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Barrett & Coe

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Barrett & Coe is the UK’s leading contemporary portrait and wedding photography franchise. The franchise side was launched in 1995 by Andrew Coe, although this family photography business actually began in Norwich in 1863. Barrett & Coe operates at the upper end of the photography market by offering high-quality service and products.

Despite the proliferation of digital cameras, highly skilled professionals are in great demand! Barrett & Coe specialises in finding talented people with no previous experience of professional photography and training them to become very successful photographers. Because of this, its assessment process is very thorough. Barrett & Coe does not accept applications until it has gone through a robust process to ensure, so far as possible, that it is the right franchise for you, and vice versa!

The training for franchisees covers not just photography, but also sales, marketing, and business planning. Barrett & Coe will use its experience to ensure that you are in the right location and will help with studio design in order to create an optimum sales environment. The training is bespoke to individuals as Barrett & Coe recognises that new franchisees bring an array of different skills with them.

Training mainly takes place on a one-to-one basis with the appropriate members of the team to ensure that each new franchisee reaches the very high standards set in all key activities. The team that are on hand to assist you in every way are experts within the photographic industry, so you have continuous support from some of the most sought-after people in the portrait photography market.

Barrett & Coe’s commitment to its franchisees is total. A Barrett & Coe franchise differs from many others in the volume of sales it provides to studios from national contracts, such as Activity Superstore and Emma’s Diary. These, along with an unrivalled support programme, and including your own local marketing, are producing, on average, 60 to 70 per cent of a franchisee’s sales. Also, in the fast-moving world of social media, Barrett & Coe provides continuous support, advice and education on all aspects to all franchisees.

Stephen Hands of Barrett & Coe Romford says: “It’s the best job in the world when clients love your work.”

Matthew Preston of Barrett & Coe Lichfield adds: “I’m doing something I really enjoy. It genuinely doesn’t feel like work!”

A Barrett & Coe franchise will particularly suit people with experience of teaching, project management, marketing, sales or finance.

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