Longest-Serving South African VIP Franchisee Visits VIP UK
In September 2011 VIP Bin Cleaning took the decision of inviting Jean Retief (VIP Franchisee, Alberton), the longest-serving South African VIP franchisee, who has been with the company since 2006, to visit the UK for an intensive two-week training programme.
The trip was designed to show Jean the improvements that the company has introduced to its UK network including general management, operations and marketing.
Jean commented: “The two weeks I spent in the UK was a real eye opener for me and I identified many new ways of developing my business – there are many similarities between the two countries and it will be very easy for me to introduce these new systems into my business in South Africa. I really enjoyed my time in the UK and I think the whole experience will make it invaluable to my business.”
To make full use of the knowledge and experience that Jean has gained he will also work alongside Network Support to help select, train and support all new prospective franchisees in South Africa.