15th December 2016
Mike Toal, franchise owner of InXpress Manchester South, recently won Gold at the World Master Athletics Championship in Perth, Australia!
After years of training, Mike won the men’s over 45 800 metres title. Having competed when he was younger, Mike has returned to running and he is currently the five times Great Britain Masters Champion. After this great achievement, Mike is now preparing for the European Masters Championships in Denmark next year.
Running an InXpress franchise has given Mike the freedom to pursue his hobby and succeed at both business ownership and being a great sportsman. InXpress are extremely proud of Mike’s achievements and his dedication to training as well as running a successful business.
"One of my biggest motivations for competing is that I have two children and I really want to give them some inspiration. If I can show them I can do this, then they will see that they can do anything they put their minds to. For the World Championships I travelled out to Australia and having my own business has enabled me to take time out to do this. When you’re competing you are not provided with financial assistance so owning an InXpress franchise has given me the financial freedom and the time to compete."
Mike believes that success in sports and in business have some similarities and that’s how he’s managed to juggle both at the same time. He’s been running his business since 2009 and joined InXpress in order to have control over his lifestyle. With two young children, he wanted to make sure he was there while they were growing up and didn’t miss out on school plays and important milestones. The business has given him all this and more and, now that his children are a little older, he can concentrate on becoming a World Champion.
"When I’m getting ready for a competition, I get out and train at least five times a week. Training for competitions and running my own business are not too dissimilar! A lot of the elements for success such as perseverance and getting out there every day match quite well. I follow a strict training plan as well as a business plan."
InXpress is one of the world’s largest franchisors of worldwide express parcel delivery and freight transportation services. They are the number one reseller of express courier services offering solutions for internal and domestic express services. Franchisees offer express, parcel freight and mail services through world-class carriers that customers know and trust. InXpress gives those with business or management experience the chance to develop their existing skillsets to build scalable and flexible businesses with high earning potential.
Melanie Spencer, Global Head of Marketing, concludes:
"It’s great to see franchisees getting involved in activities outside their businesses. InXpress has given so many of them the chance to pursue their hobbies and enjoy flexible lifestyles. Mike has been running a successful business for over seven years now and he’s thoroughly enjoying the benefits of his hard work."
10th January 2018
From supplying the demands of InXpress, to meeting the demands of a growing franchise network, new MD Jon White, has exciting plans for a New Year, and a new season.
17th November 2017
InXpress releases a new advert highlighting the multiple ways franchisees offer excellent service and value to their customers.
10th November 2017
On Friday 10th November InXpress released their brand new advert worldwide.
18th August 2017
Neena Gupta uses her work experience with InXpress as a business mentor to young people.
7th August 2017
InXpress have been named winners of the bfa HSBC Brand Innovation award at the 2017 Awards event.
1st June 2017
The InXpress convention shines its light on past achievements, present inspirations and future goals.
25th April 2017
Craig Atkins, franchise owner of InXpress Reading, completed the Manchester Marathon on Sunday 2nd April.
20th March 2017
The overriding reason that customers are turning to InXpress for their shipping requirements is all about the overall service that is provided.
I chose to franchise with InXpress because it’s like someone’s got their arm around you. I also liked the fact that you didn’t need a lot to run the business. You can run it from home, an office or anywhere in the world as long as you’ve got an internet connection.Kully Sahota, Peterborough franchisee since October 2012
I’ve known about franchising for quite a while and I’m reassured by the fact that 95% of franchisees are still in business after 5 years. New businesses often fail before the initial five years.Bill Carter, Liverpool franchisee since 2008
InXpress gives you a business concept and plan that you can run with. All you need is the right work ethic to deliver and make the business successful. There’s a model in place so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel – that was the biggest attraction for me.Lendy Mazur, Salisbury franchisee since February 2013
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