Choice Hotels Europe has appointed James O'Brien as new Franchise Sales Director for the UK. With the necessary experience and specialist knowledge of the franchise and training industries in the UK, James' role will be to introduce new franchise partners to the Choice Hotels Europe system and to help existing franchise partners expand their hotel portfolio.
Northwood is expanding its portfolio of franchised property management and estate agency offices at a remarkable rate considering its highly selective recruitment process.
Wiltshire Farm Foods, the UK's leading frozen ready meals delivery franchise, has seven new franchises with existing customers available in the North East. Following retirement and restructuring in North East England, the company has split the area into seven manageable territories covering Leeds, Harrogate, Middlesbrough, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Northumberland/Scottish...
This year, Belvoir Lettings celebrates its 10th year in franchising. In this relatively short period of time Belvoir has grown to be the largest specialist letting franchise in the UK with some 90 offices in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Tapping into the buoyant and growing lettings and property management market Belvoir has stuck to its basic principles of customer care...
Papa John's UK has agreed the sale of the Perfect Pizza brand to Smartfirst Ltd, a newly formed company led by former Managing Director Tony Sherriff, backed by Octopus Asset Management and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc.
Kall Kwik UK has opened a business Centre in Sunderland as part of its plans to expand the 156-strong network in more than 20 new locations before the end of 2008. The outlet is the third Kall Kwik to open this year and follows successful launches of both the Oxford and Bristol Riverside locations.
Molly Maid UK recently held its UK national convention under the backdrop of the Menzies Welcombe Hotel and Spa in Stratford-upon-Avon. Among the guests attending the convention were the founders of Molly Maid, Adrienne and Chris Stringer.
Apollo Blinds unveiled its new look at the recent British Franchise Association (bfa) exhibition in Manchester. The reaction to the company's new image and the number of enquiries generated at the exhibition was way beyond its expectations, according to General Manager, Patrick Harrison. "We cannot believe just how well it has been received by people who already know Apollo Blinds and by...
Durham's on demand print specialist Prontaprint is celebrating after winning the prestigious Investors in People award for its commitment to excellence in staff training.
Who isn't conscious of their health these days? In the world of franchising, one recent arrival is already causing a stir.
The Time For You group is expanding with seven new Bone Dry franchises established within the first three months of 2006, taking the total number of Bone Dry franchises to nine.
...a new generation of women entrepreneurs are charting the way forward for Printing.com's Territory Franchise opportunity. Franchise Director Simon Davies reports
If franchising is a form of 'business marriage', you would be well advised to go through rigorous courtship before you take your vows. Stuart Anderson speaks to Franchise Development Services Managing Director Roy Seaman
small business accounting (NZ) Ltd will be introducing New Zealand's and Australia's successful franchise model to Britain, trading as small business accounting (UK). We seek an energetic joint venture equity partner who can share our vision of creating an ethical and solid franchise network, and who can appreciate the ultimate returns to be gained from this approach.
Snack-In-The-Box is the UK's leading snack delivery franchise with exciting new & established opportunities available in the UK and Ireland
After 28 years with the Royal Mail, former postie Carl Liddy took the plunge and bought a ChipsAway International franchise 18 months ago. Now he says he's happier and more fulfilled than he has ever been, and is looking forward to taking the family to the States for the 'holiday of a lifetime' in the summer.
Established at the high end of the lettings market for over a decade, Belvoir has established a national network of 85 franchised lettings specialists. Stuart Anderson interviews the recent winners from its Annual Franchisee Awards
After four years spent developing and perfecting the 'Metro' store concept, Cash Generator's Julian Urry is ready for nationwide growth
If you're determined to start a professional B2B enterprise, but feel you lack the experience, the solution is simple - use ours! TaxAssist Accountants report
Multi-sales opportunities, increased growth and profitability, access to vast resources... just some of the advantages enjoyed by Dyno Group franchisees. Rachel Spaul reports
After a bumper response to the launch of Apollo Blinds' new brand identity at the Manchester expo, General Manager Patrick Harrison tells Paul Kirby the aims of the new brand
Giving you the key to a business that works Chemex have been manufacturing and supplying their range of cleaning, hygiene and maintenance products, business to business via their franchisees' mobile showrooms for over 20 years. This established, proven concept gives them a huge advantage in the marketplace, and has set Chemex as the leading franchise in mobile distribution.
"I was a good organiser and used to using my own initiative, but running a franchise was still a big step into the unknown. Molly Maid made me feel part of the family...
Tough new rules introduced to increase electrical safety have meant that the demand for qualified electricians is surging. Local Services' Emma King reports
Providing a fast, reliable and cost- effective service which affords enormous cost, time and safety benefits to clients in the construction industry, SUMO is reporting a record number of new customers utilising its service every month and a repeat business rate of over 80 per cent
With a Dublcheck franchise you can access the lucrative cleaning sector with guaranteed turnover supported by an established brand.
With a range of national contracts, All Trades Network lets its franchisees concentrate on building their successful businesses. Adam Browning reports.
Oakleaf is a traditional family run business that has been in operation for almost 40 years. Here the company details its exciting franchise opportunity
The ever-evolving array of mobile phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, computers and games consoles is fuelling the need for CeX second-hand buy and sell stores. Rachel Spaul reports
...you can tap into the multi-billion pound domiciliary care market with Caremark. Developed by Kevin Lewis, the brains behind one of the UK's most successful franchise operations, Caremark is surpassing target growth and development.
Joining The Global Travel Group can be good for your wealth, explains Marketing Manager Neil Osthoff
Ladies Workout Express is rapidly expanding its UK and Ireland network with another five franchisees opening gyms during March, discovers Rachel Spaul
Investment in state-of-the-art vehicle tracking technology ensures Detail Clean franchisees provide a reliable and professional domestic and commercial cleaning service, report Rachel Spaul and Stuart Anderson
Your own business providing valuable debt management services to the public is the unique proposition offered by €urodebt. Rachel Spaul profiles this white collar opportunity
Most franchisees are recouping their investment in less than three months. Franchise Recruitment Manager Cat Foulkes explains.
Run your own business as a franchise distributor of the UK's fastest-growing supplier of 'Free-on-Loan' fresh orange squeezing juicers!
Lawncare franchise TruGreen has established 60 franchisees within three years, backed by the multi-brand franchisor ServiceMaster. Stuart Anderson talks to one of its longest established franchisees, Tony Lawrence
Redundancy can be a difficult experience to deal with, as Richard Holden, Head of Franchising at Lloyds TSB, explains
Lettings and estate agency franchises offer a chance to benefit from the exciting returns of the property market. Andy Goodson, founder of Northwood, reflects on his experiences
With a number of new appointments made in the first quarter, 2006 is shaping up to be a period of progression for the British Franchise Association. Client Services Manager Pip Wilkins reports
This edition's Founder of Franchising is Rosemary Conley, whose diet and fitness club network has provided 165 franchisees with the opportunity to own their own businesses.
Transforming a business from a stand-alone or corporate operation into a franchise network may seem like a simple project to some. However, many new franchisors soon discover that it involves much more than they anticipated. Tony Urwin reveals the challenges you should prepare for, before franchising your business
With a host of awards to its name, Swisher has awarded 65 franchises in the UK. Gordon Patterson speaks to the company's Development Director Marilyn Keen
Franchise agreements are specialised commercial agreements and commonly contain a wide range of provisions which are peculiar to franchising. Mike Barlow of specialist franchise lawyers Leathes Prior explains
Just eight months after its launch thebestof.co.uk, the online media franchise, believes it is not only the fastest growing franchise in the UK but one of the largest franchise companies in the UK with over 200 franchisees.