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Case study: converting to Winkworth

Franchisee of Winkworth Kingsbury, Ajay Bathija, joined the network by converting his independent estate agency to the brand in February 2017. Below we hear what prompted his decision to join Winkworth and how he has found the journey so far.

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January 22, 2020

Winkworth releases 2019 Trading Update

Winkworth has announced pleasing results in it’s Trading Update released ahead of their 2019 full year results on the Winkworth PLC website. Against a difficult political backdrop, these results cement the resilience of the franchise model.

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January 15, 2020

Winkworth welcomes its first new franchisee of 2020

Winkworth is pleased to welcome its first new franchisee of the year, James Hadley-Clift, to the network. James has recently purchased the sales side of the Winkworth Southbourne office in Bournemouth, which has been established there for almost a decade.

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January 09, 2020

Meet the people behind the brand

Winkworth has steadily grown its number of offices through franchising over the last 40 years, and as such the number of people and back office departments at head office to support them has also grown. Read on to meet the management personnel behind the brand.

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January 06, 2020

New Franchising 2019 Round Up

Whilst 2019 was another uncertain year for UK politics and the property market remained subdued, Winkworth's new franchising team did see some movement for the network, opening 3 new offices in key strategic areas, and selling another 3 to new management.

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December 19, 2019

The different routes to becoming a Winkworth franchisee

If you're a driven and experienced property professional looking to take the next big career step, then the new franchising team at Winkworth want to speak to you. Winkworth have several franchise opportunities available for exceptional individuals looking to own or develop their own business.

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December 11, 2019

Winkworth’s unique IT support for franchisees

In early 2017 Winkworth noticed the increased demand for reliable IT support from its network of offices. To ensure supply, the IT department set up an ‘IT in a box service’ and began to roll it out. Below we hear from Winkworth’s IT services manager, Justin Wong, who explains in further detail the support the department offers and how Winkworth offices...

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December 11, 2019

Buying a Winkworth office: the options

Every year the new franchising team at Winkworth help to sell a number of existing offices to new owners. This can be due to several reasons; the current franchisee may be looking to retire, relocate, concentrate on other business interests or simply wish to exit because the franchise term of 10 years is up.

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November 28, 2019

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