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Kendlebell, a white-collar business to business franchise opportunity, is seeking quality franchise owners to aid its expansion across Ireland.

An award winning franchise, Kendlebell is actively looking for franchise owners who are keen to capitalise on the company's experience, support and success to build their own thriving Kendlebell businesses.

Originally founded in the UK in 1997 and brought to Ireland in 2006 by business partners David Kelly and Tom Shanahan, Kendlebell franchise owners provide virtual office services to small and medium-sized businesses throughout their exclusive territories. The services are aimed at business owners ranging from professional photographers and driving instructors through to property consultants and entrepreneurs, who are too busy to constantly deal with customers but want to retain their professional image.

The services provided include personalised telephone answering, e fax services, online diary management, call transfer, non geographic numbers, boardroom hire, business mailing addresses, order taking and customer service, and holiday and sickness cover.

One of Kendlebell's first franchise owners Tony Clarke, who owns the Naas location and was shortlisted for the Franchisee of the Year service award at the 2010 Ulster Bank Irish Franchise Awards, explains: "When I was looking for a new business opportunity in 2007, I was introduced to Kendlebell. Having met with the Kendlebell team and learned about the range of services that Kendlebell offices provide, I immediately knew it was for me. From a standing start in October 2007, two years on, Kendlebell Naas employs five people who look after the needs of more than 180 clients and we continue to go from strength to strength. The support and guidance of the Kendlebell team has helped me grow my business and will continue to do so in the future."

As well as provding support and guidance to its franchise owners, Kendlebell also provides a thorough training programme before the launch of their business to ensure each franchise owner has all the knowledge needed to run a successful Kendlebell franchise. In return, Kendlebell is looking for franchise owners who have a strong sales drive, good at people management, are computer literate, professional, and can provide excellent customer service.

Since the pilot franchise location was launched in Dublin in 2006 by David and Tom, the business concept has proved a hit and Kendlebell even won the Irish Franchise Associations award for Best Emerging Franchise Opportunity in 2007. Since then various Kendlebell franchises have been launched across Ireland, and the company is now seeking the right franchise owners to continue its nationwide expansion.

Reported by Derin Ibrahim

Summary of Operation

Providing telephone answering and virtual office services throughout the UK and Ireland. Kendlebell has opportunities for Sales & Account Management (SAM) franchise owners to work in partnership with its network of Fully Operational franchise owners, each of who have offices, equipment and staff to deliver our service to our diverse portfolio of clients.