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03.06.2011

Energie franchise looking to further expand in Scotland

According to a report published on the website, prlog.org, David Weir and his business partner Matt Roberts, who launched Energie Scotland in 2006, announced during Scottish Franchise Week that they are hoping to more than double the number of centres under their brand across the country within the next six months.

The article reveals that Weir changed careers when he spotted a gap in the market for affordable fitness centres and made contact with Energie, one of the UK’s fastest-growing fitness club franchise businesses with 93 clubs and 75,000 members across the UK, Ireland, Latvia and the Middle East.

In an interview, Weir, Managing Director of Energie Scotland, said, “I fancied working in the health and fitness sector so I Googled 'fitness franchising' and Energie came up, but I noticed they had no clubs in Scotland so I went down and spoke to their Head Office in London.”

He also believes that the support of a large network is one of the main reasons why Energie Scotland is able to be so competitive: “There are so many pitfalls setting up a business that the support and guidance available from a franchisor is invaluable. Now we give the same help to our franchisees. The buying power we’ve created is one of the main things that has allowed us to be successful.”

First formed as a fitness club franchise in 2003, the vision of the energie group is, it says, to empower people to transform their lives. According to the company, the original energie fitness club franchise quickly established itself as Britain's leading fitness club franchisor, winning both awards and industry recognition. The energie brand has now become one of the market leaders in fitness and wellness franchising in the UK and is also expanding globally. (kbp)

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