Wednesday, Dec 09, 2015

23-year Royal Navy Veteran Lee Taylor Opens New Minuteman Press Franchise in Newport, Wales

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NEWPORT,Wales, United Kingdom – Lee Taylor, born in Harrow, Middlesex, served in theRoyal Navy for 23 years.   With thesupport of X-Forces, he recently made the transition from military to civilianlife by establishing his own business, a Minuteman Press franchise in Newport,Wales. Minuteman Press is proud to help Veterans like Taylor becomeentrepreneurs.

At just 16years of age, Taylor enrolled into the Royal Navy with because he wanted to seethe world and serve his country. His military career in the armed forces tookTaylor to former Yugoslavia on four occasions in the 1990s and to Iraq duringthe second Gulf War.  His best memoriesof the Navy are the friendships that were formed visiting different parts ofthe world.  Lee’s contract ended in 2013,and from there he decided it was time to seek a new challenge. As an aspiringentrepreneur who wanted to own his own business, Taylor was looking for alifestyle change with no ceiling, and the potential to be rewarded for the hardwork he put in to his business.

Lee Taylor isnow the owner of his Minuteman Press franchise in Newport – a completemarketing and business services provider that offers a wide range of productsand services including high quality printing, creative design and direct mailprinting. As a Minuteman Press franchise owner, Taylor is able to form newtypes of relationships as he strives to do everything he can to help otherbusinesses grow.

Why Franchise with Minuteman Press?

Minuteman Press’business plan is considered highly successful and is routinely praised byentrepreneurs. Minuteman Press was once again rated as the #1 print franchiseby Entrepreneur Magazine (January 2015), and like Lee Taylor, many franchiseowners come from all walks of life. For Taylor, this was a complete careerchange, and the Minuteman Press franchise system was a perfect fit for itsability to offer an expert training program and provide ongoing local support.

Lee will be combiningthe help and support provided by Minuteman Press International with his ownskills and experience to launch and establish his Minuteman Press franchise inNewport as the first port of call for local businesses’ digital print, designand marketing needs.

Taylor’sMinuteman Press is located in the 1,000 sq. ft. ground floor offices of 27aHill Street, Newport. New state of the art printing equipment has beeninstalled at the premises and Lee has already started to take orders forbusiness stationery, promotional products and scanning services as well asrecruiting his first employee.

It is one ofthe biggest challenges of his life. Lee began preparing for his new careerbefore leaving the Royal Navy. He said, “I wanted to manage my own business anddo something completely different when I left the Royal Navy. I explored a widevariety of different options and chose to invest in the Minuteman PressFranchise after researching the company, finding out more about the productsand services they provide and importantly the quality of the comprehensivetraining and support package they provide to help their franchisors succeed.This has included me studying at their training academy in New York and ongoingsupport from the UK management team.”

Newport Franchise Location and Buildinga Local Business

Explainingwhy the decision was made to open his Minuteman Press franchise in Newport, Leecommented, “I live in the town of Cwmbran and have been following with interestthe regeneration of Newport. It’s an exciting time for the city, the localeconomy is growing and we enjoy helping fellow business achieve theirobjectives, and working with them to grow their own business.”

Some monthslater, Taylor’s business has steadily emerged as the print supplier of choicein the city and surrounding areas, building a solid reputation based on thefoundation of offering exceptional quality products, flexibility and highlevels of customer service. The business has a growing portfolio of localclients of varying types and sizes, including the largest industrial complexeson the edge of town, a large number of medium-size commercial and retailcustomers, and many small startup businesses.

Lee hasinvolved himself in the local community and has built up an extensive networkof local contacts. This has been achieved through a range of activitiesincluding extensive involvement in networking groups and putting in the timeand effort to get out there and meet local business owners who can benefit fromMinuteman Press products and services.

Lee is proudof the client base he has built up thus far, and has high hopes this operationwill continue to build upon its reputation and go from strength to strength. Hesays “we work with all sorts of people, and produce all sorts of print andmarketing material. The best new business comes from referrals from currentclients. The most rewarding aspect is doing a good job for a customer andlearning they have recommended you to friends, family and colleagues”.

MinutemanPress Newport has worked closely with the Newport BID team, whose mandate is toimprove the city center retail zone, and capitalize on the many opportunitiesthe massive new developments like the ‘Friars Walk’ shopping center will helpto bring to Newport.

Visit Lee Taylor’sMinuteman Press franchise in Newport at 27a Hill Street; Newport,Gwent NP20 1LZ; call Lee at 01633 211258; or visit their website here.

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MinutemanPress International is a number one rated business service franchise thatoffers world class training and unparalleled ongoing local support. MinutemanPress opened in 1973 and began franchising in 1975. Today, there are more than925 locations worldwide including the U.S., Australia, Canada, South Africa,and the United Kingdom. Minuteman Press aims to grow to more than 1,000franchises within the next three years. Prior experience is not necessary toown and operate a successful Minuteman Press franchise.

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