"We're bigger than you think." That's the message from national lettings and property management company Martin and Co after it completed 800 lettings across the country in September 2005.
Franchisees are benefiting from Detail Clean updating and improving its sophisticated vehicle management system by installing a master system at its head office.
After several years of development, Handy Do is launching its franchise opportunity nationally.
Sash window renovation franchisor Ventrolla has had a record year, reflected in its annual national awards to its franchisees.
Liverpool based property search franchise PALI (Property & Land Information) has awarded its first franchise to John Mann. Covering the Doncaster area, John's franchise has had a flying start. Since launching in October he has been commissioned to carry out searches for several local solicitors thanks to contacts set up in conjunction with head office.
All Fired Up Ceramics Café in Ipswich has received recognition as an Investor in People following a recent independent assessment.
For over 30 years, Gymboree has been helping children gain confidence, develop new skills and turn fun into learning. As a Gymboree franchise owner, you will be joining a network of over 400 franchisees in 25 countries around the world.
Open the franchise section of any newspaper and you'll be presented with plenty of adverts for 'franchises'. How is one to distinguish the business opportunists chancing their arm from the serious franchise offerings? Stuart Anderson offers an overview of the types of opportunities sailing under the 'franchise' banner
For sales-orientated professionals who are looking to build a substantial business, the example of Priority Management franchisee Gilly MacMorran is worth examining. Stuart Anderson reports
O2 has opened its first franchised retail store in the UK, in line with its development programme. Nicola Green reports
There's not many franchisors that can claim to be a 'household name' or boast over 40 years of experience and the backing of a leading service organisation. Rachel Spaul explores the management opportunities offered by Dyno Group
As SUBWAY®'s European store network passes the 1,000 mark, Rachel Spaul reports on an opportunity for dedicated, ambitious owner/operators with upwards of £38,000 to invest in a store in Spain
Soon to cash in on the success of her franchise, TaxAssist Accountants franchisee Annette King speaks to Stuart Anderson about her five years with the network
For the 350-strong ChipsAway franchise network, the 10 million cars in the UK represent a lucrative source of ongoing business. For individuals like franchisee Andy Darby, they're also a life-long passion.
Two Snack-in-the-Box franchisees reveal how they have built their successful snack-vending businesses with the help of the Cadbury brand name.
Customers nationwide are switching on to the price savings supplied by the pre-owned goods market. Stuart Anderson profiles Cash Generator, a brand at the forefront of the market
Simple but true, the Castle Estates franchise team provide all of the information to let you make an informed decision into taking one of our franchise territories.
GreenThumb Business Generation Award winner Eifion Jones tells Rachel Spaul how he plans on growing his business substantially in 2006
The Global Flight Centre has been established for 10 years and is one of The Global Travel Group's longest standing members. Neil Osthoff, Marketing Manager, reports
William Ball has been an Auditel cost management consultant since 1997 and has recently renewed his Franchise Agreement for another five years.
Local Services is transforming the tarnished trade services industry with the phenomenal success of PlumbLocal and ElecLocal. Local Group's Emma King reports
Dublcheck's flexible franchise model enables franchisees to grow their businesses at their own pace.
Already serving the catering industry worldwide, the addition of 'Plus' to the established FiltaFry brand means that the franchisees' earnings potential has increased. Steve Calvert explains
Making the big career decisions takes careful consideration and planning. Without the right knowledge and guidance you could find yourself in a stalemate situation. Enter Rainbow international...
Dream Doors franchisees are reporting showrooms that are producing dramatic sales growth. Adam Browning reports
Since 2001, 59 franchisees have accepted the mission to help ordinary people in an extraordinary way. Rachel Spaul explores a franchise opportunity in debt management.
Capitalising on people's hunger for new forms of technological entertainment through the buying and selling of second-hand products, CeX talks to Rachel Spaul.
Offering a white collar opportunity proven over 10 years, London House is still seeking professional business builders in key areas. Stuart Anderson reports
With over three million customers in the USA alone, TruGreen positions itself as by far the largest lawn care company worldwide. Adam Browning reports
Recognising the quality and appeal of The Original Poster Company greeting card ranges, ex-convenience store owners Chris and Amanda Larkin invested in a franchise. Rachel Spaul reports
If you would like security and a rewarding career in a recession proof market, then Belvoir offers the perfect opportunity for you.
There is a real opportunity to clean up with Safeclean, a franchise that offers excellent opportunities for both single operator and management franchisees.
The Cleaning sector offers a wealth of opportunities to business builders seeking either owner-operator or management franchisees. Adam Browning has a closer look at some of the franchises available
Leadership is a vital skill for franchisees who aspire to get the very best out of their franchise. Tom Albrighton looks at some essential aspects of leadership for franchisees
By targeting domestic and commercial markets Detail Clean franchisees could potentially double their profit, which was what attracted the first franchisee
Are you looking for a low-cost, practical and profitable way to expand your business whereby you can invite serious investors to become part of your expansion plans? Roy Seaman recommends you consider franchising your business
The new look British Franchise Association (bfa) logo has been launched for 2006. Client Services Manager Pip Wilkins reports
Implementing your plan properly and at the right time can maximise your chances of achieving success as a franchisor for the long term. Tony Urwin looks at the key criteria for getting it right
As Northwood completes its 10th year of operations, Gordon Patterson interviews its head office team
The release of the EU domain name on 7th December highlighted the urgent need to control and protect your domain names and logos worldwide...before someone else does!
Ken Young reports on Professional Car Cleaning, the new valeting venture from vehicle body and interior repair franchisor ChipsAway
DVDs have always been powerful tools for the Recruitment and Training of Franchisees - now they are also very affordable...At CRE:8 Multimedia we have produced over 800 Video and DVD programmes over the last 12 years and particularly specialise in the franchise industry.
Franchise trade shows have transformed the idea of business ownership for thousands, explains Joel Goldstein, Director of Marketing for MFV Expositions
If you think that franchising is all about dull and uninteresting companies then prepare to be amazed at The British Franchise Exhibition - G-Mex Centre, Manchester Friday 27th & Saturday 28th January 2006
Less than four months after launch, thebestof.co.uk has awarded its 100th franchise. The product is getting 50 enquiries a week and has a conversion rate of one in five. The company has seen its growth accelerate since it exhibited at the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC in October.