TORONTO, July 13 --

Toronto-based franchise consulting network MatchPoint is pleased to announce
its expansion into the United Kingdom.

The company officially entered the UK last year but has spent that time
expanding its network to over 20 consultants and over 30 franchise clients. To
celebrate this impressive growth, MatchPoint president Nigel Mayne and other
company officials recently ventured overseas for a week of intensive training
sessions and seminars with UK franchisees and franchisors including ActionCOACH,
Sandler Training, Antal International, Tutor Doctor and WSI.

This is a new business model in the UK and a necessary one, as the number of
franchised companies has increased from about 250 to over 1,000 in the past 10
years, said Ann Mary Wardman, MatchPoint’s vice president of global
development. There was no way for interested parties to investigate all
concepts, meaning many people were selecting the wrong opportunities for their
skill sets. The same goes for franchisors who were looking for assistance
attracting the right franchisees to effectively grow their brands. With the
experience of our North American operation behind us, MatchPoint is poised to
remain the predominant franchise consulting network in the UK now and well into
the future.

MatchPoint Franchise Consulting Network specialises in matching individual
franchise buyers with the franchise opportunity that is best suited for them.
Services are provided free to the franchise buyer, helping individuals save both
time and money while finding their ideal business. MatchPoint expects to add 25
consultants worldwide in 2009, with growth focused in the United States and UK.
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SOURCE: MatchPoint Franchise Consulting Network

Christine Picchietti of Sanderson Associates, Ltd., +1-312-829-4350,, for MatchPoint