The United Group commenced formal franchising operations in 1989 and in 1993 United Video Franchising Limited was established to undertake the independent management of the United Group, then numbering 47 stores.
Through its ongoing policy of the development of profitable and quality stores the group had grown to 77 stores as of 30 September 2001.
The business was then sold to The Entertainers Limited on 18th September 2001 and continues to trade as United Video Franchising and has increased to 102 stores nationwide as of 31st October 2007.
United Video Franchising is solely New Zealand owned. We are proud of our New Zealand heritage and plan to keep it that way.
The founder of United Video Franchising is William McPartland, who, today, is still at the helm and lending his vast knowledge and experience to all who wish to join our group. With over 20 years experience, we are confident that our CEO is the man for the job.
The rest of our Head Office team adds up to over 50 years in the video industry. They have seen and experienced a lot of changes and started with United Video as Managers or Team Leaders at various United Video stores. We also have dedicated resouces in the growing fields of video gaming and new technologies. Again this shows the vast knowledge our office contains and is shared freely with our