Paul Is Ryding On a Wave Of Success

When The Franchise Magazine first met Paul Ryder he had just opened his first Northwood franchise in Eastbourne, five years later and Paul is still working hard building his lettings empire. Jamie Brown catches up with the Northwood franchise owner.

The former national sales director opened his first office in Eastbourne in 2008 after reading an article in The Franchise Magazine. Paul knew he wanted to invest in a franchise that was flexible and able to move with the market at a time of financial uncertainty. “The economy wasn’t too stable at the time, meaning growing a business from scratch would have been fraught with risk, so I decided to look into franchising as a lower risk alternative.”

Paul set himself a target of opening two offices with five years; after only four years Paul achieved this goal and opened his second office in Hastings in 2012. Paul was keen to tell us how he believes this success was possible. “I don’t think we would have had the same level of success without Northwood’s fantastic support. There are always a multitude of concerns for anyone opening a new business, especially when the market is uncertain, but looking back I would do it all over again and wouldn’t hesitate recommending Northwood to anyone.”

From the beginning Northwood supports all its franchise owners and with Paul it was no different: “From marking out the office space to negotiating funding, Northwood were a constant support every step of the way. The team at the franchise office have always been on hand to answer any of my queries.”

Paul has been so impressed by Northwood’s commitment to him and his business that he now helps lead the Northwood Guaranteed Rent training course that is required to be completed by all new recruits.

Never one to sit back, Paul has already set himself new goals, which will see him put all his property expertise into action and build upon his own personal property portfolio – as well as continuing to manage his two successful franchises.

We wish Paul all the luck in the future and look forward to hearing more of his inevitable successes at property giants Northwood.