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Martin & Co celebrate record year

publication date: Jan 24, 2012
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200 franchise owners attended the Martin & Co National Conference and Awards ceremony in Warwickshire after a record year for the business.

MD, Ian Wilson said, “We are very fortunate people indeed because every year has been a record year for us, for sixteen consecutive years since we started franchising. We expected tough trading conditions in 2011 but in fact 23 new franchise owners have joined the brand and of 22,000 lettings achieved so far this year 8,000 are properties that we have never let before.

“Our investment in the website and 21st century on-line technology is really paying dividends, and we will finish the year with our managed portfolio pushing toward 26,000.”

Martin & Co’s new On-line Agent model permits a new franchise to be set up in serviced offices or suitable home premises. “It’s proven very popular,” said Scott Burgess, Franchise Director. “Since launch on 1st July we have brought 13 On-line Agents into the brand, and we always say that great oaks can grow from little acorns! In fact none of our three current top performing franchises started in shop premises, so it’s about the quality of the individual and the strength of ambition that determines what you achieve.”