An Accrington-based loft boarding specialist has signed up its first franchisee in a plan which will see the company expand nationwide.
Loft Boarding NW has renamed itself UK Loft Boarding to reflect its new ambitions and intended growth.
The North West region is overseen by the original team, which began in 2010 as a husband and wife operation with a van, a selection of tools and a couple of hundred pounds to invest.
Loft Boarding NW grew from a back bedroom to 4,500 sq ft offices and warehouse now employing 22 staff in Clayton le Moors.
And now its first franchise is up and running, with Gavin and Carol Hutchinson launching the Halifax-based Yorkshire Loft Boarding. Also beginning as a husband-and-wife business, the franchise has now grown to a team of four.
Managing director Andy Greenhalgh said: “Due to the huge success of our first franchise launch we are now focusing on two further franchises in 2019. They are to cover Cumbria and the North East of England and then plans for several more in the UK in 2020.
None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for our excellent dedicated staff
“Gavin is doing exceptionally well. With our guidance and administrative help he can concentrate on running and building his business. None of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the excellent dedicated staff we have.”
Source: Lancashire Business View