Covering all the latest developments in the franchise market.
Covering all the latest developments in the franchise market.
September proved to be a month to remember for Driver Hire’s franchisees. The leading transport & logistics recruitment specialist’s nationwide network chalked up turnover of £10.7m – an all time record in the company’s thirty plus years of trading.
For the fourth consecutive year, TaxAssist Accountants, the UK’s largest network of small business accountants, has been awarded ‘5-star franchisee satisfaction’, based on positive feedback from its network of more than 200 franchisees.
Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced the opening of its latest franchised store on Sturry Road in Canterbury.
It was a carnival atmosphere in Leeds on Wednesday 28th September when people took to the streets to celebrate the achievements of Yorkshire’s Olympians and Paralympians during a city centre parade.
TaxAssist Accountants’ business model has helped its first franchisee in Australia, Avendra Narayan, enjoy a highly successful six months providing small business services to Sydney’s Liverpool district.
The country’s top franchisees have been named by the British Franchise Association (bfa) at the 2016 HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards.
Charles Millar is no stranger to being his own boss. He’s worked for himself on and off since he was 20 years old in the IT sector for some of the world’s largest brands, including Hewlett Packard and UBS Bank.
Denise Parker’s CV is certainly one to admire. An executive and personal coach, business trainer, facilitator and published author, Denise has almost 20 years’ experience leading development programmes for large corporations, small businesses and Central Government.
European CEO Magazine has awarded Ian Christelow, co-founder and Managing Director of ActionCOACH UK, the world’s number one business services franchise*, the Business Coaching “Entrepreneur of the Year 2016” for Western Europe.
In 2013, ActionCOACH was awarded “5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction” status by Smith and Henderson, following outstanding feedback undertaken anonymously by ActionCOACH franchise owners. This year, they have secured the 5 Star status again and have been shortlisted for the Best Mid-Priced Franchise 2016.
Jamie Goral joined ActionCOACH in 2013 and in just two years won their award for best business growth. One year later and he has been shortlisted for the Startups Franchisee of the Year 2016.
Andrew Davis enjoyed a successful career in the British Army with active service in the Balkans and Iraq, and has gone on to build a highly successful business providing quality care at home to older people and vulnerable adults.
One of the UK's leading and fastest growing doughnut brands Dum Dum Doughnuts are going from strength to strength in 2015.
Buckinghamshire care provider, Caremark (Aylesbury & Wycombe) is to hold an information morning and a demonstration of a new tablet designed to make it easy and safe for its older clients to communicate with friends, family and care workers.
Granite Transformations’ Chief Operating Officer, Danny Hanlon, having taken up an equivalent post in the Group’s North American operation, General Manager, Hayley Fenn now assumes day-to-day responsibility for running the UK and Ireland retail franchise
Following feedback from thousands of franchisees, we're delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Best Franchise Awards
Iconic British brand, Harry Ramsden’s, has opened its first overseas outlet in over a decade.
TaxAssist Accountants franchisee John Mayer invited the local business community to join him for a celebratory party at his shop on Drove Road on October 16 2015 to help him and his team celebrate 15 years of working in the town.
TaxAssist has announced a new master franchise in Queensland, and plans for further offices in New South Wales.
Award-winning transport & logistics franchise, Driver Hire, has further strengthened franchise support. To aid franchisees’ sales efforts and enhance after-sales support, Driver Hire has added two new staff to its eServices team: Shadia Teers and Jimmy Singh.
Harry Ramsden’s, the iconic British brand world famous for its fish and chips, has signed a new franchise agreement for a further territory in England.
The shortlist for the 12th annual Startups Awards has been announced – with six companies in the running for the Franchisee of the Year Award.
Franchise opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, but one sector that has become increasingly successful is the fitness industry, with brands such as Anytime Fitness becoming household names.
In their most recent publication, renowned culinary franchise magazine Food Franchise has ranked Chopstix Noodle Bar 25th out of the 50 best and most profitable franchise opportunities in the UK.
