Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Hire A Hubby Founder Joins At Your Request

Hire A Hubby Founder Joins At Your Request

The man who brought Hire A Hubby to NZ has joined the @ Your Request Franchise Group as a regional franchisee.

Mark Lewis who has had over a decade in franchising on both sides of the Tasman says the home services market has room for growth "I've been actively looking around for businesses since selling Hire A Hubby and it's clear to me there is a lot of room in home services for new operators and for some serious growth in the whole market."

Lewis was first exposed to franchising in Australia where for nine years he worked with consultancy firm, Franchise Developments. He returned to NZ in 1998 to found Hire A Hubby, which he sold two years later to Fletcher Building and stayed on with the company in a management role for a further two years.

"Obviously I've got a lot of experience in franchising as a consultant and as a franchisor, so I researched the hell out of it, set a criteria for any business I'd buy into and @ Your Request met that, it has the elements that most franchisors dream about being able to provide their franchisees"

Lewis said. The switch of role from franchisor to franchisee is not common but Lewis believes it's the right one.

"You've got to be able to deliver your franchisees business longevity, systems and right now technology is crucial too, to do that takes resources, know how and the right people. I've not seen anywhere else I could have delivered that and there was no way to do it on my own, as a business opportunity this is too strong to pass up."

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news