Mike Smith has been aMcDonald's franchisee for nine years and runs four restaurants in South London.
Ovenclean is the UK's original oven cleaning specialist with a large network of established franchisees. Ovenclean franchisees receive a high standard of training and ongoing support, which includes National Advertising and are backed by a team with a long and successful track record in franchise...
Have you ever thought about owning your own franchised business but wanted to know what being a business owner is really like before you take the plunge?
The second annual The Sapphire Awards saw RUSH London pick up the award for Franchisor of the Year, while four TONI&GUY franchise owners received individual awards.
Would you be interested in a franchise that can generate a quarter of a million pounds in just one quarter?
Investing in a franchise provides women with job security, the ability to work around family commitments and the opportunity to launch a successful business with the ongoing support of an established company.
Pauline Cowie is a founder of Manchester-based law firm Millbank Edge LLP and a nationally-recognised expert in franchising. The Franchise Magazine asked her about the attractions becoming a franchise owner has for women.
MOLLY MAID franchise owner Sandra Redmond has been enjoying the benefits of winning the bfa (British Franchise Association) Franchisee of The Year Gold Award 2009.
Operations Director Amanda Feather at Oakleaf enjoys the freedom that operating the period mouldings franchise has given her.
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Retiring Ovenclean franchise owner Ray Moon has just sold his successful business for several times its initial cost to one of his best customers, former company Director Stephanie Rouse.
Bairstow Eves franchise owner Rachel Foster hasn't looked back since joining the brand five years ago.
For former actress Kate Allerston running a LIPA 4:19 academy was the perfect opportunity to pass on her passion for the performing arts to the next generation.
One of London House's team of investigators talks about how she has become a success in a usually male-dominated sector.
Although London House International has territories available throughout the UK, the company is particularly keen to hear from people looking to own franchises in London.
More and more people are discovering that redundancy presents them with a real opportunity to put all their hard-earned skills and experience to work by launching a new career as a successful franchise owner.
When Geoff Hughes was made redundant he decided it was the perfect time to become his own boss by becoming a Cash Generator franchise owner.
Although Roger Catchpole had the misfortune to be made redundant twice in his previous career as an IT Manager, his luck certainly changed for the better when he decided to take the leap into self-employment and invest in a ChipsAway franchise
When his previous job as a mortgage broker took a serious blow during the start of the recession, Nigel Collins not only discovered that becoming a BCR Associates franchise owner was a profitable way to become his own boss but also an enjoyable one.
Having got his degree and two years' experience working for an employer, Dishal Patel discovered CeX was the perfect brand to realise his ambition to be his own boss.
Lifelong friends Omar Akbar and Asif Mushtaq decided the time had come for them to fulfil their ambition to work for themselves and that a CeX franchise was the perfect way.
Just three years since launching his All Trades Network franchise, ambitious Paul Dennis has created a thriving business and is preparing to take on a second territory.
Home care franchise Bluebird Care has been enjoying a string of award successes, further enhancing its reputation as one of the leading opportunities within its industry.
Carpet and upholstery cleaning franchise Safeclean reports on its series of annual workshops.
CleanMy may be new on the franchise scene but it is based on a business which has a long and successful history.
Belvoir, one of the UK's largest specialist residential lettings agencies, was delighted to win Best Lettings Agency Franchise 2010 at the Lettings Agency of the Year Awards, in association with The Sunday Times and The Times.
Belvoir - Gold Award winner at the Lettings Agency of the Year 2010, in association with The Sunday Times and The Times.
Business Doctors is offering business service professionals the chance to enhance their services with an innovative bolt-on franchise opportunity.
In the current economic climate, local businesses are working harder than ever to attract new customers, tradesmen are needing to source more work independently, and a growing number of people are using redundancy payments to start up on their own - and they all need to advertise.
Award-winning cleaning franchise Well Polished has increased its opportunity to offer people who want to be their own boss two levels of entry to join the company.
Once you have identified a franchise opportunity that interests you and you have spoken to the brand's existing franchise owners, as the prospective franchise owner you you should then quiz the franchisor. Fraser McKay suggests some useful questions to ask
Here's How YOU Can Own a Multi-Brand Regional Developer License and Receive Management Service Fees instead of Paying Them!
Professionals from the franchise community recently attended a forum hosted by Lloyds Banking Group to discuss key issues impacting on the franchise sector and the bank's plans for developing its own products and services to the franchise community.