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Be Franchising Business Franchise Development Manager Brian Jackson says: 'As well as offering help and guidance, Be Franchising wanted to be proactive and offer a good quality franchising opportunity for people across the region.

'It is now the company's intention to try and remove any barriers that people may have had previously when considering the franchise route to self-employment. Research has shown that finance is the biggest barrier to people going into franchising.

'Now that Be Franchising owns the licence to trade under the VIP brand in the North East, the company can help overcome these concerns. This is a unique move by a support agency like Be Franchising with the aim of rapidly boosting enterprise and helping to launch new businesses.'

VIP Bin Cleaning Managing Director Mark Harvey says: 'VIP Bin Cleaning is delighted to welcome Be Franchising into the VIP stable and congratulate the company on its proactive way of boosting enterprise in the North East.

'Those wanting to start a franchise in the North East have a head start as they have the support of both VIP and Be Franchising.'

VIP Bin Cleaning was formed in 1997 and in 2006 won the HSBC Enterprise Award at the British Franchise Association's (bfa) Franchisor of the Year Awards. So far, the company has helped create almost 80 franchises in countries worldwide including South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.


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