Ireland Franchise Case Studies Archive
Brian MacGoey, Limerick, Cork, Ennis &Galway, Domino's Pizza franchisee
Ex under 21 Irish rugby international, Brian MacGoey, 35, opened his first Domino’s Pizza store in 1999 in Limerick. His company is now worth Euro5m and employs 120 people. He owns six stores including two in Limerick, two in Cork and one each in Ennis and Galway.
Colin Knightley, Dublin,
Colin Knightley, the first Irish franchisee for Dream Doors, is looking forward to opening the doors to his new business and believes the concept is ideally suited to Ireland. “I’ve done a lot of research into the Irish market and seen how people are spending their money in Dublin. I believe that this franchise will fit very well here and I can’t wait to get started.”
Richard McGonigle, Derry, Signs Express franchisee
Richard McGonigle wanted a change and had always aspired to start his own business so looked at franchising as a way to achieve this.
Kieron Murphy, Bangor,
Taking a career break as a Technical Director, it was Kieron’s involvement with charity trekking that first led him to the idea of running his own gym. “A big part of my role in leading these treks was to make sure the participants were properly trained,” recalls Kieron. “A lot of the trekkers were women who told me that they often encountered difficulties with regular training. There was a general view that gyms were too much of a macho, male environment. This is when I knew that there would be huge potential for Ladies Workout Express."
I identified the fact that the health and obesity problems that are now with us here in Ireland, happened in America 20 years ago. I was convinced that the market very much needs what Ladies Workout Express has to offer and as a result invested in the brand and the system with enthusiasm and conviction.
Arik Elberse, Ireland,
What makes a perfectly sane, even intelligent person pack their bags and leave a perfectly good job? For Arik Elberse, now MD of Ology (Ireland), it was the lure of something even better and just a little bit different.