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23rd May 2019
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Ripples franchise appeal to industry-insiders!
Established in 1988, Ripples has become famed for designing and creating beautiful bespoke bathrooms, they have built up an impressive collection of showrooms nationwide, employing almost 30 bathroom designers.
2017 saw the doors open on one of Ripples' largest showrooms in Birmingham, based within Cookes Furniture the new showroom is already proving to be a huge hit, with hundreds of visitors heading to the inspiring new showroom in its first month.
With the 'floor to the ground', Ripples has this week announced that it is in talks to open a new showroom in the South East in May too. Ripples has also announced a new incentive that will appeal to people already working in the industry.
"We are very keen to work with individuals that are already working in the industry, we have a rigorous programme in place when recruiting franchisees and we are pleased to announce that anyone looking to open a Ripples franchise from within the industry will now be fast-tracked through our franchisee recruitment programme," says Ripples managing director Paul Crow.
"In my role visiting trade exhibitions and through social media I am often contacted by people within the kitchen and bathroom industry who tell me that they would love to have their own Ripples showroom, but they are perhaps a bit nervous of taking the big step towards it.
"The biggest mistake is that people believe they need to have £100k sat in the bank to open a business and it's simply not true. Whether you are a designer, store manager or even an existing company owner, we are available at the National Franchise Show at the NEC on 17th and 18th February for an informal meet and to ensure potential franchisees understand how we can assist them with opening their own showroom."
17th February 2017