Paul Hogan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Home Instead Senior Care, has been named Entrepreneur of the Year - one of the highest honours in franchising - by the International Franchise Association (IFA). The award was presented during the opening session of the IFA's 47th annual convention in Las Vegas, USA.
The UK Master Franchisees for Home Instead Senior Care have had their achievements recognised at the company's 2007 International Convention.
Dream Doors' Nottingham franchisees have reported a record turnover in first few months of opening their showroom. The acceleration of their business has been unprecedented in five years of franchising for Dream Doors, the UK's number one franchised kitchen door replacement company.
A new Dream Doors Showroom has opened in Walsall. Dream Doors, a company that deals with replacing kitchen doors, started franchising five years ago and has over 35 franchisees across the UK.
ActionCOACH, the world's largest business coaching organisation, has been ranked as the world's top business service franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for the fourth year in a row.
Antony Tagliamonti, 27, franchisee of four Domino's Pizza stores in Essex, and 2006 bfa Franchisee of the Year, was this week rewarded for his outstanding business achievements in the hospitality and catering industry.
MANCHESTER'S hungriest entrepreneurs are being invited to attend a masterclass that will reveal the secrets to succeeding in one of the UK's fastest-growing business sectors.
Sales, lettings and mortgages franchise Northwood has welcomed a number of new members to its head office franchise team.
Cartridge World, an ink-filling retailer, has employed a new Franchise Sales Manager. The appointment of Mark Spreckley as Franchise Sales Manager brings the amount of senior managers employed in the last year to five.
After 18 months running a branch of Recognition Express with a friend, entrepreneur Jonny Masters has decided to go solo and launch his own business, Recognition Express Leicester West.
Snap-on-Tools, Domino's Pizza and Molly Maid - three very different Franchises with one thing in common - all are celebrating after this years British Franchise Association's 2007 Franchisor of the Year Awards.
A customer service representative with Coventry-based Drain Doctor Plumbing has crowned a successful year by being presented with the Golden Service Provider of the Year award at the national group's annual awards ceremony.
I spent 15 years working as an accountant in multi-nationals and was becoming increasingly disillusioned with the ever-increasing workloads and the headcount slashing mentality.
Signs and graphics provider Signs Express's Stoke-on-Trent franchisee has been commissioned to provide signage solutions for the growing Harvey's Sandwich & Espresso Bar group.
Bartercard, a company with franchisees throughout the UK, has been accepted as an Associate Member of the British Franchise Association (BFA). Bartercard acts as a trading consultant with member businesses finding goods and services within their local area and taking a percentage of any...
Telecommunications franchise Globalink, which specialises in the supply of communication solutions for business customers, has appointed Atlantic Law Llp as its Corporate Advisor ahead of its application to be quoted on the PLUS market later this month. Globalink aims to have up to 14 offices...
Irish bedroom furnishing franchise Sliderobes has opened its newest showroom in Nottingham city centre. This brings its total across Ireland and the UK to 18.
Autosheen, the UK's leading national mobile valeting organisation, Provides Bedfordshire business customers with complimentary advanced fleet driver training courses to combat latest road casualty figures
Autosheen, a mobile valet company, is expanding its franchise into the Bedfordshire area, covering Luton and Bedford. As part of the expansion Autosheen has launched a Road Safety Campaign for local businesses with the Luton and Bedford area.
With an impressive background in the property market, former Sales Director Neil Jones is bringing his considerable expertise to the Cambridge residential lettings market. Neil is launching Belvoir in the city, making it the company's 97th UK franchise.
For the last 10 years I'd been a landlord, managing my own properties, and found that this wasn't really compatible with working full-time as an IT manager. The logical step to me was to start looking for a way to concentrate my efforts in the property market.
Belvoir, a lettings agent franchise, has opened a new outlet in Portadown, Northern Ireland. The new agency is owned by franchisees John Hollingsworth and Gavin Boyle, who will offer landlords and tenants in the area a range of property management and lettings services.
