Head of Franchise Development
The Franchising Centre
Alan Wilkinson started his career, straight from University in banking, and spent 7 years working in a high-street branch of a well-known banking group. This gave him a solid grounding in recruitment, training, mentoring, selling and management. He took his first Branch Managers position in 1991.
Alan then managed a branch of a national recruitment company for a year, before taking his first position in franchising in 1995, spending the next 10 years working with various different franchisors, in such diverse sectors as flooring, contract cleaning, parcel delivery and chemical distribution. Alan held positions ranging from Sales Executive, to Franchise Recruitment Manager, Franchise General Manager, Managing Director and Director of Franchising.
In 2006 Alan joined The Franchising Centre as a Franchise Consultant and has worked with businesses both in the UK and Internationally, assisting them with the franchising of their businesses. Alan now heads up the Franchise Development team at The Franchising Centre.