Diamond Logistics Birmingham’s Managing Director Julian Westwood has been recognised for his strong growth and successful year by being shortlisted for Franchisee of the Year by The Startups Awards. The Franchise of the Year category is someone who has started in the last three years and has already exceeded targets & delighted customers.
Julian Westwood started his Diamond franchise in January 2014, having previously operated his own recruitment business. Since then he has seen his franchise grow and grow by following Diamonds winning formula. ‘I already had a growing business but I wanted to grow and evolve my key learnings to an implementation level. When I joined Diamond I was impressed with the innovative sales training to new franchisees. Its activity led and as long as the input is made the conversion ratio as explained by the Diamond Maths principle really works’.
Julian and Diamond Logistics have strong plans for future growth as the franchise grows around him ‘As the network grows I can continue to see myself growing within the Diamond network. As Diamond sell more postcodes on geographical areas I have looked into the opportunity of purchasing additional areas’
The extended growth of his business has meant that Julian has also been able to give back to the community, something which is part of Diamond’s winning mantra. ‘I have already employed my first employees, and have established a group of subcontractors, many of whom I am using on a daily basis’
Diamond Logistics is the UK’s fast growing courier franchise to date. With 17 depots Diamond has established a formidable carrier network nationwide offering a multiple range of services including same-day, overnight and international. Kate Lester, CEO of Diamond Logistics praises Julian’s hard work ‘Julian is one of our star performers in the network. He has been able to super-accelerate his depot by following similar guidelines and is now a member a key member of our fast-track programme offering enhanced support to super-accelerate his franchise’.
Startups is the UK’s leading online resource for anyone looking to establish a business. The Startups Awards were formed in 2004 to recognise and reward the very best of UK entrepreneurial talent Startups bring together all assets of starting, selling and operating a business including advice on finance, Legals, sales and marketing.