I bought a copy of The Franchise Magazine after a friend recommended that my husband Toby and I look into franchising. It kept falling open on the Dream Doors page so we contacted them for more information and arranged to meet them at the franchise exhibition in Birmingham.
Entering its second year as a franchise, Western Provident Association (WPA) is confident that its WPA franchise will become even better known throughout the UK. WPA is a not-for-profit Private Medical Insurer with over 300,000 customers in the UK and a history going back over 100 years. The business is split relatively equally between private business (individuals and self-employed) and...
Recognising the need by prospective franchisees for personal study of franchising, the British Franchise Association has put together a comprehensive guide pack
TaxAssist Accountants, the accountancy and taxation service for small businesses, has reached its 10th Anniversary and celebrated in style. The Norwich-based company celebrated its 10th Anniversary at its Annual Conference held in November in the Midlands. The Conference attracted the largest turnout ever of its national network of accountants with over 300 franchisees, sponsors and branded...
We were looking to diversify our homecare and hot meal delivery business and the Wiltshire Farm Foods frozen food delivery franchise mirrors our existing business. It operates in a niche market, we like the products and we already have the skills and the resources.
Autosheen is 'Green' - Today, Autosheen - the UK's leading national mobile valeting company - is pleased to announce that it has been accredited the highly coveted Quality Management Systems (QMS) 9001/2000 ISO 14001 ISO 9001:2000 award.
Affectionately dubbed 'the Godfather', London House franchisee Trevor Williams has clocked up a lengthy 11 years and signed the franchise contract for a third term.
I worked for O2 for 13 years, first as a as store manager, then an area manager. The industry has always been varied and interesting, and one of my last projects for the company was setting up the franchising operation as the Franchise Development Manager.
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I had been involved in motor retailing for 34 years but when I turned 50 this year I saw it as a turning point to do something different. I couldn't see myself doing my job until the day I retired so thought about what possibilities were open to me.
Top TV personality Vicki Butler-Henderson says etyres is miles cheaper than leading tyre depots such as Kwik-Fit and ATS.
2006 has been an exceptional year for MOLLY MAID with 13 new Franchise Owners joining the Network and annual turnover growing in access of 10%
Britain's biggest blind store chain has turned to one of the UK's most innovative animation teams to produce its new promotional DVD.
TV aerial and satellite installation services company TVSAS reports a good uptake on its TV aerial and satellite installation franchise opportunity.
The Franchising Division of national estate agents YOUR MOVE has announced that it is experiencing record levels of enquiries from prospective franchisees. YOUR MOVE launched its franchise model in March 2003 and now boasts 85 franchised offices across the UK, with a large number in the pipeline that are committed to open before the end of the year.
Pinnacle Chauffeur Transport franchisee Trevor Langley (pictured) has exchanged his driving seat for one on the board, following a major reorganisation of the company in which he has become a major shareholder. In his new role as Sales and Marketing Director he will be responsible for developing the business nationally, supporting franchisees to develop their own local businesses and...
Domiciliary care franchise Bluebird Care signed a new franchisee at the National Franchise Exhibition in October. Sue Milakovic has taken on the Mid-Staffordshire territory, after initially identifying the opportunity through the pages of The Franchise Magazine.
Attending the Growing Your Own Business Exhibition & Conference at Manchester GMEX will provide the perfect opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to learn from experts, network with like minded peers and suppliers and find out how to achieve success in business.
SUMO, now the largest supplier of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) services to the construction industry in the UK, has been granted an Approved User Licence for Ground Penetrating Radar equipment from Ofcom.
With the growth in UK population and our increasing lifespans, the UK has an ever increasing number of older people. Caremark Managing Director Kevin Lewis reflects on the sweeping changes that the care services industry has undergone over the last 20 years and the creation of the domiciliary care market
2007 will be the year of the franchisee, according to property visionary Rob Mott, managing director of award-winning firm Enfields, which recently celebrated the opening of its second operation.
