Thank you, Pepe & Gill, and welcome Scotland! There have been plenty of changes at Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland this year, (following the acquisition by our global master licensor, MBE Worldwide network, joining Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Poland and Portugal as a directly operated country) and September was no different! We have reacquired the area license for Scotland from the former Area Franchisee Abbanoy Logistics, owned and operated by Pepe Bascetta. Pepe and his wife Gill have provided sales and operational support to the individual franchise centre owners for many years. Whilst all centres will remain under their current ownership Mail Boxes Etc. UK & Ireland will provide Network Support directly to the Scottish centre franchisees from October 1st. However, as part of the handover Pepe and Gill will continue to offer their guidance and assistance throughout September, which includes undertaking our annual Business Quality Assessments with franchisees. Francis Laryea, managing director of Mail Boxes Etc. UK said: “Pepe and Gill have done an incredible job ensuring the franchisees had everything they needed to become successful, and we really want to thank them for that. Going forward we’re looking forward to working closely with our franchise partners in Scotland to replicate the great support they have been given.” Mail Boxes Etc. is now looking for a dedicated network support team member to provide top quality sales development advice and operational support to the store owners. If you wish to apply or know someone who may be interested in this role, please visit www.mbe.co.uk/career-opportunities for more information and a job description.