|Rikesh Nichani and Murli Mulchandani|
Business services franchise Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) needs lively new franchisees to join its 125-strong network and open new stores across the UK and Ireland. MBE’s unique “one stop” High Street stores serve both local communities and businesses.
MBE wants people who are dynamic and energetic to respond to an ever increasing demand for their services. This is great news for new franchisees and also for existing ones who want to buy additional stores.
This includes people like MBE’s current “Franchisees of the year”, Faraz Ahmad and Osman Ahmed, two young men who have been franchisees for just two years and already have six central London stores. Award winners Faraz and Osman say: “We listened to all the advice we were given by our franchisor and then just followed their excellent system.”
The previous winners of the award, business partners and brothers in law Murli Mulchandani and Rikesh Nichani, operate four London stores and are just as enthusiastic about Mail Boxes Etc. and equally appreciative of the role of their franchisor.
They said: “We researched many different franchises but none really appealed to us until we met MBE. We particularly liked the combination and variety of MBE’s different services and knew that they meet a genuine need. Now demand is escalating, especially for courier services and mailbox rental.”
MBE’s franchisees come from all backgrounds, ages and walks of life and from many different areas across the country. They have worked in sales, marketing and management environments and include former Board members of large blue-chip organisations, an ex-Police officer and a cruise ship photographer.
MBE needs people who are enthusiastic, dynamic, hard-working and open-minded.
They need drive and the determination to succeed but don’t need previous experience because the comprehensive training covers everything they need to know. Mail Boxes Etc. is a full member of the bfa. The training and support package includes site selection shop fitting and design, equipment and initial local marketing.
Typically, the investment starts from around £60,000 of which up to about 70 per cent can usually be financed by one of the leading banks, all of whom have excellent working relationships with Mail Boxes Etc.