Ripples franchisee Chris O’Halloran marks growth with second showroom opening
Startups Awards finalist expands territory for leading bathroom franchise
The UK’s premier bathroom chain Ripples has announced that existing franchisee Chris O’Halloran has extended its reach with the opening of a second showroom.
Shortlisted for Franchisee of the Year at the Startups Awards 2013, O’Halloran joined the bathroom franchise in September 2010 and claims “his consistent hard work and high performance” at his Chelmsford site has allowed him to open a second site earlier than he had originally anticipated.
He intends for the new showroom, based in Colchester, to build on his success and expects it to achieve £500,000 turnover by year two, with an overall sales increase to £1.5m within his territory.
The announcement also sees staff members promoted to new roles to help support the running of the Colchester site.
Operating in a market with a projected worth of £1bn by 2016, Ripples designs and supplies high-end bespoke bathrooms for residential and commercial clients and currently has 15 franchised showrooms across the UK.
Franchise packages are available for £40,000 + VAT and include a training and launch programme and regular support with national marketing and PR campaigns.
Discussing the opening, O’Halloran commented:
“Opening a second showroom had always been in my plans but to be able to do it so soon after buying my franchise is something I’m very proud of. It just goes to show that hard work and dedication to your business really does pay off.”
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