Tongue Tied seeks franchise owners to complete UK network

Interpretation and translation franchise, Tongue Tied, is looking for five franchise owners to complete its franchise network and to sell its services to a very large market both in the UK and abroad.

Potential franchise owners must have excellent sales skills and have the ability to market and sell the Tongue Tied services, which include translation, interpreting, transcription, DTP and print to every worldwide language.

Established in 1989, Tongue Tied now enjoys an annual turnover of around £1million, has three offices in the UK and one in the USA and has acquired three companies in the last four years.

Tongue Tied has over 500 commercial clients, 15 government clients and enjoys 92 per cent client retention, which is backed-up by over 50 commendation letters that speak of its quality, competitive pricing and adherence to deadlines. It is also fully subscribed to the ATC, DTI language services and the CEN European code of practice.

Tongue Tied provides all of the 'back office' service leaving the franchise owner to concentrate on selling the product. Training, limited company formation, company stationery, free initial taster translations and leads etc, is included in the £9,995 franchise fee.

After one year of trading, franchise owners should be earning in excess of £60,000 and this will increase pro-rata with the retention of their clients.