New Recognition Express territory in West London

Recognition Express franchise owner, Ed Kennelly has hit the ground running in his first week of operation as he landed a £10,000 contract to provide vests for the Paris Marathon.

Kennelly, who was previously a global services manager for BT, was drawn to Recognition Express because he wanted to combine the benefits of running his own business with the level of big-organisation support he was used to.

"Recognition Express has lived up to all of my expectations so far," said Kennelly. "The initial training was superb and covered not just the products but every aspect of running the business from marketing to business and finance. The support I have received from the head office team is outstanding - I am already benefitting from the innovative marketing collateral provided and customers have commented on its high quality.

"I set myself a target of having 50 customers by the end of the first year, and after just eight weeks I have already reached 20."