Belvoir is soaring to new heights

2006 has brought with it some major changes for Belvoir which are greatly beneficial to the whole of the Belvoir Group. Belvoir Lettings Chief Executive Mike Goddard explains

On 3rd April this year my wife Stephanie, son Andrew and I regained 100 per cent ownership of Belvoir by buying back the 50 per cent share that was bought by business angels Marco and Emma Capello in December 1999. This puts the control of the company completely in the hands of the founders and key staff members at Central Office and means that we can now take forward the support and development of Belvoir to new levels of achievement.

As a result of this management buy out I have taken the opportunity to undertake a restructuring of the senior staff members to provide better and more targeted support to and development of the group. By effecting some promotion from within and bringing in new blood and energy from outside we have built a very strong top team and I look forward to Belvoir moving ever forwards and upwards to new heights of excellence in the lettings and franchising industry.

Belvoir is coming to Plymouth and Northampton
Belvoir's newest franchisees are opening their doors very soon and are looking forward to bringing the excellent Belvoir customer service standards to the people of Plymouth and Northampton. James Shepherd has taken the Plymouth franchise while Richard Baker is opening in Northampton. We wish them both a long and successful future with Belvoir.

The record breakers
Every month without fail a number of Belvoir's franchisees break a record - their hard work and determination to succeed is incredible. In June this year nine franchisees broke their personal records and we had three very different company records set. Rick Flay, our Sheffield Central franchisee had the highest income ever for a franchisee in the third month of trading, Harinder Dhaliwal from Manchester has only been trading two and a half years and has managed to achieve the highest ever income in one month across the whole group and, last but definitely not least, Phil Pinkney and Greg Greatbatch who bought the Andover re-sale less than six months ago have already doubled their turnover. All three offices have set new company records and show quite clearly that there is no limit to what you can achieve with a Belvoir franchise.

How do we decide who to accept as a Belvoir Franchisee?
When buying a Belvoir franchise you are investing in a business that has a proven record of success. We are very careful to ensure that franchisees understand that we need them to replicate the business methodology to ensure growth and success across the network. We are looking for people who are ready to go into business for themselves with the attitude and commitment to succeed. We can give you the knowledge and teach you the skills you need to do the job, but the will to succeed must come from within.

Our business is very much about people and our aim is to provide every community in the UK with a professional lettings service which embraces the principles of quality and customer care. Without good communication skills and a desire to please, good customer service is impossible to deliver.


Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I have what it takes to be a Belvoir franchisee?
  • Am I ready for the challenge of running my own business?

If the answer is yes then register today.


Neil West is the owner of the Belvoir Gloucester franchise. Neil came from an IT background with no experience of the property market. He feels the most important thing you need to be interested in is people, as the business is as much about people as it is about property. When Neil decided he was ready for the challenge of running his own business he went to the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC looking for ideas. While he was there he visited our stand and spoke to Mike Goddard. He felt that the company came across as very professional and became interested in learning more. Having taken time to do his research into the company and the area he joined Belvoir in February 2005. Neil ideally wanted to start from a shop, but finding one in Gloucester proved impossible to begin with so he started from an office until more suitable premises could be found. One of the biggest hurdles he found was trying to deal with the lease on the new premises but once that was overcome and he moved in, Neil's business went from strength the strength. His income has grown pretty much every month since day one and June this year was his best month ever. Neil's vision for his future is to become the market leader in Gloucester then take another franchise area, replicate what he has in Gloucester and ensure his continued success.