ABG
Partners in delivery
Franchise Opportunity

Who are ABG Couriers

ABG Couriers was formed in 2012 by Managing Director Gavin Francis. Starting as a service partner for DHL in Manchester the company has grown over the last 8 years to become one of the largest and most successful privately owned courier businesses in the UK.

With a national network of over 50 locations, ABG works across the UK from Exeter in the South to Dundee in the North servicing a wide range of blue-chip clients.

ABG has a sophisticated integrated logistics management system, provided by MUVE Technologies, which covers areas from managing compliance and pay, to vehicles and tracking. The system has been developed in partnership with ABG meaning that it is a bespoke and functional tool which simplifies the management of any courier business.

Meet the team

Gavin Francis

Managing Director

Gavin has 20 years’ experience in the logistics industry, the last 8 of those being as Managing Director of ABG couriers. With a huge network in the industry from potential clients to suppliers Gavin can bring a wealth of knowledge to any Franchisee. Gavin is also a serial entrepreneur and has lots of experience setting up and running small businesses.

Catalin Lupo

Recruitment Manager

An experienced recruiter Catalin has a plethora of knowledge when it comes to the best way to attract the right candidates. Catalin has worked for ABG Couriers for several years and this peak period was instrumental in bringing in an additional 400 drivers nationwide to cover the busiest time of the year.

Catalin is Romanian by birth but has lived in the UK for over 6 years, since arriving in the UK he has worked within the logistics and recruitment sector is excellently placed to assist with any queries on how best to recruit the right team, he also speaks 5 languages.

Charlotte Sierota

Management Accountant

Charlotte has worked in accountancy for over 10 years and has been with ABG Couriers for the last year. Charlotte is responsible for cash flow forecasting tools, monthly management information and balance sheet reporting. With an expertise in Quickbooks, SAGE and Excel Charlotte has been able to build the tools required for easy financial management and reporting.

Craig Francis

Strategic Director

Craig joined ABG in 2016 and has been instrumental in the growth that the business has achieved over the last 4 years, with turnover doubling year on year from £1.5m to £24m.

Craig is a business strategist and has worked all over the world as a troubleshooter, solving problems and providing solutions.

Although he has a background in Civil Engineering/Project Management and Business Strategy Craig has found that he has been able to utilize those skills within the logistics industry by providing guidance and strategic decision making.

Luke Kinsella

Chief Digital Officer

During his career so far, Luke has worked for several large commercial carriers throughout Europe developing software solutions for process improvement. Luke joined ABG in 2018 and has developed many of the tools with MUVE whilst helping to modernize the IT infrastructure within ABG

Luke can code in over 15 different languages and has been integral in the process improvements that ABG have made over the last couple of years

Russell Barton

National Operations Director

Like Gavin, Russell has over 20 years’ experience in the logistics industry and has worked for some of the largest carriers in the world, with a vast network Russell will be able to assist with introductions for new business opportunities.

What does an ABG Couriers
Franchise consist of?

What do you get as
a Franchisee?

So many people think of starting their own business – not just for the financial rewards but for the opportunity to be your own boss and run your own life. But the downside is that although you get all the rewards, you also take the risks. Taking on a franchise within a proven operation reduces those risks substantially. By joining ABG Couriers, you can reduce them even more!

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Track record of success

We have developed a method of doing business that works well and produces successful results.

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Strong Brand

One of the biggest advantages of franchising is that the company is building a brand on a regional and national basis that should have value in the eyes of customers you’re trying to attract.

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Training Programme

We have a training programme designed to bring you up to speed on the most successful methods to run the business. We have reference materials to assist you in dealing with whatever comes up while you’re running your business.

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Ongoing Operational Support

We have staff dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to franchisees. You’re not alone when you’re building and running your business, and you can always call on experienced people when you hit a rough spot or want to share new ideas for growing the business.

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Marketing Assistance

You will receive marketing assistance to provide you with proven tools and strategies for attracting and retaining customers.

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Purchasing Power

As a franchisee you can take advantage of the buying power of the entire system to negotiate prices for everything you need at significantly lower levels than you could achieve as an independent operator.

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Risk Avoidance

The biggest reason to buy a franchise is that, if you’re smart, it will help you avoid much of the risk of starting a new business.

The earnings potential

What you can earn out of an ABG Couriers franchise is, in the final analysis, up to you: how hard you work, and how gifted you are. It’s no different to anything else. But you’ll be surprised at how the numbers can stack up.

Data represents earnings for a location where we don’t currently have a presence

Year one Year two Year three
Income £250,000 £500,000 £750,000
Expenditure £200,000 £400,000 £600,000
Profit £50,000 £100,000 £150,000

 

Data represents earnings for a location where we do currently have a some presence

Year one Year two Year three
Income £500,000 £750,000 £1,000,000
Expenditure £400,000 £600,000 £800,000
Profit £100,000 £150,000 £200,000

 

What do you need to be successful as a Franchisee?

In order to be a successful franchisee, you must be hard working, organized and be good at dealing with people. This is a fairly simple model to run but needs constant attention in order to make it as profitable as possible. ABG will highlight any potential pitfalls, show you the areas that need the most attention and help you to make your area the best it can be.

IT literacy is essential, however full training on the systems will be given

You will need to be able to closely monitor the operational performance, we will provide the tools to do that, but it is imperative that this is done to maintain the high client satisfaction levels that we currently have.

An passion for providing excellent customer service is a prerequisite – our tagline ‘Partners in Delivery’ is a cornerstone of the success of the business and needs to be embraced by the franchisee – we want to work in partnership with our clients and suppliers to achieve a mutually beneficial relationship.

If you possess the following attributes, then an ABG Couriers franchise could be just what you have been looking for:

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A passion to work hard, because there is simply no substitute for hard work.

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A willingness to persevere, because there will always be times when things don’t go according to plan.

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The enthusiasm to work for yourself, and take proper control of your own destiny.

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The desire to work with others who all share your commitment to the highest standards.

If everything you’ve read so far makes sense, and you think that an ABG Franchise is something you want to know more about, we should talk further.

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