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Former bfa Deputy Chairman invests in Sandler

08 September 2014

In a real coup, and indeed a massive endorsement for the Sandler opportunity, we are delighted to announce Berkeley Harris, former bfa Deputy Chairman and WPA Franchise Director, has invested in the Sandler business opportunity for himself.

Leaving Western Provident Association (WPA) after 12 years, Franchise Director Berkeley Harris was looking for a new challenge. A former Royal Marine and fire fighter, Berkeley’s military career meant he saw service in the Gulf, Northern Ireland and served a two-year commission on the Royal Yacht Britannia, so he knows all about facing challenges!

Having decided that he was ready for a change, Berkeley wasn’t sure what he wanted to do next. He was accustomed to being approached about opportunities and now started actively searching for the ‘right’ option for himself. He wanted a new challenge in a proven business model that drew on his strengths and experience.

An active member of the British Franchise Association (bfa) during his time at WPA, he served in a number of senior roles including Deputy Chairman until December 2013.

“I chose Sandler for its structured model and extensive support,” he says, “Sandler matches my skill set and what I enjoy doing ” continues Berkeley, “ my most enjoyable role at WPA was developing franchisees businesses and helping them to progress as individual business people. The Sandler System is VERY good – especially the continual reinforcement of learning and personal development.”

“I am targeting businesses around Bristol and have also had a lot of interest from franchisors who know me through the industry.”

Shaun Thomson of Sandler UK commented, “We have known Berkeley for years and were delighted when he chose to invest in Sandler. With over a decade of experience working in the very heart of the UK franchise industry, his decision to choose us really does give the Sandler System the highest level of endorsement.”

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