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To assist with its continued UK expansion, Choice Hotels Europe has appointed Simon Bullough as Franchise Development Manager.
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.
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.
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...
A festive new franchise concept is being prepared for launch in time for this year's Christmas season. The Christmas Decorators provides a professional internal and external decorating service for domestic and corporate clients, giving their properties a sophisticated seasonal display designed to make a lasting impression on all of their visitors.
Carpet & upholstery cleaning franchise Chem-Dry has announced that the winner of its UK Franchise of the Year 2008 award is Bury-based family business Finesse Chem-Dry. The award, which recognises franchises that have built successful split businesses, was presented at Chem-Dry's annual convention held in Bournemouth. Bury franchise owner Peter Foster and his family have won the opportunity...
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.
Domino's Pizza, the UK and Ireland leader in pizza delivery, has today announced significant promotions for two members of its senior management team
Domino's Pizza UK & IRL plc ("Domino's Pizza"or the "Group"), the UK and Ireland leader in pizza delivery, announces its results for the twenty-six weeks ended 2 July 2006.
Domino's Pizza has revealed a new design for its UK and Ireland branches that it hopes will help with its nationwide expansion plans. The first store to have the refit is 152 Stratford Road, Shirley, Birmingham and the remaining stores will be refreshed over the next two years.
Jane has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and joins Domino's Pizza from Scottish and Newcastle Retail/Spirit Group where she designed and implemented a three-year information technology strategy to support 2,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels. She has also worked for PowerGen Plc, Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries PLC and the Tonka Corporation.
Domino's Pizza, the UK's leading pizza delivery company, has been selected as a finalist in the 3i Growth Strategy of the Year category of the prestigious 2006 National Business Awards which is sponsored by Orange. The nomination recognises the company's exceptional business performance in 2005.
"People have noticed their local store doing well and thought to themselves, I want a piece of that!"
The owner of four Domino's Pizza franchises has won an award for his outstanding business achievements in the hospitality and catering industry.
MANCHESTER'S hungriest entrepreneurs are being invited to attend a masterclass that will reveal the secrets to succeeding in one of the UK's fastest-growing business sectors.
Antony Tagliamonti, 27, franchisee of four Domino's Pizza stores in Essex, and 2006 bfa Franchisee of the Year, was this week rewarded for his outstanding business achievements in the hospitality and catering industry.
A recent survey revealed that 40% of the UK workforce has at some time suffered from severe stress at work, caused by an unreasonable boss. Whilst starting up a business is challenging, being able to control one's destiny and being the top decision-maker is an attraction for many, and far outweighs the disadvantages of long hours and hard work.
Consumers increasingly want to see businesses demonstrating a high degree of social responsibility. According to Business in the Community, nearly half (44%) of consumers rate this as a 'very important' consideration when buying a product or service.
Eddie Rockets City Diner, the top Irish-owned chain of 1950's American-themed diners will be officially opening its 25th diner on Friday 14th of October with the launch of its newest diner in The Omni Shopping Centre in Santry, Dublin 9.
A new website has been launched by Chemex to meet the demand from prospective franchisees for information and advice.
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.
After a career in the sports retail sector, Paul Torrent was getting frustrated at the long hours, high mileage lifestyle his work was giving him, and wanted to work for himself. After studying the franchise sector of business, Paul decided that he wanted a business that dealt in repeat order, consumable products in a secure and stable market sector.
One of America's most popular snack food retailers is moving into the UK High Street with the launch of Auntie Anne's hand rolled soft pretzel stores. The master franchise to market Auntie Anne's throughout the UK and Ireland has been acquired by Robert Burton, former owner of the Thrifty Car Rental operation in the UK.
Auntie Anne's, a franchise that sells freshly made soft pretzels, is opening three new stores in Croydon, Derby and Dudley over the next six months. The company sold its Master Franchise for the UK and Ireland to Robert Burton just over a year ago. Since then the company has opened eight stores in the UK and, in addition to the three stores due to open, the company aims to launch a further...
One of America's most popular snack food retailers is moving into the UK high street with the launch of Auntie Anne's hand rolled soft pretzel stores. The Master Franchise to market Auntie Anne's throughout the UK and Ireland has been acquired by Robert Burton, former owner of the Thrifty Car Rental operation in the UK.
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."
For five years I worked for Northwood as a negotiator and as an office manager and I really got to know the business inside out. Then, in 2006 a Northwood franchise came up for sale in my hometown of Southampton. I saw this as a great opportunity - I knew how good the Northwood concept was and knew the benefits of the business, so I decided to invest in the franchise myself.
Martin and Fiona Bradbury are very happy Northwood franchisees. After their first year of trading they have 50 properties for sale on their books - 20 of which are sold subject to contract - 24 properties on the Platinum Guaranteed Rental Scheme and a further seven on their traditional lettings schemes, producing an income in excess of £100,000.
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...
Supporting its continued nationwide expansion, property-based franchise Northwood has strengthened its franchise support team. Nicholas Cooper, former National Franchise Manager, has been promoted to Franchise Director.
Sales, lettings and mortgages franchise Northwood has welcomed a number of new members to its head office franchise team.
Northwood is expanding its portfolio of franchised property management and estate agency offices at a remarkable rate considering its highly selective recruitment process.
Entering its second year as a franchise, Western Provident Association (WPA) is confident that its WPA franchise will become even better known throughout the UK. WPA is a not-for-profit Private Medical Insurer with over 300,000 customers in the UK and a history going back over 100 years. The business is split relatively equally between private business (individuals and self-employed) and...
Medical Insurance provider WPA has launched its nationwide recruitment campaign and is looking for 20 franchisees who will treat customers fairly in accordance with the WPA culture.