Sarah and Alistair take the reins in York in Vodafone UK’s 100th partner store

March 6, 2019

Vodafone’s store in Parliament Street, York has become the 100th in its partner agent programme, with husband and wife Alistair and Sarah Matheson getting the keys to the shop door.

Our partner agent programme offers entrepreneurs the chance to run their local store. They receive the backing and full support of one of the most recognized brands in the UK, with award-winning products and services across mobile, fixed line, broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).  Other benefits include a fully fitted and stocked store with an experienced team, flexibility such as picking your own opening hours and the option to grow your business to the size you wish.

Sarah Matheson said: “We’re really excited to become a partner agent for Vodafone, and it’s even more exciting that our store is going to be the 100th to launch. I think the opportunity is fantastic. It gives us the opportunity to take the reins and create our own future as an owner. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for both our store and the partner agent programme.”

Jon Shaw, Head of Retail at Vodafone UK commented: “We are really pleased to have reached our 100th partner store with this latest addition to the programme group in York.  We’re delighted by the continued interest in the Vodafone partner agent programme. It is great to see business owners bringing fresh ideas to the table.”

Due to existing demand, Vodafone UK now plans to continue to expand its partner estate in 2019. For more information, and the chance to run your own store please visit



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Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018 we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. Today we serve over 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%. Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, we are rolling out full fibre broadband across 10 cities in partnership with CityFibre, reaching one million homes and business by 2021.

Our ReConnect programme is supporting women and men back into work after a career break, our IoT technology is working to create a low-carbon society, and our free Digital Parenting magazine is helping families across the UK to navigate the online world safely. For two years running, we have been named a Top 100 Employer by Stonewall.

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