ActionCOACH: Century for coaching franchise

ActionCOACH UK & Ireland has signed its 100th business coaching franchisee in Wales.

Steve Smout from Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan has acquired the 100th franchise and is currently receiving training at Action's corporate facility in Las Vegas. He will be assisting business owners in the South Wales area to grow their businesses and realise their commercial and personal goals. A former agricultural graduate, Steve decided to take on a business coaching franchise after running a successful loss adjusting business.

ActionCOACH has over 650 business coaching franchises operating in 22 countries and is the 16th fastest growing franchise in the US according to Entrepreneur magazine.

Ian Johnstone, General Manager of ActionCOACH's UK & European operation, reflects: 'With over four million small businesses in the UK, the market for business coaching is large and largely untapped. Indeed, the success of our existing business coaching franchises indicates that we could expand our operation to some 500 coaches to support UK business owners and proprietors. What's more, business coaching is a particularly appealing option for many former corporate managerial employees looking to start a franchise. Indeed, business coaching has relatively low overheads and can be operated from home. It also offers high earning potential and an unprecedented level of flexibility.'