Kitchen door replacement franchise Dream Doors opened a further seven showrooms in 2007 and now has 20 retail outlets trading across the country.
A new website has been launched by Chemex to meet the demand from prospective franchisees for information and advice.
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.
Drain Doctor Plumbing, a franchise that provides an emergency plumbing and repair service, has appointed a new member of staff to support its franchisees' marketing strategies. Catriona Berry has joined the company's head office team to provide marketing assistance to its franchisees and to help...
The Norwich-based Signs Express franchise, which claims to be the UK & Ireland's largest sign company, has appointed a new managing director and two other directors.
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.
Lloyds TSB has stepped up the support it offers UK franchises by launching a new team of Franchise Development Managers across the country.
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.
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.
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.
Totally Dynamic, a vehicle wrapping franchise, has exclusively wrapped four Fiat 500 cars using four original designs by Tracy Emin.
Domiciliary care franchise Caremark recently celebrated the opening of a new franchise in Redditch and Bromsgrove with the help of the Home Secretary Jacqui Smith MP.
ChipsAway is a great business, with a great brand name and offering a great franchise package.
Care franchise Bluebird Care has held its first franchisee conference at the five star Randolph Hotel in Oxford.
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.
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.
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.
Creature Comforts, a dog sitting company, is rolling out a nationwide franchise programme.
The Little Gym franchisee has ended a two year search for a suitable premises by securing planning permission for a new children's gym in Bishop's Stortford.
Want to be your own boss? With a Signs Express franchise you'll receive all the support you need to make that journey easier.
After fours years of successful trading in Cambridgeshire, the internet marketing company has finetuned its business concept for national expansion via franchising. Stuart Anderson reports
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 Cadbury branding really struck me as a great idea - it's such a well-known name it would give our vending machines instant recognition in the marketplace."
With sales of £10k by month three, Kevin Andrews got off to a great start with his franchise and has continued to build.
Looking for a franchise that provides interesting and varied work, Robert Bennett found his ideal business with London House. Derin Ibrahim interviews
Realising his plans to develop a chain of Cash Generator stores, franchisee Onkar Nandra talks to Derin Ibrahim about the opening of his second location
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
You owe it to yourself to look at MOLLY MAID if you're thinking of a management franchise in the domestic cleaning market.
Already experienced in running his own business Anthony Williams decided to become a Countrywide Signs franchisee as it provided the brand recognition he wanted.
More than 100 Franchisees are already enjoying the freedom and benefits of running their own Certax Accounting Practice...
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
Helping those with unmanageable debt has proved to be a financial success for Pentagon franchisee Craig Bullock. Derin Ibrahim interviews
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
With one of the most recognisable logos on British highstreets today, O2 is a brand that means business. Adam Browning reports
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 franchisees now not only achieving, but exceeding their expected growth rate, Caremark is developing a reputation for strong support, surpassing standards and delivering the highest standards in personal social care Text: Caremark
With a succession of satisfied blue chip clients, Voucher Packs is looking for franchisees to build on its unique marketing offering to assist their local businesses
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