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The Bardon Group, which owns franchise brands Recognition Express, ComputeXplorers and The ZipYard, has continued its strong network expansions with all brands recruiting new franchise owners.

One of the newest additions to the children’s educational training franchise, ComputerXplorers, is Jude Parker, who will operate the North Yorkshire territory. Parker has an extensive marketing background in both FMCG and in the home improvements sector.

Supplier and manufacturer of corporate and personalised products, Recognition Express, has recently recruited two new franchise owners – Alan Stone and Paul McCarthy.

Stone, who will operate the Warrington territory, has many years’ experience in the print industry while Warwick franchise owner, McCarthy, comes from a primarily finance background in a number of different industries.

Recognition Express now has 50 franchise owners within its national network and expects to add another four or five over the next 12 months.

Clothing alteration and repair franchise, The Zip Yard, sees the opening of its fifth centre in Britain with Kevin Old, who has many years’ retail experience, opening his store in Wimbourne near Bournemouth.

The ZipYard is performing exceptionally well and has a number of potential franchise owners in the system and is expecting to have 10 to 12 more stores open by the end of the next financial year.

Finally, the Bardon Group has announce that it has acquired the licence for Kall Kwik, a successful print franchise, and will be looking to develop opportunities within the brand over the next 12 months.


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