The Kall Kwik Story – Fabulous at Forty!

The Kall Kwik Story – Fabulous at Forty!

Categorised in: Kall Kwik    Posted: January 10, 2018

The Kall Kwik story Back in the 1970s normal timescales for jobs were expressed in terms of weeks rather than days, or even hours as it is now. Print production was dominated by big players making it difficult for small and medium sized businesses to engage with them. In 1978 Kall Kwik introduced a radically […]

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Brand Your Way to Success

Brand Your Way to Success

Categorised in: Recognition Express    Posted: October 9, 2017

First impressions count. It takes just 30 seconds for a customer to form an opinion about you – good or bad – and it’s all based on outward appearances. The way you present your business and its brand visually is a key factor in determining its success. Smart, consistent branding isn’t just for large corporates.  […]

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From teacher to techclean

From teacher to techclean

Categorised in: Techclean    Posted: September 7, 2017

A techclean franchise can slot in at any stage of your working life. Former teacher and mother of four Susan Davies set up techclean South Wales three years ago after her youngest child went to university. She was looking for a new challenge and wanted to grow a business that she could run from home […]

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Am I right for franchising?

Am I right for franchising?

Categorised in: Ask Nigel    Posted: March 17, 2016

It is often said that franchising is the schizophrenic blend of conformity and individuality where the ‘best bits’ of big and small businesses come together as part of the marriage of two parties (franchisor and franchisee) with differing skill sets but a common purpose. Franchise Owners invariably come from a wide range of backgrounds and […]

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7 Reasons to use Direct mail

7 Reasons to use Direct mail

Categorised in: Ask Nigel    Posted: December 2, 2015

As you all know I am a big believer in the value and effectiveness of direct mail as a marketing tool and to this end I have reproduced and edited an article that recently appeared in ‘print power’ that supports the value of Direct Mail. An interesting statistic before we start is than an IPSOS […]

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Tree Planting and Orangutans for Bardon Group Boss Nigel

Tree Planting and Orangutans for Bardon Group Boss Nigel

Categorised in: General News    Posted: November 5, 2015

Battling illness and 90 degree heat in the Sumatra jungle has been the toughest but most rewarding challenge yet for Bardon Group managing director Nigel Toplis. Every two years Nigel and his colleague Russell Golding owner of Recognition Express Kettering undertake an extreme endurance feat in aid of the charity Well Child. So far they […]

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So you want to get into Franchising!

Categorised in: General News    Posted: September 29, 2015

Have you ever toyed with the idea of owing your own business- but ultimately found the fear of failure overwhelming? The fear is not misplaced with the business survey by NatWest regularly revealing that some four out of five independently owned businesses go out of business in the UK within their first two years of […]

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