Whilst this is the Godwin family's first franchise venture, they are interested in growing a multi-unit enterprise.
PACK & SEND UK welcomes the Godwin family to its network, having recently launched PACK & SEND Camberley in Surrey.
The Godwins’ unit takes the brand’s tally to 20 service centres across the UK. They join the existing 19 located in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland that offer bespoke packing and shipping services to a loyal customer base, with a broad capability that includes safe packing and shipping of fragile, large, awkward and valuable items.
Stephen, Hayley and son Charlie launched the family-run franchise business in mid-May. As local people, who have lived in nearby Lightwater throughout their time raising a family, they understand the importance of the service they’ll be providing to their local community.
Stephen worked as an air traffic controller in several countries throughout his career, including 20 years in the UK, before heading off to Baghdad and Prague. He sought a career change and equally, Hayley, as a stay-at-home mum, wanted to do something with her time now her children had grown up and to fulfil her lifetime ambition to run her own business.
Hayley worked in retail prior to having children, so understands the power of a high street name and the functionality of a retail unit. Her organisational skills will be put to good use in the family’s new business. They are joined in their venture by their son, Charlie, who recently worked as a postman.
Richard Webb, general manager of retail network development at PACK & SEND, said: “We are thrilled to welcome the Godwins to our franchise network. Their enthusiasm, flexibility and problem-solving abilities provide them with the necessary qualities to grow their business in the ever-expanding logistics sector.
“Our franchise opportunity provides the right tools and approach to grow a successful business which generates substantial returns. Our HQ team also provide invaluable support, helping to build brand awareness among your customers and guiding you through your journey.”