By any standards Northwood GB is a success story. From opening its first residential lettings office in 1995, it is now the Franchisor of the Northwood network of lettings and estate agencies.
Northwood boasts more than 80 franchised offices, 15,000 landlords, 400 employees and an annual turnover in excess of £70 million.
Companies approach Eazipay for one reason more than any other – they see Direct Debit as the best way of getting money in on time and as a result guaranteeing cash flow. Northwood, however, came to the bureau with a different priority – getting their franchisees a better deal on marketing costs. Finance Director Vikki Alexander explains.
MA Energy, based on London’s Canary Wharf is an independent electricity supplier, providing energy exclusively to the business sector. Established in 2008, MA Energy provides competitive bespoke prices and a cost effective service for both SME and Corporate Clients.
Although MA Energy was founded in 2008, the firm's current management didn't take over until 2011. At the time, they were keen to establish a relationship with a Direct Debit Bureau but, until they came across Eazipay, it was proving a thankless task.
Viegli is a telecoms company specialising in WAN and data, cloud telephony and traditional telephony. Viegli's particular strength is its depth of knowledge and expertise in new and emerging technologies, making it easy for clients to understand the true benefits of new technology and how it can work for them.
When Viegli's Director and Founder, Chris Riggs, launched the company in 2009, he already knew a thing or two about Direct Debit. His previous business had turned over around £30 million a year and was large enough to be a Direct Debit originator.
Bluebird Care (Peterborough and Rutland) is a leading home care and live in care agency, part of the fastest growing care franchise in the UK. It specialises in working with customers and their families that require social care in their own home, and offers a unique service of tailored care visits from 15 minute ‘pop in calls’ for welfare checks, through to full live-in support. The franchise began in 2011 and has already won several awards.
Director Tim Carey explains how they came to use Eazipay and why he is delighted they did.
Vehicle Tracking Direct is a small family owned business which focuses on providing fleet management aids for transport operators of all sizes.
The company has always been a big fan of Direct Debit and, as Managing Director, Gordon Muir explains, the switch to Eazipay has given them a better service and more control.