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The Wheel Specialist celebrates Annual Conference following 7 years of successful franchising

The Wheel Specialist UK celebrated their 4th annual conference this month following 7 years of successful franchising. Their 21 dedicated franchisees, with a further 5 planned this year; are a testament to their commitment to ethical franchising and a strong business foundation.

The alloy wheel refurbishment and customisation company, formed from the original business LapTab, which was founded in Birmingham in 1955, signed 4 new franchisees last year. With network sales in excess of £4.7 million and a continued 100% renewal rate for all franchisees, the future looks promising for this prosperous franchise.

Based in Lapworth, West Midlands, the company is led by managing directors Neill and Ginny Murphy, Ginny received the EWIF award for Women Franchisor of the Year franchise award last year and also obtained her QFP (Qualified Franchise Professional) from the BFA.

When asked what she believes the growing success of The Wheel Specialist is down to, Ginny said; “Our philosophy is to provide as much support as possible, in all areas of the business to franchisees, which has resulted in our natural organic growth through referrals and recommendations. Our significant network growth, undeniable success and profitability of each franchise, coupled with the unwavering support offered to all is second to none, and this has resulted in our continued success which speaks for itself.”

Ginny is a firm believer in celebrating the hard work of all of the franchisees, hence the award ceremony held every year at the Annual Conference.

The awards presented each year are as follows; Best new franchise start up (Awarded to Kenny Wood in Inverness), Highest sales (Awarded to John and Lynda Welsh in Newcastle), Highest product sales (Awarded to Mark Harnden in Nottingham), Best sales and marketing (Awarded to Sarah Kerr in Fareham), Best customer service (Awarded to Scott and Alison Christie in Glasgow North), Most improved franchise (Awarded to Colin Smith in Edinburgh), Overall best performing franchise (Awarded to John and Lynda Welsh in Newcastle) and Dedication and commitment to The Wheel Specialist (Awarded to Jon King in Cardiff).

“The Annual Conference is a way to reflect on the successes of the previous year, and plan further ones for the coming year. We value the input of the network, and strive to build our business year on year. 2013 was a fantastic year for The Wheel Specialist and we look forward to making 2014 equally successful if not more so.” Added Ginny

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Planned Car Launches – Things to look forward to this year

Here at The Wheel Specialist HO we love to keep up to date with all of the exciting automotive news, and keep our lovely customers up to date too. Well what can we say, 2014 looks like it is going to be a busy year …

So just to name a few;

The BMW i8, Audi TT MQB, Renault Twingo Smart, Audi Q7, BMW 2-Series, Range Rover Evoque Sport RS, Ferrari La Ferrari/ California, BMW X4, Mercedes Benz GT, Mazda MX-5, Citroen C4 Cactus, Volkswagon Golf R, McLaren 12C Sprint, BMW X6, Subaru WRX, Porsche Cayman R, Mercedes GLK and the Land Rover Free Lander.

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We weren’t lying a busy busy year for the automotive world this year. We’d all love a new car each year, but sadly it’s not always possible. Alloy wheel refurbishment can transform the look of your car; with a wide range of finishes and unique bespoke colour customisations available The Wheel Specialist is the place to come.

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Another Phenomenal Year for Top Franchise & Business Opportunity – The Wheel Specialist

Looking back on 2013 and what a year The Wheel Specialist has had; it’s busy work being the UK’s top alloy wheel repairer. Building upon our strong nationwide coverage a further 4 branches have joined the Wheel Specialist team, now the local residents of Durham, Chester, Wolverhampton and St.Albans can all too, enjoy expertly refurbished wheels.

Reviewing our compound comparative sales growth, as a franchise network, The Wheel Specialist narrowly missed the 10% growth margin from 2012 to 2013. Reaching network sales in excess of £4.7 million, not every business can say that for their 2013. Following our continued success;  a first for The Wheel Specialist, we opened our first multi-unit franchise with Thailand based business man Michael Ayling, starting with Wolverhampton and four more planned openings across the UK set for 2014.

Enough about figures though, here’s some fact highlighting what a great business opportunity a The Wheel Specialist franchise really is; 4 of our branches; Nottingham, Newcastle, Cardiff and Glasgow South all signed up for a further 5 years with The Wheel Specialist in 2013 which continues our 100% renewal rate.

The Wheel Specialist success is no fluke though, continued support to the network is fundamental, with director Ginny Murphy constantly researching new avenues to strengthen the brand and help franchisees. Throughout 2013 Ginny received her QFP (Qualified Franchise Professional) at the annual BFA conference, recognising expertise in franchising. Also winning the EWIF (Encouraging women into franchising) 2013 award – ‘Woman franchisor of the year’ – the Wheel Specialist business opportunity is constantly showing significant improvement, and will continue to do so.

An Automotive New Year’s Resolution That Counts

With 2013 coming to an end are you wondering what 2014 holds. How about you make a New Year’s resolution that really counts; transform your life through transforming wheels.

Become your own boss in an automotive business that really works; The Wheel Specialist are experts in alloy wheel refurbishment, repair, customisation and diamond cutting. With over 20 successful franchise branches now open and more on the way in 2014, the only way is up.

