Mail Boxes Etc. (UK) Ltd., (MBE) is offering sub postmasters and independent retailers an opportunity to provide alternative postal services under a new franchised concession. This could create postal services in areas where they did not exist previously and would also enable sub postmasters facing closure to stay in business and continue to serve their local communities.
With a reputation for providing excellent quality and service, signs franchise Signs Express is pleased to announce that its new centres in Watford, Dundee and Sligo in the Republic of Ireland have made the investment to purchase their own premises.
mobile valeting company Autosheen has expanded its franchise service portfolio for 2007 and is offering business people and entrepreneurs its brand new 'Business Management Franchise' package.
Dream Doors has presented its 'Franchisee of the Year' award to Warrington couple Rachel and Stephen Vorster.
River Swale Organic Vegetables is a brand new organic vegetable box scheme franchise, launched following the success of its sister farms Riverford and River Nene Organic Vegetables.
new Caremark franchisees now benefit from the provision of a professionally developed and personalised website as part of the franchise package, assisting in marketing a brand new business in a growing sector.
Attiva, which was founded in 2003, is a proven and thriving franchise concept developed to bring health clubs to lesser-known market towns throughout the UK, at an affordable price.
A Leading UK supplier of underground utility detection services to the construction industry, SUMO, has scooped an award in the south's most prestigious business awards ceremony.
ChipsAway International, the SMART (Small and Medium Area Repair Technology) repair specialist, has celebrated in style presenting a bouquet and a bottle of bubbly to its five millionth customer Kay Wellings, who had her damaged paintwork repaired by Lichfield franchisee Ian Byrne.
If you're considering investing in a franchise but wondering whether you could make more money by starting up on your own, the findings of a new survey by the British Franchise Association (bfa) will be very interesting. According to independently conducted research (carried out by research house...
"In 1993 my modest independent pizza franchise was acquired by Perfect Pizza. With their help, the operational standards, product quality and profits went from strength to strength...
StarBrite is offering franchisees a highly successful model, developed over 18 years of trading within the cleaning chemical industry. We are committed to the success of our franchisees, and are proud to be the fastest growing cleaning chemical franchise in the UK.
Want to be your own boss? With a Signs Express franchise you'll receive all the support you need to make that journey easier.
Get a head start in lawn care with a LawnHopper franchise, which provides a proven business model and low-cost franchise package including your first customers, reports Rachel Spaul...LawnHopper is a pioneer of lawn treatments in the UK. It is the brainchild of Nigel Owen-Thomas, who started the company in 1995 having spotted a gap in the market for a company providing lawn care solutions...
Having jumped at the chance to take over a Merry Maids management franchise, Rowan McCamley is going from strength to strength. Adam Browning interviews
"The decision to go with Prontaprint is an easy one because the print-on-demand industry is all about brand, and Prontaprint is the first 'superbrand',"says Basingstoke franchisee Paul Goodrich, who took over his centre in July 2005.
The domestic cleaning market is huge with over three million households in the UK having their furnishings professionally cleaned.
Molly Maid has restructured its franchise package, giving another opportunity to its franchise owners to grow their businesses. Marketing and Franchise Development Manager Andrew Parsons explains
Belvoir Lettings recognises the success of its franchisees through its annual franchisee awards, and this year's crop showed no end of impressive achievements
Having risen to the top of the US pizza market with its 'Better Ingredients Better Pizza' pledge, Papa John's is expanding its UK network with the aim of establishing its pizza as the nation's favourite. Rachel Spaul reports
The importance of knowing your customers is critical for any business. Apollo Blinds' General Manager Patrick Harrison discusses why the company commissions regular research on its customer profile as part of its strategy for network growth
With the benefit of multiple income streams, the Cash Generator business model looks set for a bright future. Stuart Anderson interviews franchisee Steve Appleton
An accidental discovery led to an award-winning business for Steve Sleigh. Stuart Anderson interviews
For well over 10 years SNACK-IN-THE-BOX LTD (SITB) have been famous for delivering snacks to the work place under the Cadbury corporate image. SITB is totally committed to providing a professional snack delivery service & excellent franchisor support.
Devon based Riverford Organic Vegetables, the country's leading organic vegetable home delivery service, is developing more regional farms to enable it to extend the national coverage of its franchise network.
Offering a chance to join one of the fastest growing franchise operations in Australia, New Zealand and now Ireland, EC Credit Control is seeking expansion into the UK through the appointment of four new franchisees. CEO Matthew Harrison explains
New regulations that have made it more difficult for under-qualified electrical installers to trade, have also increased business for ElecLocal's highly skilled electricians, reports Rachel Spaul
Enjoy franchise success with a family business established in the cleaning industry for almost half a century
You can achieve the freedom you've always dreamed of with a Dream Doors franchise. This established and proven opportunity in the home improvement sector is ideal for partnerships and husband and wife teams looking for a middle-market retail opportunity providing a bespoke service to a niche market.
Formed only four years ago, SUMO really made its mark in 2005 when it became the leading brand in its industry sector, the largest supplier of ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) services to the construction industry and the fastest growing utility mapping provider in the UK
Bluebird Care knows the importance of choosing a proven franchise business partner to give you the return on your investment.
Auntie Anne's is bringing a product that has been a sensational success in the USA into the UK market to revolutionise how we snack - the hand rolled soft pretzel. Franchising Manager Max Burton provides an overview of how the company supports the launch of its franchisees, from initial interest through to ongoing operation
Car Park Valeting Ltd (CPV) is the UK'S leading professional Hand Car Valet Business, specialising in both Full Valet and Hand Wash operations.
With over 320 UK franchisees and a clutch of awards to its name, web-based franchise thebestof.co.uk must be doing something right, Franchise Recruitment Manager Mary Stevens explains
A business-to-business franchise opportunity operating within a niche market providing mailing support services is being offered by Mail Shot International, reports Rachel Spaul
Combining a convenient, low cost service with a top ranking on the internet's search engines is bringing in excellent repeat and referral business for etyres franchisees.
Used in the right way, a business plan is an essential tool for monitoring performance and for the early identification of weaknesses and under-performance. Richard Holden, Head of Franchising at Lloyds TSB, discusses the 'Business Plan'
If done well, franchising is a powerful tool for business development, growth and competitiveness, argues Dan Archer, Head of Marketing for the bfa
Having worked for many years and still not achieved something tangible of my own I decided to start my own business. I had plenty of choice but the safest option available to me was to buy a franchise.
Governments will have to look at developing programmes to assist franchise companies to export their Master Franchises, argues FDS Founder and Managing Director Roy Seaman
Franchisors must understand the importance of a well-managed recruitment programme. Done right, it lays the foundation of a high-quality, well-motivated franchise network. Done wrong, it can sow the seeds of a franchisor's undoing. FDS Northern Consultant Tony Urwin reports
Based on many years of working within franchising helping franchisors and potential franchisors to franchise their businesses, bfa affiliated consultants at FDS Southern provide a proven and effective system for guiding clients through a development programme based on three key phases...
Anyone considering the benefits of running and owning their own business will have the perfect opportunity to make this a reality at The Franchise Exhibition, at Belfast's Odyssey Arena on 11th and 12th May 2007
thebestof, the online business directory and community website franchise, has been voted the best E-Company of the year at the Sharp Edge Awards. Almost 500 companies vied for the top slots at the awards with TheBestOf beating off new media stars Viagogo.com and Mydeo.com to become the online business of 2007.