There are plenty of women in property who are making a splash in the rental and property sectors.
Last year, to celebrate International Women’s Day, we turned a spotlight onto some of our most successful female franchise owners. This year, we’re showcasing the breadth of female talent we have across our network.
Let’s get to know some of our female franchise owners….
Virginia Chrapkowski, Edinburgh
“We visited the Aberdeen franchise show, did lots of investigative work and eventually decided on No Letting Go due to lower start-up costs and great support”
For Virginia Chrapkowski and her husband, becoming a No Letting Go franchisee provided an exciting opportunity to escape their busy and demanding jobs and allow them to work together.
Since becoming owners of No Letting Go Edinburgh, the business has been going from strength to strength. While learning to run a business first came as a big change, with our support, they were soon managing hundreds of properties.
Sam Botha, Crawley
Having worked in the entrepreneurial industry for 15 years, Sam and her husband decided to take on the No Letting Go Crawley branch in 2017.
Thanks to Sam’s auditing background, she had the skills needed to produce highly detailed inventory reports and takes pride in providing flexible customer service to clients in the local area.
Rachel Farr-Drejer & Sarah Goessens, Bristol North
The No Letting Go Bristol North branch is head up by Rachel Farr-Drejer and Sarah Goessens.
Rachel originally worked as an independent inventory clerk in Bath before coming across No Letting Go and made the switch in 2014 thanks to our user-friendly software. By 2016 she was running No Letting Go’s top performing office, delivering over 200 property reports every month. She even became a finalist in the Woman Franchisee EWIF Awards in 2017!
Rachel now co-runs the Bristol North branch with Sarah Goessens.
Marcelle Ingrouille, Milton Keynes and Bedford
Marcelle Ingrouille is the owner of the No Letting Go Milton Keynes and Bedford. She combines an ‘old fashioned’ approach to customer service with the latest property technology to deliver robust and comprehensive reports.
Leading a team of highly trained inventory clerks, Marcelle is experienced at minimising tenancy disputes and ensuring the moving process goes smoothly.
Claire Parfitt, Portsmouth
Claire has been running No Letting Go Portsmouth with her husband since 2017.
After working as an inventory clerk for a large estate agent in London, Claire made the move to self-employment after moving to Hampshire with her family. With 13 years of experience in the industry, including working for local agents, Claire has made the Portsmouth branch a great success.
Samantha Wilkinson, Preston
Samantha has an impressive 14 years in the property industry and identified the need for a premium inventory service in Preston several years ago. She now runs No Letting Go Preston, providing quality services to landlords, letting agents and tenants in the area.
Alison Hardy, Swindon
Since Alison Hardy and her husband took over No Letting Go Swindon, the branch has one of the lowest percentages of national contract work and the team have won several marketing and customer service awards.
Alison attributes this success to “immense pride in the No Letting Go brand, a lot of flexibility, adaptability, resilience and hard work”.
For Alison, her favourite thing about her job is being responsible for generating her own workload, as well as having the opportunity to work with diverse properties on a daily basis.
Ann Ennis, Walthamstow
With over 45 years’ experience in the property sector, property is a serious passion for Ann. She prides herself on her can-do attitude and professional conduct when representing clients in the marketplace.
Ann became the owner of No Letting Go Walthamstow in 2009, providing highly detailed reports to the local community of property professionals.
Chinthi Ranaweera, Leicester
Chinthi came to property after 20 successful years working in commercial and marketing roles. Ever since completing business school, it was her ambition to one day own her own company.
And as the joint owner of No Letting Go Leicester with Greg Mason, she has achieved her goal!
Chinthi brings her managerial experience to her role, providing professional property services to the surrounding area.
Female Franchisees at No Letting Go
The women mentioned above are just a small selection of the wider pool of female talent No Letting Go is proud to call franchise owners.
Here are the rest of our female owned franchises across the country:
- Joanne Wilsdon, Cambridge
- Debbie Penn, Chelmsford
- Dominique Hall, Bradford
- Gabriella Walters, Barnet
- Margaret Rymill, Basingstoke
- Yosha Hussain, Fulham
- Wendy Yost, Gloucestershire
- Shewana Zaffar, Greenwich
- Moira Hendrickx, Hertford
- Rizwana Rasab, Reading
- Mundeep Grewal, Newham
- Julie Skipp, Tees Valley
- Tracey Hinds-Shelford, Watford and Harrow
Become a No Letting Go Franchisee
Interested in becoming a No Letting Go franchisee? Join the men and women across the country taking control of their career, and find out what our franchise programme could offer you:
- Training and support
- Cutting edge software
- Backing from a well-established brand
- UK wide support network
Take the first step towards career independence and become a No Letting Go franchise today.
