Aire Serv, which provides heating, air conditioning and refrigeration services to the domestic and commercial market, has expanded into the North West. Owned by franchisee Derek Tierney Aire Serv North West is based in Warrington and will serve the Warrington, Widnes, Runcorn and St. Helens areas.
THE Managing Director of Caremark has appointed two Franchise Managers to complement the head office team.
The owner of four Domino's Pizza franchises has won an award for his outstanding business achievements in the hospitality and catering industry.
Daily Poppins, a domestic cleaning franchise, is due to launch its 18th franchise in July, covering Peterborough. The company has been expanding throughout the year with franchises opening in Oxford city centre, Wallingford, Oxfordshire and Barnet and Enfield, north London.
Lettings company Martin & Co has opened a new branch in Newport through franchisees Neil Williams and Lisa Williams.
Recognition Express, a company that designs and creates corporate recognition products, has launched its fourth annual Recognition Awards.
Recognition Express congratulates its franchisees for winning awards acknowledging their performances for the franchise.
THE British Franchise Association (bfa) is searching for Britain's five top performing franchisees to take part in the bfa Franchisee of the Year Awards 2007.
Drain Doctor Plumbing, which provides a 24-hour plumbing service throughout the UK, has sold its Brighton franchise.
THE Director of Signs Express has been inaugurated as the President of the British Sign & Graphics Association (BSGA), the sign industry's trade association.
Autosheen, the UK's leading national mobile valeting organisation, joined forces with Bedfordshire Police and the Road Victims Trust on Sunday 24th June - to clean up the Bedfordshire streets - in more ways than one.
London House is reporting a significant rise in work volumes this year for its franchisee network, which has led to network-wide growth and the recruitment of a new investigator at its head office operation.
Subway, a submarine sandwich franchise, has opened its 1000th store in the UK and Ireland.
cleaning franchise Molly Maid has re-launched its website, which includes new services and information for customers as well as franchisees. One feature of the new website is a password protected section that will enable franchisees to communicate with the Molly Maid Support Office.
In-toto, a kitchen specialist, has appointed a new regional franchise manger. Andrew Best will join Pam Berry and Steve Saunders as part of the franchise management team, and he will be responsible for the Midlands and south West regions.
Rachel Elnaugh, one of the UK's best known businesswomen and star of the BBC's Dragons' Den, is on the hunt for entrepreneurs to take on the challenge of launching and running a new, online web-based directory and information resource for local people in all areas of the UK.
Dial-A-Rad has revealed to The Franchise Magazine that its first three franchisees are preparing to launch. The company has been established since 1981 and has launched a franchise expansion programme to develop a national network of automotive car radiator specialists.
BB's Coffee & Muffins was awarded a top prize in the British Sandwich Association's 2007 Sammies Awards in recognition of the outstanding success of its sandwich sales, led by the introduction of a new Bloomer Toastie range. BB's were named 'Coffee Bar Sandwich Retailer of the Year'.
Coffee shop chain BB's Coffee & Muffins has won the top prize at the British Sandwich Association's 2007 Sammies Awards.
The Fastsigns Crawley branch is celebrating its 12th anniversary. Owned by franchisee Richard Jameson, Fastsigns Crawley specialises in supplying organisations in the area with an extensive range of signage including indoor and outdoor banners, vehicle graphics and pop-up displays.
Fastsigns, a company that creates sign and graphic products, has promoted former franchisee Garth Allison to managing director of UK operations.
YOUR MOVE franchisees from across the UK and senior management from Your Move and LSL Property Services plc, the parent company, met at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham for the YOUR MOVE national franchising conference.
"Initially I was going to try and launch a business of my own as an electrician but after investigating it I found that it was not as easy as I thought it would be...
Independent travel agency Travel Counsellors is launching its training programme thetravelacademy. The 12-month programme allows people from outside the travel industry to join the company as Travel Counsellor Associates.
BAGUETTE Express, a snack franchise, has sponsored the Edinburgh Marathon. Baguette Express was established in 1999 and is operated by brothers Robin and Billy Stenhouse.
COFFEE and music house chain Beanscene has opened its second Beanscene Espresso in Edinburgh. The new outlet opened in South Gyle Business Park at the end of April brings the number of Beanscene stores across Scotland to 14. Additionally the company has launched a franchise strategy with the aim to open up to 45 outlets throughout Scotland within the next three years.
The Director of Coffee Republic Brian Carroll has announced that he is leaving the company to pursue other entrepreneurial activities.
A marketing agency is set to change how its industry operates...by launching a franchise opportunity. The agency, D+R, is run by David Dean, who reveals: "We're looking for 35-45 year olds who want to do something with the potential to earn serious money. Our franchisees will expect to earn £80,000 in their first 18 months, which is achievable from signing just 10 clients."
Attiva, one of the UK's fastest growing health and fitness franchises, is pleased to announce the opening of a new club in Andover. Former retail manager and fitness enthusiast Andrew White and his wife Helen will open the doors to the gym in the Andover town centre on 9 June 2007.
Scenic Blue a landscape gardening franchise has won the silver medal at this year RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The company gained the prize for their design of an environmentally and ethically aware domestic garden that was visited by British Franchise Association President Sir Bernard Ingham.
Coffee Republic, a UK based coffee shop chain, has agreed a regional development franchise deal for the Dorset area. The deal was made with CR Dorset Ltd and will see the company expand Coffee Republic in the Dorset region.
Rosemary Conley CBE who owns the Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Clubs franchise is to appear in her own television series.
A popular service in demand by businesses across the UK, Voucher Packs is expanding its direct mail business via franchising.
All Fired Up Ceramics Café has opened its sixth store in Canterbury. The shop was opened by franchisee Alex Irvine, who was previously a science teacher, last Easter.
Coffee Republic, the independent coffee and deli bar operator, has announced that agreements have been reached with CR Coffee Houses Limited for the Master Franchise Agreement for Northern Ireland and Eire and with East Coast Traders Ltd for the UK Regional Development Franchise for the territory of East Anglia.
easyHotel, a hotel chain that is part of the easyGroup company and aims to provide value for money accommodation, has launched its first UK franchise.
Attiva, a health and fitness centre franchise, has launched an outlet in Andover. The branch was opened by husband and wife franchisees Andrew and Helen White last June.
Distribution Unlimited, a leaflet distribution franchise, has created a dress made from leaflets to encourage more women to join its franchise.
Snappy Snaps, a photo and digital specialist franchise, has launched a new advertising campaign in London.
With over 40 exhibitors, Kent Franchising Exhibition 2007 will take place on the 14th and 15th of September...perfect for anyone who is interested in starting a business and wants to consider franchising as an option.
US jewellery and watch repair franchise Fast-Fix is set to expand into the UK and Ireland. The company has sold its Master Franchise for the UK and Ireland to Shane Cooney, a Dublin based former Shell Oil Executive.
Fitness club franchise The energie Group has continued its expansion with the opening of seven clubs across its two brands within seven weeks. The two brands consist of energie Fitness for Women club, in which outlets were opened in Newport, Kendal, Oakham, Heswell, Wexford and Ayr and energie Fitness club, in which one club was launched in Warrington.
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