With hundreds of franchisees across the country, there are a lot of stories to tell. We’ve been asking franchisees to share their stories with us. We have compiled some stories of franchise success in videos here & linked to longer articles & case studies where you can read more. You’ll find these franchise video case studies below.
After having a family, Natalie was looking for a way to get back into work that would offer her flexibility.
With an interest in property that came from having some investment properties, Natalie began to explore the option of becoming a Belvoir franchisee and now runs a successful franchise.
Natalie’s full interview can be found here.
Andrew explains how he was able to rely on the support of Belvoir in order to win his first piece of business: the opportunity to sell 240 apartments in Belfast.
Andrew explains the support he receives from Belvoir that enables him to run his business and make ambitious plans for growth.
Andrew has learned how to run a successful franchise business & now owns two Belvoir franchises.
Barry discusses his journey, and how he & his wife came from a corporate background. As landlords, it made sense for them to explore a estate and letting agency franchise business.
Barry explains the support he’s received from both the group and franchisees in neighbouring territories who showed him how to run a successful franchise and offered their brains for him to pick.
Barry is on the acquisition programme. A relative newcomer, he’s already keen to expand his franchise into another territory.
Originally, from Kenya, Davinder was an accountant. He now owns four franchises & manages over 1,200 properties.
Davinder has ambitious targets to double this portfolio in the next five years and is glad of the support form head office to do this.
All of the businesses that Davinder has bought have been introduced to him by Belvoir whose experts have guided him through the process of acquisition & growth.
Davinder gives his thoughts on franchise success.
Gary has been a franchisee since 2008. He has a team of 8 and they manage around 440 properties. Starting out with a lettings business, he has branched out into sales becoming an estate and letting agent.
Gary’s glad of the support of the group who help him navigate the ever-changing compliance landscape. He makes the most of the team at head office that includes, IT, marketing & business development.
Starting his working life as an electrician, Glenn always had ambitions to run his own business. He’d never heard of Belvoir when he was doing his research but the company stood out to him.
Glenn relied on the support of the group in the early days and has gone on to acquire a business which has become Belvoir Leeds South, his second franchise.
Glenn can focus on growing his business, safe in the knowledge that head office can support him.
Richard is a second-generation franchisee who worked in London and who now works in the family franchise business.
Having experience in both corporate life & as an independent estate agent, he feels that Belvoir offers him the best of both worlds: corporate-level support for his family-run business.
Steve started his franchise without any prior sales & lettings industry experience. He found that running a franchise would get him to where he wanted to go 5 years quicker than by starting his own business.
Steve did a lot of research & looked at the businesses behind the franchise offering. Steve was interested finding a business that was profitable before choosing the market.
Steve is pleased with the backing that Northwood have given him, making business a less lonely place.
You can read more about Steve’s journey and find more franchise case study examples here.
Deryck was initially interested in a job at Northwood but realised that running his own business was right for him. Deryck is a chartered surveyor & had experience & interest in the property industry.
Deryck chose Northwood because of the support he was to be offered early on & because of Northwood’s Guaranteed Rent unique selling point & because of the range of products & services he could offer by being part of Northwood that he couldn’t offer with other franchises or by going it alone.
You can read more about Deryck’s journey here.
Jason started out an an employee of Newton Fallowell. He was interested in running his own business & had a respect for the team after having worked for them.
He is glad of the support from the head office team paired with the freedom to do what he wants to do on the ground in order to make his business work.
Jason has expanded into three franchises, running Oakham, Stanford & Bourne.
You can read more about Jason’s journey as the owner of three Newton Fallowell estate agent franchises here.
Richard was working for an estate agent originally when he made the leap to running his own business.
The communication with Newton Fallowell gave Richard the encouragement to make the leap to running his own business as a Newton Fallowell franchise. It’s a decision he’s really pleased with.
Newton Fallowell made it easy for Richard to arrange funding for his business. He now has three offices.
You can find out more about Richard’s journey as a real estate franchise owner here.