Kitchen doors replacement franchise Dream Doors has made two new appointments to its head office team. Kelly Chambers joins as Franchise & Operations Director, and Alex Waite joins as Franchise Recruitment Manager.
Domino's Pizza, the UK and Ireland leader in pizza delivery, has today announced significant promotions for two members of its senior management team
Northwood Residential Lettings is achieving above target growth and predicts network expansion of nearly 50 per cent by the end of the year. Director Gemma Goodson reveals: "We entered 2006 with 28 branches and currently have 39 open and 14 further branches at varying stages. This is above target and before we take into account leads from the National Franchise Exhibition."
First of all, you need to assess your own strengths and weaknesses, in particular the former, as it will be crucial in determining the kind of work you can realistically hope to do. Secondly, you should think about the skills & competencies you have acquired in past and present employment, including those you have gained through formal education.
British Franchise Association affiliated accountants Franaccounts has released the second episode of its podcasts for prospective franchisees.
Following a period of growth and rapid expansion, Dekor PLC, formally Decor Frame, has unveiled its new look at its 180,000 sq ft manufacturing and distribution facility with the help of Bluegg Creative and Signs Express (Cardiff). Dekor Plc are based at Waterton Park in Bridgend and established in 1988; are now leading manufacturers of home accessories to the UK's largest retail customers...
Belfast-based fitted-wardrobe franchise, Sliderobes, has scooped a top national award, sponsored by Sage, for its new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
Fitted bedroom furniture franchise Sliderobes has launched its new Stratta range, aimed "primarily at a younger audience seeking a very modern, stylish and flexible storage solution".
Mr Electric, Britain's largest electrical contracting service has continued to strengthen its presence in the UK by launching two new franchisees in Glasgow Central and Swindon.
The instability in the Middle East forced me to make an unplanned return to the UK after 15 years working in the hotel and catering industry in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran.
KALL KWIK is welcoming some new faces to its Twickenham outlet this Thursday, as new Owner James Gil-Rodriguez is joined by 'Apprentice' star Ruth Badger to celebrate the re-launch of the design and print outlet.
Following its best ever year, leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has announced today that it is further expanding its team with the appointment of two new business development managers. Gillian Herdman and John Coe will be dedicated to supporting the company's network of franchisees to help them achieve increased revenues from their businesses.
Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has launched a new selection of greeting cards based on a Hollywood theme to add to its existing extensive portfolio. The new cards which are printed in stylish monochrome depicting Hollywood icons and films such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire and The Wizard of Oz, will be distributed to retail outlets...
Organic vegetable box franchise Riverford Organic is making available 15 new franchise territories in the North East.
Bathroom retailer Ripples has opened its first showroom in Newbury - the company's 16th showroom since it started in 1988. Owned by Richard and Diane Garnett, the showroom is conveniently located on Cheap Street.
Leading sign and graphics specialist FASTSIGNS has launched an awards scheme to celebrate and recognise its franchisees' success.
Norwich-based vehicle wrapping franchise Totally Dynamic enjoyed a "fantastic response"at the official launch of its franchise opportunity at the recent National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham. Visitors to the event met founder Adrian Rope and his team on the Totally Dynamic stand, who report that many remarked that the franchise provided a "breath of fresh air".
Ever fancied being your own boss and running your own business? Well the country's leading Health and Fitness business Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Clubs is giving you the opportunity to do just that.
Pinnacle Chauffeur Transport franchisee Trevor Langley (pictured) has exchanged his driving seat for one on the board, following a major reorganisation of the company in which he has become a major shareholder.
Domiciliary care franchise Bluebird Care signed a new franchisee at the National Franchise Exhibition in October. Sue Milakovic (pictured) has taken on the Mid-Staffordshire territory, after initially identifying the opportunity through the pages of The Franchise Magazine.
Utility surveys provider to the construction industry SUMO has announced the launch of two new franchisees. Simon Foster (Bournemouth) and Richard Clish (West Yorkshire) join the 13 franchisees already established in the UK, in addition to the head office operation based in Havant, Hampshire.