Domiciliary care franchise Caremark has boosted its skills pool with the appointment of Sean Cragg as Franchise Manager. Sean brings a wealth of experience in sales and marketing to Caremark and will be working alongside Managing Director Kevin Lewis and the Caremark team to grow the network by 30 franchisees during 2007.
While most Poppies franchisees have been established for over 10 years, a relative newcomer is Andy Kilby who owns the Poppies franchise in Reigate. Before joining Poppies, Andy was a manager of a large branch of Sainsbury's. He was looking for the opportunity to use his skills and experience working for himself.
Southern-based property firm Enfields welcomes a new franchisee to its business this month, who will be overseeing the company's second franchising operation in Portsmouth. The award-winning brand holds a strong market position and is to be headed by former branch manager Ralph Page.
I started my business, Red Line Recruitment, in 1998 supplying HGV drivers, packers, cleaners, etc to the transport sector on temporary contracts. Diversifying this already successful business really appealed to me. I was looking for a business that wasn't too different from what I was already doing. Bluebird Care is also about recruiting people and my initial impressions have been very...
A franchisor is preparing to launch a full turnkey package for a tried and proven method absolutely different from any other existing food related franchise in the marketplace. Satisfying the home and corporate marketplaces with sound, technically supported, fully localised and much needed services and products, this new innovation delivers complete customer satisfaction.
A very experienced franchisor in a vibrant, growing business sector worth over £10 billion in the UK...
A success for 35 years - Prontaprint is the largest and best known print-on-demand Franchise in Europe and the first print Business Superbrand.
Phil Blackman and Karen Fisher decided to become BB's Coffee & Muffins franchisees in 2004 - within two years they had opened their second store and were recently crowned BB's Franchisees of the Year!
With the approach of the great switchover to digital television in the UK, TVSAS is launching a franchise opportunity that will enable business builders to supply the growing demand for digital compliance. Stuart Anderson reports
Maid2Clean has managed to create 3,100 jobs in the last 2 years, with 49 Maid2Clean franchisees trading in 52 territories. Maid2Clean is also expanding overseas in 2007.
London House is the brand leader in the provision of private and commercial investigation services. There is a network of franchisees throughout the UK with key territories still available.
Kall Kwik UK franchisees (Centre Owners) achieve an average turnover of £430,000 - over 40% more than the average franchised business turnover.
Family man Lee Draycott has finally found what he's been looking for - flexibility, freedom and time with his family.
A multi award-winning bathroom designer, Ripples is offering a limited number of franchises to suitable candidates during 2006. Rachel Spaul reports
As Cash Generator celebrates 10 years of franchising, we profile a franchisee who has taken over his second store, showing his confidence in the Cash Generator concept
Papa John's pizza is set to deliver on its promise to become the UK's favourite delivered pizza after announcing ambitious plans for the coming year
Apollo Blinds is Britain's biggest blind store chain for good reason. It has the largest network of franchise showrooms in the UK and growth is set to continue in 2007. General Manager Patrick Harrison explains why the company is standing out from the crowd in the marketplace
"For years I'd dreamt of working for myself,"explains Trevor Jones of Kidderminster. "When the opportunity arose for me to take a redundancy package I felt that this was my chance to become my own boss."
Having worked for many years as a restaurant manager for the world's largest international fast food company, I decided to take the plunge and run my own business...
In his first year of owning a Belvoir franchise, Peter Atkinson has been hailed as one of the UK's franchisees of the year. Belvoir Recruitment Manager Julie Taylor explains
Up and down the country recommendations are flooding in for GreenThumb franchisees, reveals Rachel Spaul
With the first wave of Caremark franchisees preparing to launch in 2007, Stuart Anderson interviews two individuals who are full of enthusiasm about building a business which gives something back to the community
Thousands of homeowners throughout the UK are all too aware that flat or gently sloping roofs Leak. The damage to decorations and furnishings is easy to see, but the hidden effects of water on structural timbers, insulation and electrics are always more serious.