GT looks west
Kitchen and bathroom makeover chain Granite Transformations is to target the North West of England and the West Midlands as it seeks to grow its franchise operations.
The chain, which sells worktops and kitchen doors, is looking to pass the 40-store mark in the UK having signed up 10 franchises in the past year.
Speaking at the chain's annual franchisee conference in Brighton, Danny Hanlon, Granite Transformations UK chief operating officer said its expansion now included Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and sales had been largely unaffected by the recession.
Franchisees were recruited in Colchester, Hartlepool, Leicester, Reading, Taunton, Swansea, Dublin, Jersey and two in Belfast.