Martin & Co celebrates 15th National Conference
Franchise owner Emma Higgins from the Yeovil and Sherborne franchise of Martin & Co, attended the company’s national conference on 17th November 2012, joining over 200 franchise owners from the award winning lettings business. The event was held at the prestigious Whittlebury Hall hotel near Silverstone racetrack.
“Since I have been with Martin & Co, the growth we have seen during our first year is extraordinary,” commented Emma.
The theme was innovation and re-invention and as group Managing Director, Ian Wilson commented: “The most extraordinary thing about our business is how it has prospered during the credit crunch and the two recessions of the past 5-years. When other businesses have had to cut back we have launched 97 new businesses since 2007.”
Martin & Co’s 17th year as a franchise brand heralded a year of re-invention – Martin & Co has rebranded, added a “Landlord Hub” to its business interests which will provide a range of innovative services specifically designed for investor landlords and rolled out a mobile site solution for the website www.martinco.com.
So is 2013 going to bring an opportunity for this ambitious brand builder to relax and catch their breath? “We are in an era of “rental Britain” where one in five households by 2016 – will be privately renting (5.9 million) and paying £70 billion in rent annually” added Emma, “We are leaders in our field and winners take risks, and we have plenty more bold moves on the Martin & Co horizon.”
The event concluded with an awards ceremony; winners included: Chelsea – Franchisee of the Year; Tonbridge – Best Young Business; Huddersfield – best established Business; Witney – Best Business for Growth; Cupar – Best Market Share; Kirkaldy – Best Customer Service.