A UKBM franchisee who’d only just started when Covid struck and everything changed overnight has won a major industry award.
Graham Ballantyne, owner of UK Business Mentoring in Oxfordshire, Reading and Newbury, impressed the judges at whichfranchise.com so much that they chose him to receive the Great British Franchisee Award.
It’s the highest honour in the franchising world and puts him among the industry’s elite.
I’d only just established myself in a business that’s largely about hosting seminars and working with clients face to face when I had to pivot it to online, says Graham.
It was a huge challenge learning new online skills and supporting my customers to do exactly the same - so being able to more than double the amount of business year-on-year was a huge success.
Another was supporting my customers to adapt their business models to survive Covid, and many are now generating additional recurring revenue streams as a result
Graham, who also offers executive coaching and leadership training, has distinguished himself in the UK Business Mentor network by helping new franchisees and brokering lucrative partnerships.
I joined UK Business Mentoring as a franchisee as I love helping others to succeed and grow adds Graham
I received tremendous support from UKBM, the franchisor, to help me adapt and ensure I was successful. It really does feel like my thirty years in the corporate world was my apprenticeship enabling me to do what I do now …and love what I do every day.
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