Business Partnership has added to its network with a new regional franchisee, who decided to start his own business when he lost his job.
Simon Fraser worked as a business broker for many years, but had always harboured the ambition to take control of his career by becoming his own boss. When he came to Business Partnership in the hope of joining the franchise, he had extensive market knowledge of Inverness and the surrounding area, where he was based. He also had many years of expertise in commercial lending and finance, which made him a great candidate for the business franchise.
“I bring to my clients the benefit of having worked with them as their bank manager and seeing first-hand the challenges and opportunities that small businesses in the north of Scotland face.
“I’ve always had an ambition to run my own business and provide an independent future for me and my young family. However, like so many people, I lost my job during the pandemic. The timing seemed to be pushing me to find something for myself and then it was a matter of finding the right opportunity.”
When a close family member sold their business with the support of the franchise’s Glasgow branch, Simon was impressed with the service and decided to find out more about it. Now, he’s the proud owner of Business Partnership’s operations in Perth, Highlands and Islands.
“The Business Partnership team have a lot of experience and I’m looking forward to getting started. The successful exit of any business needs careful planning and preparation. If owners feel like this might be the right time to sell their business but are unsure where to start, I’d be delighted to hear from them.”
Raymond Blin, Business Partnership’s franchisee for Glasgow, feels confident about the new branch. He explained:
“When I met Simon I knew he was the ideal person to join us and I’m sure he’ll provide an excellent service to his customers.”
Alice Tuffery, Point Franchise ©