Successful Open Day With The Christmas Decorators
When the time comes to begin thinking about Christmas, interest is always generated in The Christmas Decorators franchise. Yet, given the nature of the business, it is difficult to plan meetings for potential franchise owners during the run up to Christmas.
Last September, we started planning an Open Day, which was held on Tuesday, 20th December 2011. Six potential franchise owners from very different parts of the United Kingdom were able to attend. They took the opportunity to discuss ideas with like-minded guests and ask questions about the business.
Nick Bolton, the owner of The Christmas Decorators, with his Franchise Managers, Ged Comerford and Maurice Kelleher, spoke about the business and gave an insight into what new franchise owners could expect from it. Presentations were made by Tony Urwin, Director of FDS North, and Anna Beaumont, from Kenyon Fraser, the PR group acting for The Christmas Decorators.
Later in the afternoon, as darkness fell, the guests were taken on a walking tour of Liverpool city centre to see Christmas displays installed at various locations, including the Philharmonic Hall.
The whole event was extremely successful – from feedback given on the day it was clear the guests thought it was a great way to learn all about the business in a relaxed and informal way. In particular, they all considered that it was an excellent opportunity to be able to see some existing displays and discover more about the fitting of Christmas lights and decorations. It is likely that several new franchise owners will join Christmas Decorators as a result of the Open Day.
Discussions will be held with The Christmas Decorators soon as to the potential of organising another, similar event in the spring of 2012 for those interested people who couldn’t attend last December.