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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.
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.
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...
Revive! High Wycombe franchisee Byron Lindsay has achieved above expectations since the launch of his busines in April. 'Finishing close to £4,500 in sales in my first month exceeded my highest expectations,' says Byron. 'This was the result of carefully planning with good local market research and a professional launch coupled with hard work and determination.
DreamWorks Animation SKG and McDonald's Corporation have announced a two-year worldwide marketing and promotional relationship.
McDonald's has been granted official awarding status that will allow it to develop and award its own nationally recognised qualifications.
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.
Home Instead Senior Care has recruited a Franchisee Support Manager and a Head of Care Services (pictured). Karen Loughnane has been appointed to the role of Head of Care Services and she will work with franchise owners and care managers, as well as establishing good working relationships with key individuals within the Department of Health and Commission for Social Care Inspection.
The UK Master Franchisees for Home Instead Senior Care have had their achievements recognised at the company's 2007 International Convention.
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.
Paul Hogan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Home Instead Senior Care, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year - one of the highest honours in franchising - by the International Franchise Association (IFA). The award was presented during the opening session of the IFA's 47th annual convention in Las Vegas, USA.
Kitchen door replacement franchise Dream Doors opened a further seven showrooms in 2007 and now has 20 retail outlets trading across the country.
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.
Dream Doors has presented its 'Franchisee of the Year' award to Warrington couple Rachel and Stephen Vorster.
Kitchen facelift franchise Dream Doors has been nominated for two awards, which could add to a year already marked by the achievement of Brand Builder of the Year at the Franchisor of the Year Awards in July (pictured). 'We're really excited up at head office,' says Dream Doors Founder Troy Tappenden. 'This could potentially be a triple award whammy for the company before the year is out.'
Dream Doors has opened a showroom in Norwich, increasing the total number of kitchen facelift showrooms in the UK to 20. The location is owned and operated by franchisees Philip and Helen Mahon, who joined the network in January 2007 and have established the outlet to expand their business.
It was double celebrations last month for kitchen re-face franchise Dream Doors, having recorded its highest ever network turnover and reached the finals of the Franchise Marketing Awards.
I bought a copy of The Franchise Magazine after a friend recommended that my husband Toby and I look into franchising. It kept falling open on the Dream Doors page so we contacted them for more information and arranged to meet them at the franchise exhibition in Birmingham.
A new Dream Doors Showroom has opened in Walsall. Dream Doors, a company that deals with replacing kitchen doors, started franchising five years ago and has over 35 franchisees across the UK.
Dream Doors franchise owners Andy and Shelley Stewart have seen their first year turnover quadruple after opening a showroom. In their second year of trading their franchise is generating £400,000. The husband and wife team operate the franchise in Dorchester.
The Dream Doors Annual Conference recently celebrated the performances of a number of franchisees through awards and accolades.
Dream Doors' Nottingham franchisees have reported a record turnover in first few months of opening their showroom. The acceleration of their business has been unprecedented in five years of franchising for Dream Doors, the UK's number one franchised kitchen door replacement company.
ActionCOACH, the world's largest business coaching organisation, has been ranked as the world's top business service franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for the fourth year in a row.
ActionCOACH, the organisation at the forefront of the development of business coaching in the UK and around the world, has just picked up a prestigious 'Stevie' award for Best Overall Company.
Action International has changed its name to ActionCOACH as part of a major re-branding exercise by the company, which has just been chosen as the world's top business consulting franchise for the fourth year in a row by Entrepreneur magazine.
ActionCOACH, the world's largest business coaching organisation, has just launched a major drive to recruit two new Master Licensees for the London area.
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 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.
"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.