13th December 2017
Neil Hatt started his InXpress franchise 12 years ago. Six years ago, he employed Sales manager, Alex Petrides, as the business was doing so well. But earlier this year, both felt they needed to develop their sales team even further.
"Ross Jermy, InXpress Head Office’s Business Coach, suggested taking on an apprentice. He said it would be a great way to invest in someone, whilst expanding my business to the next level. Like any type of recruitment, I had concerns about how good an apprentice would be. But with the right provider, working alongside the right person, it really does have something to offer. We’re just a few months in, and Charlotte has already has become an invaluable member of the team."
In August, 19 year-old Charlotte began a two year apprenticeship with Neil, primarily to work alongside Alex, learning about sales.
"Charlotte has proven to be very capable and driven – a real asset to our team."
"I wanted to do an apprenticeship, because I thought it would be the best way to have hands-on experience about business. When I was in college, I loved business studies – it really stirred something in me. So, having the opportunity to work with Alex and has really helped focus that passion a lot more. Neil and the team have given me a lot of support, especially when it comes to needing to work on assignments set by Performance Through People."
It wasn’t until recently, though, Charlotte and Neil realised just how well things were going, at InXpress Birmingham South. Charlotte’s mentor came into the office, and mentioned they wanted to nominate her for Apprentice of the Year.
"When she said they wanted to nominate me, I was totally overwhelmed. I hadn’t realised how well I was doing, until then! I’ve also been told I will potentially finish the programme well ahead of schedule!"
"This really is a win-win situation. It shows how well Charlotte is doing day-to-day, and how quickly she has picked things up with us. The fact she has a chance to do an accelerated programme really is excellent news. I would definitely offer an apprenticeship programme again, without a shadow of a doubt, and would highly recommend this as an option for other InXpress owners to consider. We have someone who is young, driven, and want to get on in life, which is absolutely enhancing what we do."
In the same breath, Neil’s InXpress business has also been nominated, by the same firm Performance Through People, to be in the running for Employer of the Year. So, it looks like this is the place for success, when it comes to rewarding apprenticeship placements!
Fingers crossed for Charlotte, and InXpress Birmingham South, as we wait for news of the Apprentice of the Year, and Employer of the Year!
16th July 2018
Neil Hatt, of InXpress Birmingham South, walked away with the bfa’s Network Contribution Award.
3rd May 2018
InXpress introduces 4 new Country Managers, as the brand expands globally.
30th April 2018
InXpress are proud to announce that Neil Hatt has been shortlisted by the bfa for this year’s Franchisee Network Contribution award.
26th April 2018
The finalists for the NatWest EWIF awards have been announced and, amongst this group of exceptional women in franchising, is co-owner of InXpress Hull, Rebecca Robyns.
23rd April 2018
InXpress are excited to announce their expansion into Germany.
17th April 2018
To enhance franchisees businesses InXpress have established a partnership with an online software.
10th January 2018
From supplying the demands of InXpress, to meeting the demands of a growing franchise network, new MD Jon White, has exciting plans for a New Year, and a new season.
17th November 2017
InXpress releases a new advert highlighting the multiple ways franchisees offer excellent service and value to their customers.
10th November 2017
On Friday 10th November InXpress released their brand new advert worldwide.
18th August 2017
Neena Gupta uses her work experience with InXpress as a business mentor to young people.
7th August 2017
InXpress have been named winners of the bfa HSBC Brand Innovation award at the 2017 Awards event.
InXpress gives you a business concept and plan that you can run with. All you need is the right work ethic to deliver and make the business successful. There’s a model in place so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel – that was the biggest attraction for me.Lendy Mazur, Salisbury franchisee since February 2013
With InXpress you don’t buy or sell stock so the business has low overheads and you don’t lose money on damaged stock. You’re selling the services of world branded products and it’s much easier to sell DHL services than white van. E-commerce is booming at the moment because more and more people are now buying online.Craig Atkins, Reading franchisee since 2007
I chose to franchise with InXpress because it’s like someone’s got their arm around you. I also liked the fact that you didn’t need a lot to run the business. You can run it from home, an office or anywhere in the world as long as you’ve got an internet connection.Kully Sahota, Peterborough franchisee since October 2012
No inventory, no warehousing, minimum overheads
High income potential
Low entry cost