McDonald's has been granted official awarding status that will allow it to develop and award its own nationally recognised qualifications.
Cost and purchase management franchise Auditel has raised over £2,000 for The Prostate Cancer Charity through a charity raffle and auction held at its Annual National Conference. Auditel decided to fundraise for The Prostate Cancer Charity in memory of Tim Rix, a former member of the Auditel network, who died of prostate cancer last year.
SMART repair franchise ChipsAway International has announced a record number of new franchisees opening across the country. Some of the latest franchisees to join the rapidly expanding network, who launched their respective new businesses over successive weekends, between them reported enquiries worth almost £64,000, with an average of 60 per cent of all estimates written converted into...
Domiciliary care franchise Caremark has declared Kingston franchisee Carl Ward its Franchisee of the Year. The award was presented at Caremark's first annual conference and award ceremony held at Gatwick's Sofitel Hotel.
Global parcel carrier DHL has chosen printer cartridge franchise Cartridge World as partner in its Service Point initiative, EXPRESS4U. The service provides a cost-effective alternative to the Royal Mail's parcel delivery service and is available at 50 of Cartridge World's stores nationwide.
After 25 years in the engineering industry, Ian Carr felt it was time for a career change and has recently launched his own business, Recognition Express South Bucks.
Recognition Express, a design and print franchise, has joined the worldwide CarbonZero project in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint.
Plumbing and drainage franchise Drain Doctor has teamed up with vocational awards body City & Guilds to launch a new accredited training programme for its franchisees and technicians. Drain Doctor is planning to launch the new initiative to its franchisees at its annual convention this year in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Staff at the Plymouth branch of Signs Express have successfully completed the industry standard NVQ course for Sign and Manufacturing and Installation.
Signs Express has made changes within their head office team including the appointment of a new Managing Director and two further Directors to the business.
Snap-on Tools is set to build on its success in 2007 by continuing to improve its franchise network. The company, which sells high-quality tools to mechanics, won the UK Franchisor of the Year award in 2007 against 700 other franchisors.
Fitted-wardrobe franchise Sliderobes has launched a new website, brochure and branding for its showrooms and vehicles, following the results of London-based agency Passionbrand's market research. Those who participated in the survey said they felt the current branding did not reflect the high quality of product, customer care or service.
NatWest and The Royal Bank of Scotland have appointed a new head of Franchising for the Bank's Business and Commercial operations.
Belvoir, one of the UK's largest residential lettings agencies, has celebrated a record-breaking year and looks forward to achieving even greater success in 2008. "Last year we enjoyed a record 25 per cent growth and opened 32 new offices around the country, and that included two re-sales, which was an amazing and historic success for the Company,"says Dorian Gonsalves, Sales Director for...
Driver Hire has made two appointments to its management team and completed a reorganisation to ensure complete alignment with its business strategy for future growth and development.
Transport and logistics recruiter Driver Hire is celebrating its highest weekly turnover in its 25-year history after 76 weeks of continual growth. Almost one third of Driver Hire franchisees have reported a 25 per cent increase in turnover compared to this time last year.
Papa John's has won awards as 'America's Number One For Customer Satisfaction' in the pizza category and is rapidly building a similar reputation for its high quality pizzas and great service in the UK.
Papa John's has announced Alan Mason its Director of Property and Franchising. Alan's role was created to help Papa John's attract new franchise partners and succeed in its ambitious UK and Ireland expansion plan to increase its current 99 UK trading stores to more than 300 by 2016.
Bairstow Eves, an estate agency franchise, has opened its new headquarters in West Byfleet, Surrey.
Franchise Trophy Pet Foods has been declared a full-time member of The Ethical Company Organisation for its environmentally friendly and animal and human conscious policies.
Rainbow International has appointed Nigel Hewitt as Technical Manager. Hewitt's role will be to ensure the company continues to take advantage of the latest technological advances in disaster restoration.
The Chelmsford branch of FASTSIGNS, a design and print franchise, has completed a nationwide re-branding project for property firm Strutt & Parker.
Promotional product company EmbroidMe has officially launched its franchise opportunity in the UK following the success of its flagship store in Northampton, which has been in operation since 2006. The franchise is conducting a nationwide search for new franchisees to join its growing worldwide network.
Mr Clutch Autocentres, a full vehicle service franchise, has opened a state-of-the-art Supercentre in Sittingbourne. The company has invested over £100,000 into the centre and its opening has created five new jobs.
Ayton Global Research (AGR) has launched an international search for franchisees, after undergoing a 12 month franchise consultancy programme with FDS Southern. The company, which offers retailers and manufacturers a cost-effective service of user-trials for products, such as cosmetics, has been developed by founder Sue Ayton (pictured above with Franchise Consultants Gordon Patterson (L) and...
SUMO, a company that supplies underground utility detection services to the construction industry, has seen rapid expansion in its franchise network across the UK. Seven SUMO franchises have expanded and taken on new members of staff, due to their increased workload.
Home Stagers, a company that re-styles homes about to be placed on the property market, has launched its franchise opportunity. The company is looking for enthusiastic and motivated people from a sales background to join its franchise network.
The Athena Network is looking to recruit franchises across the UK to further its national expansion.
Mr Clutch Autocentres plans to open 10 Supercentres across the UK by the end of this year. The full vehicle service chain will focus primarily on the North and Midlands after establishing good coverage in the South East and London.
Mamas & Papas, a nursery retail franchise, has reinvented and launched its catalogue for Spring Summer 2008 and developed and set-up a new online version. The company has swapped its traditional grey and pale coloured nursery accessories for vibrant colours, such as the popular design colour International Orange.
The petcare market is booming. Britons spend in the region of £2.6Billion on petcare and a large proportion of that is spent on grooming.
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Baskin-Robbins could provide the franchise opportunity to turn your ice cream dream into reality as the company is focusing its efforts on achieving market leadership in the UK. The UK team reveals how it is seeking management franchisees with serious capital to develop chains of up to 50 stores
Jan-Pro has been ranked among the top franchises in the USA for years, and last year's decision to take it into international markets has quickly benefited the UK where its Regional Franchise opportunity to become both a franchisor and a franchisee is now being launched
Waves offers a new generation of professional and high earning car valeting services across the UK and Ireland, operating from supermarkets, shopping centres, petrol stations and many other sites.
As one of the longest serving London House franchisees, Trevor Williams was celebrating recently having been awarded the accolade of 'Franchisee of the Year' as voted by the franchisees themselves.
One of Britain's best known domestic cleaning companies, MOLLY MAID is celebrating another successful year in 2007 and starting an exciting year in 2008
With 40 franchised stores across the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Europe and 30 years of trading experience worldwide, Nevada Bob's Golf is a great franchise for golf enthusiasts. Derin Ibrahim reports
Over a period of 26 years, franchisee Paul Mitchell has been able to develop his business with the knowledge that he will always be backed with high standards of support by Recognition Express.
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Although owning and operating a franchise can seem to be a male dominated industry there are many successful female franchisees, one of which is Cash Generator franchisee Sandy Sandhu who has recently launched her new business
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