansion in a format that makes sense for them.
As a growing business we naturally wanted to expand our business and offer our product showcase and services to a wider customer base, we believe that developing a franchise model was the perfect opportunity for us. With such an exclusive product range and 97% of UK franchise reporting a profit, it made sense for us to look into franchising as an option for growth.
The Franchise Company is one of the longest established franchise consultancies in the country, and their friendly, expert consultants have a wealth of experience helping businesses like us grow and expand our operations, so we knew we were in good hands when it came to turning Award Leisure into a successful franchise
Julie Waites was our lead consultant and she really took time to understand our business and work out what was important to us and help us consider various options for structuring our franchise model. This meant that when it came to franchising our business, it still felt like the same company and the same brand, just with more opportunities for growth. We were also confident that Julie understood all the unique challenges of the industry and made sure we were well placed to combat them as part of a franchise model that was tailored specifically to us and had longevity built into the model right
Julie was our personal consultant throughout the process from our very first meeting to the end of the franchising process, so we really built up a relationship and she developed an in-depth understanding of what we wanted to do. This also meant that whenever we had any questions, queries or concerns, we knew exactly who to speak to and were able to contact her directly, which made the whole process so easy and stress-free for us. A very similar philosophy to our ourselves, we are passionate about offering our existing and future franchisees, a truly supported and stress-free experience.
The Franchise Company helped us assess our options for growth and decide that franchising was the right move for us. They wrote and put together our documentation, including franchise agreements, operations manuals and marketing materials and also helped us to recruit our first franchisees, so we used their knowledge and experience to start us off on the right foot as a franchised business.
We’re thrilled with the work The Franchise Company have done for us, and feel our business is going from strength to strength with our franchise model.