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Advantages of our Franchise model

  • Proven Retail Model

    Our model is premised on business benefits from Re.Store and Circle K global reach, providing opportunities for revenue growth, cost reductions and enhanced service levels. We have built an unrivalled trust in quality of service in our industry. Using data and our extensive knowledge of the Irish market we can provide a model that can maximise growth and profit within any region across the country. We also provide a specifically designed format for your location.

  • World Class Retail

    We provide a sole end to end forecourt solution. Engaging with our services allows you to enjoy the experience of dedicated and specialist advice for your business. This is added to the benefit of operational and retail expertise which we gain from our global network of stores. Using our services and operating standard tools you can deliver excellence whilst safeguarding your business.

  • Leaders In Food

    Our food service standards showcase our desire to fully meet the needs of today’s discerning on-the-move customer. We have developed an offering tailored to all customer segments. Our offer includes freshly made deli sandwiches and salads, home baked goods , quality pre- pack range and brand additions such as Real Hot Dogs . Within our award winning food offers are attractive margins and best in class branding.

  • Coffee

    Simply Great Coffee is our flagship coffee brand specifically designed to match local taste preferences. Our Simply Great Coffee beans have been ethically sourced, expertly blended and perfectly roasted to create a unique blend tailored to cater for the discerning Irish coffee drinker. Margins are maximised as we provide the whole cycle from bean to cup.

  • Expertise In Fuel & Forecourt

    miles is Ireland’s only fuel brand delivering additised fuel to every customer. In addition to the margin opportunity miles provides, we are investing in huge marketing initiatives to bring more awareness to the brand, proven to take you 3% further. With over 430 sites we have the largest branded fuelcard network in Ireland adding both fuel volume growth and creating footfall. We’re constantly watching trends in the market to add procurement value to your business. Whether that be in store or on the forecourt we’re investing in research and development to allow all our partners to maximise profits across the business.

Meet the team

Damian Byrne, Senior Sales Manager (Franchise)

Damian Byrne

Senior Sales Manager (Franchise)

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    Damian joined Circle K in December 2015 as the Head of Retail Operations managing 84 of our company owned sites before being appointed to Head of Retail Operations for the franchise channel. Damian has over 20 years' experience working in the retail sector for a number of organizations including Vodafone UK, Vodafone Ireland and globally as the Head of Retail for Digicel Asia-Pacific. Damian has championed the startup and rollout of new retail/franchise channels and the development of existing franchise retail operations, selling and developing retail products and services whilst driving new revenue streams via an innovative approach to merchandising, sales and distribution. He has led and empowered talented sales and service teams to outpace competitors by delivering outstanding customer experiences. Damian is responsible for developing the Circle K franchise network through the development of new sites whilst supporting and maintaining the existing network. He is the front line contact for all new and existing franchisees.

Gillian McGowran, Senior Business Development and Support Manager

Gillian McGowran

Senior Business Development and Support Manager

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    Gillian joined Circle K in 2011 and has worked in the roles of Group Marketing Manager and Head of Marketing before her appointment to Retail Operations Programme Manager for Franchise. During her marketing career in Circle K Gillian has led the development of strategic marketing initiatives for Circle K including the development of the Re.Store brand, and the award winning Play or Park loyalty programme as well as the delivery of successful marketing initiatives. Gillian has led a team of marketing professionals in managing a diverse portfolio of brands, delivering consumer insights and world class marketing communications and promotions for our company owned sites and dealer network. Gillian has almost 20 years' experience in retail holding senior manager roles in Boots Ireland and now Circle K Ireland. Gillian is responsible for managing the successful, quality implementation of all new Franchise sites. Maintaining oversight, control and governance of all sites plans and acting as the link between the channel and head office departments. Gillian's qualifications include a Graduateship in Marketing, MMII (Grad).