“From my very first communication with Northwood, its professionalism shone through”
A management buyout of his previous company left Paul Ryder with a sizeable lump sum. As an experienced businessman of more than 20 years, Paul decided he wanted to invest this in a new business venture and so began to review his options.
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," said Paul.
In more than two decades of working in sales, Paul had worked his way up the career ladder - from door-to-door salesman to company director - with a diverse range of businesses; working with every size company right the way up to national plcs. With this breadth of experience, the now 40-year-old was completely open to every type of franchise, from every kind of industry.
"A fast food restaurant, coffee shop and retail outlet were all on the cards at one stage or another, but when I found Northwood, it was almost as though the decision had been made for me - it just stood out a mile from all the other options.
"From my sales background I knew the importance of a Unique Selling Point and Northwood's Guaranteed Rental Income Scheme more than ticked the box. All of this gave me complete confidence that Northwood was the right choice for me and three years on, I've been proved absolutely right."
The support of the Northwood team has been second-to-none. Not only did the give me comprehensive training, all the IT and office equipment and help me find the ideal premises for the office, but they have also been on hand providing incredible support ever since.
"Whatever my query, whether legal, financial or anything else, the team are always at the end of the phone and able to help. At the beginning, I was calling almost every day - sometimes two or three times a day - but because of the team's support team and professionalism, it wasn't long before I knew all the answers myself."
Within a year of opening, Northwood Eastbourne had already outgrown its office and was able to expand into the empty premises next door. At the same time Paul was able to add the sales side of the Northwood franchise to the business giving the office extra potential for growth.
Now two years since the business started, Northwood Eastbourne employs six staff and Paul is at the helm of a successful business which is well ahead of its three-year target.
- Three franchises in one
- Unique selling point
- Large franchise territory
- Excellent income potential
- Full 'turn key' office based business
- Professional working hours
- An ever growing market
- Six week training course
- Fully integrated software
- Unlimited support
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