A HUDDERSFIELD business has taken its first steps to setting up a string of UK franchises.
Lockwood-based Spectacular Driveways (UK) Ltd runs a training centre to instruct people in laying driveways using concrete coloured and patterned to resemble stone or other materials and applying a sealing coat to enhance the colour and combat dirt.
The firm, based at Albert Street, is headed by businessman John Quinn, who has many years experience in the building industry.
Now it has signed up its first franchisee – York-based Steve Dunning – who has completed his training and is now operating under the Spectacular Driveways banner as franchisee for the York area.
Mr Dunning is the first of a number of people keen to become franchisees – including potential partners in the Midlands and eastern England. Mr Quinn said: “We are getting enquiries about franchise opportunities every week.”
Spectacular Driveways helps franchisees with sales literature and leads, DVDs and photos, colour samples; business plans and technical support.