Business Partnership’s Alex Dodgshon has described how the franchise fared last year despite challenging circumstances.
Like many other companies, Business Partnership quickly started using services like Teams and Zoom when the pandemic struck. It already carried out most of its operations on the cloud, so employees were able to start working from home fairly quickly.
In a recent interview with Point Franchise, Alex Dodgshon revealed why the business franchise was able to stay afloat throughout the year:
“At times of turbulence there are more people looking for solutions, whether that be selling a business or buying one. We have had one of our strongest ever trading years due to how we have positioned the businesses we represent and set the expectations of both sellers and buyers.”
Luckily, the move towards online work hasn’t stopped people from using Business Partnership’s services. Alex said,
“Indeed, we have agreed a sale valued at £5 milllion without a face-to-face meeting.”
Throughout 2020, Alex was grateful for the resources providing information. She said,
“HMRC and GOV.uk in the early weeks of lockdown were invaluable at disseminating the announcements from Rishi Sunak. We didn’t necessarily need to know all of it for ourselves or our franchisees, but we do need to appreciate what our clients are facing in order to give them best advice.
“LinkedIn has also been a key resource for me personally. It has become a really strong network for the core of people who are active on it, and many have had more time to engage because of working from home.”
So, what’s next for the franchise? Alex says the leadership team hopes to take its number of franchisees above 25, with new units across the North West, North East and South East. She explained,
“It’s a modest rate of growth, but we like to ensure each new franchisee we take on gets the support they need to give them the best opportunities of success.”
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Alice Tuffery, Point Franchise ©