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.

To that end, we have been documenting the franchise journey of one of our youngest entrepreneurs, 24 year old Luke Marchbanks, the owner of Belvoir Bournemouth. 

We now have three videos documenting his journey to date:

We first met Luke back in November 2015 when he was on our 3 week induction training course at Belvoir Central Office in Grantham:

The next instalment of Luke's journey came in December 2015, when we joined him on location where he was looking at potential new premises:

Our most recent up-date in July 2016 found that Luke had opened for business but that things had taken a slightly different turn!

Luke's acquisition of Newstead came about with the assistance of Belvoir and also marks a first:

 Managing Director, Dorian Gonsalves comments:

“It has long been Belvoir’s policy to part fund franchisee-led acquisitions that will help franchise owners to grow their businesses and facilitate network growth.

“Belvoir has a dedicated in-house acquisition team, which is responsible for researching and expediting franchisee and corporate acquisitions. This is a service that I am now very proud to be able to offer to the entire network.”

On Luke's acquisition, Dorian notes:

“The acquisition of Newstead Estate and Letting Agents Ltd was the Group’s first ‘hot start’.

“This is the first time that Belvoir has assisted a brand new franchisee with an acquisition, as opposed to the franchisee opening and building a business from scratch. Where we can identify such opportunities for the right prospective new franchisee and the right deal, we will do so, as we are confident that it will give them a flying start.”

Stay tuned as Luke's franchise journey continues with our next instalment - his Belvoir branded shop is completed!

Belvoir is an award-winning estate and lettings agency with over 300 successful offices around the U.K.  If you would like to talk about being our next success story, please call us on 01476 570000 or email us on

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