In-toto celebrates over 400 years of trading

Six In-toto franchise owners have achieved over 20 years of trading and a further 10 have achieved over 10 years. In addition to this, In-toto is celebrating the fact that its total network of franchise owners have achieved over 400 years of collective trading.

Steve Saunders, National Franchise Manager, said: 'It is a reflection both of the quality of our franchise owners and the proven 29 year track record of our franchise that we are able to celebrate so many successful years in business.

'It is particularly pleasing to be able to recognise the success of many of our franchise owners' showrooms during such difficult trading conditions. It seems that as a result of the credit crunch and consequent difficulties in obtaining mortgages, home owners are motivated to invest in home improvement rather than moving house, which has benefited our franchise owners. In addition, we believe the franchise model offers significant additional benefits, to our retailers, borne out by recent industry research conducted by the bfa and NatWest Bank, which shows that franchise businesses perform better during a downturn.'

In-toto is a fitted kitchen franchise that has a nationwide network of showrooms owned by franchise owners. The company was established in 1980 and it offers comprehensive training and support to its franchise owners.