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Michelle Apostol profile: Michelle takes care of business with Right at Home

Right at Home The owner of the Twickenham franchise of Right at Home, Michelle Apostol, can rightly say that she has spent her entire career caring for other people. Michelle has over 28 years' experience in the care sector and when the opportunity arose to take over the Right at Home franchise in Twickenham in May this year she grasped it with both hands. Michelle now employs a team of 17 carers and covers a large area north and south of the Thames in Twickenham. Read more.

Steve Axtell - Northampton Region

SUCCESS STORY “At first I wasn't sure was for me! What I knew about websites you could write on a postage stamp. However, other aspects appealed to me such as having low overheads, working from home and having an extensive protected territory. I attended a Discovery Day and after meeting the Head Office team, I just knew was right for me.” Read more.

Phil Revill - Nottingham Region

SUCCESS STORY Since joining the franchise less than 18 months ago, Phil has already developed a strong client base and his rapid success lead to him winning the ‘Best Performing New Franchise’ at the 2013 National Conference. Read more.

Oliver Brock - Colchester Region

SUCCESS STORY In just over 18 months Oliver had sold 100 it'seeze websites. His rapidly increasing client base meant he soon outgrew his home-office and now operates his business from an office apartment. Read more.

Helen Clarke - North Devon Region

SUCCESS STORY “I realised that had a great product that would be easy to sell. I would be able to offer local businesses not only a high quality, self-editing website, but also a unique web marketing system which is a fraction of the price that others charge.” Read more.

Graham Nicklin - Wolverhampton Region

SUCCESS STORY “It was a big risk moving from a Managing Director of a successful company to working by myself, but the team at head office has proven to be an incredible support for me and the move into the franchise world was the right choice. In just over two years I have more than 100 clients.” Read more.

Brian Cox - Camberly Region

SUCCESS STORY “I wanted a way of getting to market with an established name, with proven technology, and hopefully superb backup, and one that could leverage my sales experience, my technical knowledge and my love of meeting and interacting with people.” Read more.

James: London franchisee

Ed's Garden Maintenance My decision to join Ed’s was really a lifestyle choice – a healthy outdoors life and the flexibility of running my own business really appealed to me. Read more.

Matthew May: From red tape to green lawns

Ed's Garden Maintenance In my previous life, I managed a fencing plant and had a lot of management responsibility. I got so weary of bureaucracy getting in the way of progress and wanted to be able to be more proactive. Read more.

Louis Tomazou: Epsom, Banstead, Oxshott, Kingswood franchisee

Ed's Garden Maintenance From recruitment to rotivating! After 28 years in recruitment I wanted to feel energised again. I wanted a different life. I had always enjoyed maintaining my own garden, so in August 2011 I started running my own Ed's Garden Maintenance business and beat my own sales target. Read more.
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