With the UK hopefully on its out of the recession, the most successful regions showed local SME growth between 2.6 and 5.5%, compare that to The Wheel Specialist who is  showing a phenomenal 27% growth in sales across our nationwide UK network over the same period.

Want to know how good life can be running your own business, then take a look at our franchise prospectus today; think about where you could be next year.

Alloy Wheel Repair Experts Now Open in St Albans

The Wheel Specialist network are thrilled to congratulate The Wheel Specialist St Albans on their grand opening today.

The Wheel Specialist St Albans are ready to service all of your alloy wheel repair, refurbishment, customisation and diamond cutting needs, and all just in time for Christmas. If you’re leaving your Christmas shopping till the last minute (don’t worry we all do it), then an alloy wheel refurbishment gift voucher may be the answer you have been searching for. The branches expert services are available to both public and trade in and around; St.Albans, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, Watford, Himal Hempstead, Harpenden, Boreham Wood, Redborne, and Wheathampsted.

The Wheel Specialist St Albans will provide a Total whole wheel refurbishment in robust durable powder coat and wet paint combination finishes. For that unique finish you can have a bespoke colour change customisation in any finish you desire. Transforming your wheels in one day couldn’t be simpler with their drive in or drop off service.

No one knows wheels better than The Wheel Specialist … Call or pop in to book your wheels in now.

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Make yourself stand out from the crowd – Business Opportunities

When applying for a new job, it can be challenging to stand out from the crowd, not for now Twitter phenomenon Jamie Jones. Who tweeted a comical rejection letter allegedly from Cadbury with the following twists to a normal CV …

Along with claiming to be a ‘super secret spy’, he also attached a £5 in the references section with the caption ‘Elizabeth *wink wink*and listed eBay feedback as another reference. Accompanying all of this was also a sketch of an everlasting chocolate bar … needless to say he didn’t get the job.

We can’t promise as many hilarious anecdotes in the prospectus of our franchise opportunity. But we can promise if you’re looking for a fantastic automotive related business opportunity, you will not be disappointed. With 21 franchises already open and a further 5 planned for 2014, you wouldn’t be alone in thinking this is a business venture you do not want to miss.

Just for fun, if you’d like to read the full ‘response’ from Cadburys, please click here.

The Wheel Specialist Network are over overjoyed to Congratulate the Nottingham Branch on a further 5 years of Wheel Repairs

Everyone within our nationwide network is pleased to wish big congratulations to the Nottingham branch; for signing for a further 5 years with The Wheel Specialist. Which is of course fantastic news for all the residents of Nottingham and the surrounding areas, who now have 5 more years at least of the best alloy wheel refurbishment and customisation services around. With plenty of experience already, you are guaranteed a top quality service. Whether you are looking to bring some life back to your wheels, or you’re looking to give your car a whole new look with a colour change; No one knows wheels better than The Wheel Specialist.

Wheel Specialist leads the way to growth in 2013

You may have seen on the news recently that finally the UK is coming out of recession and key economic areas of the country are helping that recovery along.

The South East is growing by 2.6%, closely followed by London at 3.4% and leading the field is the  Midlands at 5.5% – excellent results I hear you say! But wait… alloy wheel repair and refurbishment experts The Wheel Specialist are showing a behemoth 27% growth in sales across their network of franchise branches over the same period, that’s an increase of over £1mln’s – not many UK businesses can say that now can they?

If you’d like to be part of the phenomenal success then have a look at our franchise business opportunity website and see for yourself how good life can be running your own business here at The Wheel Specialist

They shouldn’t have worked but they did, 10 of the craziest business ideas and opportunities

Tired of working for someone else and are looking to become your own boss, you’re not alone. Even with unemployment rates at a low, new businesses can flourish, here are some of the craziest business opportunities that have proved to be a huge success …

Just to give you an idea, that if you put your mind to something you really can make it happen; from dating websites for people already in committed relationships, goggles for dogs, pet rocks, and being chased by zombies. All of these ideas made millions, crazy right?

Here at The Wheel Specialist we have a slightly more down to earth business franchise opportunity for you, which is equally still as fantastic. Join the nationwide alloy wheel refurbishment and customisation franchise, which has flourished during the recession. From 2005 the business has grew leaps and bounds, with 21 franchisees and more on the way. Passionate about working in the automotive industry, but want to have your own successful business, then here is your answer. Download our free prospectus to find out more about the amazing franchise opportunities waiting for you.

The Wheel Specialist franchise goes from strength to strength

As the preparations come to completion, the newest branch of our network prepares to open its doors for alloy wheel refurbishment and customisation in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

Looking after the St Albans, Watford, Hertfordshire, Borehamwood, Hemel Hempstead and Watford areas, John and his team are looking forward to welcoming new customers looking for refurbishment, repair or colour change on their alloy wheels – they are also doing quick turnaround times on diamond cut wheels too.

This will be the 20th branch in the wheel specialist franchise network and we are always looking for individuals or partnerships looking for that franchise opportunity with outstanding rewards. Check out for more information.