"Yes, it all sounds fine, but how do I get the business?"This is a familiar cry from potential franchisees. Many have never sold a service or product before - there has always been someone to do that for them in their company!
As an experienced businessman with a long-standing involvement in franchising, Chris Bury of Lancashire knew that ChipsAway would prove a worthy investment.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent visited Wiltshire Farm Foods in Trowbridge to honour the company (as part of apetito ltd) winning the 2005 Queen's Award for Enterprise - the UK's most prestigious business award.
Domiciliary care franchise Caremark has awarded its first franchise to Carl Ward, who will be providing professional care services to people requiring care in their own homes within the Kingston Upon Thames area. The news follows the grand opening of Caremark's brand new, purpose-built head office in Pulborough, and the approval of its application for British Franchise Association (bfa...
Reading an advert for lawn-care franchise TruGreen in a national newspaper, Tony Lawrence found the future business he would run with his son Edmund.
Domino's Pizza UK & IRL plc ("Domino's Pizza"or the "Group"), the UK and Ireland leader in pizza delivery, announces its results for the twenty-six weeks ended 2 July 2006.
Jane has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and joins Domino's Pizza from Scottish and Newcastle Retail/Spirit Group where she designed and implemented a three-year information technology strategy to support 2,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels. She has also worked for PowerGen Plc, Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries PLC and the Tonka Corporation.
A festive new franchise concept is being prepared for launch in time for this year's Christmas season. The Christmas Decorators provides a professional internal and external decorating service for domestic and corporate clients, giving their properties a sophisticated seasonal display designed to make a lasting impression on all of their visitors.
One of America's most popular snack food retailers is moving into the UK High Street with the launch of Auntie Anne's hand rolled soft pretzel stores. The master franchise to market Auntie Anne's throughout the UK and Ireland has been acquired by Robert Burton, former owner of the Thrifty Car Rental operation in the UK.
Martin and Fiona Bradbury are very happy Northwood franchisees. After their first year of trading they have 50 properties for sale on their books - 20 of which are sold subject to contract - 24 properties on the Platinum Guaranteed Rental Scheme and a further seven on their traditional lettings schemes, producing an income in excess of £100,000.
Market leading cartridge refilling company, Cartridge World, has appointed Jonathan Cullen as its UK Managing Director. The appointment follows the recent acquisition of the Master Franchise for the UK and France by Cartridge World North America, which took place in April this year.
Nigel Bearman - the Managing Director of Daily Poppins Limited, reports on the success of the Newbury Franchisee - Agnes Gasecka.
Hinckley-based Recognition Express is hosting a football tournament in Leicestershire with the aim of raising £10,000 for children's charity WellChild.
It was double celebrations for Tony Quinn, owner of Recognition Express Newbury, who marked his first year running a franchise business by winning a national award for achievement. Tony scooped 'Best First Year' performance award at the company's annual conference, with the highest first year turnover of any Recognition Express franchise in the company's 27 year history.
A desire for work-life balance and 'going it alone' has prompted local businessman Adrian Simpson to change his career path and launch Recognition Express Alton, in Hampshire.
Local businessman Rob Rogers is launching Redruth-based Recognition Express Cornwall to enjoy the benefits of a supportive franchise and improve his work-life balance.
THE 2006 British Franchise Association (bfa) Franchisor of the Year Awards were announced in May, with entrants nominating themselves in three categories: 'Daily Express Brand Builder of the Year', the 'HSBC Award for Enterprise' and 'bfa Franchisor of the Year', where the theme was 'Planning for Success'.
Peterborough-based Drain Doctor Plumbing has appointed a new member of staff to head up its newly-created insurance department.
Leading signs and graphics franchise Signs Express has been presented with four awards at the National Sign Industry Awards. The highly commended awards represent four individual projects completed by Signs Express centres across the group.
Sliderobes in Ipswich has won the company's top prize for "Franchisee of the Year". The Belfast-based company gave the award to Lorelei Firbank's business for its outstanding growth and customer service standards, from amongst nearly 20 across the UK and Irish Republic.
Belvoir Lettings has completed the buy-out of a joint shareholder in a deal advised by accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton and law firm Freeth Cartwright. The transaction passes complete ownership of the business to the Goddard family.
Newly named franchisor of the year - Driver Hire - has added a permanent recruitment offer to its fast-expanding range of services.