We’re delighted to announce that one of our franchise owners has recently won gold at the AFA franchisee Annual Awards.
By injecting a youthful energy into his business, Dan Procter has built up a strong team who have been impressing their clients with their professional, yet personal property inventory services.
Find out what the award means for this up and coming franchise;
Dan Procter: Outstanding Young Franchisee
At the first AFA awards ceremony this September, the Outstanding Young Franchisee category was won by our very own Dan Procter!
Dan has owned the No Letting Go Gravesend, Dartford and Medway franchise since 2016 and has been busy working out how best to support his customers and put them at the heart of his business. With strong business planning and effective decision making, Dan has grown his business, becoming the network’s top performer in 2018. At the tender age of 25, this is no mean feat.
Dan attributes his success to a deep understanding of his customer’s needs and the support of the wider No Letting Go team;
“I quickly recognised where my customer pain points were and focused on delivering a service that would make their day to day lives easier. Not only do I get great support from the Head Office team, but the team within my business strive to deliver excellent service, even when we are all flat out during our peak business periods.”
Dan’s team includes co-owner Sophie Holden, who has been working in the property industry for over 2 years and clerks Rhiannon, Abby and Caroline.
The AFA Awards
The AFA recently held their first annual award ceremony, celebrating excellence in the franchise sector.
This black-tie event welcomed leading figures in the franchising community to network and share their business success.
Who Are the Approved Franchise Association?
The Approved Franchise Association (AFA) was established to support the growing UK franchise industry and provide accreditation to organisations of any size.
Their values include;
- Ethical franchising
- Open communication
- Quality accreditation
No Letting Go Achievements
Fortunately, we’re no stranger to awards. Many of our hardworking franchisees have been awarded with impressive accolades over the years.
For example, Rachel Farr who heads up our Bath branch is the proud recipient of; No letting Go Best Regional Office, Busiest Office, Customer Service, Franchisee of the Year and a nomination for the Woman Franchisee 2017 EWIF awards.
Why Choose A Franchise?
If you’re thinking of taking your career into your own hands and becoming a Franchisee, we’re on hand to help.
A franchise with No Letting Go offers;
- A ready-made start-up
- Training and support from day one
- Low start-up costs
- Continued learning and development
You don’t need any prior experience to become part of our multi award-winning business, just time and dedication.
Become a No Letting Go Franchise
Want to work with us? To kickstart the process, apply on our website so we can invite you in for a chat to discuss your needs and goals.
Apply to become a No Letting Go franchisee today, and you could find yourself being awarded in front of a panel of judges!
Last year we attended the National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham, where we spoke to potential franchisees about what we offer. This year, we’re heading to the Northern Franchise Exhibition to share our latest franchise opportunities alongside hundreds of other approved franchise brands.
Here’s what to expect from the event and a little more on what a franchise with No Letting Go involves.
What is Franchising?
Firstly, let’s define the meaning of franchising.
Franchising is the process of purchasing a ready-made start-up from an existing company and operating the business under the name of the established company.
This helps companies expand, as well as providing the franchisee with essential training and experience of running a business.
The Benefits of Franchising
Purchasing a franchise gives franchisees added support and peace of mind when it comes to operating their own business.
With the backing of an established brand behind them, new business owners are equipped with expert knowledge and a recognised name from the get-go.
In addition, most franchises offer initial and ongoing training to help secure success.
The Northern Franchise Exhibition 2019
The Northern Franchise Exhibition is being held at EventCity Manchester on the 21-22 June 2019.
If you’re looking to invest in a franchise, or considering franchising your business, this event is a fantastic way of accessing insider industry knowledge. With a huge variety of franchise opportunities on offer, there is something to suit every need.
This event is a BFA supported franchise exhibition. As a partner of the British Franchise Association (BFA), you know that all the franchise opportunities listed are fully accredited.
The event gathers together leading franchise brands for two days of presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions to help those looking for franchise opportunities in the UK.
This year, No Letting Go will be exhibiting to showcase our exciting franchise opportunities currently on offer.
