Case Study - Linda Mannion

Linda MannionRecognition for Oustanding Results

Linda Mannion, X-Press Legal Services franchisee for Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire, is celebrating her 2015 success of achieving the highest increased turnover in the franchise’s prestigious X-Cellence Club.

She receives the accolade in recognition of her consistent success, despite having to overcome extreme difficulties in the past. In the 10 years since she became a franchisee, Linda has been nominated for all categories of her franchisor’s annual awards and has twice received the Franchisee of the Year award.

Linda and her Club colleagues are influential within the franchise, working with the franchisor and advising other franchisees. There are 27 offices across the UK.

Director Dave Lister said: “Linda truly deserves recognition and she continues to achieve outstanding results. She has great determination and tenacity with a “can do” attitude that has enabled her to grow her business so well. She is extremely generous with her time and willingness to help and encourage aspiring franchisees, a true team player.”

Linda commented: “I have always had great support from my family and colleagues which helps me to stay focused and I also feel secure knowing the X-Press “safety net” is there if I need it.”

Linda had never expected to run her own business. She is a former prison education contract manager, and had worked happily in the sector for some years before discovering franchising and X-Press Legal Services. But times and circumstances changed and she looked for other options.

She said: “One big advantage was that the X-Press service could be run from home, at least initially, keeping start-up costs and overheads to a minimum. I never expected the business would grow so much and so quickly but naturally I am delighted that it has.

“X-Press has always provided tremendous support. In my view the key to successful franchising is to have a good relationship with your franchisor and to follow the system, which in our case is excellent.”

  • X-Press Legal Services

    Contact details

    Member - Full
    Legal Services
    Dave Lister
    X-Press Legal Services  
    01925 393333
    Birchwood, Warrington

    Business description

    X-Press Legal Services is a specialist franchise that provides solicitors and other conveyancing professionals with property searches and reports. It is a family firm employing five in a variety of key roles. The franchise was launched in 2005 and now has a nationwide network of 43. It can be run from home which keeps the initial investment and overheads to a minimum. Franchisees are from all walks of life and many different former careers. No previous experience is necessary because the comprehensive training covers everything franchisees need to know, with an exceptional support package.

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