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To assist with its continued UK expansion, Choice Hotels Europe has appointed Simon Bullough as Franchise Development Manager.
Dream Doors has launched a new consumer website to help its 35 franchise owners secure more internet enquiries. The kitchen facelift franchise has spent the last six months and thousands of pounds designing and rebuilding the new website.
Hygeine and cleaning specialists, Chemex, has appointed Michael Graham as its new Managing Director. With over 20 years of experience working with established franchised companies such as Safeclean, Furniture Pro in the USA and Pitman Training, Graham is well equipped to successfully continue...
By choosing a Northwood franchise you benefit from a proven business model with a twenty years success, a unique selling proposition, supported by a great team and of course a growing UK property market.
Armum Jahromi told The Franchise Magazine how the dedication of the company’s franchise team alleviated the stresses of becoming your own boss and owning your own business for the first time.
Despite the growing uncertainty of the Government’s spending cuts and the forecast of a potential double dip recession, CleanMy is proof that some industries can still flourish in the hardest of economic climates.
One of the UK’s leading domestic cleaning franchises, MOLLY MAID will be exhibiting at the National Franchise Exhibition, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on the 1st and 2nd of October, where bfa Franchisee of the Year winner, Sandra Redmond (pictured) will be on hand for question and answer...
It is very different to being a successful business owner and being a successful franchisor. A successful franchisor will be in charge of a thriving franchise network made up of hard working and committed franchise owners. To do this the franchisor will need to ensure the franchise owner has the...
Working as a Sales Director for a housing company I was living the corporate lifestyle, but it wasn't for me and I wanted to build something for myself. I began looking into franchising and I came across the ChipsAway franchise opportunity while reading The Franchise Magazine.
ChipsAway is a great business, with a great brand name and offering a great franchise package.
International franchise ChipsAway has launched its first outlet in Jersey. Former paramedic Alan Hanton (pictured) opened the Jersey ChipsAway franchise and provides a quick, professional vehicle paintwork repairs service for residents on the island.
ChipsAway International, the SMART (Small and Medium Area Repair Technology) repair specialist, has celebrated in style presenting a bouquet and a bottle of bubbly to its five millionth customer Kay Wellings, who had her damaged paintwork repaired by Lichfield franchisee Ian Byrne.
The ChipsAway management team has just completed its repurchase of the ChipsAway franchise group from Myhome International, which bought the brand in 2007.
Roger Wild and Steve Bignell, respectively Executive Chairman and Managing Director of ChipsAway group, have declared that it's 'business as usual' for ChipsAway and it sister franchise companies PCC (Professional Car Cleaning) and Autosheen, despite the recent demise of Myhome International.
As an experienced businessman with a long-standing involvement in franchising, Chris Bury of Lancashire knew that ChipsAway would prove a worthy investment.
The AA has nominated SMART repair specialist ChipsAway International as the organisation's sole recommended supplier of SMART repairs to its five million plus members. According to MD Steve Bignell, this agreement represents a major marketing coup for ChipsAway, bringing substantial new business opportunities to franchisees.
SMART (Small & Medium Area Repair Technology) repair specialist ChipsAway International has won the award for Most Creative Exhibition Stand in the inaugural Franchise Marketing Awards.
SMART repair franchise ChipsAway International has announced a record number of new franchisees opening across the country. Some of the latest franchisees to join the rapidly expanding network, who launched their respective new businesses over successive weekends, between them reported enquiries worth almost £64,000, with an average of 60 per cent of all estimates written converted into...
C.C. Houlston (Franchising) Ltd the master licensee for the successful Mr Electric UK operation, has announced the acquisition of Aire Serv UK for an undisclosed sum.
Sister franchise companies Mr.Electric and Aire Serv have received a health and safety accreditation from SAFEcontractor. The companies chose to apply for the accreditation to help promote and secure uniformity across the business and throughout the wider service industry.
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.
Mr.Electric has reported a 30 per cent increase in the number of new franchises it is supporting compared to last year's figures in the same period.
Mr Electric, the UK's largest electrical contracting service has arrived at the home of the 2012 Olympic Games courtesy of Jack Savas in the London East area.
When Andy Evans, owner of the Mr Electric Newcastle franchise, applied to become an engineer in the RAF, he thought he would have many years ahead of him serving his country, however following a car accident five years ago and a serious back injury, he was forced to take his leave from the RAF and recuperate.
Lawn care franchise Greensleeves has been bought out by a new management team and is looking for prospective franchisees to help with its UK expansion plans. Priority locations are sited in the Midlands through to the Home Counties.
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.
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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.
Aire Serv, which provides heating, air conditioning and refrigeration services to the domestic and commercial market, has expanded into the North West.
Aire Serv, which provides heating, air conditioning and refrigeration services to the domestic and commercial market, has expanded into the North West. Owned by franchisee Derek Tierney Aire Serv North West is based in Warrington and will serve the Warrington, Widnes, Runcorn and St. Helens areas.
Air conditioning service franchise Aire Serv franchisee for the Gatwick area is reporting business success.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent visited Wiltshire Farm Foods in Trowbridge to honour the company (as part of apetito ltd) winning the 2005 Queen's Award for Enterprise - the UK's most prestigious business award.
Following the creation of new franchise opportunities in the North East, Wiltshire Farm Foods is poised for further expansion, reveals Rachel Spaul
We were looking to diversify our homecare and hot meal delivery business and the Wiltshire Farm Foods frozen food delivery franchise mirrors our existing business. It operates in a niche market, we like the products and we already have the skills and the resources.
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...
Children's sports coaching company Premier Sport provided visitors to the recent British & International Franchise Exhibition in London with an opportunity to meet with Olympic medal winners, Duncan Goodhew MBE (pictured (R)'with Premier Sport Franchise Development Director Jonathan Mills) and Wendy Sly.
A new business-to-business franchise opportunity has been launched targeting 'white collar' individuals who want a business that is 'quick to establish, with minimal overheads and excellent profit potential'. Cargocall is an International Freight Forwarding company that has been established for 10...
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.
Franchise law specialist Chambers & Co has celebrated 10 years of success with a gala event held at Cambridge University. The event began with punting down the River Cam and was followed by a meal at St John's College.
Domiciliary care franchise Caremark recently celebrated the opening of a new franchise in Redditch and Bromsgrove with the help of the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith MP.
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.
Domiciliary care franchise Caremark has made an instant impact in Leeds, with recently appointed franchisee and Director of Caremark (Leeds) Farina Tayub reporting an increase in turnover of over 30 per cent in a matter of days. Expressing her delight at such a step forward in a short period of...
THE Managing Director of Caremark has appointed two Franchise Managers to complement the head office team.
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.