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The award-winning franchisor with four proven opportunities

The award-winning franchisor with four proven opportunities

The Bardon Group is home to the highly successful Recognition Express, Kall Kwik, Techclean and ComputerXplorers brands

If you’re considering a future as a franchise owner, The Bardon Group could have just what you’re looking for.

The multi-franchise operation, which has over 100 franchise owners, is home to the iconic Recognition Express and Kall Kwik brands, as well as ComputerXplorers and Techclean, both home-based franchises that offer low fixed overheads and flexible working potential.

The Bardon Group’s experienced leadership team is headed up by Nigel Toplis, who has been active in the sector for over 27 years.

A former chairman of the British Franchise Association, he’s written three books on franchising. Nigel’s also a fellow of Lancaster University’s Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation department.

He says: “Our established franchises each offer an effective route to business success.

“The business systems have been proven, have all stood the test of time and our franchisees benefit from a robust and knowledgeable support network.

“The Bardon Group’s team has more than 100 years’ combined experience in franchising. We are 100 per cent focused on helping franchise owners achieve their ambitions and are proud of the high level of support we provide to each brand.”

The corporate branding and promotional products franchise

For more than four decades, Recognition Express has been a leading operator in the corporate recognition and promotional products space.

It’s the most successful franchise in the sector, supplying corporate branded products to UK businesses, charities, academia, government bodies and other organisations.

A previous winner of the coveted British Franchise Association Franchise of the Year Award, Recognition Express celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2019.

Like all brands in The Bardon Group, Recognition Express has multiple revenue streams and specialises in personalised branded and corporate clothing, name badges, promotional products and business gifts, plus signs, staff awards and school uniforms.

The design and print franchise

A familiar name on the high street during the 1980s and 1990s, Kall Kwik has been relaunched to ensure continued success in the digital age.

Still true to its rich heritage, Kall Kwik maintains its leading position on the high street, offering the full range of print, copy and design services.

But there is more, as the Kall Kwik proposition of today provides an extended and ‘in demand’ range of business and marketing services - from web design, email marketing and direct mail to digital and traditional print supply.

Established in the late 1970s and with some 35 centre owners nationwide, Kall Kwik remains the UK’s market leader in its field.

Never afraid to harness change, the Kall Kwik Business Services concept offers a lower entry cost to the market together with a greater breadth of products and services. Through this extension of the offering, the future of this brand looks very bright.

The IT education franchise

Hands-on technology lessons from ComputerXplorers enable young children to become digital creators.

Sessions include coding and programming, 3D animation, web design, digital art, robotics, film-making, forensic technology and much more.

ComputerXplorers delivers engaging, educative technology sessions for primary schools, pre-schools and nurseries, as well as afterschool clubs, holiday camps, hospitals and family learning venues.

As a ‘work from home’ franchise, it offers great flexibility with minimal operating costs and attractive profit margins.

IT system hygiene franchise

In an age of superbugs, office hygiene has shot up the agenda for many companies.

Techclean, The Bardon Group’s latest franchise business, ably meets this growing demand. Its top-quality cleaning service focuses on office equipment that comes into regular contact with human hands.

At a glance the Bardon Group

Costs for each franchise: Recognition Express: £25,000 Kall Kwik: £80,000 Techclean £19,500 ComputerXplorers: £14,950 All prices excluding VAT Contact: Karen Jameson Or call 01530 513300 The market leader in its field, Techclean developed its expertise during the 1980s. Today, franchise owners work across a diverse range of organisations, with big-name customers including Porsche and Disney.

No dedicated premises are needed, so Techclean is the perfect business to run from a home office at a minimal cost. Territories are generous - each catchment area includes at least 10,000 businesses - and franchisees can expect to generate a net profit margin exceeding 55 per cent.

Four franchise opportunities - one award winning team

Each of the brands in The Bardon Group portfolio has its own characteristics. These will appeal to different people in different ways, depending on individual priorities and goals. The ethos of good franchising is at the core of each business.

As in a strong marriage, both franchisor and franchise owner bring different skills and strengths to the table. They work as one in partnership to develop a profitable, growing business.

The franchisor supplies a brand, business system, ongoing support, training, marketing tools and experience. The franchise owner combines these with their own skills, experience, ambition and work ethic. It’s a powerful combination and provides the cornerstone for a successful business.

At a glance

Costs for each franchise:

Recognition Express: £25,000
Kall Kwik: £80,000
Techclean £19,500
ComputerXplorers: £14,950
All prices excluding VAT


Karen Jameson Or call 01530 513300