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Belvoir Stories - Becoming a successful business owner through acquisition

Belvoir Stories - Excellent Customer Service & Job Satisfaction

Belvoir Stories: The team who support you to success as a franchise owner

Belvoir Stories: The team who support you to success as a franchise owner

Deciding to take on a franchise is often one of the biggest decisions you will take, professionally and financially, so you’d want to take that decision in the knowledge that your best interests are at the heart of the franchise company you’re dealing with and the process will run smoothly.

At Belvoir, that’s the job of Special Projects Manager, Gillian Mills.

Floodgates to a bright franchising future open for Belvoir York mother and daughter duo

Floodgates to a bright franchising future open for Belvoir York mother and daughter duo

Claire Leathley, aged 50, and Charlotte Baron, aged 27, are the formidable mother and daughter team behind Belvoir Walmgate, in York. Celebrating their third year of trading, Claire and Charlotte have big plans for the business and haven’t looked back since taking on the franchise.

The Professional Team Helping You On The Road To Franchising Success

The Professional Team Helping You On The Road To Franchising Success

Ever wondered about the professional central office team whose job it is to help you kickstart your Belvoir journey?

Meet Lara.

Belvoir Stories - From IT Recruitment Consultant to Fulfilled Franchise Owner

Belvoir Stories - From IT Recruitment Consultant to Fulfilled Franchise Owner

Anthony Stick, aged 47, runs Belvoir Gloucester. He knew that he wanted a business that could offer him the personal fulfilment he craved. That chance was presented to him in November 2017, when the previous owner decided to offer the business as a going concern in the form of a Belvoir resale. 

Belvoir Stories - Meet the successful father & daughter team from Hampshire

Property Franchising: Achieving a work-life balance

Property Franchising: Achieving a work-life balance

Top Tips for a First Time Franchisee

Top Tips for a First Time Franchisee

Belvoir Meet The Team: Joe Ellis - Head of Franchise Support

Belvoir Meet The Team: Joe Ellis - Head of Franchise Support

Belvoir boosts franchise support with three new hires

Belvoir boosts franchise support with three new hires

Be a Belvoir Champion: Conference & Awards

Be a Belvoir Champion: Conference & Awards

Why come for a Discovery Day in 2018?

Why come for a Discovery Day in 2018?

Here at Belvoir, we completely understand that joining a franchise is a huge business and personal decision and is not one to be taken lightly. So, why come for a Discovery Day?

Belvoir Resale Opportunity in Scotland

Belvoir Resale Opportunity in Scotland

Why come for a Discovery Day in 2017?

Why come for a Discovery Day in 2017?

Here at Belvoir, we completely understand that joining a franchise is a huge business and personal decision and is not one to be taken lightly. So, why come for a Discovery Day?

Another Belvoir Office Opens!

Another Belvoir Office Opens!

Congratulations to Darren O’ Reilly and Chantell Harris, who opened the doors for the first time to our newest branch, Belvoir Bromley on 24th April 2017.

Mike Goddard discusses his journey into business

Another Acquisition Addition for Belvoir!

Another Acquisition Addition for Belvoir!

Our acquisition programme has continued into 2017, and the first acquisition of the year has now been completed.

Meet the team: Belvoir marketing

Marketing has never been more important than it is right now, our Marketing Director, Kiara Simmance discusses the importance of marketing.

Journey of a Belvoir franchisee updated

Journey of a Belvoir franchisee updated

In November 2015, we started documenting the real-life journey of a Belvoir franchisee, Luke Marchbanks, and our latest instalment sees his shop transitioned to full Belvoir branding.

Another Acquisition for Belvoir!

Another Acquisition for Belvoir!

Existing agencies joining Belvoir

Existing agencies joining Belvoir

For an existing independent agency, working in isolation may be becoming increasingly challenging due to many factors including market conditions and increasing local competition.

For those reasons, an independent agency owner may like to consider "backing" their existing business onto the Belvoir brand, and becoming part of our growing network.

Getting the most out of Franchise Exhibitions

Getting the most out of Franchise Exhibitions

We are delighted to announce that Belvoir will be exhibiting at the prestigious National Franchise Exhibition at Birmingham NEC on 30th September to 1st October.

As these events can be quite over-whelming, we’ve put together some tips to help you get the most out of your visit.

20 years & going strong!

20 years & going strong!

People have different reasons for joining a franchise, and whether long or short term, as a budding entrepreneur there is no doubt that you’ll have plans for your business.

The journey of a Belvoir franchisee - documented

The journey of a Belvoir franchisee - documented

Here at Belvoir, one thing we pride ourselves on is transparency and providing resources for prospective franchisees to research our proposition.

