Howards Storage to open franchise store in Ireland
According to a report published on the Internet portal, ireland.com, Howards Storage, an Australian business specialising in storage products, is opening its first Irish franchise in Carrickmines, Dublin, on 24th May.
The report reveals that Olive Donovan, a former senior investment manager with the Bank of Ireland, has purchased the master franchise for Howards Storage World and is looking to set up around 16 outlets around the country over the next four years.
Founded in Australia in 1997, Howards Storage World specialises in storage and organisation solutions for the home. The network currently has 60 retail stores across Australia and is rapidly expanding its international network. Last year it was named Australian Export Franchise of the Year 2007 at the PricewaterhouseCoopers Excellence in Franchising Awards in Melbourne. Besides Ireland, the company also has master franchisees in seven countries including Singapore, New Zealand, Spain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Ireland and the Philippines.