Toronto, Ontario Canada (PressExposure) May 17, 2011 -- The first Annual International Summit for the MatchPoint Franchise Consulting Network has just concluded, May 8 through to May 11, at The Oxford Belfry Hotel, Milton Common, Thame, Oxfordshire in England. The three days included an intensive schedule of sponsor presentations, workshops and networking opportunities for both franchisors/sponsors and the MatchPoint team of consultants in attendance.
This important event in the Group's calendar, offering the best of best practices material developed by industry experts especially for MatchPoint, together with UK brands presentations, is the first of many International Annual Summits planned for this rapidly growing international network of franchise consultants "The formula for the Summit, the excellence of the speakers and the appropriateness of their presentations, together with the opportunity for one on one meetings with the sponsors was praised by all." says Nigel Mayne, CFE, founder and president of MatchPoint. The Summit was organized by Victoria Conte, Senior Vice President of Operations of MatchPoint and her team.
Day One events featured a presentation by Gary Findley, Snap Fitness Chief Operating Officer, titled "Handling Fear and Other Obstacles" and directed at why consultants need to be sensitive to the three greatest fears and five greatest obstacles a potential franchise owner must overcome. Snap Fitness was the Summit sponsor. A franchise expert with over 25 years of experience, Gary has a wealth of experience in helping new and experienced entrepreneurs get on the right track to growing their business. Since joining the company as COO, Gary has been instrumental in expanding the concept into seven countries, while managing day-to-day operations at the corporate headquarters with a staff of over 50 employees.
Phil Heaven, the UK Regional Vice President, introduced the Summit with opening comments and later in the day was Moderator for a best practice workshop "Matching the Candidate to the Best Brands" Phil joined MatchPoint on January 1st and is one of the top performing consultants.
Mark Dobson, Co-Founder WSI Internet Franchise, presented on the power of the Shapes profiling system that MatchPoint uses to determine their candidates natural strengths and weaknesses. Mark has been with WSI since its inception in 1995. He has an extensive background in business development in several industries dating back to the early seventies. His knowledge of the development of human potential and the understanding of behavioral patterns has been instrumental in developing the unique franchisee screening and selection process utilized by WSI.
Two fun social events organized for the evening of Day One were thoroughly enjoyed by sponsors, consultants, spouses and guests and sponsored by SOPRA Brands.
The rapid entry and success enjoyed by MatchPoint in the franchise industry since its inception in 2006, is due in large part to the leadership of its Founder, Mr. Nigel Mayne. MatchPoint Franchise Consulting Network, he says, was born out of a vision shared by a group of leaders within the franchise industry, that there could be a better way of helping individuals find the franchise opportunity of their dreams and a better way of helping franchisors identify efficiently the best potential franchisees. Match Point`s goal is to build the world's most successful international network of franchise consultants representing the industry's premier franchise brands, delivering value as a trusted partner to the best franchise brands, and offering high-value services to prospective franchisee clients.