BCR Associates has continued its UK expansion with the recruitment of two new franchise owners.

Sally Cattle (pictured right, top) from Northamptonshire and Steve Charles (pictured right, bottom) from Swansea have joined the franchise and will now offer its profit improvement service to businesses in their area.

Cattle met with BCR Associates at one of the franchise shows in February and took the company up on its ‘try before you buy’ scheme prior to committing to taking on a franchise. Cattle was able to impress upon a primary school that was moving to academy status the value of the BCR Associates service, and went on to save them a whopping £25,000 on their energy bills representing a 50 per cent saving. The success of this project, was more than enough for Cattle to make the decision to join BCR Associates, following a previous career running her own management consultancy business. Prior to this she worked for over 20 years within the retail sector, within the Commercial Trading Division of various blue chip organisations.


Charles joins BCR Associates with a wealth of independent financial advisor experience to draw upon, having run his own successful IFA consultancy for the last 15 years, offering financial services to domestic clients in the Swansea region.

Commenting on the new appointments, Phil Gaffer, Franchise Recruitment Manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sally and Steve to the BCR Associates network. Sally’s phenomenal contacts in the retail sector and her understanding of the important role effective cost reduction can play in managing a business’ growth provides a perfect launch platform for her new business. Steve’s background as an independent financial advisor also represents the perfect blue print of the required skills and expertise for developing a successful consultancy in our business sector.”

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