Select Your Franchise has reason for a double celebration this autumn: firstly, the company is celebrating its 10th anniversary serving the UK franchise community; and in addition, they are delighted to announce that Steve Jones has been promoted to managing director with Nick Strong taking up the role of chairman at the franchise recruitment firm.
Talking about the company’s journey over the last decade, Nick said: “We noticed an opening to serve the community just after the millennium and opened for business in 2002. We have been working with franchisors since then to increase their franchise recruitment success.
“Working with the community has been a real privilege over the years. We are now well established with franchisors in the UK and are focused on the future and how we can maximise benefits for our customers.
“I am delighted with Steve Jones’s appointment, as are our customers. Please let Steve have your best wishes when you see him at the next round of forums.”
Steve was previously business development manager and now takes on overall responsibility for the continued growth of the company. He said: “I am looking forward to continuing the development of services we provide to our clients helping them to achieve their recruitment objectives. We are seeing an increase in franchise buyer activity in 2012, with numbers at a pre-recession level. I’m looking forward to helping all our clients benefit from this increased activity.”
While remaining active in Select Your Franchise, Nick will be focusing most of his time on developing his strategic internet consulting work with franchisors and affiliates. He explained: “The internet has massively changed how people are buying franchises and franchisees’ services. This means that franchisors are reviewing their operations to be more internet-inclusive in all areas of their business.”