It's a family affair for CeX duo
After working at the Nottingham CeX store for two and half years, Lewis Broughton decided to go into business with his uncle, Peter Kerry, and open their own outlet in Chesterfield.
Since launching their CeX store in May, Lewis Broughton and Peter Kerry have combined their product knowledge and business accumen to ensure their retail franchise is a success. Peter is already enjoying the benefits of running a CeX store: "So far, so good. I love working behind the counter and I love being the boss."
Lewis reveals: "We looked into a few franchises, but having worked for CeX I knew the products and felt comfortable with the company, I could see it was a great opportunity. The business is self sufficient, stock is easy to manage and there's no dealing with suppliers because it all comes from the customers."
After running his own business for 18 years, Peter couldn't wait to join CeX.
"I was ready for a change and was excited to take on a new challenge," he explains. "It's exceeded my expectations. It's a fantastic environment to work in. Lewis knows the products and how the company works and I instantly took a liking to the brand and the people."
Lewis continues: "The freedom of being the boss is great, I enjoy managing the staff and get on with everyone. Having worked for CeX for a couple of years I now know everything about the company and feel confident managing the store."
The pair received thorough training in the run up to the launch of the Chesterfield store. To improve his product knowledge, Peter also received 150 hours of in store training.
"I now know everything I need to about the CeX brand, the training was excellent," he says. Lewis explains: "Before our store opened in May, I was trained at the Nottingham branch. The CeX support centre is very helpful and understanding. CeX is always there to offer assistance and advice." With only a few months of trading behind them, Lewis and Peter are already thinking about the store's future developments. "We hope to expand our business and open a couple more CeX stores over the coming years," says Lewis.
Reported by Tiffany Brooking