Sheffield-born Daniel Fountain celebrates his first year as the first O2 franchisee on Friday 24 November. Since opening in Rotherham a year ago, Daniel’s O2 store has regularly been highly rated, scoring 98 per cent in mystery shopping tests. Daniel has doubled staff numbers from four to eight, and he is planning to open two more stores in the New Year. Daniel says: “We’ve had a great year. Having my own O2 franchise means I can spend time with our customers on a daily basis. I love the freedom of running my own business whilst having the support of the O2 family when I need it.” Mark Stansfeld, Sales Director for O2 UK, commented: “My congratulations to Daniel on a great first year! The franchise programme has gone very well in its first year. We will have rolled out 25 stores by Christmas – that’s nearly one new franchise store every two weeks. We’re always looking for more and welcome applications from would-be franchisees.” Interested applicants are invited to ring the dedicated O2 Franchise Hotline on 0800 9 02 02 02. For more information or to locate your nearest O2 store simply call 0800 22 44 77 or text STORE to 80202.