Online tyre retailer to sign 300th franchisee

Online tyre retailer Blackcircles is set to sign-up its 300th franchise garage. The company, which launched its franchise scheme last year, aims to have 500 franchisees by December and 800 within another year.

'Our franchise network is continuing to grow strongly and our aim is to further align ourselves with the expertise of local independent garages and bring more of our 900 fitting centres into the franchise network,' says Mike Welch, Blackcircles MD.

As well as having network of small garages the company has set up a mobile tyre service and aims to increase its current 35 vans to 100 by the end of the year.

Mike Welch adds: 'At the heart of the Blackcircles brand is an unswerving commitment to customer service and we are constantly refining our offering thanks to the feedback we gather from customers at every tyre change. The launch of Mechanic Torque is a way for us to help our customers and place Blackcircles at the centre of their motoring needs.'