Papa Johns, the US pizza franchise, has revealed plans to expand the number of outlets in the UK to 100 by the end of the year. The company, which currently operates 87 branches in the UK, said the expansion would be relatively cautious, emphasising the quality of franchisee and product above aggressive advertising against larger rivals.
Kall Kwik, which has 156 franchisees across the UK and provides design and print services for businesses, was recently featured on the television series 'The Apprentice'. One of the competing teams on the show asked staff at the Kall Kwik Maidstone to design and print a banner within two hours.
The SUBWAY chain, the world's largest sandwich chain, and Fitness First, the world's largest health club group, have agreed a strategic partnership across the UK and Ireland to encourage people to eat better and lead more active lifestyles...
Franchised cost and purchase management consultancy network Auditel has announced the success of its Auditel Academy initiative after its first year...
Mark Hodgson and Brian Campbell, the franchisees behind a number of Bairstow Eves branches in northwest England, came into estate agency from backgrounds in management consultancy and banking, respectively.
Molly Maid UK recently held its 4th National Convention at Shrigley Hall Hotel in Cheshire...
Molly Maid, the leader in the £2 billion plus and growing residential cleaning market, has this week launched their new website and is the first company in the UK cleaning industry to provide customers with the ability to purchase Gift Vouchers on line.
New research conducted for Britain's biggest blinds store chain reveals just how much of an impact its new look has had in the marketplace by the type of customers who are now walking through the doors of its showrooms across the UK.
Britain's biggest blinds store chain is preparing for a surge in the number of enquiries to join its franchise network in the wake of new independent research which reports a 62 per cent growth in the sales of window blinds over the last five years.
Debt management company, EuroDebt Financial Services, part of Pentagon (UK) Limited, has achieved member accreditation from the British Franchise Association (bfa), giving the company important confirmation of its status.
National estate agent YOUR MOVE is celebrating following the announcement that it has won one of the most sought after awards in the franchise industry, a Franchise Marketing Award - a UK first for an estate agent.
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.
Mortgage Force Ltd, the award winning mortgage intermediary franchise, has received the highest level of British Franchise Association (bfa) membership.
UK care franchisor Bluebird Care has strengthened its management team. Laura Baggott has joined the franchise support team in the new position of Franchise Support Co-ordinator and is excited by the role...
Debutots Early Years Drama, a drama in education company for the early ages, has launched its first franchisee in Northern Ireland. Co-Directors Charlotte Collins and Karen Wallace-Jones attended the launch.
UK garden design and construction franchise Scenic Blue has increased its management team with two senior appointments. David Muir joins the company in the newly created role of Marketing Manager...
Puddle Ducks, the mid-Cheshire based franchise that teaches babies to swim, has spread its wings with the appointment of Lindsay Bott as the first franchisee.
Scotland's leading franchise event, The British Franchise Exhibition, incorporating the Growing Your Own Business Showcase & Conference, will take place at the SECC in Glasgow on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 June 2007.
More than 400 guests enjoyed a glamorous gala dinner held at London's Marriott Hotel for the announcement of the winning companies whose investment in marketing and creativity have contributed significantly to the industry's continuing development.
Now in its fifth year of successful operations and a year into its franchise development, Prokill is receiving significant interest in its management franchise. Stuart Anderson reports
When a navy careers advisor told Colin Paton to make the biggest change he could upon leaving the services, he took it to heart. A month from taking over the Greenock store, and he is looking forward to the challenge. Rachel Spaul interviews
Apollo Blinds' General Manager Patrick Harrison has not stopped smiling since the publication of a heavyweight independent report which showed the huge growth of the window blinds sector over the last five years. Paul Kirby reports
With its first Regional Franchisee appointed, EC Credit Control is seeking three more to complete its UK coverage, says CEO Matthew Harrison
After a record-breaking start to 2007, with seven new franchisees due to launch over the next two months, Belvoir is on target to achieve its goal of 100 franchises by the end of the year