Covering all the latest developments in the franchise market.
Covering all the latest developments in the franchise market.
Are you looking for a career change, to run your own venture, or to find a new approach to your business life?
Established cleaning franchise Time For You has expanded internationally for the first time with a deal to create a Master Franchisor in Australia.
Leading transport and logistics recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, was one of the proud sponsors of the ‘Game of Truce’ commemorative football match between the British Army and German Bundeswehr Football Teams.
The World Franchising Network recently released its annual survey of veteran participation in international franchising, which was featured in the June 20, 2014 issue of USA Today.
Rob Tominey, 25, the Managing Director of Mainstage Travel – a successful clubbing holiday operator based in the UK, achieving an annual turnover of £5 million – is to offer insight into his success at The National Franchise Exhibition in Birmingham in February 2015.
Prima Ardelle Associates recruitment consultancy is predicting a war on talent for the 2015, as the job market picks up on the back of sustained economic growth across all sectors: in particular the white collar sectors. Bonita Wood, Director, based in Kent advises: “The biggest challenges faced by progressive UK organisations post-recession will be the issue of attracting and retaining skill and talents.
Screen Rescue has released six territories with unprecedented low-cost entry levels designed to help new franchise owners get started in business this coming Easter. The UK’s Commercial Windscreen Repairs Specialist is offering six business-minded franchise owners significant savings on their usual franchise Licence Fee for the exclusive post code territories of Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Cambridge, Stevenage, Milton Keynes and Northampton.
The UK’s first ever franchise owner-assisted management buyout (FAMBO) could set a new blueprint for future industry partnerships, according to a sector specialist.
Revive! Luton hit a monthly turnover of £60,000 in October, the highest ever achieved across the UK-wide Revive! franchise network.
One of the UK’s longest-established and most successful domestic oven cleaning franchises, Ovenclean, is delighted to announce the launch of its first ever national TV advertising campaign, which will commence at the end of February.
At the British Franchise Association (bfa) end of year Chairman’s Dinner on December 11, two of franchising’s most dedicated and long-serving professionals were awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed to individuals by the Association as Pam Bader OBE and Brian Lewis were made Companions to the bfa.
Caremark Limited, the national home care franchisor, has announced the appointment of Liz Bosley-Sharpe as its new national support manager.
Once you have decided that the franchising route is the one you want to take to help you start your own business, one of the next questions is – which sector should I look at?
The build-up to Christmas is proving to be great news for franchisees at Driver Hire. The specialist transport and logistics recruiter is breaking records both here in the UK and in its Australian business too.
Local home care provider, Caremark (Harrow) opened its doors earlier in the month, in celebration of five years of trading and delivering quality home care to their local community.
Last Christmas was a record for online sales – up 19% on 2012. And Christmas 2014 is all set to be even bigger
Auntie Anne’s, the world’s largest soft pretzel retailer, has just announced a tasty proposition to the city’s business savvy investors. The company, which has over 1,400 outlets across 24 countries (28 in the UK), is seeking a new franchise partner to own and manage its busy store in St David’s Shopping Centre, Cardiff.
The owner and operator of a contract cleaning franchise in South West Wales has been recognised as the runner-up in the B2B category of the 25th British Franchise Association (bfa) Franchisee of the Year Awards 2014.
Franchise Brands Worldwide Limited (“Franchise Brands”), the holding company for a number of flagship franchise businesses including ChipsAway International and Ovenclean, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Choudhury as Corporate Development Director with immediate effect.
Franchise Development Services (FDS) wish to extend their congratulations to its Franchise Sales and Resales Consultant, Jess Bains MICBA, for his successful completion of a tandem skydive in aid of charity.
FiltaFry is delighted to announce that franchise owner Jonathan Hulls from Portsmouth has just invested in another three FiltaFry territories.
Ableworld’s retail mobility franchise has seen an impressive rate of growth in the last 12 months increasing the number of retail outlets to 24, completing its first franchise resale, and being nominated as a finalist for the British Franchise Association’s Emerging Franchise of the Year Award.
Kevin Lewis, CEO of Caremark Limited, a leading home care franchisor based in West Sussex has recently appointed a personal assistant to assist him on a day to day basis with his busy schedule.
Bluebird Care is one of the fastest-growing homecare companies in the country, with almost 200 offices around the UK delivering 20,000 customer visits daily and a passion to provide the highest quality service to customers.
South Yorkshire homecare provider Caremark (Barnsley) was delighted that Caremark’s Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Lewis took time out of his busy schedule to visit its Barnsley offices.
Richard Bradshaw, who started his business career as a management trainee at Mars UK, is the new franchisee of specialist transport & logistics recruiter, Driver Hire’s Guildford office.
Papa John’s has announced the opening of its latest store in Cardiff. The new Canton based pizza delivery outlet is run by franchise owner Kashif Michael, who already owns another Papa John’s franchise on City Road, Cardiff.
VIP Bin Cleaning, the environmentally friendly waste container cleaning specialist, recently won the Zloty Gold Medal 2014 at the Poleko International Trade Fair of Municipal Technologies Komtechnika Poland.
Water Babies, one of the UK’s leading baby and toddler swimming schools, has been running a successful franchise company since 2003 and now boasts a network of over fifty across the UK and Ireland.
Award-winning franchisor Right at Home, one of the worlds leaders in home care, has announced that it has become a full member of the British Franchise Association (bfa).
Employee turned franchisee Bally Brar to run Berkhamstead outlet following resale opportunity
Two professionals, both with experience of the health and social care sector, have recently taken franchises with Caremark Ltd, one of the leading home care franchisors.
The leading care franchise was delighted to be placed at the top of a recent ranking of English homecare providers published by healthcare information specialist LaingBuisson.
Premier Sport has been providing schools, children and parents with innovative sports and coaching programmes and initiatives for over 15 years.
YO! Sushi has won the ‘Best Large restaurant Group’ at the Caterer.com’s ‘Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2014’ for the second year running. YO! Sushi triumphed over some well-established chains in the industry including Ed’s Easy Diner as well as newer concepts in the category such as Bill’s and Wahaca.
Franchise Development Services (FDS) announces the establishment of FDS Hong Kong. The Joint Managing Directors are Frankie Fan and William Yeomans.
The Subway brand is delighted to announce that Subway franchise owner, Rachel Shaw was named Female Franchisee of the Year at last night’s British Franchise Association awards ceremony.
An increasing number of lettings and estate agents are choosing to rebrand their independent business in order to become part of the more widely recognised Century 21 UK.
Pizza Hut has announced the opening of its first restaurant in Africa. The arrival of Pizza Hut on the continent reflects the expansion plans of the company to emerging markets.
Leading diamond drilling and cutting company, Castle and Pryor has announced the launch of its new franchise operation across the UK.
For Susie, Care and Support Worker for Caremark (East Riding), Wednesday 18th June 2014 was more than a normal working day.
Prima Ardelle Associates has just appointed a new franchise business owner, Tracey Robinson, who will be running her recruitment consultancy business in the Surrey area.
Paul and Joanne Nicholson from Teesside have become the new owners of Merry Maids Teesside, purchasing the business from previous owner Sue Riley, who started the franchise in 2003.
A string of new account wins and rising demand for its services from top hotels and restaurants in the area, has resulted in Chemex expanding its Central London operation.
Oven Wizards, the oven cleaning franchise, is pleased to announce that it has gained membership to the bfa.