Belvoir: A brand with potential

Belvoir Recruitment Manager Julie Taylor explains how Belvoir, the UK's leading lettings specialist, is looking forward to another highly successful year in 2007

Husband and wife team Mike and Stephanie Goddard founded Belvoir in 1995, and since then the growth of the Belvoir brand has been phenomenal and is now firmly on target to achieve its goal of a national network of 300 lettings franchises within the next 10 years.

'Belvoir franchisees can enjoy huge potential earnings, and indeed some have gone on to become millionaires,' reveals Sales Director Dorian Gonsalves. 'Currently, one in 10 homes are let in the UK, so the lettings market is huge and extremely buoyant. We have almost 100 franchises at present, and 2006 was a great year for us, ending with 11 new franchisees. However, 2007 is already showing signs of being an even better year, with our January training course full to capacity and the April course filling up fast. We project that 20 new offices will open in 2007.'

Belvoir prides itself on investing in the success of its franchisees by providing an extensive induction programme and continued ongoing training. Customised business packages are tailor-made to facilitate individual business plans.

'Belvoir franchisees come from all walks of life,' explains Dorian. 'We receive applications from solo operators and partnerships, plus husband and wife teams and ex-forces personnel. The majority of people have no previous experience of the lettings market, and we generally view this as advantageous. Our training programme is so comprehensive that we are confident nothing is left to chance and as an established national brand we are able to offer support in all areas of the business.

'The most important requirements for a successful franchisee are drive, determination, enthusiasm and good communication skills as this is a very people driven industry. Franchisees, employees, landlord clients and tenant customers are all equally valuable to us.'

Becoming a Belvoir franchisee can enable you to make your dreams a reality. If you are interested in buying your own business, and like the idea of working for yourself but not by yourself, please register today...