The UK is currently in the grip of General Election fever and the most closely fought contest of its kind for more than 30 years.
We're looking for professionally minded people who want to be part of the exciting and lucrative Freight Forwarding market and share in our success
New franchise opportunity House-Hut offers a unique service, which combines the best qualities of the High Street and internet estate agency models.
Despite the recession demand for professional home cleaning remains strong. More people find they have to go out to work due to financial pressures. Government legislation is now encouraging parents with older children out into the workplace, creating more staff availability.
Amorino, was the brainchild of two Italian friends who opened their first shop in Paris in 2002.
For Sam Giddy, 41, the prospect of voluntary redundancy was the perfect opportunity to realise his dream of running his own business - and just a few months later, the former IT contractor is launching Recognition Express Birmingham Tamworth with his wife Runa.
The economic climate has resulted in large numbers of individuals who have enjoyed highly rewarding careers and who are not going to get another job for some time. As a result, many of them may be considering alternatives to corporate life. Starting a business from scratch can be daunting, but the option of a business services franchise can be a very realistic alternative.
"A quick but sustainable launch, targeted marketing, commitment to delivering fantastic service and value whilst enjoying great returns for yourself ..... you should seriously consider your own franchise with The Alternative Board!"
When Clive and I found we were expecting twins nine years ago, we decided that our lifestyle needed to change. At that time I worked in publishing and Clive worked in sales, so the hours were long and the pressure was high. I really wanted to be at home with my children and Clive was determined...
I had been working in national sales for a children's publishing company in the north of England when I was made redundant. I wanted to find a job, in which I could use my skills but the nearest jobs in publishing were in Bath or Aberdeen.
Aqua Rentals, the UK's leading aquarium rental specialist, is now looking for enthusiastic individuals who want to build a substantial business in their region.
Launched in 2005, the All Trades Network property repair and maintenance franchise has steadily grown to include over 30 dedicated franchise owners. As the franchise enters its fifth year of trading, Managing Director Keith Roberts tells The Franchise Magazine about his plans to build on this success with an exciting new strategy for the future
Working alongside family members everyday may fill some people with dread, however as the families in this edition prove family owned and operated businesses can lead to success.
Cousins and business partners Ian Preston and James Baker went from working for a leading estate agency chain to owning an estate agency and letting business under a Bairstow Eves franchise agreement
For Richard and Diane Garnett, their Ripples franchise has become a real family affair since they opened their Newbury showroom in 2006.
For Zuber Patel, being a CeX franchise owner has meant his has been able to fulfil his business ambitions but also be in charge of his own work/life balance and have fun
The latest franchise owner to join the ever-successful CeX network is Ismail Lahda, who opened his store in Scunthorpe last month
Owning a MOLLY MAID franchise has provided Derek Ward and his family with a thriving business that has a turnover of over £500,000
Redundancy led Linda Dobson on to the road to becoming her boss but since launching her Well Polished franchise earlier this year, she hasn't looked back.
Well Polished is an ideal business opportunity to fit in with your family and you lifestyle.
It is only apt that one of the most successful of family portrait specialists Venture Photography's franchise territories is run by a father and son team.
Since launching their Northwood franchise in 2005 husband and wife team Martin and Fiona Bradbury have built it into a thriving family business
ChipsAway franchise owners Andy Darby and Andrew Cooper are both opening CarCare Centres to cope with the growing demand for their services
A great business model and huge potential marketplace impressed Andy Blackburn into leaving his job as a senior manager to become an Ovenclean franchise owner.
The opening of the Oxford showroom has brought the Dream Doors network up to 31 Why are prospective business owners flocking to the Dream Doors franchise?
Lee Andrews has combined his love of super cars with a good salary since he became an Autosheen Professional Car Care franchise owner
Becoming a Business Doctors franchise owner has allowed David Blackburn to realise his career ambition and use all his skills and experience towards establishing his own business.
Looking to swap life in the corporate sector to being his own boss, Neil Kendall found his skills matched those required to become a Business Doctors franchise owner.
High demand for his London House service has resulted in Ray Bushell needing to move to a larger office location
London House provides franchise owner Alfred Eccles with the perfect opportunity to mix running his own business with pursuing his various personal interests
One of the latest franchise owners to join Bluebird Care, the UK's foremost care at home franchise, is ex-IBM Management Consultant, Paul Barry.
Having launched her Dietcare franchise in January of this year, Katie Simpson is not only hoping for financial success but also for more job satisfaction
Over the last six months, BCR Associates has completed its foundational franchise period with the help of its pilot franchise owners. During this time, the model was vigorously tested and the support available to its franchise network was improved. FDS Southern consultants Gordon Patterson and Gary Rigby spoke to its founders Chris Battin and Richard Dormer
Become a part of the Chemex Powerforce, unleash your SUPER potential and join an industry leading cleaning and hygiene specialist who has been operating for 25 years
Within six years of taking over the Safeclean Stamford territory franchise owner Mike White has more than trebled the size of the business and is aiming to expand it further