Press Release | 06 Mar 2019

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

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


About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed-line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester and now have 5G in locations across Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain as well as the UK. Meanwhile, our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. Vodafone is the largest provider of full fibre in the UK – our superfast broadband services are now available to nearly 12 million homes across the UK.

Sustainability is also at the heart of what we do: as of 1 July 2021, 100% of the grid electricity we use in the UK is certified to be from renewable sources.

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