Tracy Egan runs one of Stockcheck’s most successful operations.
Tracy, 45, who bought her franchise with us more than 20 years ago, admits business is booming with more than 70 accounts to cover every month.
Born and bred in Solihull but now living in Edgbaston with partner Kevin and daughter Ellie, she originally trained to be a beauty therapist. However, when the owner of the salon bought a bar, Tracy was asked if she would like to run it. She answered in the affirmative. More managerial roles in restaurants and bars followed, before she decided to call time on the unsocial hours and searched for new challenge.
“I had always favoured the accounting side of the businesses to front of house side of the licensed trade," she said. “But I found the stocktaking side of things interesting. I was very aware and controlled a tight ship.
So, Tracy took it upon herself to sit the Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors exams and then looked around for the right opportunity. “When I spotted an advert in the Caterer magazine for a franchise in stocktaking with Stockcheck I look the plunge."
This was back in 1990....and Tracy has never looked back. Nine years ago she engaged Claire Crompton and, as the work increased, she extended her team still further in 2004, bringing Melanie De Paeztron onto the payroll.
The majority of Tracy's work is in the Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester areas - 20% involves national accounts brought in by Stockcheck and much of the rest owes a debt to our proactive marketing and referral systems.
“Things continue to move forward which is all you can ask, but I am fortunate to have such an excellent relationship with Stockcheck."