About  Chantry  

The franchise recruitment and franchise marketing experts 

About  Chantry  

 
The franchise recruitment and franchise marketing experts 

The goal at Chantry was to build a team of the best franchise recruitment experts in the UK, a team of passionate professionals dedicated to helping businesses flourish. 

We offer a franchise recruitment service that is typically half the cost of employing a franchise recruitment manager in-house. 
 
We always aim to forge long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with our franchisor clients. We integrate as part of your team, working with your available resources to drive growth in your franchise network…. and we celebrate success together. 
 
As one of only a handful of bfa Affiliate franchise recruitment experts, we are accredited and annually audited as professional advisors in franchise recruitment by the British Franchise Association. Our bank of accreditations demonstrate our commitment to creating and implementing ethical and sustainable franchise recruitment strategies. 

Meet the team 

Chris Cook QFP 
Managing Director 
Having worked in marketing both inside and outside franchising for 25+ years, Chris has a commanding grasp of the strategies required for a business to make its mark. He’s also a franchisee himself, so he understands every side of that equation better than most. 
 
But it’s his desire to help others that sets Chris apart from anyone else you’ll meet. His overriding goal is to help businesses succeed, and that sets the culture for the rest of the Chantry team. 
Paul Stafford QFP 
Head of Franchise Marketing 
Experiencing businesses of all shapes and sizes, from fresh new franchisors to the likes of McDonald’s and Domino’s, has given him a unique perspective. 
 
A bundle of energy and enthusiasm, Paul enhances other team members' passion for guiding and supporting franchisors and franchisees to success. Arguably the best wordsmith in the UK franchise industry, clients report he is a pleasure to work with. 
 
A coffee addict, Paul works on client strategy and sizzling content…and types more quickly and loudly than anyone you know 
Richard Dawson 
Digital Marketer 
His role included training new franchisees on digital marketing and SEO. An expert in design and online business development, Richard’s previous positions include copywriting and account management, making him perfectly suited to supporting the growing number of franchisors engaging Chantry. 
 
He holds a first-class degree in multimedia technology and design. 
Chris Roberts QFP 
Chairman 
Following the successful sale of Franchise Finance Limited to Hitachi Capital and the completion of a 12 month work-out period Chris has been appointed as Non-Exec Chairman to assist with the growth and re-launch of the ‘Chantry Group’ consisting of the following three divisions Franchise Recruitment, Franchise Marketing and Franchise Resales. 
Nikki Haythorne QFP 
Head of Franchise Recruitment 
Joining Pitman Training on her return to the UK, she took a central role in the iconic brand’s nationwide growth, also supporting its international expansion. Experienced in every aspect of franchisee recruitment and much more, Nikki has long been a central figure at franchising events from her base in Yorkshire. 
 
In 2017 Nikki was shortlisted for EWIF’s Young Woman in Franchising award in recognition of her knowhow and approach. Her considerable enthusiasm and expertise on lead handling is helping to transform processes for franchisors large and small. 
Nic Moran 
Franchise Recruitment Support 
Describing herself as football-mad, Nic spent several years working at Doncaster Rovers, and when she’s not watching Donny or her beloved Manchester United, she’s cheering on her son in his local team. She also has a fitness regime that puts the rest of Chantry to shame... 
 
Nic’s warm, bubbly personality is the perfect first point of contact to support prospective franchisees through their first steps towards business ownership. 
Kyli Gulliford 
Director Support 
Travelling from South Africa in search of adventure, Kyli found the man of her dreams in a bar – where she was working, not misbehaving – and is now a firm anglophile with a fabulous accent. 
 
Nothing is too much trouble for Kyli, either for the team or for clients. From videos to systems, she contributes to everything that makes Chantry, well, Chantry. 
Mike Brocklebank 
Head of Franchise Resales 
An excellent communicator able to influence and develop relationships across all levels of an organisation. An accomplished leader with extensive retail, service & franchising experience. A people person who can adopt a range of management styles along with a pragmatic approach. Extensive experience of leading teams to deliver key objectives. 
Ivana Simikj 
Marketing Executive 
Ivana joined the Chantry team bringing a wealth of experience in digital marketing and running Google Ads campaigns. 
Highly-motivated, personable Marketing and Public Relations Professional with substantial experience in communication, finance management and marketing. Recognized for public image projection and activities. 
 
Efficient communicator with exceptional time management, problem-solving and analytical skills. Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities. Excellent experience in digital marketing, campaign management, event planning and organising. 
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