Testimonial - Huw James

Salons: Rush Horsham (since August 2008) and Rush Southampton (since March 2010)

Huw, started his Rush career in the Brighton Rush hair salon, and now owns two successful Rush Hair salons; Rush Southampton and Rush Horsham.

“The Horsham salon has grown into the busiest salons in town, as well as being profitable. This was all made possible from the continual support of the Rush head office team. Proving the success of Rush I have now opened my second franchised salon in Southampton.”

How did you start your career?

I had currently worked in business banking and was looking for a new direction in my career that was more energetic and creative. In 2006 I joined Rush in Brighton. Although I had no previous experience in the hairdressing industry, I quickly progressed during my time at RUSH Brighton due to the many training courses I attended in order to improve my skills and knowledge of the industry.

What made you want to become a Rush franchisee? I realised the potential for building a successful business whilst working my way up in the Rush salon. I worked up from receptionist to salon manager to then opening a franchise within two years. Rush was very supportive during my training and I undertook many courses to get to this position and I continue attending regular management training sessions. My time as a Manager was invaluable experience for my next step towards opening my own Rush franchise in nearby Horsham.

What did Rush do to support you?

I have regular one to one meetings with the Chairman and have continual support from all aspects of the business and all company Directors to ensure my salon reaches its full potential. Rush believes that excellence can only be achieved through strong foundations and a commitment to your craft. The Rush Advanced Academy is available to train my team of stylists as well as new team members joining Rush have the opportunity to take their skills to another level.

What has been your biggest achievement as a franchisee?

Currently running two successful franchises in Horsham and Southampton.