Home Instead Senior Care has won the title of Barclays Startups Business of the Year, taking home £5,000, and Team of the Year at the Startups Awards.
Cartridge World is looking to build on the growth of the office services sector and the increase in the use of printer cartridges by expanding its franchise network. Specialising in refilling or remanufacturing printer cartridges, the company reports a number of franchisees turning over in excess of £300,000.
Cash Converters, a pre-owned and nearly new goods retail franchise, has been recognised for its support of the Dreams Come True charity. The company was recognised by industry body the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) for its support of the national children's charity.
Small business tax and accountancy service provider, TaxAssist Accountants has appointed a new Network Operations and Finance Director, Phil Sullivan BSc ACIB to the team. Phil will be responsible for the overall technical competency and compliance of the network and support centre, internal financial control and operational integrity.
Two Signs Express franchisees have received nominations at this year's Signs Industry awards.
Signs and graphics franchise Signs Express has been assisting Mercedes-Benz in promoting their new line of eco-friendly vans.
Prestige Nursing has launched a new Home from Hospital service. Home from Hospital is a care service specifically designed to help facilitate a prompt discharge from hospital; particularly where home circumstances and the support available may present difficulties for the client or their family....
After 18 years in investment banking working as a technologist I was keen to find a new business venture where I could be my own boss and develop a multiple-unit enterprise.
The Little Gym is preparing to open its seventh UK franchised centre in the next year. As well as this the company has recently promoted its Programme Director Kate Butcher to the position of Gym Director at its Hampton Hill Centre. Kate has been with The Little Gym for three years, where she...
Domestic cleaning franchise MOLLY MAID celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2009 despite difficult trading conditions. Even in the economic downturn, says the company, 'house cleaning has remained a necessity with the demand for professional help in maintaining the home increasing. In fact, in 2008...
Greetings card publisher The Original Poster Company is seeking focused prospective franchisees to purchase re-sale territories - established franchises operating as going concerns. Available territories include North Wales, Stockport, Cumbria, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Milton Keynes, Plymouth and...
Select Appointments, an office staff recruitment franchise, has recruited its latest franchisee to own and operate its Swindon office. Becky Harker has spent eight years working through the ranks from Consultant to Business Manager of Select's Swindon office, before she was offered the opportunity to acquire the franchise and jumped at the chance.
Air conditioning service franchise Aire Serv franchisee for the Gatwick area is reporting business success.
Papa John's is to open 10 new takeaway outlets by the end of the year as part of its nationwide expansion plan. Following its successful third quarter in trading, Papa John's is also on the look out for new franchisees to develop the pizza brand in major cities including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.
Auditel is expecting to see a greater demand for its services due to the current economic climate. The home-based executive franchise specialises in helping organisations of every size achieve control over their business costs and its franchisees are earning six-figure annual salaries, with some exceeding £200,000 a year.
Cash Generator reports that its franchise network continues to grow at exceptional speed despite the economic climate. The buy, sell and loan franchise, which operates both company-owned and franchise stores, has witnessed a surge in quality applications from potential franchisees over the last 12 months and has opened 15 new stores throughout 2008.
Cash Generator Bournemouth franchisee has been presented with a brand new SMART car after he won a company competition. Kevin Old was presented with the car from a competition that was organised to promote Cash Generators new First Prepay MasterCard.
Since job placements are down 70 per cent, many people are looking to set up their own business. Many are making the brave decision to buy into a lucrative franchise during the recession.
Following soon after the opening of its first franchised restaurant in Slough, So Asia has now opened its second restaurant franchise in Acton.
The Global Travel Group, a travel operator franchise, has seen many of its franchisees enjoy continuous, long-term success. One such franchisee is Mel and Linda Bramley who launched their Inter Travel in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear in 1995. They both had experience in accommodation only services, but originally they came from a teaching background.
Disaster restoration franchise Rainbow International has named its Franchisees of the Year.
FDS Northern has strengthened its FranMatch service with the appointment of a new Franchise Recruitment Manager. Bob Boynton is a highly qualified business development and recruitment specialist and has 20 years' experience in franchising.
Beauty salon franchise Cannelle is looking to recruit franchisees to bring the quality, style and individuality of French beauty therapy to customers throughout the UK. Cannelle has seen business thrive as more and more women - and increasingly men - appreciate the particular ambience of the Cannelle salons, with their concentration on well being and Decléor range of products and treatments.
Founded in 2004 by experienced martial artist Ivan Rolls, FMA Leadership Academy is a martial arts academy with a difference. Ivan created the academy to focus on students' individual needs ensuring they remain enthusiastic throughout the course. Family Martial Arts is based on a unique system of instruction that ensures all students develop their confidence and ability in each discipline...
ReactFast, a 24-hour emergency repair and maintenance service company, has sold its Milton Keynes territory. Jamie Falconer and Matt Gregg, both former Royal Marine Commandos who teamed up to buy the franchise, will provide a locksmith, glazing and boarding up service to their franchise area.
Belgian chocolate retailer and franchisor Leonidas is seeking people in the UK interested in becoming area developers or a suitably qualified candidate to own and operate its Master Franchise. A background in retail or business is required, along with with sufficient funds to take on the challenge.
Caremark Ltd's branch office, Caremark (Pulborough) has recently been awarded an 'Excellent' CSCI rating, the highest accolade a care business can achieve.
FiltaFry Plus exhibited its latest vehicle and machinery configuration at October's National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham. 'From the moment the doors opened on Friday until they closed again on the Saturday, it was non-stop talking to potential franchisees for our unique business opportunity,' says Franchise Manager Damian Slater.
Bluebird Care has celebrated the fourth anniversary of the launch of its pilot franchise. The company, which provides care at home service, currently has 25 franchises across the UK and a Master Franchise in Ireland.
Domiciliary care franchise Caremark has continued its nationwide expansion with the recruitment of four new franchisees. Caremark has recently completed its fourth franchise training course of this year and is set to hold a further two courses before the end of 2008.
Paint-your-own-pottery studio franchise, the ceramic experience is on the look out for new franchisees to help expand its family-friendly ceramic painting, soft play and café outlet concept.
Home care franchise Bluebird Care has set up two new offices in Glasgow and another is planned for Dumfries.
Fiducia Commercial Solutions, one of the UK's leading independent commercial mortgage brokers, has announced the launch of its franchise opportunity.
Gordon Brown finally uttered the 'R' word, but the melancholia which has descended on the UK's business sector is not universal - there are still plenty of ray's of optimism coming from business owners if you know where to look.
"One of the very best Franchises on offer to beat the recession" Roy Seaman, Managing Director, Franchise Development Services Ltd
Franchising in the UK is now recognised by those looking to venture into a new entrepreneurial career as a far safer way of starting a business
Cash Generator is the most successful Buy and Sell Store group in the UK. Our business model provides multiple profit streams to maximise profitability and safety. Most of our franchisees believe this is our greatest strength, not least in the ability to offer services that are popular in all economic conditions.