Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of Belvoir Group PLC
Belvoir Group PLC Snapshot
Our franchise model is built on 22 years of experience, the entrepreneurial drive and local knowledge of our franchisees, and the support and guidance of our Central Office team.
Our experience and focus on customer service have enabled us to stand out from the crowd and are key to the success of our Group.
Greater financial stability
The combination of a strong lettings base with the addition of property sales provides our franchisees and the Group as a whole with greater financial stability than many typical estate agencies.
The franchise network
Our franchisees benefit from the backup and support associated with a large franchise operation whilst operating their own business with the entrepreneurial drive of an owner-manager.
New franchisees pay an upfront fee to cover our training and mentoring programme. An ongoing monthly management service fee, based on franchise revenue, contributes towards Central Office operations and further investment in the business.
We work closely with potential new franchisees to ensure that they are a good fit for our business model of high quality service delivery and sound business ethics. This process minimises the risk to both the franchisor and the franchisees and ensures our high success rate.
Our brands are highly regarded and respected for their core values of professionalism and customer service. We invest continually in our brands to ensure that messaging remains fresh and relevant to our markets.
Each franchisee has a dedicated business mentor who helps them to develop their business. Advice and support is available from Central Office in specialist areas such as legal, IT, compliance and marketing.
We facilitate a culture where franchisees learn from each other and share experiences through both national and regional networking groups.
New franchisees undertake an intensive training course prior to opening. Continual professional training and development is conducted both at Central Office and via webinars.
We provide a proactive support system, bringing the best and most up-to-date tools, advice and services to our franchisees with group deals negotiated where possible.
We recognise the need for our Central Office operations to attract, train, reward and retain highly motivated staff to deliver a professional service to our franchised networks.
Our professional service goes above and beyond legal requirements. Our franchisees’ key role is to deliver exceptional customer service to their clients.
Our Board is committed to building a business capable of creating value for our shareholders based on sound business ethics.
Adjusted basic EPS increased to 7.7p (2015: 7.3p)
Mike founded Belvoir in 1995, having previously served in the Royal Air Force. He is a well respected figure in both the UK lettings market and franchising industry having been chairman of the British Franchising Association, a director of the National Approved Lettings Scheme and a director of The Property Ombudsman, and having served on the World Franchise Council. His key skills are team building and strategic business planning.
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Chief Executive Officer
Dorian has extensive experience in the property industry having spent seven years with Countrywide before joining Belvoir in 2005 as Business Development Manager and being appointed Sales Director a year later. Currently Chief Operating Officer, Dorian’s key skills include people management and business development and he has a deep understanding of successful franchising. Dorian is also a director of The Property Ombudsman.
Chief Financial Officer
Louise is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary, having qualified with Ernst & Young in 1991. She has over 14 years’ board-level experience with AIM-listed companies and has built up good relations with institutional investors. Louise has established a reliable finance function capable of supporting business growth and over the past two years has overseen three significant acquisitions for the Group. Louise also serves as Company Secretary to the Group.
Mark, a Chartered Surveyor, has over 30 years’ experience of estate agency having joined Black Horse Agencies in 1984 and subsequently becoming managing director of Legal & General Estate Agents. In 1999 Mark established Newton Fallowell, which he built into a network of 30 franchised outlets before selling to Belvoir in July 2015. Mark is Managing Director of Newton Fallowell Limited with board-level responsibility for the management and growth of the Newton Fallowell and the Goodchilds networks.
Nicholas, a Chartered Surveyor, was a partner in Humberts and a joint founder of Propertyfinder, the UK’s first national property portal, before becoming commercial director of Zoopla. Since 2012 Nicholas has built a portfolio of business interests involving key estate agency firms nationwide giving him a deep insight into the UK property industry.
Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Andrew has over 25 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer having been a partner at Geldards LLP until 2015, leading its corporate and banking team. Andrew is now chief executive of a private family investment fund, Fullbrook Thorpe Investments LLP, a consultant to Geldards LLP and a non-executive director of a number of privately held concerns.
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Chairman of the Audit Committee
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