In this video series, we document the franchise journey of Luke Marchbanks of Belvoir Bournemouth.

Belvoir officially the UK’s largest property franchise group!

Belvoir officially the UK’s largest property franchise group!

Belvoir is delighted to announce the acquisition of Northwood, the largest remaining independent lettings franchise in the UK, adding a further 86 offices to the network, and taking the total number of outlets to 301. This latest acquisition officially makes the Belvoir group the largest property franchise group in the UK, surpassing our nearest competition

What does it mean to Be with Belvoir?

Today we’ve sat down with Davinder Gharial of Belvoir Hitchin and Belvoir Welwyn Garden City to discuss how he finds being a Belvoir franchisee and to tell us a little more about his journey from accountant to franchise owner.

Franchising - a great option at any time of life!

Franchising - a great option at any time of life!

The image of franchising is currently undergoing a transformation in the U.K.

We look at 3 franchisees from very different backgrounds who are making franchising their business success story.

Franchising is popular with franchisees and consumers!

Franchising is popular with franchisees and consumers!

Our Welwyn and Hitchin franchisee, Davinder is a massive fan of the franchise business model, so much so, that he says in this video that, if he was starting out from scratch all over again, he would choose the franchise model!

And the award goes to...

And the award goes to...

When March comes around, Belvoir franchise owners know that the annual Belvoir Conference is just around the corner. This year on 11th March, Coventry’s prestigious Coombe Abbey played host to the daytime conference event and evening awards dinner. Over 100 Belvoir franchise owners attended throughout the day and a successful and interesting day was had by all!

Celebrating Women in Franchising - Zoe Bywater

Celebrating Women in Franchising - Zoe Bywater

Welcome to Day 5 of our celebration of women in franchising.

Today Zoe Bywater shares her business journey and is calls for more females to get involved and start their own business.

Day 3 - Celebrating Women in Franchising - Inspirational quotes

Day 3 - Celebrating Women in Franchising - Inspirational quotes

It’s day 3 of our week of celebrating women in franchising!

We’ve put together some inspiring quotes from famous women to encourage new females into business.

Day 2 - Celebrating Women in Franchising - Patsy Day

Day 2 - Celebrating Women in Franchising - Patsy Day

Welcome to Day 2 of our week of content celebrating women in franchising as part of "International Women’s Day".

Today Patsy Day shares her business journey and why franchising has proved to be a great success for her on many levels.

Celebrating Women In Franchising - Emma Falco

Celebrating Women In Franchising - Emma Falco

We are very excited to launch a week of content celebrating women in franchising.

This campaign is to co-incide with International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2016, which marks the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world.

How to interact with Belvoir Franchising in 2016

How to interact with Belvoir Franchising in 2016

When deciding which franchise is right for you, it’s vital to do intense due diligence on any proposition you are considering and that includes meeting and interacting with the prospective franchisor.

We’ve documented ways you can interact with us both online and offline throughout 2016

The Rise of The Young Franchisee

Andy Smith and Martin Bunney of Belvoir Franchise Recruitment recently sat down together to discuss the rise of the under-30 franchisee. We’ve seen many young franchise owners join the Belvoir network over recent years and it’s a trend that is becoming increasingly popular, with a recent survey from the BFA and Natwest revealing that 1 in 5 franchisees is now below the age of 30.

The BFA/NatWest Franchise Survey 2015 - franchising goes from strength to strength!

The BFA/NatWest Franchise Survey 2015 - franchising goes from strength to strength!

The BFA/NatWest Franchise Survey is one of the most eagerly awaited reports in the franchise world, as it documents trends and gives insights into the franchise sector.

Franchising has been in robust health for many years, despite the U.K.’s economic downturn, but the 2015 Survey reveals the sheer scale of this growth!

In this blog, we look at the trends and why it’s never been a better time to start a franchise.

Benefits of joining a franchise - leveraging a pre-existing network.

Benefits of joining a franchise - leveraging a pre-existing network.

When joining a franchise, you have access to a network which will help and support you on your business journey. In this blog, we explain the scope of the Belvoir network and how it supports each new office.

Power Cuts

Andy Smith, Head of Franchise Recruitment at Belvoir discusses life without power, the fear of stepping out of your business comfort zone and how at the end of it…everything will be fine.

New Year! New Start! New lettings franchise!

New Year! New Start! New lettings franchise!

A new year offers a wide, open vista of possibilities!

Perhaps for you it could be starting your own business and a Belvoir franchise might be just what you’re looking for.

