Lise and Jeff Whittle.

Minuteman Press Franchise Review Owner Spotlight: Jeff Whittle, Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom

Jeff Whittle wanted to own a business where he could work hard, apply his professional career skills, and spend more time with his family. He found it with Minuteman Press.

By David Watson, Minuteman Press International Area Manager, UK North Region

AYR, Scotland, United Kingdom—Jeff Whittle owns the Minuteman Press design, printing, and marketing franchise in Ayr, Scotland. Approximately seven years ago, Jeff was working in a corporate sales environment which resulted in a lot of travel and time away from his home and family. Jeff is married to his wife Lise and they have three children, and so it was important for Jeff to make a change.

Jeff made the decision that he wanted to be in control of his own destiny by going into a business that allowed him to spend quality time with his wife and children but also see the rewards of hard work and satisfaction in having his own business. The Minuteman Press franchise system, including their award-winning training program in New York and ongoing local support they provide right here in Scotland, afforded Jeff that opportunity.

Based in Kyle Street in Ayr, close to the train station and on the outskirts of the main town centre, Minuteman Press in Ayr are renowned for the products and services they provide to businesses and professionals. Jeff is well-known in the local business community and is heavily involved in the Ayr Independent Shops & Businesses which promotes local businesses in the region.

Jeff and his whole family attended the Minuteman Press World Expo in Las Vegas in July 2015. Since returning from the Expo, he has implemented valuable ideas and lessons he learned there into his business. This has seen Jeff take his business to the next level.

Minuteman Press in Ayr’s reputation for quality, service and on-time delivery has recently seen Jeff form an alliance with a retiring owner of another local print company. The outgoing owner had built a relationship with his customers over many years and was keen to ensure they would be looked after with that same care and consideration he gave them now that his company was no longer going to be there. Jeff’s reputation means that Minuteman Press in Ayr now serves the customers of Copyprint of Ayr since the owner has retired.

As well as serving the existing customers, Jeff acquired some of the outgoing company’s equipment to help serve their needs and increase his capabilities he can now provide to his already large and expanding customer base. Among these was a large plan printer which allows Jeff to better serve the architectural and building companies in the local area.

Jeff is excited as to what the alliance and acquisitions will bring to the next phase of Jeff’s business for the 2017 year.

Jeff Whittle’s Minuteman Press franchise is located at 61 Kyle Street, Ayr, KA7 1RS. For more information, call Jeff and his team at 01292-269288 or visit their website:

About Minuteman Press

Serving the business community for over 40 years, Minuteman Press’ customer service driven business model provides digital print, design and promotional products and services to businesses from concept review through to completion. Today we are much more than just print; anything you can put a name, image or logo on, we can produce. Our slogan – We Design, Print & Promote… YOU! – indicates the wide variety of products and services we offer that go beyond printing.

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About Minuteman Press International

Minuteman Press International is a number one rated business service franchise that offers world class training and unparalleled ongoing local support. Started in 1973 by Roy Titus and his son Bob, Minuteman Press began franchising in 1975 and has grown to over 950 locations worldwide including the U.S., Australia, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom. Minuteman Press is rated #1 in category by Entrepreneur for 13 years in a row and 24 times overall, including 2016. We are the modern version of the printing industry, providing high quality products and services for businesses that go way beyond just ink on paper. Today our stores produce promotional products, custom apparel, direct mail advertising, large format printing (banners and posters), signs, and much more. Prior experience is not necessary to own and operate a successful Minuteman Press franchise.

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