TaxAssist Accountants in Kettering invited the small business community to join them for a launch party and networking evening at their new shop on Silver Street.
Kitchen makeover franchise firm Dream Doors has announced the appointment of Bill Owen as the company's new Director of Franchising. Owen is a well-known and respected figure in the franchise world, and has been recruited to help the UK's largest kitchen facelift retailer through a period of unprecedented growth.
Building on their unprecedented success of the past 12 months, Bluestones Logistics is expanding their franchise and opening a new office in Bellshill, Glasgow.
One of the UK’s leading franchised training providers, Pitman Training, has joined forces with Franchise India and has significantly expanded its network into India.
Chopstix Group UK, the Oriental quick service restaurant brand and its partners Petrogas Group Ltd and Applegreen plc have announced the launch of a new restaurant in Jobstown. Situated in the suburb of Tallaght, Jobstown is the fifth Chopstix Noodle bar launched by Petrogas and Applegreen plc.
Ovenclean, one of the UK’s original and leading oven cleaning specialist, is delighted to announce it’s been awarded full membership of the British Franchise Association, bfa – the voluntary self-regulating body for the franchise industry.
EnviroVent, a leading manufacturer and supplier of domestic and commercial extract fans, positive input ventilation systems and heat recovery units, has announced that Grant Amos has become the franchise owner for Guildford and Portsmouth. Amos decided to become the new franchise owner after looking at a number of franchise opportunities.
Lisa Hughes has purchased the Birmingham franchise of specialist recruitment business, Driver Hire. Long-standing franchise owner Jim Richards had decided to realise his investment in the franchise after 14 highly successful years in charge.
While it may not have been the best of summers weather-wise, the record breaking results achieved earlier this year for leading franchises ChipsAway and Ovenclean have once again been smashed this summer! This is great news for both networks of around 400 franchise owners in total, who are enjoying higher demand for their services than ever before!
This is the first time ever, a game has been offered when people can play a game for free and be awarded with real bars of gold. The mobile gaming industry has now left both the movie and music market in its wake and has become the biggest entertainment medium in the world worth a staggering $93 billion.
Oven Wizards has continued their successful franchise operations by awarding a new franchise opportunity to Paul Joyce.
With cyber crime and online security becoming the fastest-growing area of concern for UK businesses, Moreland Insurance have become only the second company in the UK to offer Cyber Assist; a package designed to help with any data and security breach and assist with legal compliance across your network.
On June 19 and 20, prospective franchise owners flocked to Manchester’s EventCity to attend the highly anticipated, British Franchise Exhibition. Kick starting the industry’s summer calendar, the exhibition enjoyed bustling aisles and busy stands throughout its two days.
The British Franchise Association (bfa) has appointed Helen Thompson QFP as its second Business Development Manager, working alongside Emily Embra, to help drive member engagement and recruitment.
The bfa has announced the finalists for the Microbuisiness Franchisee of the Year award 2015.
Bringing in new franchise owners is always important to a brands expansion, but being able to retain an experienced franchise owner is equally as important, and in the case of Oven Wizards, one of their longest-serving franchise owners has agreed to renew his Franchise Agreement for another five years.
One of the UK’s most established professional lawn care franchises, TruGreen Professional LawnCare, has seen rapid growth in all areas of the business over the last 12 months, adding nine new franchise owners to the company.
Caremark Care Services Private Ltd, Caremark’s not-for-profit home care enterprise in India, was officially launched at a sumptuous opening ceremony, attended by invited dignitaries, special guests and members of the Caremark UK head office team.
After 27 years of experience in the fire service, Kevin Keeler decided to become a franchise owner with one of the UK’s largest estate agency board specialists, Agency Express. As the Bristol Divisional Commander, Keeler was in charge of six fire stations and 330 people, but made the exciting decision to take a change of direction in his career three years ago.