All four brands from the specialist franchising stable, The Bardon Group, have been named in the prestigious 2020 Elite Franchise Magazine Top 100 annual league table (EF100) for the third year running.
Kall Kwik, Recognition Express, Techclean and ComputerXplorers have been placed amongst the top 100 UK franchise brands by the industry’s leading magazine. The Bardon Group is the only multiple-franchisor to achieve this accolade.
Said Nigel Toplis, managing director of the Bardon Group: “We have over 40 years’ experience of franchising and have developed a suite of franchise brands to suit almost every individual looking to be their own boss at any stage of their working life. Our head office support team provides top quality ongoing advice and support helping over 100 franchisees to grow their businesses. I am incredibly proud that Elite Franchise Magazine recognises the quality of our brands and has rated all four as some of the UK’s finest franchise opportunities.”
Kall Kwik has been in business since 1979 is a past winner of the bfa franchise of the year award and is the UK market leader in the provision of print, design and other business services to the local community.
It is highly regarded for professionalism, service and integrity but even more so for understanding its customers and delivering what is need when they need it. Kall Kwik’s design and print team have a proven track record of designing, printing and delivering everything from business stationery, marketing collateral and training materials to plan copying, posters and banners. Each centre is owned and run by individuals from a variety of backgrounds who have grasped the opportunity provided by the Kall Kwik system to develop their own business success. Kall Kwik centres provide a first class service and offer bespoke solutions rather than a fixed product range. They achieve high average order values and excellent profit margins selling to a broad and diverse customer base. Their business is not subject to the fluctuating demands of the retail market and Kall Kwik centre owners can influence the level of demand for their services by actively generating sales through their own effort and determination.
Recognition Express is a promotional product business and the brand is a past winner of the bfa franchise of the year award. A long established (1979) award-winning and strictly business 2 business franchise which specialises in corporate branded merchandise, Recognition Express supply branded business gifts, promotional products, personalised name badges and a full range of clothing to businesses, schools and organisations in the UK. The business can be run from home to save on initial costs though many franchisees choose to operate out of a small business unit.
Techclean offers one of the best value franchise opportunities currently available. The business started trading in 1983 and since then has become the UK’s leading specialist system hygiene business. It is a recognised authority within this sector and is ISO accredited and Safe Contractor registered. Techclean provides a comprehensive range of specialist system cleaning solutions to a diverse range of customers from FTSE 100’s to government to local businesses, charities, schools and even medical establishments amongst others cleaning PCs, laptops, printers, photocopiers, fax machines, scanners, telephones, EPOS, ATM’s and other system peripherals. It is a market leader in the provision of computer room, data room & communications room cleaning services, with a tried and tested approach for carrying out this specialised cleaning.
ComputerXplorers is a home-based franchise providing fun and inspiring computing classes to primary school and pre-school children. Established in the UK since 2006, its passion for all things tech has already inspired thousands of children across the UK Franchisees offer everything from coding, robotics and physical computing to web design, creative 3D animation and digital arts. Working with tinies to teens, ComputerXplorers believes that you need to capture a child’s imagination at a young age. Transforming youngsters from consumers of technology to creators of technology gives them the key to a bright future.
Here’s what it means to be a Bardon Group EF Top 100 franchisee:
“Joining the franchise over 30 years ago was the best business decision I have ever made. A few tough times but mostly great times supported by a franchisor who really understands franchising and provides the brand support that increases our reach both geographically and by sector.”
Terry Woods, Kall Kwik Chiswick
“Working with a Bardon Group Franchise has given us a comprehensive range of support. In all areas of our business. The friendly professional management gives us the confidence to face any challenge.”
Peter Hann and Robin Dumbreck, Techclean Wessex
I bought into the Recognition Express franchise as I knew I would have the back up of a great team at Head Office. This was very important to me, especially in the early days where I needed a lot of support. I absolutely love RE, and that makes what I do so enjoyable and a pleasure to turn up every day.
Jan Chidley, Recognition Express Hull and West Riding
Since meeting Nigel Toplis in 2010 and starting our ComputerXplorers business in 2011, we have seen some radical changes in the use of computing within schools. When we began, computer programming was hugely popular in our after-school clubs but unseen in the average ICT lesson, now it is the mainstay of the Computing curriculum. Our business has helped children learn, and helped teachers and school leaders deliver this subject, in exciting, innovative styles. The support from ComputerXplorers Head Office, the input of the Curriculum Development Team and the ethos of sharing among franchisees ensures we are always improving the way we deliver our services. It’s a great business to be part of – rewarding and fun. Whoever said ‘never work with children or animals’ has clearly never been to one of our children’s LEGO workshops!
Stephen Hall, ComputerXplorers Birmingham