Prima Ardelle Associates Portsmouth Gets Off To A Flying Start
Prima Ardelle Associates® Portsmouth gets off to a flying start, achieving just over £15,000 of new vacancies in the first month of trading.
Owned and operated by franchisee James Cooper, Cooper had around 20 years’ experience within the retail management sector working for several market leading brands up to area management level before launching his Prima Ardelle Associates recruitment business in the Portsmouth area
“I wanted to own a business that would give me a good work life balance with low start-up costs and good return on investment,” stated Cooper.
Prima Ardelle Associates offers a low start-up cost route to owning and operating a franchise business providing staffing solutions to a range of companies.
“I had been looking for some time to purchase a franchise business opportunity which had reasonable start-up costs and would allow me to use my previous retail management experience. Prima Ardelle Associates also had a good level of potential income and also gives me a realistic work/life balance," advised Cooper.
What support and training did you receive from the franchisor i.e. business planning, sales and marketing, bank finance etc.? “I received a comprehensive initial training program including great ongoing support and advice from the franchisor, whom I also worked alongside to ensure that we launched swiftly and successfully,” said Cooper.
What was included in the initial launch of a Prima Ardelle Associates recruitment franchise? “The launch package included a thorough two weeks induction programme with accommodation during one week, head office visits, full on the job training and support during first trading week, all training manuals, office furniture including PC and printer, extensive marketing materials pack to aid in launching the business locally, corporate access to one of the country’s leading job boards and access to the company’s online recruitment software,“ Cooper commented.
What other franchise opportunities had you been looking at previously? “I had looked at other retail brands, estate agency and kitchen solutions franchise opportunities for around six months before settling on this franchise business opportunity with Prima Ardelle Associates.”
What appealed to you the most about a Prima Ardelle Associates recruitment franchise? “The biggest appeal to me compared to other franchise business opportunities were the low start-up costs, good work/life balance as well as the being able to transfer my skills into working within a B2B environment.”
How did the training and induction meet up with your expectations? “The initial two-week induction course was very comprehensive and intense, which has given me a great platform to work from and establish my business in the local area. The first week was a steep learning curve, however I really enjoyed it with full support from the franchisor who visited me at my office in Portsmouth.”
The launch of Prima Ardelle Associates Portsmouth got off to a flying start bearing in mind that you opened the branch in December traditionally a quiet month for recruitment.
“In the first four weeks of trading we resourced around £15,000 of vacancies that I am now working on using the Prima Ardelle Associates time proven methods and exclusive systems and procedures," continued Cooper. "This proves that even in what some people may consider to be a quiet period for recruitment, by using Prima Ardelle Associates Building.Better.Business™ system effectively I could achieve the results required and look forward to building on this moving forward.”
Going into 2014, Cooper is very optimistic about the local economy with his Prima Ardelle Associates business to business (B2B) recruitment franchise.
“Retail spending as well as a strong property market has increased steadily over the last 12 months which is always a good sign of stimulus to other business sectors looking to increase their manpower,” stated Cooper.
Prima Ardelle Associates franchise recruitment team have a national expansion programme in place and are looking to speak with like-minded people who desire to own and operate a profitable B2B business that offers a good work/life balance.
“We are very happy to discuss this our unique opportunity at a one to one meeting rather than an impersonal group discovery day where we can take time out to understand the potential franchisees as well as giving them the opportunity to find out more about ourselves in a non-pressured environment,” advised Martin Wood, Managing Director.
Prima Ardelle Associates has a comprehensive launch package and aim to get your business fully operational and functioning within two weeks of completing their two week induction course.
"We can achieve good results working with motivated franchisees from a sales, customer service or management background that have the desire to succeed and wish to be part of our success.”