“I have had the pleasure of engaging Tony as a speaker at our recent meeting of the Mayo Open Coffee Club, a business orientated networking event organized by the Innovation in Business Centre at the GMIT Castlebar. Tony shared his insight and experience on how to franchise a business and managed to captivate the audience with a wide range of practical information and tips. His presentation style was interactive, engaging, and thorough. He was personable, focused, and demonstrated to be exceptionally knowledgeable in his field. I recommend Tony as a speaker to any professional group seeking to address their audience on the subject of franchising.”
--Helena Deane, Manager at the Innovation in Business Centre, GMIT Castlebar
“I place a lot of value on Tony Fitzpatrick’s advice and experience and I can recommend his consultancy services to anyone starting a franchise or developing an existing brand. Apart from his work with us in Ireland, Tony played a key role in helping to create a strategy for expanding FitKids internationally, which is our main objective for 2013, and his introduction to contacts in India last year has enabled us to break into a market with enormous potential with the Jymka brand.”
–Maurice Byrne, Managing Director, www.fitkids.ie
If your business involves franchising in any way then Tony Fitzpatrick comes highly recommended whatever the subject area. His work with Pitman Training in Ireland earlier this year demonstrated he has considerable expertise in the franchise arena, and he proved to be exceptionally reliable regarding timelines for updates and reporting. He has an excellent eye for detail and we consider him to be entirely trustworthy in all matters of integrity.
--Derek Smith – Pitman Training Ireland
We sought Tony Fitzpatrick’s advice when we took over the Irish interests of a UK-based property lettings franchise a year ago and decided to re-brand. He helped us with every aspect of the change, particularly the overseeing of our Operations Manual and the streamlining of our recruitment and marketing procedures. He is very creative, highly professional, easy to work with, and demands and delivers very high standards. We very much appreciate his assistance and advice which is always available. Tony is an acknowledged expert in his field and I strongly recommend him to any business owner wanting to expand by taking the franchise route
--Chris Toohey, Managing Director, Castle Countrywide.
I heard Tony speaking at a franchise seminar in Dublin in 2010 when my business was at a crossroads and I was considering options to develop it.His presentation convinced me that franchising was the way to go. Tony came well recommended by his clients as someone with considerable experience in creating franchises and it was clear to me that he was the person best suited to guide me through the process.
He was especially helpful in guiding me through the development of my operational manual and the franchise agreement. His advice on my first meetings with future Franchisees was very important and he is always available when I need his help. I really appreciated Tony’s enthusiasm for the project, his “hands on” attitude and the fact that his advice was readily available at every turn. I can certainly recommend his services.
--Julian Bienert, Founder, Recopro, fire and water damage cleaning,
Tony Fitzpatrick’s advice was hugely important to us when negotiating a Master Franchise agreement for Ireland the UK. He then put the package together for us and became our Franchise Development Manager, selling 60% of territories in just seven months. He played a large part in the success that earned Handyman Matters the distinction of being a finalist in the “Best Emerging Franchise” category at the IFA’s 2007 awards ceremony and me, personally, being selected as a finalist in the “Franchise Person of the Year” section the same year.
I can heartily recommend Tony to any company seeking to develop their business through franchising.
--Owen Corcoran, Managing Director, Handyman Matters Ltd.
Tony Fitzpatrick’s advice was hugely important to the successful launch of Car Medic in Ireland and I would certainly recommend his services. His knowledge of the franchise sector and what it takes to recruit franchisees is really impressive. Definitely a man to have on your side.
--Paul Callan, Managing Director, Car Medic
Before we met Tony Fitzpatrick we were struggling to find franchisees. Tony carried out a root and branch review of our operation and suggested a number of improvements. He surpervised the re-writing of our Franchise Agreement and Operations Manual and made changes to our marketing campaign to bring us into line with best-practice procedures. Our business has been transformed, and with Tony’s help we are currently selling franchises at the rate of one a month
--Kieran Redmond, Business Development Manager, Eco Car Wash Ltd.
Tony Fitzpatrick was our Business Development Manager when RE/MAX launched in Ireland in 1999. Although RE/MAX is the world’s leading franchised estate agency and at that time had 3,700 franchises in more than 35 countries, the brand was new to Ireland and we needed people with Tony’s professional selling skills and market knowledge to help us develop the business. Thanks to that early groundwork, in which Tony played a key role, RE/MAX is now firmly established in Ireland with more than 80 offices nationwide.
--Dennis Curtin, Managing Director, RE/MAX Ireland Ltd.
Tony Fitzpatrick is a real professional. His advice and years of experience in the industry was of enormous benefit to us. He guided our company through the entire process and delivered on schedule and to budget. He has shown us cost-effective ways to generate leads and provided expert marketing support. I would recommend Tony to anyone looking for expert practical advice on franchising their business