Franchise owners needed to help hotel chain expand

Choice Hotels Europe, an international hotel chain, is looking for franchise owners to expand the company throughout the UK. The group, which owns the Comfort, Quality, Sleep Inn and Clarion brands, has recruited a Franchise Development manager for the UK in order to grow its UK business.

Andrew Horder (pictured), who has been appointed Franchise Development Manager for the UK and Europe, will be responsible for growing third-party franchise agreements with independent hotels and hotel groups in the UK, a key part of its recently unveiled growth strategy.

Duncan Berry, Chief Operating Officer for Choice Hotels Europe, said: 'We are keen to work with individual hoteliers and independent hotel groups who want to benefit from the global brand presence of Choice Hotels International and experience that Choice Hotels Europe can bring. As one of the largest pure global hotel franchising companies, Choice Hotels International and Choice Hotels Europe have the expertise, support and scope to help our franchise owners succeed. Andrew's deep experience and knowledge of the hotel sector will be instrumental in helping us achieve this growth.'