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Membership History

Associate Member
Joined 2014

Membership History

Associate Member
Joined 2014

Company Overview

Established April 2008, we are an international cause-related marketing company with over 70 franchisees placing boxes of sweets and snacks in workplace and leisure establishments. A proportion of the profit from these snacks is donated to charity.

Unlike some others in this field, there is no ceiling on the amount we donate: the more we sell, the more we donate. Currently donating over half a million pounds each year in the UK and Ireland to 30 children’s hospices, we are now established in Holland and launching in the rest of Europe.

Franchise Overview

Network coverage is around 70% of the UK, 5% are re-sales. In Europe, we have 80% coverage in Holland, 40% Belgium, we’ve just launched in Germany with one franchisee, and are launching this year in Austria and France.

Our first franchisee started in 2009; major growth was in 2011 when we went from regional to national. Our future plans are to expand to cover all of western Europe as well as continuing to expand in the UK. No units are company-owned.

Training

Practical one-day hands-on training by servicing existing customers from our established round is followed by one-day training in product knowledge, canvassing methods, database and customer relations at our head office.

In addition, franchisees visit the charity we support to get insight into their services, and receive continuous ongoing support from head office as well as the sharing of ideas from existing franchisees through our open franchisee forum.

Daily Life of a franchisee

Franchisees work from home or small units, preparing their boxes and sorting their route for the day. The franchisee day is very flexible in hours worked (average 6 hrs) and involves placing 20/30 boxes of sweets and snacks in business and leisure premises. These boxes are very well received due to the charity element. Franchisees return every 1–4 weeks to replenish and collect the money. Only 30 mins per day of paperwork at home is needed, plus banking.

Phil, Oxford

"I became a Snak Appeal franchisee nearly a year ago after being made redundant twice in six months. I can honestly say that this is the best job I have ever had and the information given by John and Keith has proved 100 percent accurate. I enjoy being my own boss and working my own hours while earning a good living. I also find raising money for my local children's hospice very satisfying."

Paul, Stoke

"I want to say a BIG thank you to you, Keith and John. A little over 15 months ago I was in a pretty dark place with respect to work prospects and financial stability. I certainly did not foresee a holiday abroad this year."

Mandy, Liverpool

"Struggling to keep up with supply – this is the best thing I've ever done. My husband has had to eat his hat on this one as he was so convinced it wasn't a feasible business proposition. I do love proving him wrong! Thanks everyone."

Claire, Stevenage

After researching into many franchises I wanted the commitment from a company that could offer long-term support and, above all, great results. Snak Appeal offered those things and more and above all they are legitimate.

I am confident in the product I am selling and find great comfort in the charity that I support. I know that the business is true to its word and gives 100 percent to its franchises and the charities that they support. I am a proud owner of a Snak Appeal franchise and feel that the benefits outweigh the negatives.

The variety of sweets on offer is huge and there is always scope to improve your business, giving you the means to grow. The guys at Snak Appeal are always looking at how to improve the company and are constantly moving forward with new ideas on how to help the franchisees and charities alike. I feel very proud to work for such a great organisation and would recommend them highly.

Barry & Teresa, Chelmsford

"We brought a Snak Appeal franchise five months ago as a husband and wife team. It is wonderful to be able to earn a very good living ourselves and in addition provide funding for the local children`s hospice. When servicing the boxes we are met with a very positive response. We would have no hesitation in recommending prospective franchisees in purchasing a franchise in this very worthwhile venture."

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