Neighbourly, the home services company, hosted its third European Reunion in the UK in Manchester, which brought together over 350 franchisees from four countries across its service brands.
This year’s event themed ‘First Class’ celebrated the success of its franchisees from each of the brands in the UK, Ireland, Austria and Germany at an awards ceremony, and gave franchisees the opportunity to network and share best practice.
Neighbourly also announced its new plans for all of its brands in the year ahead, which now total eight after recently acquiring the UK kitchen makeover franchise, Dream Doors.
Mike Bidwell, Neighborly’s (a holding company of 22 service brands including the U.S. and Canada) chief executive and president, said: “Neighborly has had another strong year of performance, continuing to execute on our plan for growth in Europe and North America. We are now the world leader of franchise brands focused on repairing, maintaining and enhancing homes and properties.
“This year’s European Reunion has been a fantastic success for not only ourselves as a franchisor, but for all our franchisees. It has been one of the largest gatherings of franchise owners in Europe, and we wouldn’t of wanted to be anywhere else, Manchester, the home of culture, music and sport.”
Neighbourly in Europe consists of eight brands – Aire Serv, Bright & Beautiful, Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, Drain Doctor, Dream Doors, and Mr. Electric, plus Locatec and Rainbow International in Germany and Austria.
The Neighbourly Reunion Award Winners 2019 were:
UK Franchisee of the Year – David, Denise and Mike Baddeley (Drain Doctor)
Philip Young (Countrywide Grounds Maintenance)
Julie Dunne (Bright & Beautiful)
Martin and Alex Smith (Dream Doors)