OPC franchisee expands through resale opportunity
15 Feb 2013
OPC franchisee Guy Fryer seized the opportunity to expand his current Original Poster Company (OPC) franchise by recently purchasing one of OPC’s resale territories. The former retail development manager was ready to build success from his first OPC franchise when a neighbouring territory came up for sale.
Guy had been working as a development manager for household brands such as Spar and One Stop for many years when he decided to buy his first OPC franchise, the Portsmouth territory.
“I just wanted to try something new. After having been a development manager for many years I just felt it was time to work for myself. So I started looking into businesses for sale and came across the OPC resale opportunity in Portsmouth. It seemed like the perfect next step for me because it offered me the chance to really apply my retail experience.”
Some of OPC’s franchisees are currently selling their existing territories as they retire or move on to new business opportunities.
So, when Guy found out that the Southampton territory was also available for resale he jumped at the opportunity.
“The geographical location of the Southampton territory is simply ideal. I currently live right between Portsmouth and Southampton and I have been looking into expanding my business for a while. So when Southampton became available I decided this was the best way to achieve that.”
“The support has been great and I work closely together with my Business Development Manager, especially at the moment. He has been great in helping me coordinate the takeover of my new territory. OPC is always just a phone call away when you need them and they are always very professional. I am now looking forward to replicating the success of my current area and am ultimately also looking at employing staff to make that possible.”