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Few companies would describe 2009 as their greatest year as hardly any business sector has escaped its share of high profile failure. Travel, media, publishing, banking, insurance, manufacturing and retail have all seen casualties and many well-known names including Woolworth, MFI and Borders have disappeared from our high streets forever.
The knock-on effects can be far-reaching but Minster franchisees have discovered that their solid business model has protected them from the worst of the recession. Managing Director Mike Parker puts much of the company's growth and longevity down to the calibre of franchisees. He says: "They're dynamic, …