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Inside Story The lowdown...


…on Suit the City. Director Carol Rawson explains what it means to be a franchisee and the training process


INVESTMENT LEVEL: FROM £19,950


Do you need previous experience? No. You will not be doing any sewing – this is for the expert tailors in our factory, your role will be one of marketing our beautiful products and delivering amazing service.


What support do franchisees receive? You will be working with the directors who have owned the business from the start; they will provide comprehensive support to get your business up and running, and ongoing help when required.


All training is given and our tried-and- tested systems mean that you will be earning from the fi rst client onwards. Our team spirit and training is second-to-none and we believe that your success is our success.


Is there room for more franchisees? Yes, we are recruiting throughout the UK. If you are the right person for us, we will fi nd room for you to operate your business.


“Our team spirit is second-to-none and we believe that your success is our success.”


What sort of person do you think a Suit the City franchise would suit? The role is ideally suited to someone who enjoys selling, working with people, loves networking and is not afraid of learning new skills.


What does being a Suit the City franchisee entail?


A Suit the City franchisee usually works from home or has a small local studio, clients are professionals and you will be their trusted advisor when they need to update their wardrobe. There are over 3000 fabrics and hundreds of design options to choose from; both for formal and casual made-to-measure clothes – something to suit everyone.


What makes Suit the City diff erent? Our products are manufactured using Savile Row fabrics, but our production methods mean we can off er high quality without the high Savile Row price tag. We make real clothes for real people, so can help customers whatever their size and shape as well as working to their budget. As a franchisee you will be able to


regain control of your work-life balance and develop your passion for amazing


Carol Rawson


customer service. We are now entering our 10th year of trading and have proven the business model. We are the only tailoring franchise that has been accredited by the British Franchise Association (bfa).


What advice would you give to someone thinking of buying their fi rst franchise? Think very carefully. Do you have the commitment to make it work? Do you love the products, and do you have the support of friends and family?


What are your plans for the future? We are aiming to have up to 50 franchises in the UK, covering all major centres of population.


Suit the City Sales and marketing


www.suitthecity.com franchise@suitthecity.com 01494 880 791


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