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Darren and Lisa King swapped running individual businesses under their own steam with joining an established franchise network. Darren explains why it works for them.

1. Why did you decide to buy a franchise? Darren: Prior to working at Bakers Delight I was running my own business as a roof tiler and my wife Lisa, who runs the bakery with me, was running her own hair salon. The money in tiling, quite frankly, was not great – it is what they call a ‘closed shop’. I wanted to make the switch from the outdoor laborious work into something that was less physically exhausting and more sustainable for my family. We saw an opportunity to be more

This has enabled my wife and I to spend more time with the kids. It has given us a lifestyle and work-life balance that we are very happy with in control of our lives through a franchise. Luckily, we know a family who are Bakers Delight franchisees who highly recommended the brand to us. They were able to tell us the ins and outs of the business and it sounded like a 36| FRANCHISING mAY/JUN 2013


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