The Training Department

The Training Department

We make no secret about being immensely proud of the training we provide to franchise owners from the very start of their business journey. We have honed the training process to ensure every single franchise owner goes in to business with the best experience and knowledge that we could possibly offer.

Network growth forecast doubles for next decade

Network growth forecast doubles for next decade

Five new franchise owners have joined the Belvoir network, with three new businesses set to launch and the successful resale of one of Belvoir’s top performing offices.

Be the owner of a Belvoir Franchise by the New Year*

Be the owner of a Belvoir Franchise by the New Year*

Start your New Year by opening the doors to your new Belvoir Franchise and fast track your business start up with a special 8 week process with Belvoir from now until January.

Belvoir commemorates 20 years with nationwide charity fundraiser

Belvoir commemorates 20 years with nationwide charity fundraiser

It is 20 years since the very first Belvoir franchise was opened, and the award-winning property management company intends to mark the occasion with a charity fundraiser for each and every one of those years.

RICS Doubles Forecast for House Prices in 2015!

RICS Doubles Forecast for House Prices in 2015!

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors have doubled their forecast for house price increases in 2015 to 6%.

First time buyers are still not saving deposits to buy homes.  Why?

First time buyers are still not saving deposits to buy homes. Why?

I heard a comment this weekend that captured my interest, largely because I didn’t understand it straight away. The comment was surrounding the subject of commitment and was “so what are you ham or eggs”?

Working as a husband and wife team

A lettings franchise is a great opportunity for a husband and wife to work together as a team.

Belvoir reports on first million pound franchise sale

Belvoir reports on first million pound franchise sale

Rick Flay, who has topped many company records in the nine years since opening Belvoir Sheffield, has smashed yet another record, this time, selling his Belvoir business for a million pounds.

Video diary: A day in the life of a Belvoir franchisee

This short video diary documents a day in the life of a Belvoir franchisee sharing insights into a typical day.

Franchisee testimonial: John and Sue Warburton

John and Sue Warburton of Belvoir! Leamington Spa share what they love about being part of the Belvoir network.

Free Money for New Business not given out!

Free Money for New Business not given out!

The Government have been criticised today for failing to give away money! A £30m pot set aside to help small businesses gain technical, financial and management advice.

Spotlight on franchisee support: IT Department

Spotlight on franchisee support: IT Department

It’s official! The U.K. is now a smart phone society!

Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online, Ofcom research has revealed, with record ownership and use transforming the way we communicate.

London to New York in 1 hour!

London to New York in 1 hour!

I’ve seen, what I consider to be, a very exciting technological development in the world of supersonic travel.

Belvoir Reveals Impressive Acquisition

Belvoir Reveals Impressive Acquisition

Purchase of Newton Fallowell enhances the Belvoir network by 30+ offices

Spotlight on franchisee support: Business Support/Development Department

Spotlight on franchisee support: Business Support/Development Department

Earlier this year Belvoir scooped "Gold" at the prestigious Lettings Agency of the Year Awards, winning the title of Best Franchise Lettings Agency of the Year 2015 – for a record fifth time.

Reasons to franchise through Belvoir!

Andy Smith of Belvoir! Franchising explains why Belvoir can help you achieve business success.

Property Misdescription or Helpful Agent?

Property Misdescription or Helpful Agent?

Property misdescription has been a hot topic in Estate Agency for some years now, the basic idea is that you cannot make a statement that is untrue about a property.

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Belvoir Awarded UK's Top Lettings Franchise for Fifth Year

Belvoir Awarded UK's Top Lettings Franchise for Fifth Year

The Lettings Agency of the Year Awards, in association with The Sunday Time & The Times, and sponsored by Zoopla, were held at the lavish Lancaster London Hotel on June 12th.

Belvoir unveil apprenticeship programme

Belvoir unveil apprenticeship programme

New apprenticeship programme unveiled for up-and-coming lettings and sales professionals.

Belvoir Bury Acquisition moves business to whole new level

Belvoir Bury Acquisition moves business to whole new level

Belvoir is thrilled to reveal that owners Phil Collett and Chris Roberts of Belvoir Bury and Oldham have completed the acquisition of Rayson Wilshaw, a leading estate and lettings agent in Bury.

Further growth for Belvoir

Further growth for Belvoir

The Belvoir network grows its expanse across the nation, with Belvoir Swansea and Belvoir Bedford opening second offices

Belvoir's 20 year milestone…

Belvoir's 20 year milestone…

Dorian Gonsalves praises the company’s top franchise owners at the 2015 Annual Awards.

New Look For Belvoir!

New Look For Belvoir!

