Sally Butters presents ActionCOACH UK Business Awards

ActionCOACH Business Awards 2013

Sally Butters, Director of Coconut Media, had the great honor of presenting two awards at this year’s ActionCOACH UK Business Awards Gala in London on Friday.

The 2013 ActionCOACH UK Business Awards celebrate the business success and growth of ActionCOACH’s UK clients. Coconut Creatives proudly sponsored the Customer Service and East Anglia Business of the Year award categories. Sally presented Wauton Samuel, who provide a wide range of ICT services to clients in the education sector, with the 2013 Customer Service Award.

And, Climate Control, who have been supplying, installing and maintaining air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment for over ten years, with the 2013 East Anglia Business of the Year Award. Coconut Creatives congratulates all the winners and wishes them further growth and success in the coming year.


Action Coaches finish 2012 with record sales

Shweta Jhajharia

Shweta Jhajharia

Coconut Creatives’ client ActionCOACH is proud to announce that not one but three of their Action Coaches reported record monthly sales of

over £50k each in the month of December 2012. Shweta Jhajharia, Peter Boolkah and Neale Lewis have worked hard and are excited to have achieved such a great result in the run up to 2013.

ActionCOACH is the world’s number one business coaching franchise, with more than 1,000 offices in 40 countries and thrives by helping business owners achieve their goals. Most businesses excel at their trade or profession, but that unfortunately doesn’t mean that they’re great at the ‘business of business’. In reality less than 10% of businesses survive the first 10 years of operation.

Shweta joined ActionCOACH as a franchise partner in December 2008. Today, only four years later, she is not only London’s Number 1 Business Coach, but has also risen to be one of the top business women in the UK. Shweta secured her first client within her first month of business and has since coached over 200 businesses owners.

“Shweta has been a fantastic asset to my business. I’m so pleased I took the plunge and hired her because it actually turned out to be the best thing I have ever done! We have grown by 83% in under 2 years, with improved margins and systems and we now have bigger plans for the future,” states one of Shweta’s clients.

“My purpose is to create more choices and freedom for businesses by helping them develop a commercial, profitable enterprise that can work without them. Personally, I think that you owe it to yourself and to everyone who depends on your business to get the highest and best results,” adds Shweta.

Neale is an Action Coach in Derbyshire and Peter has been an Action Coach in East Anglia for over seven years. Peter chose ActionCOACH, because he was looking for a new challenge. He is now an award-winning Action Business Coach and is recognised as Europe’s Number 1 Business Coach, a result achieved through his fantastic client retention.

“For me the real value of being an ActionCOACH franchise partner is in the tools I was given. I received great support from my colleagues from day one and I work within a fantastic team of coaches who support each other. However, most importantly, I work really hard which has allowed me more than anything to generate high sales,” explains Peter.

This press release was featured on a variety of franchise related websites and also generated social media coverage. To find out how Coconut Creatives can help you generate great PR why not contact us!

Coconut Creatives celebrating Christmas Jumper Day in style

Coconuts on Christmas Jumper Day

Coconuts on Christmas Jumper Day

Make the world better with a sweater was this year’s Christmas motto at Coconut Creatives. The Christmas Jumper has been in style exile for many years so, this year, the Coconuts brought it back to raise money for Christmas Jumper Day, organised by Save the Children. Save the Children is a charity that protects the rights of children in more than 120 countries, reaching more than 80 million children each year.

Christmas is the time of giving. It is the time where families get together and where children get excited about what Santa’s is going to bring them.Unfortunately not all children have the good fortune of a cosy Christmas. So Coconut Creatives, the leading marketing company in the franchise industry dressed up in style and joined the fun to raise donations in support of this worthy cause.

This year Christmas Jumper Day was celebrated on the 14th of December. It is a day where the workspace is transformed into a festive place and all Coconuts wore Christmas Jumpers in all their crazy forms. In the UK, the money raised on Christmas Jumper Day will help buy blankets, school uniforms, beds and other necessities that make a difference in children’s lives. So far the woolly wonders have raised in excess of £1 million.

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Mac Tools Wins National Award

John Booth

John Booth

Coconut Creatives’ client, Mac Tools, celebrates the success of its franchisee John Booth. He has won this year’s Startups award in the Best Franchisee of the Year category. The Startups Awards are sponsored by NatWest and celebrate the success of businesses in the UK that have been trading for less than three years. 35 companies from across the country had been named as finalists for the awards and were hoping to win one of the 14 trophies up for grabs.

The competition for this year’s Franchisee of the Year award was fierce. John was nominated alongside successful ActionCOACH and Revive franchisees. In the end, John’s hard and consistent work over the last two years earned him the award and the honour of sitting next to Dragons’ Den’s own Duncan Bannatyne at the glitzy awards lunch.

“I’m thrilled but totally surprised and delighted! My thanks go to my wife Jean as I simply couldn’t run my business so successfully without her support,” says John.

John has been operating his Mac Tools franchise in Falkirk since 2010. Mac Tools is part of Stanley Black & Decker, a $11+ billion global organisation employing over 30,000 people worldwide and owner of the world famous Stanley Black & Decker, Britool Expert, Facom and DeWalt brands. The Mac Tools line consists of over 8,000 professional tools which are sold to customers such as car dealerships, automotive repair shops, manufacturing units, and engineering companies.

John is one of over 100 UK distributors. When he first started his franchise in 2010, John was really keen to get out on the road after completing his training within the UK and at the Mac ‘Tool School’ in Ohio, USA. He also receives hands-on support from his Regional Franchise Manager and regular support from a dedicated team of staff at the European Headquarters in Sheffield that are always available when needed. John utilized all the training and support that was given to him and this combined with his strong work ethic also earned him the Mac Tools Franchisee of the Year award twice within his two years of operation.

With a potential UK market of over £150 million, Mac Tools is a great franchise for someone with the drive, passion and desire to work for themselves.

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Start the preparation for a successful 2013 NOW

Many franchisors find the task of planning the next steps in their franchise recruitment a daunting task but with just a few simple steps you can lay the groundwork for another successful year, says Sally Butters, Director of Media at Coconut Creatives.

October through to April is the most important time of year to focus on franchise recruitment. As we approach Christmas and New Year many people will start to re-evaluate their life choices, and a big part of this is their career. We are all familiar with cyclical national headlines such as ‘new year, new career’, but how you maximise your opportunities to capitalise on franchise recruitment during this time starts right now.

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