50 Years of Francesco Group Hairdressing Salons


Greg Corbett

Greg Corbett - Francesco Group Shrewbury

29 September, 2017

Greg Corbett

Francesco Group Shrewsbury & Walsall

Greg Corbett started his career with Francesco Group in 2002 and is nominated for Franchisee of the Year 2016 at the British Hairdressing Business Awards.

Greg has well and truly worked his way up through Francesco Group; completing Finishing School in 2002, winning Stylist of the Year three years running from 2003 to 2005 and whilst working at the Francesco Group Newport salon he completed the Management Training Programme as Delegate of the Year. Greg always knew he wanted a Francesco Group salon of his own one-day…

“I appreciate family values, whether at home or work and always pictured myself working alongside a brand that lived and breathed the same ethos. This is why I knew Francesco Group was for me, the family culture runs throughout the business, from the Chairman to Apprentices, we are one big extended family.”

In 2010 the opportunity arose to take over the Franchisee at Knowle…

“I knew this was a great first salon for me; a beautiful setting, great team and endless opportunities”

says Greg. After mentoring colleague, Kerry Poole for 12 months, she joined him as joint Franchisee…

“This gave me the opportunity to take on another challenge, Francesco Group Birmingham, a salon based in the House of Fraser store. For two years straight I was on the salon floor seven days a week, whilst supporting Kerry at Knowle. Juggling two franchises was tough, but once the infrastructure was in place it worked perfectly and I achieved Sales Growth of 80%. It’s all about balance and setting up good systems”.

In 2014 Greg was offered his “dream salon in a dream location” and after selling the franchises at Knowle and Birmingham, Greg became the proud owner of the Francesco Group salon in Shrewsbury. After a salon re-fit and investing in team training, he has increased Sales Growth by 56% and client visits by 18%, in just the first year…

“Opening a Franchise is almost like buying your first house, you literally put everything on the line in order to achieve your dream. But if you’re dedicated, hard-working and love what you do, you can create an environment that is a joy for staff to work in and for clients to visit, which makes everything worthwhile.”

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