Papa John's UK on Monday 6th March 2006 agreed the sale of the Perfect Pizza brand to Smartfirst Ltd, a newly formed company led by former Managing Director Tony Sherriff, backed by Octopus Asset Management and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc.
The term 'franchising' has been applied in sports, entertainment, tax collection and even pyramid schemes. Stuart Anderson traces the true meaning of 'franchising'
Caremark is your route into the huge and ever developing domiciliary care market - estimated at between £12b and £17b per year. Supported by Kevin Lewis, the brains behind one of the UK's most successful franchise operations, you could be earning a very lucrative operating profit within two to three years.
Jacks of London has given the traditional barbershop a facelift. Rachel Spaul explores Western Europe's first male grooming franchise
Canadian childcare franchise Wee Watch is seeking a national master franchisee to develop its brand in the UK. Rachel Spaul profiles the brand
An extensive track record, the backing of a leading service organisation, and the potential to build and manage a team under a household name await ambitious and enterprising people. Rachel Spaul reports
Cycling enthusiast Lee Chaplin is a very happy chap. He's ditched the stress and the long hours of delivering parcels across the City and has 'downshifted' to run his own business and reclaim his life.
What is it like to manage your own Cash Generator store on a day to day basis? Freya Gibson asks franchisee Kevin Old
A case study about how Snack In The Box (SITB) helped two of their franchisees set up and build their businesses.
With help from Olympian and TV personality Kriss Akabusi, Apollo Blinds has unveiled its new image, heralding a new dawn for Britain's biggest blind store chain. Paul Kirby interviews General Manager Patrick Harrison about how its new identity will impact future prosperity
Guaranteed income, no sales experience needed, centralised support, and growth potential makes for an attractive package for business builders interested in the cleaning sector.
The detection of underground utility systems is crucial for any construction project and radar-based Subsurface Utilities Mark Out (SUMO) has become instrumental in aiding the UK's booming construction sector. Adam Browning reports
When you have the likes of Tesco describing the Car Park Valeting service as "what our customers want", you know the company is onto a good thing.
With a franchise business system that's virtually recession-proof and an established brand with a loyal customer base, CeX is aiming for national coverage within five years. Rachel Spaul reports
With UK debt topping the £1 trillion mark, the demand for debt management services is increasing. Rachel Spaul explains how you can build a business as a fully licensed debt adjuster
With its first two franchisees trading, 2006 is set to see growing momentum behind domestic and commercial cleaning franchise Detail Clean.
Allergistics UK is the first British company specialising in the provision of allergen control using medically accredited techniques. In association with Asthma Relief, we have developed a groundbreaking six-stage, nontoxic, indoor allergen control system aimed at both commercial and domestic markets.
The first franchisee to join TruGreen's 60 strong network tells Rachel Spaul why there couldn't be a better time to join this growth business
Leather furniture is synonymous with luxury and elegance, but its beauty is fragile. Canadian franchisor Fibrenew International is offering exceptional opportunities in the UK market to selected individuals to participate in this US$100 million dollar industry. Tom Albrighton reports
Building on strong local success, Jaguar Couriers begins nationwide expansion. Jaguar Couriers reports
Having founded 0845 Glassman following redundancy, Director Carole Melia speaks to Rachel Spaul
With food and drink franchises ranging from the globally recognised to more specialist brands, there are more than enough opportunities in this sector to cater for every taste. Adam Browning reports...
The new Chairman of the British Franchise Association is Nigel Toplis. Here, he offers his tips for The Franchise Magazine readers seeking franchise success
Understanding strategy will help you choose and run a franchise effectively. Tom Albrighton explains how the concept of value can help you ask and answer the right questions about a business
YO! Sushi Founder and Dragon's Den star Simon Woodroffe discusses his experiences of franchising his business and offers his tips for people considering becoming their own boss.
The British Franchise Association's 28th Annual General Meeting reported a number of new developments, writes bfa Client Services Manager Pip Wilkins
With an enviable record of achievement in the franchise industry, Kevin Lewis has founded a new-launch opportunity. Gordon Patterson interviews
Franchising is a proven method of business expansion and has been used successfully in almost every business sector. Does your business have what it takes? Tony Urwin outlines his 10 franchising essentials