Runo Franchising has been formed by a team of experienced and highly regarded franchise professionals who between them have created, launched, developed and expanded a number of franchise networks.
Meet The Team
Julie has been working predominantly in the Franchise Sector for some 20+ years for both national and international brands in sales and development roles.
She now spends her time working with franchise groups looking to expand, and with business owners looking to turn a business into a franchise opportunity.
In 2009, Julie set up her own business consultancy. A business brokerage in the UK, Franchise Resales was one of her earliest clients. She joined the team in 2009. In 2015, she headed up a Management Buy in to Franchise Resales and became one of the Directors, along with her son, Michael.
In 2019 Julie and Tony started Runo Group Ltd, it’s focus is on providing recruitment, consultancy, and training, services to a wide variety of franchise brands in the UK, both new and existing.
Using a training programme, she designed exclusively for the franchise sector, Julie and her team are working in collaboration with the QFA, to develop a series of on-line training programmes. These programmes, accredited by “The Institute of Leadership & Management “are designed to support business owners who want to franchise their businesses, and franchisees who want to grow and develop their own franchised units.
Julie is determined to help and support as many business owners as possible to create and expand a viable franchise opportunity that enables a win-win scenario for all concerned.
Julie is an accomplished international speaker; passionate about sharing her knowledge to support others. She regularly speaks at seminars and conferences about an array of topics, including the importance of getting it right when it comes to franchising your business.
Tony has over 30 years’ experience in the franchise sector operating initially as franchise manager / director for a number of blue chip franchise companies
and in the last 14 years as an independent consultant helping companies to set up franchise systems and then work with them to market the offering and attract suitable franchisees.
Over this time he has worked across all types of franchises from low cost, part time owner operator concepts to high investment fast food retail, including man and van systems, white collar management offerings, hands on tradespeople businesses, high street retail outlets and investment franchises. Industry sectors that he has experience of include courier and shipping, recruitment, gardening, training, consultancy, management services, property services, retail and fast food. In addition he has advised and worked with UK based franchisors that have exported their concept internationally and foreign based companies bringing their franchise offering to the UK.
Tony has brought significant benefits to a number of companies he has worked with by reviewing and revising their franchise recruitment process leading to the attraction and appointment of higher calibre franchisees and an improvement in the conversion rate from enquiry to commitment.
Angela is an established Account Finance Manager and her career began in Administrative Management, furthering her studies in accounting to enable her to accomplish her current role.
Angela worked in the Finance Department of the local district council, which was later transferred to the local college. Whilst working at the College, Angela studied towards the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) and set up an accounts partnership, which later formed a limited company. Her first contract was Personal Assistant to the Manager of a Forum, overseeing staff and working as the sole accounts contact, dealing with payroll, bookkeeping and preparing and submitting government grants.
Angela now boasts many clients with varying requirements, offering support in payroll, bookkeeping and year end accounts. Angela is proficient with several accounting packages – primarily using Sage and QuickBooks.
Possessing a Diploma in Institute of Admin Management, being MAAT qualified and part ACCA qualified, offers Angela valuable aptitudes that Runo will utilise.