Aksar Khan: Birmingham Subway Franchisee and CBH Representative

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Aksar Khan has considerable experience in the retail sector, having come from a strong business background; he has taken on a range of different money-making ventures from working with abattoirs to selling imported yoyos.

Aksar grew up in Small Heath, Birmingham, an area known for housing much of the city’s ethnic minority. He therefore learned how to appreciate the challenges and frustration involved in trying to break away from a community where young talent struggles to thrive. Aksar’s first official project involved opening a grocery store, which surprisingly survived the onslaught of many other competitive grocery stores in the area in which it operated – by recognising the importance of customer focus and practicality.

The last self-employed job that Aksar had, before his present occupation, which he commenced from June 2001 earned him a turnover of approximately £5,000 per week. In March 2006 he managed to sell the business after having tripled the sales to £15,000, to become a Subway Franchisee. Aksar Khan currently operates 8 Subway franchises; he is also the chairperson for the local marketing department for 400 further Subway branches as well.

The story of the Subway brand started more than 50 years ago when Dr. Peter Buck, a nuclear physicist, changed the life of a college student with a few simple words, “Let’s open a submarine sandwich shop.” It was Peter Buck that gave college freshman Fred DeLuca the idea to open a submarine sandwich shop to help pay his tuition. Peter provided an initial investment of $1000, and a business relationship was forged that would change the landscape of the fast food industry and the lives of thousands.

The first store was opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut in August, 1965. Then, they set a goal of having 32 stores opened in 10 years. Today, the SUBWAY® brand is the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain with more than 44,000 locations around the world.

Subway is a company which highly emphasises the important aspects of running a successful business, impeccable customer service, and assembling and marketing a high-grade product. The multi-million dollar Subway Company has ambitious plans to expand its branches here in the UK and in Ireland as well, by continuing to build a strong supporting network. If you wish to become a franchisee of Subway, you can go onto www.subwayfranchising.com and follow the 5 simple steps online to become your own boss and be part of a worldwide success story.

Aksar believes that his Subway experience has empowered him to build strong teams in the business world, and he has achieved results through carefully tailoring and offering to meet local tastes, and demands, as well as providing a service at a high and personal level. Aksar believes in his solid track record in retailing coupled together with 24 years of formal sales experience has built in dynamic and successful businesses, which serves the needs of the clientele in the areas where he operates.

Outside of work, Aksar enjoys time with family and friends, and is passionate about food. He is a seasoned traveller that has explored Asia and the Middle-East.

And it doesn’t stop there. Aksar also works very closely with South and City College Birmingham (SCCB), and schools in the local area of Birmingham mentoring students. He is also actively involved with SCCB young persons’ entrepreneurs club.

Aksar has a talent to listen, consider and advise. So if you need help in setting up a new business plan and future prospects, opening bank accounts, and increasing your range of valuable contacts – Aksar has the willingness to share his skills and knowledge over a cup of coffee (and the occasional carrot cake).

You can contact Aksar at – aksar@capitalbusinesshub.co.uk or on the Capital Business phone number 0121 773 2020

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