Keen to attend and meet us in person? Visit our stand where our team will be happy to answer all your questions and give you an insight into what it means to be one of our franchisees.
We’re pleased to offer free tickets from the official website. Just use the promotion code KIT1.
A Franchise with No Letting Go
We have over 50 property franchises across the UK, and we’re always looking to expand. A franchise with us means you could be providing your local area with our professional property services, including inventory management and reports.
The great thing about starting a franchise with No Letting Go, is that you don’t need any specialised industry experience or qualifications. All we ask for is your time and commitment. We run a highly accessible scheme, with franchisees from all walks of life heading up our UK offices.
The Training Academy
If you start a franchise with us, you will receive access to an ongoing training programme which covers how to conduct reports, inventories, use our Kaptur software and perfect your sales and marketing techniques.
As well as day-to-day training, we also provide help with business strategy and expansion to ensure you have all the tools needed for long-term success.
How to Start a No Letting Go Franchise
If you’re interested in becoming a No Letting Go Franchisee, and joining our team of successful business owners, here’s how the process goes;
- We’ll start with an informal chat over the phone.
- We can then meet up to get to know you and explain the funding options available.
- The next step is to put you in contact with an existing franchisee so you can get an insight into what a franchise with us is like.
- We’ll then review your financial projection and make a decision.
Finally, you will receive your training pack, ready to get started!
Become a No Letting Go Franchisee
No Letting Go is a leading inventory management company for letting agents, landlords and property professionals. We provide unbiased property reports, checks and check in/check out services for our clients across the UK.
If you’re looking for a franchise opportunity with high income, a quick return on investment, and low set-up costs, then get in touch via our property franchise page.
We have had some time now to reflect on what was a spectacular day to be involved with; months of hard work and planning paid off with the delivery of our Millionaire Masterclass on 18th March.
Firstly, we must say thank you to the experts who gave us their time to present on Keys to Success, Business Planning & Strategy, Social Marketing & Outreach and fascinating human resource insights. The idea behind the day was to help boost our top franchisees and allow them to take their businesses to the next level, something we hope we have achieved.
The day was enjoyed in the beautiful grounds of Warren House and we were delighted with the amount of people who made the effort to come along. The opening key note not only outlined the four factors that will help you achieve success, but how those can be accessed. From tips on identifying the type of person you are communicating with and what they respond best to, to how to ensure you keep a positive mindset throughout, the opening speech could not have created a more motivational and inspirational setting for those who followed.
Hopefully our franchisees are all brimming with ideas on how to plan out the coming years of their business, how they will drive interest to their business and raise the brand profile as well as how best to sell once these leads come in.
We are incredibly excited to see the difference this will make to franchisees across the country and can’t wait to find out if they have kept their spot as one of our top franchisees for next year’s conference or, whether their invitation has been directed to another franchise who has chosen 2015 as the year to step up their game.
The sky really is the limit for any of our entrepreneurs with lofty ambitions, hopefully this will have helped them to realise their potential.
We’re working hard keep up with the demand for our services – says CEO Nick Lyons. With new franchisees in Bath, West London, Stockport, Manchester and Gloucestershire bringing the number to 43 offices, Nick says there has never been a better time to get into property services through a successful franchise network.
“Perhaps the saying ‘ an Englishman’s home is his castle’ no longer applies,” says Lyons. “The UK is fast becoming a nation of renters; research indicates that by 2021 renters will outnumber homeowners across the capital and this trend extends countrywide with projections that 39% of the UK’s population will be renting by then.”
The market is being further supported by an increase in applications for buy-to-let mortgages, rising a fifth since last year and 3% since June.
This continued growth has meant No Letting Go’s services are in great demand, which means potential franchisees have an opportunity to become part of this fast growing sector and capitalise on this trend with the market’s leading brand.
“Our tablet based reporting and online inventory management system allows already busy lettings agents and property managers to order and manage property reports online field in real-time whilst maximising profits for the franchisee. It’s become more important than ever to be able to deliver an efficient, reliable service combined with detailed and accurate reports. We believe that we are unrivalled in delivering this.” added Nick “For those who are keen to grow a successful business in the property sector the time has never been better to join the No Letting Go network. Exciting times are ahead.”
For more information on No Letting Go please contact Gary Claven on 07475 526111 or visit www.nolettinggo.co.uk