Belvoir reveals striking new For Sale and To Let boards

Belvoir declares star of ‘The Great Belvoir Bake Off’!

Belvoir declares star of ‘The Great Belvoir Bake Off’!

Julie Wilson, financial controller at Belvoir Central Office in Grantham has been named the winner of The Great Belvoir Bake Off, a festive competition that raised over £200 for a popular local hospice.

Belvoir Wins Franchisor Of The Year At Negotiator Awards 2014

Belvoir Wins Franchisor Of The Year At Negotiator Awards 2014

Franchise owners and staff at Belvoir are celebrating yet another superb industry award win in 2014 – this time scooping Franchisor of the Year at the prestigious Negotiator Awards in London.

Belvoir concludes largest acquisition of the year

Belvoir concludes largest acquisition of the year

Belvoir is delighted to declare the successful acquisition of one of Scotland’s biggest and most successful lettings agencies.

Seven New Franchise Owners Join Belvoir

Seven New Franchise Owners Join Belvoir

Belvoir is pleased to announce that seven new franchise owners have joined the network so far this year, and several more are set to join in the coming months.

Record Growth for Belvoir!

Record Growth for Belvoir!

Belvoir Sheffield achieves highest turnover in company’s history

Belvoir welcomes new Finance Director

Belvoir welcomes new Finance Director

Louise George brings a wealth of PLC experience to the Belvoir Board

Belvoir is the best of the best!

Belvoir is the best of the best!

Belvoir scoops Lettings Franchise of the Year – for a record fourth time

Road Runner: Marathon success for Amanda

Road Runner: Marathon success for Amanda

Congratulations to Amanda Pemberton of Belvoir Warrington who ran her first marathon in Manchester in April and raised over £900 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Award success for Belvoir’s Liverpool offices

Award success for Belvoir’s Liverpool offices

Belvoir Lettings are incredibly proud to announce that their Liverpool offices have won the award for the Best Lettings Agent 2012 at the Liverpool Lifestyle Awards.

Belvoir raises £25,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Belvoir raises £25,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Belvoir Lettings is delighted to announce that the network has achieved its target of raising £25,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Triple Gold Awards for Belvoir!

Triple Gold Awards for Belvoir!

Belvoir Lettings wins LeTriple Gold Awards for Lettings Franchise of the Year for third time

Redwoods to be bigger and better

Redwoods to be bigger and better

New investment ensures future of property sales at Redwoods

Belvoir enters record number of offices in ESTAs 2014

Belvoir enters record number of offices in ESTAs 2014

Belvoir Lettings, winner of the coveted Gold Award for Large Lettings Chain at the Estate & Letting Agent Awards (ESTAS) 2013, is keen to retain its title and proud to announce that a total of 23 Belvoir offices have entered the 2014 awards.

Belvoir Lettings wins Website of the Year! Gold industry award for the UK’s top lettings franchise.

Belvoir Lettings wins Website of the Year! Gold industry award for the UK’s top lettings franchise.

Belvoir Lettings is delighted to announce that the company has scooped the Gold Award for Website of the Year at the Negotiator Awards 2013, and is also the proud winner of the Silver Award for Franchisor of the Year.

Belvoir Lettings Service Launches in Middlesex

Belvoir Lettings Service Launches in Middlesex

The launch of the Belvoir Lettings Agency in Enfield is an exciting new venture for 45 years old Rachel Circus.

New Belvoir Office Opens in Lisburn

New Belvoir Office Opens in Lisburn

The opening of the first Belvoir Lettings Agency in Lisburn, Northern Ireland is an exciting new venture for 25 years old Michael McGrath.

Belvoir brews up for Yorkshire Day

Belvoir brews up for Yorkshire Day

The Belvoir Central Office team celebrated Yorkshire Day with a flat cap decorating event and a refreshing cuppa to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

New Year Launch for Belvoir Lettings Service In Aldershot

New Year Launch for Belvoir Lettings Service In Aldershot

The new year heralds a new start with an exciting new venture for Raewyn Greer as she launches the new Belvoir Lettings Agency in Aldershot.

Gold industry award for the UK’s top lettings franchise.
Gold industry award for the UK’s top lettings franchise.

Gold industry award for the UK’s top lettings franchise.

Belvoir Lettings is delighted to announce that the company has scooped the Gold Award for Website of the Year at the Negotiator Awards 2013, and is also the proud winner of the Silver Award for Franchisor of the Year.

Dorian Gonsalves appointed to Board of TPO

Dorian Gonsalves appointed to Board of TPO

Belvoir Lettings is delighted to announce that CEO Dorian Gonsalves has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Property Ombudsman (TPO).