Storage franchise to open 100 stores in the UK

Howards Storage World, an Australian-based franchise that provides home storage products, is set to franchise throughout the UK. Business partners Martin Brown and David Smith have signed a Master Franchise agreement with Howards Storage World and are set to open 100 stores in England, Scotland and Wales over the next 10 years.

Martin and David said: 'We conducted extensive research into franchising opportunities before discovering Howards Storage World and we immediately saw a highly specialised brand offering that wasn't available in the UK. We are very optimistic about the market demand for home storage products and see strong potential for this brand to succeed throughout the region.'

Dirk Spence, CEO of Howards Storage World, commented: 'We're very excited to be expanding into the UK. Consumers today prefer a specialty retail environment and Howards' success is largely due to our commitment to delivering great range, quality and service. We continue to strive to excel in these areas and feel consumers in the UK will welcome our highly specialised service offering.'

The Howards Storage World franchise began in 1997 with the first store located in Sydney and there are now 64 stores throughout Australia and 81 stores internationally. Franchises currently operate in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Singapore, Ireland, and in the Middle East including Dubai and Saudi Arabia.