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FRANCHISEFOCUS IN V ESTMENT: FROM £8 6 ,000 A wise choice Discover a fresh new career with your own Subway franchise I


t’s never too late to run your own business and take control of your life. Bingley-based Neil Dale opened his first


Subway franchise after working for many high-street brands, but always with the desire to be his own boss. It was Neil’s fussy eating, as well as his passion for Subway that led him to the brand. “I love Subway because of the ability to choose exactly what goes into my Sub, and after all these years of running great stores for others, I decided it was time to do it for myself. I knew how robust the Subway franchise system was, and knew how much support would be provided. Thanks to my background and experience working for Subway, I felt like I had already been trained to do the job. With a brand as strong as Subway, I knew I would be in a solid position from day one.” Subway is one of the largest and most


successful franchise brands, with more than 2,500 stores open across the UK and Ireland. Its well-established and robust franchise system has helped thousands of entrepreneurs across the world to build their own businesses. Neil’s store takes pride of place on


Bingley’s high street. He knew that having the Subway name above the door would help him greatly, not just because it is a well-known brand with an existing customer base, but also because of the access he has to buy products and benefit from the marketing of the wider Subway brand, which he wouldn’t receive if he were to go it alone. He says: “Subway has great buying power – we get great deals being part of a bigger brand, something small businesses can only dream of. I wanted to hit the ground running; establishing a business can be tough, buying into a strong, established brand would mean my store would be busy from the get go." In 2017, Subway introduced a new Fresh


Forward store design, offering guests an enhanced and modern Subway experience, with clean lines and guest-focused touches. Neil confirms it puts his Subway at an


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advantage: "Having Fresh Forward décor means that, from the start, my store is future-proofed for at least the next 10 years.” Franchising is one of the most successful


routes to business ownership; it enables hard-working, entrepreneurial individuals to become their own boss, but with the added reassurance that they are joining a tried-and-tested business model. For Neil, the support he received from


Subway throughout his franchise journey has been a factor in his success. “The business development office will help you find an opportunity and see it all the way through to build and completion. After the initial few weeks, the business development agents are always at the end of the phone to help with any questions or concerns.” Neil is proud to be heavily involved in the running of the store, but it’s also a family affair. His wife helps keep the finances on track, and supports Neil day to day.


Neil has ambitious plans to open another store in the next 18 months and would recommend owning a Subway franchise to anyone. He has the following advice: “Do your research, and once you have done it, do it again. The good days are a huge buzz, and when everything is going great, this is a dream job. I’m a firm believer that hard work pays off, so anyone heading into franchising should know that you have to work hard, but the achievement is immense.” l


CONTACT Subway Quick-service restaurant 0800 0855 058 (UK) or 1800 413 076 (Eire) subwayfranchising.com


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Investment level: £50k-£100k


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