Recognition Express has shared the story of one of its franchisees who has managed to run two successful franchises alongside each other.
B2b franchise Recognition Express has shared the story of franchisee Stewart Green, who has managed to grow a successful business running not one but two franchises!
Green began his franchising journey back in 2003, when he made the decision to purchase a Kall Kwik franchise. He explained:
“I always knew that I didn’t want to reach retirement age and think to myself, ‘I really wish I’d set up my own business’. By that stage I was in a much better position financially to explore the options more seriously. The Kall Kwik franchise in Bury St Edmunds offered the perfect way to build a my own business with the support of a renowned expert.”
Over the years, Green grew his business and expanded it to offer more products, including web design and marketing support. Things were going well for Green when five years ago he received another offer from the brand’s parent group, The Bardon Group. It wanted to know if he would be interested in bringing another one of its franchises, Recognition Express, to the people of Suffolk. Green accepted, saying:
“It was a natural fit. Many of our existing print customers had expressed an interest in promotional products so we knew that we already had a keen potential audience and could see the scope to build both brands by offering a combination of both to existing and new customers.”
Now, Green and his team of 11 run both businesses from one premises close to the centre of Bury St Edmonds. Though the prospect of running two businesses at once might sound daunting, Green said that it’s only helped to improve what he can offer customers.
“Among the many benefits of having two franchises with the Bardon Group is the ability to offer customers a full brand service experience. Not only can we help design their website and deliver on their printed collateral, we can also advise on promotional items and clothing which enables them to really maximise the opportunities to promote their business.”
Managing director, Nigel Toplis, commented on the amazing success story.
“Stewart’s story is an excellent example of how personal drive and determination, when combined with the training and support package that we offer, can deliver ongoing business growth. Stewart’s businesses are shining examples of the franchising model that we strive for.”
Sophie Cole, Point Franchise ©