The organisers of the National Franchise Exhibition 2006, which took place on October 6th and 7th, report that the event was the largest franchise exhibition ever staged in Britain, with more visitors than ever before attending and over 250 established and new franchise companies exhibiting.
Urban Planters, the UK's leading interior landscape provider of live and replica plants displays, have transformed some of the country's most illustrious hotels, shopping centres, offices, car showrooms and leisure clubs. Last week the National Franchise Exhibition held at the NEC, Birmingham, saw Urban Planters capitalise on their business proposition to attract potential franchisees. Making...
PLUMBER Stephen Osborne has hung up his wrench to open his very own video games store at one of the most exciting times in the industry.
Southern-based property firm Enfields retained its industry acclaim at the annual property award ceremony, hosted this month, with a second Gold win for the Best Medium Agent category, alongside Bronze wins under the Lettings and Technology/ Web categories.
Safeclean has established itself as the UK's premier high quality cleaning company, with over 80 successful franchises throughout the UK. Safeclean has become the byword for quality within the industry.
Aiming to secure 35 per cent of a market estimated to be worth in the region of £40 million a year, Sonic Golf seeks partners with good communication skills and excellent local knowledge
A year to remember has seen Apollo Blinds strengthen its position in the marketplace as Britain's biggest blind store chain. Paul Kirby explains
Sliderobes are designers and makers of luxury fitted sliding wardrobes. We support successful franchisees throughout Ireland and Great Britain. Owning a Sliderobes franchise could cost you less than you think.
How many times have you thought about escaping the daily rat race and setting up a business of your own? Now's your chance. With a ChipsAway International franchise, you can be certain of a massive marketplace of over 30 million cars, the leading brand in cosmetic paintwork repair, and the comprehensive training and support you'd expect from one of the largest and longest established franchise...
With a simple yet effective business model, Snack-in-the-Box is a proven route to success as the stories of these following franchisees testify...
Encouraging its franchisees to open a shop-front premises within the first three years of operation, TaxAssist Accountants has developed a national brand with impact. Adam Browning reports
Northwood offers three franchises in one. This coupled with the distinct advantage it has over its competitors with its Platinum lettings service, unlimited income potential and sensible working hours, has made the NORTHWOOD franchise opportunity unique.
Four Regional Franchisee candidates are sought to spearhead a new concept in credit management across the UK. Stuart Anderson reports
Dublcheck is enjoying a new and exciting phase in its development and you could become part of it as a franchisee
This is Kevin Lewis - the Founder and Managing Director of Caremark. He was the architect and driving force behind one of the UK's most successful care franchises and is keen to repeat this experience with you. Together Caremark will grow into a thriving and successful franchise organisation with an enviable reputation.
While the Head Office team focus on building national contracts and the network infrastructure, the franchisee leads a specialist team of tradesmen to complete the work in hand. Well-handled claims can increase policy renewal rates and therefore provide repeat business to the franchisee
The Global Travel Group expanded the horizons of Mel and Linda Bramley's travel business by introducing technology and support to advance their own offering
With total UK personal debt exceeding £1.2 trillion, demand for Pentagon's (trading as EuroDebt) debt management services is increasing every day, reports Rachel Spaul
Providing a valuable service within the technology retail sector, CeX's exciting and dynamic opportunity is causing a stir across the nation's high-streets. Adam Browning reports
Quadrupling their business within a year has catapulted franchisees Alex and Oliver to the top of etyres' growth tables.
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Recycling in England has trebled since 1997, according to Defra, with many local authorities producing rates in line with the best in Europe. East Anglia-based franchise Inkbox is doing its bit for the environment by employing environmentally-friendly techniques in the construction of its stores such as low energy light bulbs, specific paints, and biodegradable bags to return used cartridges.
Qualified pilot, musician, property developer and founder of Northwood Franchises, Andy Goodson looks back over a varied career which sees him taking semi-retirement in Thailand at the end of next year. Stuart Anderson interviews