Two years after taking over the established Shropshire franchise for Dublcheck, Len Donnelly is reporting an increased annual turnover of £380,000, representing a 41 per cent increase since he took over the business.
Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets has provided funding for the Myhome Group's acquisition of the ChipsAway chain of franchises that provide repairs to chipped or damaged vehicle bodywork. Working to a very tight schedule, the Lloyds TSB team successfully coordinated with all the different parties involved to ensure that the deal was delivered.
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.
Recognition Express, one of the UK's most established and successful franchising organisations, has just announced the winner of its fourth annual Recognition Award designed to acknowledge outstanding effort and enthusiasm in the workplace.
The Franchise Marketing Awards have, since their inauguration in 2006, rapidly become one of the most highly coveted prizes by franchisors throughout Great Britain. Entries are now open for the prestigious Franchise Marketing Awards 2008, with the closing date on 29th February.
Coffee Republic, a coffee and deli bar operator, has agreed a regional franchise deal for the Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire areas. CR Mercia Ltd has bought the rights to franchise Coffee Republic in these regions.
ComputerXplorers has expanded its franchise with the opening of six new locations. The company employs trained instructors to run computer classes to children in after schools clubs, summer camps, pre-schools and nurseries. Sessions are strategically planned to cover a range of educational skills and subjects in a fun and inspirational way, appropriate to each age group.
Fitness club franchise energie has expanded into Wales with the opening of energie Fitness for Woman in Newport. Franchisee Jan Mahoney converted her independent fitness club to the energie brand, which has allowed Jan to gain the resources needed to build a profitable business and establish a strong brand identity.
Next, Laura Ashley, Habitat, House of Fraser and Harrods are examples of the blue chip companies that use my furniture restoration services, as well as insurance companies, loss adjustors and restoration companies.
Domestic cleaning company MOLLY MAID has teamed up with Tesco and Pan Macmillan to celebrate the launch of Housewife on Top, the latest book from Alison Penton Harper. The fantastic prize available for one lucky winner is to relax and let MOLLY MAID do your house cleaning for a whole year.
TaxAssist Accountants' Business Development Director has won the 2020 Innovation Group award for Best Marketing Person (Industry) of 2007. Sarah Robertson received her award from Sir Geoff Hurst at 2020's Annual Conference, which was attended by over 400 accountants in Birmingham.
Wimpy, a quick service restaurant and take away chain, has revealed its new restaurant format in its Benfleet, Essex outlet. Famous Brands, which acquired 75 per cent of Wimpy in March 2007, has re-branded the company in an effort to re-energise and grow the brand.
Behind all the products the world has to offer there is a multi-billion dollar industry that ensures these goods are there when they're needed. International Freight Forwarding is that industry and the business world relies on it every day of the week and this is the world of Cargocall - the supply and management of international transport solutions to business
Having just expanded his thriving business for the second time in three years to keep up with growing demand for his SMART (Small and Medium Area Repair Technology) repair services, ChipsAway franchisee Richard Wallbank speaks to Megan Dunmore
The Prontaprint brand is synonymous with business success and never before has this been more apparent, reports the company. Established in 1971, Prontaprint is the largest and best-known print-on-demand franchise in Europe and the first print business to achieve 'Business Superbrand' status
Fast becoming an essential outlet for those wanting to keep ahead in home entertainment and technology, CeX (Complete entertainment Exchange) is becoming a valuable player in this ever-evolving sector. Adam Browning reports
Granite Transformations is not your average franchise opportunity. Our unique resurfacing products are sold worldwide through a network of over 160 franchisees in 9 countries. In a niche sector of the rapidly growing home improvement market.
Although Sue Milakovic had no experience in the care industry, within a year of launching her business she had won the Bluebird Care Franchisee of the Year award and is looking to expand her business. Derin Ibrahim interviews
Within just two years All Trades Network has expanded its franchise network to offer a nationwide service to the insurance industry - from Aberdeen in Scotland to Torquay in Devon. As the company takes on its 27th franchisee, the company's Managing Director Keith Roberts looks back at the company's history to find the secret of its success
With the switchover set to roll out across the country over the next few years, TVSAS is offering an opportunity set to capitalise on the growing demand for digital. With over 30 franchises sold in the first year and just 45 left, Adam Browning interviews two franchisees from this rapidly expanding network
With a wealth of experience in the domiciliary care industry earned since the early days of the sector, Caremark Founder Kevin Lewis offers his thoughts to prospective franchisees looking at its opportunities
A concept that revolutionised the Australian self-build industry, garnering a string of awards in the process, has been brought to the UK. Gordon Patterson and Gary Rigby interview the Master Franchisee for David Reid Homes, Martin Pick
Entrepreneurs from all over the country will find a superb choice of business opportunities at The British Franchise Exhibition, taking place at Manchester Central on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th January 2008
I wanted a change of pace and so moved from London to Suffolk, where I considered retiring. However, I soon found myself wanting a new challenge. Franchising came to mind and, because my business background lay in finance, I wanted to find something in this industry. Through having a look at what opportunities were out there I found Certax Accounting and liked what they were offering. I...