80th shop front opened

A financial services franchise has continued its UK expansion with the opening of its 80th shop front. The shop front concept was developed with the aim of attracting new customers with a fresh, modern and stylish look. Not only do the shop fronts create visibility and accessibility they also offer the credibility with clients and other businesses that working from home simply could not provide. With 160 franchise owners, this now means that half of the company's network are now in shop front premises.

The franchise owner that opened the 80th shop front is Keith Loader who operates from 149 Park Avenue North, in Northampton. He comments: 'I joined the financial services franchise in 1998 so it's taken me a while to open my shop, but the results so far have completely vindicated that decision. Walk inns have been plentiful and the extra visibility the shop brings will, I'm sure, make a huge difference to my business.'

Karl Sandall, Chief Executive of the financial services franchise, adds: 'It is very clear to us that moving into shop front premises will continue to be the way forward for all franchisees. We have always had complete confidence in this. Professionalism and business statue within the community are immediately elevated with the increased profile of a shop front office, which in turn improves local business relationships and increases referrals of new business to our accountants.'