Franchisee Monica of Lingotot
We’ve been catching up with Monica who founded Lingotot South Havering in February of 2021. Lingotot South Havering offer a number of interactive language classes for numerous ages. You can find out more about them and what services they offer here.
Franchisee Matthew Preston of Barrett and Coe Photography
When Matthew Preston decided he wanted to go into business for himself, he decided he wanted to start a business doing something he loved, photography. “It is difficult to explain the difference between getting up in the morning and going to work because you have to and doing it because you want to, but that has been the reality of the past three years for me. In all honesty, my only regret in not doing it much sooner as the last three years have been the best of my working life.”
Franchisee Kevin Broadley of Ovenclean
The Coronavirus pandemic saw swathes of people furloughed and, later, made redundant from their job roles. Many had been in the same career for decades and knew nothing else, so quickly had to find an alternative opportunity. For Kevin, being made redundant offered the chance to change his lifestyle and achieve greater job satisfaction, with an Ovenclean franchise.
Franchisee Mark and Daisie Griffiths of Ovenclean
Having only launched their business in January 2020, Mark and Daisie Griffiths didn’t have much time to build the business before Covid-19 hit. Thanks to being part of the Franchise Brands network, the pair were safe in the knowledge their jobs were safe when restrictions came into place.
Franchisee Pam Patel of Ovenclean
A previously uninspiring job role which focused on negative customer experiences left Pam unhappy in her career. Her supportive husband, who recognised how fantastic she was at working with the public, encouraged her to seek a new path. Together, they researched franchise opportunities and came across Ovenclean. Now, she’s happier than ever before.
Franchisee James Rimmer of Expense Reduction Analysts
After almost two decades dedicating his passion to the NHS, James Rimmer launched his Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) franchise in April 2021. Following the turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic, James went through his very own challenges and was presented with the opportunity to set his sights on something new. Combining his wealth of knowledge with a fresh perspective on the direction of his career, ERA piqued his interest.
Franchisee Leigh Duke of Jo Jingles
Owning a pre-school music, singing and movement class business has kept Leigh Duke on her toes for 14 years - and because she’s always kept a step ahead of the competition, she’s just won the Great British Franchisee Award, too.
In 2013, as Cassandra Bodington attempted to run her sandwich shop from a hospital bed, she realised things had to change. When she was well enough to get back to business, two goals were set: getting the business to a point where it could operate without her and, when it reached that point, ensuring other business owners didn’t have to go through the same stress.
Franchisee Nikki Dempsey and Niamh McCreery of TRIB3
Nikki Dempsey and Niamh McCreery, our new multi-unit franchise partners, have exclusive territory rights to Ireland with an eight-site development deal. They joined the TRIB3 family earlier this year, supported by their partners who have a wealth of experience in the fitness market. We are thrilled to partner with them to bring the TRIB3 experience to Ireland, with their first store opening in Q4 2021.
Franchisee Brandon Akerman of ChipsAway
As an entrepreneurial student, Brandon Akerman was unsure where his path would take him when he finished university in the midst of a pandemic, in June 2020. Looking for the perfect balance between self-employment and a ready-made business portfolio, Brandon was encouraged to consider a role with ChipsAway by his dad.