Driver Hire's Colin Reader has been named Agency Driver of the Year in the One in A Million Awards by the Recruitment Employment Confederation (REC).
Simon Wise, the former Deputy Director of the British Franchise Association is proving that franchising works. Over a year ago he decided to follow his own advice and bought a franchise. He's now completed a very successful first full year's trading at his Tottenham-based Driver Hire franchise. So successful he's won Driver Hire's prestigious 'New Start of the Year Award' as well as a Silver...
Conservative MP for Mid Norfolk, Keith Simpson, opened the new Kall Kwik at Meridian Business Park in Norwich on Friday 14th July 2006. The opening celebrated Mark and Pippa Redmond's big step in launching a new business and provided guests and VIPs the opportunity to see the premises and understand what services they can offer clients and future plans.
The SUBWAY chain, the world's largest sandwich chain, was presented with a 'Brand to Watch' award at the Superbrands Awards 2006, Brewery Hotel London last night.
Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, has recognised Bath franchisees Roger and Margaret Hookway with the Heidi Sulley commemorative cup - a special award for tenacity and team spirit, at its recent national conference held at the Hilton, Watford.
Apollo Blinds, Britain's biggest blind store chain and part of Hunter Douglas, the world's largest manufacturer of window blinds, has redesigned its website to showcase its vast choice of window blinds and accessories.
Local Businessman Gurdip Gill has set out on his mission to clean up Barkingside after being appointed as Area Franchisee for Safeclean, the UK's leading carpet and upholstery cleaner.
Disaster restoration specialist Rainbow International has been appointed as sole supplier for CIS (Co-operative Insurance Services) in the UK.
Rainbow International wins CIS disaster restoration contract.... Disaster restoration specialist Rainbow International has been appointed as sole supplier for CIS (Co-operative Insurance Services) in the UK.
Leading Prontaprint Franchisees have scooped a raft of European Awards at the company's prestigious annual ceremony held at The Grove in Hertfordshire.
Prontaprint Bolton has been taken over by local entrepreneurs John and Janice Bailey, who have substantially invested in new cutting-edge equipment for the print and design centre to offer a range of improved services to their business clients.
Leading drainage solution company scoops top Water Industry Sector award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Amtrak Express Parcels, the franchised parcel network, is delivering thousands of rare plants to gardeners across the country following a major contract with an award-winning nursery. Claire Austin Hardy Plants specialise in Irises and Peonies and Amtrak is currently providing next day deliveries of hundreds of plants each week.
University graduate Ant Meehan has returned to his old stamping ground in Ormskirk - to set up his own business. The 24-year-old games fanatic has just thrown open the doors of his video games store, CHIPS, and is convinced it will prove a great hit in the town.
SUMO, now the UK's largest provider to the construction industry of utility surveys using the latest technologies including Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) has undertaken a very unusual job.
Starbrite franchisee Richard Law is laying the foundations for a highly successful chemical distribution business in Cornwall. Since 1st April he has secured 120 customers from diverse businesses, including a 100-room hotel and a country pub.
Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Clubs, the bfa's Franchisor of the Year 2005, recently staged its Training Convention. Held at Center Parcs, Nottinghamshire, the convention attracted 139 franchisees and their employees to take advantage of the free, comprehensive training programme.
Cookerburra franchisees from across the UK congregated in Reading last month for the fourth annual Cookerburra conference.
Innovative roofing specialist The Flat Roof Company is celebrating its 21st anniversary, as well as the recent installation of its 25,000th roof.
The UK's only specialist wholesale water distribution company has chosen Bromborough on the Wirral for the location of its new head office and distribution centre.
Bartercard, the world's leading business-to-business trade exchange, has appointed Geoff Searle as Managing Director of UK operations.
Selling "healthy food for an increasingly health conscious populous", a new café concept with a Mediterranean theme is seeking to establish a team of investors to buy into the company and assist its development of a franchise concept.
Some 400 visitors to the Business Start-Up Show staged in London's Docklands in May had their first taste of speed networking led by Robert Ashton, author of best selling book The Entrepreneur's Book of Checklists.
The Franchise Exhibition 2006, the first ever franchise event for Northern Ireland, has been hailed as a huge success for visitors and exhibitors alike, highlighting the fact that franchising is a rapidly growing industry in the region.