Branded for success!

When you choose a franchise you want to be part of a success story - and they don't come much bigger than Prontaprint

From the start, our story has been one of constant progress. We helped to found the British Franchise Association in the UK, are members of The Irish Franchise Association in Ireland, and were the first-ever print company to be awarded Business Superbrand status by the Brand Council - the world's leading independent authority on branding.

We've always been a market leader - ever since our founders Edwin Thirlwell and Ken Clement opened their first Prontaprint centre way back in 1971. Now you could play a part in building on that success.

Edwin and Ken had a simple idea. They made high-quality design, print and copying available to everyone. Their idea proved so popular that Prontaprint now has a network of 175 franchised centres across Ireland and the UK - many with a turnover of well over 1 million euros a year.

We've always been ahead of the pack in using the latest technology and these days we focus our sales effort on the lucrative market for business print. Today, we're a 75 million euros organisation with many blue-chip clients including Hush Puppies, British Airways and Dixon Stores Group.

Our services include bringing business communication ideas to life through highly creative design, superior standards of traditional and digital print, eye-catching exhibition stands and displays, innovative direct mail campaigns and the all-important finishing touches such as binding, lamination and embossing. And although we're at the top, we're not standing still. Right now, we're preparing for the next chapter of our success story - and you could be a part of it.

Prontaprint has developed a new brand positioning - one which really stands out from our competitors and is designed to have maximum appeal among our business clients. Not only does Prontaprint look different, it feels different too. Our design and print services have been enhanced and we've worked hard to ensure our standards of support for all our franchisees are better than ever before.

As a franchisee in the next generation of Prontaprint, you can trust us to support you every step of the way in all aspects of training, operations, technical assistance, marketing and sales. Most of all, you'll be able to draw on a business model that's been proven time and time again - as well as the support of fellow Prontaprint franchisees who will willingly share their know-how.

We're looking for business professionals with the right mix of entrepreneurial spirit and individual flair to reflect our new face and drive our success story even further.

This is your chance to write your own story armed with a proven commercial formula honed over 35 years in an expanding market. The market for the type of services we provide is set to grow by 12 per cent by the end of 2007 (source Cap Venture) and today's Prontaprint network offers clients the broadest-ever range of design and print service and expertise.

Prontaprint is a brand with big ambitions. If you think you've got what it takes to start a whole new success story, just get in touch. Prontaprint is recruiting franchisees now for business print and design centres in Limerick, Galway, Dublin, and Wexford/Waterford. If you have the kind of individual business flair to drive our company even further then this could be your chance to write your own success story. So if you think you've got what it takes, get in touch.

FACT FILE

Established over 30 years ago, Prontaprint is the largest established network within the print-on-demand market, a founder member of the British Franchise Association, a member of the Irish Franchise Association, and a leading Business Superbrand. A range of business models are available depending upon the investment level and background of the prospective franchisee.