WH Smith takes their franchise plan local to keep high street presence

WH Smith has devised a new way to keep the retailers long high-street presence going by launching its first franchises

Finalists named for Franchisor of the Year Awards

The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced 19 finalists for the 2015 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers.

Fighting fit for Xtra knockout success

Since the announcement last month of the merger between Sports Xtra and A-Star Sports, the network has launched three new franchises.

From John O'Groats to land's end for Alzheimer's Society

Caremark have pledged to raise £100,000 in sponsorship this year for the Alzheimer’s Society through their marathon cycle challenge

Would you make a good franchisee?

Ever wondered whether you would make a good franchisee?

Franchise clever: Low-cost opportunities

Franchises at the lower end of the initial cost scale can be attractive opportunities

Going Back To Nature

Franchising offers hundreds of opportunities to work outdoors.

"Owning a franchise changed my life"

Following redundancy from a heating business, the last thing on 45-year old Phil Davidson’s mind was to set up his own business

‘I liked Auditel’s culture, network and support’

Jane Gaynor has joined the Auditel Cost Management franchise this February

Automotive expert books a drive-in to Auditel

Until recently, he had been Executive Advisor with Toyoda Gosei, part of the Toyota Group

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