Following the launch of The Zip Yard to the rest of the UK at the recent National Franchising Exhibition, Nigel Toplis, Managing Director of franchising specialists the Bardon Group, is actively talking to over 20 people interested in taking territories including London, the North West and the Midlands.

Established in Northern Ireland since 2005, The Zip Yard is one of the most successful and fastest growing garment alteration franchises in the UK, with 14 stores already in operation. Toplis (pictured) has secured a Master Franchise agreement, which will see up to 48 new branches rolled out across England, Scotland and Wales in the next five years.

Toplis said: “The Zip Yard offers an exciting franchise opportunity and this has been reflected in the quantity and quality of enquiries we are receiving. The market is huge and there is high demand for alterations and repairs, with customers just crying out for a consistent supplier of these services.

“We are looking for people who are dedicated, passionate, hard working, organised, customer focused and keen to follow a proven business system. They don’t need to have any previous experience in repairs or alterations as full training will be given.”

The Zip Yard franchise package includes a full shop fit including two industrial sewing machines and other alteration and repair machinery, a computer and software, internal and external signage, fixtures and fittings, and starting stock together with a comprehensive marketing launch package and on-going business, training and marketing support.

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