Gloucester franchisee John Meyrick, who already owns franchises in Stroud, Cheltenham and Hereford, is to celebrate this landmark with a special outing for 50 children selected from local schools.John is typical of the type of franchisees National Schoolwear Centres attracts as multi-store owners, having previously held the Financial Directorship for a well-known car financing company. He wanted to secure 'a substantial part of the action' and realised that such opportunities don't hang around for long.
Ian Masson, Director of Retail Operations, says: 'We have many multi-store owners in the network such as Billy Smillie, who purchased three territories around Glasgow, and Matthew Ukpebor who owns both Basildon and Brentwood. With 50 territories filled franchises are selling fast. However, opportunities still exist in key territories throughout the UK.'
Established in 1986, National Schoolwear Centres attacked the schoolwear market head-on having identified a need for a year-round retailer. 'With little competition, other than the larger multiples who only stock schoolwear during the school holidays, we have secured a substantial slice of the market and levy favourable buying power,' adds Ian.
National Schoolwear Centres is a one-stop-shop for schooldays stocking dedicated badged schoolwear, general schoolwear and anything else a child could need for schooldays such as sports and dancewear.
Published: 13 September 2005
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