It seems only a few months ago the franchise team and I were planning our activities for 2018 and it’s now over and we’re in 2019; maybe its an age thing, but last year flew by!
What a year it was too – it had its challenges and it had its successes – and I’m sure these will continue through this year.
In 2018 we saw a number of new businesses open their doors to Hunters and our network. We had Richard from Somerset and his team from Portishead, Yatton and Nailsea representing us. This brings our regional footprint up to one of the largest agencies in the area. Mark and his team in Burntwood joined in 2018 as well, raising our strong presence further in the West Midlands. Meanwhile in Wales, Paul and his team are now offering Hunters across Llandrindod Wells and beyond into the Welsh hills. London was also a highlight last year with further branches opening in Bethnal Green – as Polat and Raz opened their 2nd branch on Columbia Road. Adrian/Adam and their group joined us in the Gravesend area and also our new friends Bruce and Stephen with their fantastic business in Greenwich. Heading north we welcomed Bo and his company at our new Hunters Newcastle City Centre branch. To top it off our latest addition to the group was Mark Wheeldon with his guys in Castleford (welcome Mark and all!).
This year is already looking to be very busy for new openings and I am delighted to say that we have already secured a record quarter 1 of branch openings to start the year. All of these newly signed businesses are exactly the fit our network would expect and I cannot wait to tell you more throughout the year ahead.
Watch this space!