Ireland Franchise Case Studies Archive
Michael O'Hara, Sligo, Signs Express franchisee
Michael O’Hara opened his Signs Express production centre in Sligo after realising that owning his own business where he could make the decisions and directly influence its running, would suit him better than working for a multi-national company.
Harry Taylor started out life as a franchisee with Ink World, but a meeting with managing director Mark Reid meant that his working life was about to change as he became master licencee for Ireland.
Pat Blake, North Dublin, Card Connection franchisee
In 2002 Pat Blake was working as a transport manager for Pizza Express in Uxbridge. However, after three years, the gruelling commute to and from Dublin each weekend finally led him to look at a different career and that drove him to the door of Card Connection.
Michael & Pauline Sheehan, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Acme Blinds franchisee
The Wine Buff launched its twelfth shop and second in County Waterford, when Michael and Pauline Sheehan became the first franchisees to open a second Wine Buff outlet at 36 O Connell Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Barry O Niell & Jack Casey, Midleton, Co Cork, Acme Blinds franchisee
The Wine Buff launched its thirteenth shop and second in County Cork, when Barry O Niell and Jack Casey opened in Midleton town at 12 The Crescent, Midleton, Co Cork.
Helen Corbett, Galway, The Bagel Bar franchisee
Helen Corbett has been a Stretch-n-Grow franchisee since April 2003. Helen was looking for a business that she would enjoy running whilst helping others.