Franchise owner excited over launch of his Recognition Express business

Recognition Express's latest franchise owner jumped at the chance to join the franchise due to its high profile in the recognition products industry. Keith Burr (pictured) bought his Recognition Express Newbury business from its previous owner who retired. Keith's business specialises in corporate recognition products such as badges, personalised clothing, signs, business gifts, plaques and promotional products.

Keith said: 'I have been looking for the right franchise opportunity for three years, and when I heard that Recognition Express in Newbury was on the market I jumped at the chance. Those businesses that maintain a high profile in the marketplace throughout this recession will emerge as winners. Coming from a sales and marketing background, I know how beneficial promotional items can be as part of an organisation's marketing strategy and the prospect of being able to combine my practical expertise with the ability to provide one of the largest ranges of promotional products and clothing is very exciting.'

Nigel Toplis, Managing Director of Recognition Express, commented: 'Keith is testament to the high calibre of people our re-sales attract. He brings with him a wealth of business experience and I am sure he will do extremely well. We are delighted to welcome him to Recognition Express.'