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A Winkworth journey: from employee to multiple office owner

One of Winkworth's current franchisees and multiple office owners is Ian Fraser. Ian began his career with Winkworth in 2001 working as a sales manager in the Winkworth West End office when, five years later, an opportunity to purchase an existing Winkworth office arose, and his journey as a Winkworth franchisee began.

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November 20, 2019

5 reasons why franchises fail

Research states that 50% of independent start-ups fail within the first 24 months of trading whereas only 5% of total UK franchises fail.

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November 14, 2019

How to survive the first three months of franchising

Even with the backing of a national franchise brand with a robust business model behind it, there is still a risk attached to running your own business. As a franchisee, the first three months of trading will be a vital time in ensuring you set yourself up properly for a prosperous future. Read on to see Winkworth’s tips on surviving at the start...

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November 08, 2019

Winkworth welcomes new franchisee to the network

Winkworth is pleased to welcome new franchisee Natasha Firman to the network as she purchases the existing and long established Winkworth office in Tunbridge Wells.

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October 30, 2019

5 steps to starting a franchise

Are you thinking of joining a successful and established property franchise business such as Winkworth but are unsure of the steps and processes involved? Read on to see Winkworth’s basic five-step guide to starting a franchise.

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October 21, 2019

The Winkworth network

Although each Winkworth office is independently owned and operated, together they form part of a larger, joined up network of 100 offices, united by the same name above the door.

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October 18, 2019

The future is franchising

Since the Brexit vote the property market has remained uncertain and this has been evident in many estate agencies’ declining results over the years. If you look at franchised estate agency businesses like Winkworth however, growth is still happening, mainly due to the model being sustainable even in an economic downturn.

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October 08, 2019

What to consider when joining a franchise

Research has found that 50% of entrepreneurs in the UK choose to own a franchised business rather than struggling to think of their own start-up idea, which is often a riskier alternative. If this sounds familiar, joining a franchise could be a fast-track route to becoming a successful business owner.

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October 07, 2019

Winkworth provides in-house training

Winkworth was one of the first estate agencies in the UK to set up an in-house Training Academy in 2011. Now a vital part of the business, the Academy ensures that staff working at all levels across the network are qualified, competent and provide the best customer service possible to their clients.

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September 25, 2019

Winkworth looks for independent agencies to join the network

The new franchising team at Winkworth are looking for independent estate agencies to join the existing network of 100 offices across the UK.

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September 19, 2019

A successful decade of trading as Winkworth

Current franchisee Calum Mason bought the Winkworth Crystal Palace office in August 2008. Over a decade later we caught up with him to talk about his journey with the brand.

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September 16, 2019

Winkworth announces 2019 interim results

Winkworth has announced robust interim results and outperformed its peers amidst continued political and economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations.

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September 12, 2019