A LEADING app development firm has launched a franchise opportunity open to anybody with the drive and passion required to work for themselves.

Appitized, based on Centre Park, is offering residents the chance to get involved in the mobile app sector by offering iPhone and Android apps to businesses in the area.

The Appitized Business franchise is headed by director Robert Dancy, who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry.

But unlike other similar opportunities, franchisees only need to sell apps to their customers, they don't need to design and build them.

Mr Dancy believes it is 'ideal' for experienced, enthusiastic and confident people with a sales background, as well as for those with a passion for technology and growing a business.

However, even those without experience are being invited to get involved.

Appitized Business will provide franchisees with all the training, support and business advice they need to start and grow their own successful business, while franchisees will get stationery, branded work wear, vehicle graphics and marketing support.

The reduced franchise fee for those in the town is £5,000 but Mr Dancy said returns could top £100,000 'within two to three years'.

He added: "I'm delighted to be able to help Appitized launch Appitized Business to bring their impressive apps to companies of all sizes.

"Using the impressive app design and development skills of the Appitized team, and my own franchise experience, we'll definitely appeal to those looking to start their own business.

"The opportunities are endless – we have created a marketing mix for this, it is not like door to door selling.

"Apps are here to stay and will only become a bigger part of our social and working lives.

"This is a low cost business opportunity with reasonably high returns – the figures we have set are based on if the franchisee sells an average of one app a day or five a week."

One week's worth of 'intensive' training will be provided, followed by a nurturing programme and quarterly reviews.

The initial discussions and meetings, along with the comprehensive product, sales and marketing training will take place at Centre Park.

For further information visit appitizedbusiness.com/franchise or call 412412.