Recognition Express has launched a new franchise in Nottingham West covering Nottingham and Derby, through franchisee Des Rennell.

'I feel the time is right for me to strike out on my own,' says Des. 'The wide range of high quality Recognition Express products is relevant to various business sectors as well as organisations such as schools and charities. I'm looking forward to channelling my energy and enthusiasm into this new opportunity.'

Recognition Express manufactures and supplies goods such as name badges, branded promotional products, gifts and signs for local organisations ranging from businesses to charities. Des will draw on the range of skills he acquired in his previous role as a national account manager to drive the enterprise forward and carve out a territory in the region.

Nigel Toplis, Managing Director of Recognition Express, says: 'Des is a high calibre franchisee and his hands-on approach will underpin the success of his new venture.'