When Andy Evans, owner of the Mr Electric Newcastle franchise, applied to become an engineer in the RAF, he thought he would have many years ahead of him serving his country, however following a car accident five years ago and a serious back injury, he was forced to take his leave from the RAF and recuperate.
Mr Electric, the UK's largest electrical contracting service has arrived at the home of the 2012 Olympic Games courtesy of Jack Savas in the London East area.
Domino's Pizza, the UK's leading pizza delivery company, has been selected as a finalist in the 3i Growth Strategy of the Year category of the prestigious 2006 National Business Awards which is sponsored by Orange. The nomination recognises the company's exceptional business performance in 2005.
ActionCOACH, the world's largest business coaching organisation, has just launched a major drive to recruit two new Master Licensees for the London area.
iworkLife are extremely proud to announce that they have been granted accreditation by the British Franchise Association. More than 260 franchisors in the past have chosen to submit their companies and their documentation to scrutiny by the BFA.
The inaugural British Franchise Association (bfa) football Cup held at Shepshed Dynamos' ground in Leicestershire recently was a resounding success, raising more than £10,000 for charity.
Franaccounts has established a second office in St Pauls Square, Birmingham, to complement its head office in West Sussex. The new office was opened in September by British Franchise Association Head of Business Services Andrew Quail.
How do you fancy getting your home cleaned for a whole year? Well now you can. MOLLY MAID, the UK's best known domestic cleaning company has teamed up with Sainsbury's, Fairy and Pampers to run a great competition offering 12 lucky persons the chance to win a year's free cleaning.
Essex businessman Steve Parker has taken a life-changing decision by launching his own professional oven valeting business, Ovenu. After 25 years in telecommunications sales, Steve has swapped phone lines for grill pans to deliver an environmentally-friendly oven valeting service, which will cover Chelmsford, Maldon, Braintree and the surrounding areas.
Take one stylish, yet discerning woman. Mix with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. Add a glass of wine and let her try on some stunning jewellery. This is the recipe for the success of Silverdaze, a simple franchise concept that's already proved a hit with five franchisees.
Seventy franchisees and In-toto staff visited the headquarters of parent company Wellman at Enger in Germany this month to view the stunning new kitchen collections for 2007. All franchisees are invited to participate in an annual visit that allows them to spend a whole day at the company's extensive internal exhibition. New franchisees also have the opportunity for a tour around the Wellman...
In the six months since acquiring the global MRINetwork franchise rights (excluding those in the US and Japan), MRINetwork Worldwide has made substantial investments in the best talent available to ensure long-term, sustained growth.
CHAUFFEUR Trevor Langley has picked up his best job yet - by becoming a driving force in a national franchise company. Like the American businessman Victor Kiam who famously liked a shaver so much that he bought the company that made it, Trevor has invested his money in the main company and is swapping his driver's seat for one on the board.
Blazes, Britain's biggest fireplace specialist, is backing its franchisees with a six-figure TV ad campaign to boost showroom sales as the fireplace and heating retail market builds towards its busiest time of year.
The country's leading Health and Fitness business Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Clubs has created hundreds of opportunities for people living in the UK to join the successful slimming business and be their own boss by increasing the number of franchising opportunities available in the UK.
There's a new sheriff in town - and she's changing the rules! Tina Huelin is launching a totally new concept in property maintenance in October 2006. HandyWoman has been set up to deliberately provide business opportunities for women in an area where they are traditionally under-represented, that of the building trade.
Goodyear Dunlop has announced a brand new franchise opportunity for people looking to start or expand their own business in the tyre / motor industry.
A highly successful new franchise business launched just nine months ago in Swansea has exceeded all of its targets and resulted in scores of new business start ups throughout the UK.
UK's top entrepreneurs compete to be named 'Startups Business of the Year' and collect £5000 prize...
ChipsAway International is a franchise at the top of its game. The acknowledged leader in SMART repairs, ChipsAway was the first company in the world to develop the technology to achieve factory finish repairs to minor paintwork damage, and it remains the dominant brand in the marketplace today.
Countrywide Franchising has grown rapidly since its first Bairstow Eves Countrywide franchised branch opened in the year 2000, as they explain here
Why not start a few rungs up the ladder? asks Sign*A*Rama UK Regional Vice President Chris Gibson, who recommends considering an opportunity in the sign service industry
As increasing numbers of small and medium-sized companies outsource their cleaning, Adept Cleaning Services franchises its proven formula.
As the UK's first golf club cleaning franchise, Sonic Golf is aiming to increase its share of a market estimated to be worth £40 million per year, reveals Rachel Spaul
The Ceramic Experience certainly lives up to its motto 'fun is our business' for two of its Scottish franchisees. Rachel Spaul interviews
With 40 branches nationwide and exceeding £30 million turnover Minster offers the UK's most successful management franchise - built on solid foundations of recurring office cleaning contracts.
When established designer Paul Tallett wanted to expand, he turned to the Kall Kwik franchise. The company poses some questions to its new franchisee
Domestic cleaning franchisor Molly Maid is launching a revolutionary franchise offering that few have tried in the UK.
With an established national network of 37 offices, Northwood's comprehensive screening programme ensures that only the highest calibre people with the attributes and determination to be successful are considered to become franchisees. By adopting this philosophy, the long-term growth, stability and profitably of the company as a whole is ensured.
Hot on the heels of its recent re-branding, Apollo Blinds has just unveiled its next significant development to help franchisees generate more business. Paul Kirby explains
With an aim to provide one of the very best franchise packages, Sliderobes explains how it has added to its head office team to strengthen the offering to its burgeoning franchisee network
"Coming out of the Army, I wanted to be my own boss, build my own business and take control of my own destiny..."
With benefits including guaranteed turnover, massive market, centralised support and 13 years' experience to draw on, Dublcheck offers a highly attractive franchise package.
With the addition of 'Plus' to the established FiltaFry brand the franchisee's earnings potentials increased overnight. General Manager Steve Calvert explains
Caremark Franchisees have the opportunity to become a major force within the care industry providing high calibre care staff to local authorities, private clients and care homes.
When it comes to serving the mobile phone market O2 is pushing all the right buttons with its franchised store concept, discovers Rachel Spaul
The missing piece of the puzzle...StarBrite is offering franchisees a highly successful model, developed over 18 years of trading within the commercial cleaning industry. We are committed to the success of our franchisees and are proud to be the fastest growing cleaning chemical franchise in the UK.
With franchisees joining the network and interest in the business exceptionally good, management franchise Bluebird Care has got off to a flying start, the company reports
As an established repairs specialist for major blue chip insurers, All Trades Network has contracts ready and waiting for new franchisees. Rachel Spaul explores this opportunity
During the past two years Coffee Republic has converted a number of its traditional espresso bars in and around London and at Heathrow to its highly successful Deli concept.
Nikki Timson Cambridgeshire franchisee. Launched June 2006 'I knew as soon as I started looking into London House that it was right for me. The more I delved into the proposition the more interested I became. I looked at the company's pedigree, background, client base, organisation and customer...
Aiming for national coverage within five years, CeX franchisees will benefit from a virtually recession-proof business system, an established brand and a loyal customer base. Adam Browning reports
With no previous travel industry experience, Geoff Taylor has built a successful travel agency with The Global Travel Group. The company reports
We are in the midst of a 'Boom Time' for domestic cleaning. The number of households employing a cleaning service is predicted to rise significantly in the next few years.