Dream Doors has opened a showroom in Norwich, increasing the total number of kitchen facelift showrooms in the UK to 20. The location is owned and operated by franchisees Philip and Helen Mahon, who joined the network in January 2007 and have established the outlet to expand their business.
Cleaning and hygiene franchise Chemex has welcomed its newest franchisee Chris Lunn, who has launched his franchise in Stafford. Chris reveals he was attracted to the Chemex franchise by the potential opportunity and stability its diverse range of products offer.
I decided to invest in a franchise after the failure of my small computer business. The computer market became stagnant and my profits dwindled. I enjoyed running a business and liked being my own boss so I turned to franchising as a means to continue as I had previously, but with the guaranteed job security and stability a branded image would provide. Property franchising interested me as...
The owners of Cartridge World outlets in Kent, Colin and Eileen Harris have devised a customer loyalty scheme to help support Kent Air Ambulance Trust, Demelza House Children's Hospice and the environment.
National network of local marketing websites thebestof has been voted the top Innovative Business of the Year at the Fast Growth Business Awards 2008 held in London. Thebestof beat its innovative rivals, Broadbean Technology and Challs International to achieve its wining status.
MIKE Goddard, proprietor and Chief Executive of Belvoir Lettings, has been elected as the new Chairman of the British Franchise Association. Mike is a strong advocate of business format franchising and has supported the bfa through Regional Forums (ex Chairman of Midlands Region) and has previously served as the Chairman of the Accreditation Committee.
Although I've always been interested in property, my previous career was as a physiotherapist and, more recently, housewife and mum. I'd not considered franchising until I met Platinum Property Partners co-Founder Steve Bolton at an overseas home exhibition, and heard him talk about this completely unique new franchise opportunity.
The Harrogate branch of Signs Express has provided independent tea merchant, Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate, with 13 metres of full colour graphics for a 22 foot trailer that advertises the Yorkshire Tea box and slogan 'Deliciously rich & refreshing' with the aid of Signs Express's JV3 printer. The trailer will travel to 16 separate shows this summer.
Pitman Training Group has been ranked 370th in the Sunday Telegraph 2008 Business Superbrands List and has opened its 100th training centre in Shrewsbury. The company was first recognised as a Superbrand by the Sunday Telegraph in 2007 and was ranked 472 and in one year has successfully managed to move more than 100 places up the list.
One of Snap-on Tools newest franchisees, Lynne Williams is delighted with her transition from Snap-on Tools Customer Support office worker to franchisee. Her territory covers parts of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.
Snack-in-the-Box (SITB) has announced that 11 of its franchisees have renewed their franchise agreements for another five-year term within the last 12 months.
Autosheen vehicle valeting franchise celebrates its 24th anniversary with 1.2 million customer contract vehicles on its books. Companies that hold a national account with Autosheen include Royal Mail, Department of Work & Pensions, HM Revenue & Customs and the Police Force.
Esquires Coffee Houses is to make an annual donation and organise fundraising activities in its cafes nationwide for the Coffee Kids charity.
Irish café franchise the streat has opened an office in Glasgow, Scotland in preparation for its plans to open a café in every major town and city in Scotland.
Papa John's opened its 101st store in Sale, Greater Manchester with help from Coronation Street soap star Tom Hudson. Tom plays Chef Paul Clayton in the soap and joined Sale's kitchen team for the day to entertain staff and customers with his culinary skills away from the set.
A mother of two, Wendy did not know what direction her career would take when she moved back to the UK from South Africa in 2000. She wanted employment that gave support and guidance and realised a career in franchising would offer this.
Bryony Dalgeish celebrated her 20th year as a franchisee with professional house cleaning franchise MOLLY MAID in February. MOLLY MAID UK Chief Executive Pam Bader OBE (pictured, (R) with Byrony) presented her with a 20-year pin and a bouquet of flowers at the MOLLY MAID support office.
Apollo Blinds has announced its plan to extend its range of blinds and accessories starting with a new collection of Roman blinds.
Mobile pet food franchisor Trophy has announced Nick Griffiths as the winner of its franchisee of the year award. The award was presented at Trophy's annual franchisee conference held at Carswell Golf and Country Club on 21st January 2008.
I've been running my Safeclean franchise with my wife Nicola for 11 years and I still find everyday different, fresh and interesting. I really enjoy meeting people and providing a high quality cleaning service that our customers are happy with. When we first started our franchise we said that we wanted to offer a service that we would want for ourselves, which we have always stuck to.
One of the fastest growing young franchises ranked 19th in the Franchise Times Magazine's Fast 55, USA haircut experience Sharkey's Cuts for Kids, is to launch its fun filled hair cut and beauty experience concept in London and is on the look out for prospective UK franchisees to join its growing international network. The franchise has vacancies in the UK for a master franchise or single...
A new international franchise opportunity has emerged as US based Mexican restaurant chain, La Salsa, is looking for suitable franchisee partners to aid its global expansion plans.
A US based Mexican themed restaurant chain Baja Fresh has successfully franchised across the US and has over 300 outlets nationwide. The company is now looking to capitalise on this success and is seeking international franchisee partners to develop a country, region or territory.
FASTSIGNS has presented franchisee Mark Phelps with the Sales Improvement Award at the company's 11th annual franchise meeting.
Lawn treatment franchise GreenThumb celebrates having its 500th Mercedes Vito 109CDI Compact van delivered from Road Range Commercials, Liverpool.
Mortgage broker franchise Mortgage Force has been voted Best Mortgage Broker of the Year for the third consecutive year at the Mortgage Strategy Awards ceremony held at Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Promotional product company EmbroidMe has officially launched its franchise opportunity in the UK following the success of its flagship store in Northampton, which has been in operation since 2006. The franchise is conducting a nationwide search for new franchisees to join its growing worldwide network.
Within a year of launching my franchise I've developed my initial territory of Somerset and Sedgemoor, won the Caremark Award for Excellence for 2007, and I'm currently looking for suitable premises in Bristol and Swansea so I can expand my business.
Domiciliary care franchise Caremark has declared Kingston franchisee Carl Ward its Franchisee of the Year. The award was presented at Caremark's first annual conference and award ceremony held at Gatwick's Sofitel Hotel.
Living Clean, an environmentally friendly cleaning company, has launched its franchise opportunity. The company provides a range of cleaning services from regular visits to one-offs, such as for spring cleaning or post-builder clean-ups.
One of the Goodyear Dunlop brands HiQ is on the look out for new franchisees with relevant commercial skills and the drive to start or expand their own business in the tyre and motor industry.
The Sutton Coldfield branch of the Smart Cartridge franchise has managed to recycle and reuse 25,000 ink cartridges since the company was launched in November 2005 and has increased its business-to-business stationery supplies stock to 20,000 items.
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Historically and perhaps stereotypically, when you mention women and property in the same breath, people immediately think interior design and house doctoring - in short, the 'slightly fluffy' things. The preconception is that women are naturally gifted at design and making a home look nice, and yes, that's true, but they're naturally suited to so much more and are starting to make their...
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