Snack-in-the-Box franchise owner Keith Poke loves the instant credibility

Keith Poke, owner of Snack-in-the-Box (SITB) franchise, says that the best thing about SITB franchise is that you get the complete freedom to operate your business in the way you want, while profiting from the ongoing support and training. Prior to starting his own franchise in August 2006, Keith initially completed one week training course in Portsmouth. In this one week training period he was taught everything about franchising, right from doing the accounts, to purchasing the stock, and installing and servicing the vending machines.

When it comes to ongoing support, the Area Manager regularly visits to see how you are performing and to offer some advice that can help to improve the performance and profitability of your business. Snack-in-the-box can also assist you with the accounts, campaign your territory by means of telesales and if required, their service is just a phone call away. Also, having an opportunity to build your business at your own pace and to a size that you can easily handle is great.

Presently, Keith works for 4 days in a week and so he has some time to relax and follow his leisure interests. To date, Keith has 80 vending machines that generate a yearly turnover of £75,000 within the region. Keith had been self-employed for the past 26 years, and during this time he has owned a number of franchises and businesses.