Oltco Celebrates Launch Of 25th Franchise

22 September 2020

Oltco, the UK’s leading sustainable resin driveway, is celebrating a period of sustained growth as it welcomes the 25th franchise to the business network. 

After being established in 2004 and building a strong reputation in Cornwall, Oltco launched its franchise offering in 2018 and has grown from strength to strength since. The company is showing no signs of slowing down after expanding its franchise offering from two to 11 in 2019, a rise of 450%. Since the beginning of 2020, Oltco has launched in a further 14 areas with the latest additions in Harrogate, Ruislip and Guildford, bringing the total to 25 - bucking the trend for businesses in the current challenging climate.

Oltco’s franchise operation is run by Tom Stringer, Johnny Pearce and Nick Carnes who all bring different skills to the business that have helped Oltco to excel over the past two years. With more franchise areas planned to launch in the coming months, the trio have big plans for 2021.

Over the past 16 years, Tom and Johnny have lived and breathed Oltco’s ethos to feel good about the decisions they make and the work that they do, something which has been echoed in all that the company does. From launching the innovative Recycle Bound product through to encouraging every franchisee to give back to the local community, the pair take pride in growing a business with a strong set of values at its core. 

It is this values led, forward thinking approach that caught the attention of Nick Carnes, one of the leading franchise advisors in the UK. With more than 10 years’ experience in the franchise industry, Nick knew that Oltco was a business he wanted to be a part of and invested in the business to become Franchise Director back in 2018.

Nick says: “After meeting Tom and Johnny, I knew I needed to be part of this business because of its people, ethics, culture and franchise model. There has never been any doubt for me that this franchise offering would be a success and I am extremely proud to be a part of a business that has increased its franchise offering by an impressive 1,150% in less than two years.

I look forward to being a part of this continued growth over the coming years as we continue to expand both nationally and internationally…watch this space!”

Tom Stringer puts the success down to Oltco’s unique approach and high-quality offering, alongside the fantastic opportunities it offers for those keen to take up the challenge of working as a franchise.

He said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome franchisees in Harrogate, Ruislip & Hayes and Guildford to the Oltco family. In the current economic climate we are incredibly pleased to be expanding our operations. 

We have a great team in each franchise who are as passionate about the brand and its ethos as we are. It is down to our incredible teams that we have seen the success we have and we are confident this will continue well into next year.”

Johnny Pearce adds: “We have always had a clear vision of where Oltco would be and to see this vision become a reality for the business is amazing. We are firm believers that it is the people behind the business that make it a success and our team across the UK have proven this. 

We are extremely proud to have launched our 25th franchise and to also be in a position where we can continue to create job opportunities for people during an uncertain time. We look forward to the year ahead and can’t wait to continue expanding and offering Oltco’s products to more areas.”


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