An established Shropshire company could expand into London, Somerset and Nottinghamshire after successfully launching a franchise, bosses have said.
Fluid Network Solutions, based in Shrewsbury, gained a number of leads at the National Franchise Exhibition, the first time the company has been available for people to purchase.
Director Rob Tolley said: “We were overwhelmed with the response we got at the exhibition.
“A possible four franchisees are interested and many more people picked up leaflets and wanted more information about the company.
“The impression I got was that we are slightly different to other telecommunications companies which are franchising because we are so well established already, provide more in depth training and launch pack then others and have relatively low start up costs.
“This is a chance for people to become their own regional directors of Fluid and I was pleasantly surprised with the attitude, determination and general impression from people who came to our stall.
“I would not be surprised if we had many more enquires over the coming months from people who had picked up the information but took it away to research more.
“My first franchise exhibition was a huge success and I am looking forward to the future of Fluid.”
Fluid Network Solutions, a national telecommunications supplier, was set up by Rob Tolley in 2003.
His team attended the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham on October 2 and 3 to invite interested parties to use the strength of the brand and extensive established business relationships to launch their own business.
Fluid provides hosted telephony, telephone systems, BT lines and calls and superfast broadband for businesses and the start up package includes training, branded marketing materials, PR campaigns and back office support.
Working in line with fibre broadband, which is spreading across the country and allowing rural areas like parts of Shropshire to access services they have not been able to access before, Fluid is set to become one of the largest companies of it’s kind once it has franchised.
“When I launched Fluid I intended to have a small business but it has grown far beyond all expectations,” Mr Tolley added.
“This comes as a result of the hard work of our staff but also the industry itself.
“Very rapidly the mobile phone and the internet have completely changed the way we communicate, the way we do business and even the way we plan and live our lives.
“Demand for our services is increasing all the time which is what has lead us to this next step, it is a very exciting time for us.”
Mr Tolley set up his own firm to be honest, open and ethical, providing the highest level of service and communications and at the same time increase efficiency and reduce costs for their customers.
This is something he is adamant to maintain.
“The people we take on as a franchisee will be trained and will have support and guidance,” he added.
“We have worked hard to get to this stage at Fluid and we are committed to helping our franchisees to grow the brand further.
“As long as the franchisee has the right attitude and a work-hard ethic we are sure they will be extremely successful.”