"People have noticed their local store doing well and thought to themselves, I want a piece of that!"
Following the creation of new franchise opportunities in the North East, Wiltshire Farm Foods is poised for further expansion, reveals Rachel Spaul
Baguette Express, the Scotland-based sandwich shop chain, has signed its first franchisees, following the successful launch of its franchise expansion programme.
Crepe a Croissant has launched an ambitious franchising strategy aimed at driving forward its rapid expansion with a search for the next generation of entrepreneurs to take its business forward nationally and internationally.
Building on its recent successes in England, FASTSIGNS International, Inc., a worldwide sign and graphics franchisor, is now looking to the north - to Scotland, in fact, where the company is marketing sign franchises for the first time.
Baguette Express, the Scottish-based sandwich shop group, has opened its latest outlet in Bathgate. This recent expansion will increase the number of its healthy snack shops in Scotland to 10 following the successful launch of its franchise-based structure in early 2006.
As a Dublcheck franchisee you can tap into the booming commercial cleaning sector in Scotland with guaranteed turnover but no selling, reports Rachel Spaul
"I was very impressed with the figures being achieved by other areas and decided to take the plunge."
The latest franchise to open is in Irvine, Ayrshire, owned by Gordon and Yvonne Smith, and is the first franchised O2 store in Scotland.
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Edinburgh entrepreneur Keith Lamb is aiming to scale the heights of his new business venture by launching a professional oven valeting franchise in the city.
Prontaprint Dunfermline, on Dickson Street's Elgin Industrial Estate, has been given a new lease of life thanks to the appointment of new franchisee, Andrew Whincup.
Beanscene, the rapidly expanding coffee and music house chain, has launched Beanscene Espresso, a new, faster-paced little sister brand to its more relaxed, neighbourhood offering. Comprising small outlets set up exclusively to serve the on-the-go market, the first Beanscene Espresso has opened at Edinburgh Quay followed by a second in South Gyle.
If your job is getting you down and you spend much of your time clock watching it's time to put the spring back in your step. Rachel Spaul explores franchising in Scotland
If you want to be your own boss then franchising is an option worthy of careful consideration, but many people don't fully understand what franchising is or what it involves. Richard Holden, Head of Franchising at Lloyds TSB, explains
It's a business which has thrived on feeding its customers fresh food, and now Glasgow-based authentic creperie and sandwich bar Crepe a Croissant is giving itself a fresh face with the launch of a comprehensive rebranding exercise.
Glasgow-headquartered Widescreen Holdings, the company best known for its rapidly expanding chain of Beanscene coffee and music houses, has launched an ambitious UK-wide franchising strategy which aims to deliver a further 25 outlets - comprising a combination of managed and franchised stores - across Scotland within the next 18 months.
Scotland will play host to a wide range of franchise opportunities when The British Franchise Exhibition takes place at the SECC in Glasgow on 2nd and 3rd June 2006