Born in Belfast, The Zip Yard is a home-grown Northern Irish tailoring business specialising in quality clothing alterations from resizing to recycling and upcycling to zip repairs. Founded in 2005 by two aspiring entrepreneurs, the brand’s name is a nod to the heritage of the local area and the nearby shipyard.
After enjoying early success, the brand soon turned to the franchising model to grow their business and since 2007 they’ve traded as a franchise company, first entering the Republic of Ireland and later the UK. As the fastest growing franchise organisation in their industry, they’re turning to the largest franchise event in the UK to find new franchisees who are looking to become part of an established, reputable, growing and not to mention award-winning brand. As winners of a number of business awards, including The Supreme Award Franchise of the Year 2015/2016, awarded by the Irish Franchise Association, The Zip Yard offers a ready-made brand and lucrative opportunity for interested investors.
In their bid to become a truly global brand, The Zip Yard will be exhibiting at The Franchise Show at the ExCel in the Capital from the 17th to the 18th February. Swing by stand 200 and meet the team and find out more about this tailor-made franchise.
Keen to speak to people with previous franchise experience, The Zip Yard are hoping the show will give them access to passionate, hardworking and dedicated people who can help them grow their brand in return for first-class training and a profitable future. You don’t necessarily need a background in tailoring as you’ll be given all the support you need to run a successful franchise.
Visit stand 200 at The Franchise Show and The Zip Yard team will give you an insight into everything from their customer service standards to their bespoke computer system, and as the only garment alterations and repair franchise in the UK and Ireland, you get the peace of mind that you’re working with benchmark makers in the industry.
Tickets to The Franchise Show are free and you’ll also be able to speak to expert advisors who’ll give you information on a range of aspects of franchising, from funding to marketing and much more. The ExCel has excellent transport links so is really easy to get to and The Franchise Show has been responsible for matching many successful franchisees with their future franchise.