After laying the foundations in 2021, this year was all about finding our first wave of global franchise partners. And we needed to get that perfect. Why? Because our first-round partners will be the bedrock of future growth and establish brand culture in countries far afield.
When I first saw the LSP offering, I knew we had something special. And it seems I’m not alone. As of Friday 16 December, we have received more than 1,500 franchise applications from around the world.
This is both humbling and a gilt-edged verification of what we already suspected: that LSP’s patented floor plan projection technology was of enormous utility to construction sector professionals from a wide range of countries and disciplines.
A key milestone this year was opening our first international franchise in France. One of the most exciting things about this moment was not just starting our international growth journey but sharing the moment with Florian (Avignon Franchise Owner) as his dreams for Lifesize Plans became a reality.
Seeing his pride as hundreds of people were introduced to his business and blown away by their experience in his new projection theatre, was something that will stay with me for life. And it reinforced why I personally fell in love with what Lifesize Plans has to offer the world.
Being part of each new franchise partner’s journey is the thing I am looking forward to the most as we open 20+ locations next year across the globe.
It’ll be tools down over the Christmas break for the LSP team, as we take time for reflection, connection, and enjoying time with loved ones. And we are going to need our strength, since 2023 is going to be an epic growth story to share.
With many new locations in store - plus board appointments, key staff hires, service enhancements, and collaboration partners to announce in January and February, we will be hitting the ground running!
Thank you to all our customers and partners who have turned their plans into realities over this last year, and we wish you luck on your build journey ahead.
From the LSP Team and me, have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.