Paul Kaye and Harry Cope are the latest additions to the UK network
Transworld Business Advisors has added two franchisees to its UK network.
Paul Kaye is the new owner of the business sales specialist’s South Buckinghamshire office, while Harry Cope will head up the company’s Manchester franchise.
Paul previously worked as a chartered accountant, before spending a number of years living and working in Europe.
He says: “While I enjoyed travelling and working abroad, when I returned to the UK I was ready to put my experience to entrepreneurial use.
“I invested in a number of business ventures, including a franchise in property and my own start-up in executive recruitment. So I knew about franchising and I knew about starting a business.”
However, the pandemic made Paul rethink his long-term plans: “Having experienced what franchising can help me achieve, I was ready for a new direction when the pandemic led to a slowdown in my recruitment business.
“I came across Transworld and liked the idea of working locally, building up a business where I can leverage my local network.
“Transworld was a good fit and after speaking with some of the franchise partners already active in the network I knew my ambition and drive would be the right fit for the franchise.
“Plus I believe my culminative experience in both the corporate and entrepreneur worlds will give me a good standing when I speak with my clients.”
After completing his training, Paul opened his business at the start of the year.
“I wouldn’t say I’m a natural entrepreneur, compared to those who I’ve met, so having the backing of my franchisor is perfect for me, as I’m sure it would be for many others,” he says.
“The head office team are fully supportive. When you have the right people behind you with the right attitude, I believe you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
“Transworld has given me this sense of freedom and I know, by following the business model, I can make my Transworld office work.”
Harry owned his own retail business before becoming a Transworld Business Advisors franchisee.
He says: “I’d gone into business with my family after completing my economics degree, so was ready for a new challenge.
“I like the concept Transworld presents and it’s exciting being part of something that is still growing in the UK.”
Still in his mid-twenties, Harry is supported not just by the franchisor, but by people who inspire him to be a better version of himself.
“My uncle, Mike, who has joined me in the Transworld business, had built up a hugely successful accountancy practice before he took early retirement,” Harry explains.
“My partner is a solicitor and she’s already supported me with the legal aspects of the business and introduced me to the right firms to network with.
“So with all our experience in business sales, accountancy and law, I’m confident we will achieve great success.”
Henry Ziff, Transworld UK managing director, says: “I know our two new franchise partners are going to be an asset to the Transworld UK network, as they are already proving themselves to be.
“I’m looking forward to helping them achieve great results with their new businesses over the course of their first year and beyond.”
Transworld Business Advisors has over 255 franchisees globally, including 18 in the UK, and has been in operation since 1979.
“Throughout the pandemic, our franchise partners continue to excel in their business and over the last four decades we’ve supported tens of thousands of business owners to sell their business,” Henry adds.
“This, essentially, is what we do - it’s where we excel as a franchise. Selling a business is a complex process, because the seller has invested so much of themselves into the enterprise.”