Australian Franchise News – 23-05-14
United Franchise Group, franchisor of leading B2B brands Signarama, EmbroidMe and Plan Ahead Events have appointed former EmbroidMe franchisee Matt Fitzpatrick to their Head Office team as Operations Director.
Fitzpatrick was the inaugural EmbroidMe franchisee in Australia, opening the North Sydney location in mid-2004. Having sold the business earlier this year, Fitzpatrick was looking for new opportunities.
“When the sale of Matt’s business went through, we knew that we needed to act fast to have someone of his caliber join our team,” said United Franchise Group’s National Director, Evan Foster. “Matt is a highly respected peer of franchisees across all of our franchise brands, and he will add a significant amount of depth to our Head Office team.”
For Fitzpatrick, it has been an easy shift. “I knew that I wanted to stay involved somehow in helping bring other franchisees along after Karren and I sold our store,” he said. “When UFG contacted me and fashioned a role that perfectly suited my future direction, I was thrilled to jump aboard.”
United Franchise Group’s stable of franchises have been going from strength-to-strength. Signarama, the world’s leading sign and graphics franchise, will shortly open it’s 100th store nationally. EmbroidMe, the leading embroidery, uniforms and promotional products franchise, is opening store number 45 nationally and will exceed 50 by the end of 2014.
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