Ireland’s leading garmet alteration franchise, The Zip Yard, scooped awards at this year’s Ulster Bank National Franchise Awards.

Caroline Wallace, who together with her father Don Wallace, is the National Franchisor for The Zip Yard Group, picked up the prestigious award for Best Woman in Franchising along with the award for Best Indigenous Irish Product as well as a silver award for Best Growth.

Wallce said: “I was delighted to accept the awards which recognise the efforts of The Zip Yard franchise owners throughout the country. We introduced this practically recession-proof business opportunity to the Irish market in 2009 and are sure it is going to be a massive success on the Irish market in the coming years.”

Franchising opportunities with The Zip Yard have become especially attractive to young entrepreneurial women all over the country looking for a certain mentoring option to owning their own business. The company’s focus on resizing online purchases and remodelling vintage or previously bought garments makes it an especially attractive business opportunity for young women looking to be their own boss.

With 15 stores nationwide and another five ready to roll out before the end of the year, The Zip Yard is a tailor made opportunity for any young entrepreneur looking for a proven career in Ireland.