WSI Appoints an Area Representative for South West UK

Local Franchisees Will Reap the Benefits of Having an Additional Channel of Business Support Through a Personal Area Rep.

Toronto, Canada, April 07, 2010 --( WSI, the world’s #1 Internet marketing franchise as ranked by industry leading Entrepreneur Magazine, announces today that it has appointed an Area Representative for South West UK and Wales. Rob Thomas, who’s been an active franchisee with WSI since 2006, was hand selected by WSI Corporate to represent fellow franchisees (Internet Marketing Consultants) in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Wales, UK.

Ron McArthur, president of WSI, says, “I am delighted that Rob Thomas and his office will be operating as the local Area Rep for South West UK and Wales. As a long-standing franchisee, Rob possesses the expertise and leadership skills required to succeed in this role. I believe the Area Rep program will benefit both our franchisee network as well as our end customers by further equipping our Consultants with the resources and support needed to continue offering advanced digital marketing solutions to their clients. I am confident Rob will represent WSI Consultants in the region with excellence as he strives to ensure they achieve the utmost success this year.”

The goal of the WSI Area Representative program is two-fold: to help increase the profitability of local franchisees and expand regional market penetration by introducing suitable applicants from the Area Rep’s sphere of influence to the franchise system. As the Area Rep for South West UK and Wales, Rob and his organization will be responsible for executing regional business strategies, coaching and mentoring WSI Consultants in the area and coordinating regional “think tank” sessions.

Rob Thomas, the local Area Rep for South West UK and Wales, says, “I am honored to have been chosen as the WSI Area Rep for my region. This is a great initiative launched by Head Office, and I am proud to have the opportunity to help expand WSI’s reach in the area. My main focus is to develop an even stronger network of Internet Marketing Consultants in South West UK and Wales. Through ongoing collaboration and sharing of information, local franchisees will continue staying at the forefront of the Internet marketing space, which ultimately benefits our end customers.”

The WSI Area Representative program is a model whereby selected franchisees are appointed to represent their regions; it was established as a local support channel for our franchisees. Since launching the program in 2008, WSI has seen a considerable growth in Consultants’ profitability among regions with an Area Rep. In addition to South West UK and Wales, WSI also has several Area Reps operating in various regions around the world, including US, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, South Africa, other parts of UK and Europe.

For more information, please contact Valerie Brown-Dufour at 1-905-678-7588 ext. 1370 or

About WSI – we simplify the Internet:
WSI is the world’s #1 franchise offering Internet marketing services to suit the needs of multiple industries. The company has the world’s largest Internet Consultants’ network and a strong head office in Toronto, Canada. WSI Internet Marketing Consultants have helped thousands of small and medium-sized businesses realize their online marketing potential. By using innovative Internet technologies and advanced Internet marketing strategies, businesses can have a WSI Internet Marketing System tailored to their individual needs to elevate their Internet presence and profitability to new levels. In 2009, WSI was the proud recipient of 5 Standard of Excellence Awards at the Annual WebAwards Competition organized by the Web Marketing Association (WMA). WSI has been ranked the #1 Internet Services Franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 listing for 10 years in a row. Entrepreneur Magazine also ranks WSI at #13 among the Top Home Based Franchises and #49 in America’s Top Global Franchises. With the support and cooperation of its customers, franchise network, employees, suppliers and charitable organizations, WSI aims to help make child poverty history through its global outreach program. For more information about WSI’s offerings and business opportunities, please visit our website at

WSI Internet Consulting & Education
Valerie Brown-Dufour
1-905-678-7588 ext. 1370