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Simply Bows and Chair Covers is currently looking for a franchise owner to open a location in the London area.

The company, which has set up 11 franchised locations including in Harrogate, Aberdeen, Dundee, Berkshire and around the North East, already has a presence in London that is currently managed by Simply Bows and Chair Covers founder Sarah Pittendrigh.

Simply Bows and Chair Covers specialises in hiring chair covers, table linen, sashes and other accessories for weddings, private parties and corporate events. The company has enjoyed rapid expansion this year that has meant that Pittendrigh is no longer able to manage the London territory and instead is looking for a franchise owner to take over this location.

She said: “Since the start of the year, enquiries from London-based venues have dramatically increased and I can no longer cope with the level of interest myself. The London area is a ready-made market for the right franchise owner as there is very little in the way of competition and we’ve started to meet with people who are interested.

“However, we’re yet to find the right person to represent the brand and deal with some of the most exclusive hotels and venues in the UK. We really need someone with the skills, experience and understanding of the competitive London marketplace.”

Recently Simply Bows and Chair Covers received recognition from famous businessman Theo Paphitis, who is a regular on BBC’s Dragon Den.

At the end of October Paphitis asked his followers on twitter to send him details of their small businesses and why they deserve to be named as one of his top six of the week. During one of these weeks Simply Bows and Chair Covers was chosen as one of his six winning businesses.

Commenting on Paphitis’ endorsement, Pittendrigh said: “I was thrilled that Theo chose our company – what a fabulous seal of approval. I’ve had hundreds of messages from people all over the UK congratulating me and it really does provide a business boost, not only in the number of twitter followers, but it has already also resulted in new enquiries.


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