The ChipsAway management team has just completed its repurchase of the ChipsAway franchise group from Myhome International, which bought the brand in 2007.
Roger Wild and Steve Bignell, respectively Executive Chairman and Managing Director of ChipsAway group, have declared that it's 'business as usual' for ChipsAway and it sister franchise companies PCC (Professional Car Cleaning) and Autosheen, despite the recent demise of Myhome International.
Kitchen facelift franchise Dream Doors has been nominated for two awards, which could add to a year already marked by the achievement of Brand Builder of the Year at the Franchisor of the Year Awards in July (pictured). 'We're really excited up at head office,' says Dream Doors Founder Troy Tappenden. 'This could potentially be a triple award whammy for the company before the year is out.'
Domino's Pizza has revealed a new design for its UK and Ireland branches that it hopes will help with its nationwide expansion plans. The first store to have the refit is 152 Stratford Road, Shirley, Birmingham and the remaining stores will be refreshed over the next two years.
Revive! High Wycombe franchisee Byron Lindsay has achieved above expectations since the launch of his busines in April. 'Finishing close to £4,500 in sales in my first month exceeded my highest expectations,' says Byron. 'This was the result of carefully planning with good local market research and a professional launch coupled with hard work and determination.
Before I became a CeX franchisee I worked in my family's supermarket business. I made the transition to CeX when my family sold the business due to dwindling profits as a result of big brand supermarkets monopolising the market.
To be my own boss and run my own business has been my lifelong ambition, so I decided to leave my National Account Manager position at a printing company to invest in the Snack-in-the-box (SITB) franchise last July. Just over a year later I am on target with my business plan and have 109 vending...
I had worked for myself for five years before I became a Snack-in-the-Box (SITB) franchisee. I owned a shop and sold bags, jewellery and Asian music. I decided to look into franchising because I wanted to do something more challenging while working for myself in conjunction with a reputable brand...
Fleet valeting services provider Autosheen has announced a series of high profile new business gains over recent months, substantially expanding its already impressive portfolio of prestigious National Accounts. Since signing an agreement with ALD Automotive, Europe's second largest car leasing company, earlier this year, Autosheen has now added Bailey Leasing as well as leading construction...
Despite the rapidly rising popularity of the internet for email and social networking, new research has uncovered that only one in 10 businesses prefer electronic communications to more traditional printed mediums when it comes to corresponding with consumers.
Greeting card publisher and franchisor Card Connection has launched a new management focused business strategy to help its franchisees maximise profits.
MOLLY MAID, the UK's biggest domestic cleaning company, has teamed up with Chicago Town Pizza to run a promotion in Woman and Pick Me Up. The competitions are featuring in both magazines during October.
Apollo Blinds is launching Apollo at Home: a new entry level opportunity to become part of its window blinds franchise network which is launched at the National Franchise Exhibition in October.
The Filta Group has announced the launch of FiltaCool, a new environmentally friendly franchise aimed at 'ambitious and experienced sales people with the drive and determination to earn in excess of £50,000 a year in net profits.'
FiltaFry Plus is celebrating a strong year of growth so far with 14 new franchisees plus new Master Franchisees in Poland and Italy on board in 2008.
Baskin Robbins is set to expand across the West and South West London through its franchise agreement with Acme Foods UK. The ice-cream parlor chain has signed its first Area Licensee in the UK with Acme Foods UK, which will concentrate on opening outlets in Hounslow, Richmond, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Wadsworth and Kingston, and in the county of Berkshire.
Design and print on demand franchise Prontaprint has invested £1/4 million to transform its London Mayfair branch into a training and support centre of excellence. The centre will continue to operate as a design and print centre and at the same time will provide training and support for all Prontaprint franchisees.
The Wheelie Good Party Company is looking to recruit franchisees to aid its nationwide expansion.
GreenThumb has restructured its management team with Franchise Director Jeff Williams moving up to Managing Director and Stephen Waring (pictured) who founded the business as a teenager in 1986, taking up the role of CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Embroidery, garment printing & promotional products franchise EmbroidMe has increased its European presence with the opening of flagship stores in Portugal and Spain. The international franchise, which is owned by US company United Franchise Group, recently gathered international franchisees from five continents at its World Expo in Florida. With over 500 stores worldwide it is concentrating...
Every business appreciates the importance of sales. Bringing in new orders and increasing existing accounts is the lifeblood of any operation. Franchisee operators may excel in their field of expertise but may find selling a new skill which can be challenging but for some daunting even with the support and back up from their franchiser.
Online pizza delivery service easyPizza, part of Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's easyGroup, has appointed David Sweeney as its first CEO. David brings with him significant expertise in the quick service restaurant and franchise sectors and will be responsible for supporting existing easyPizza franchisees and expanding the network nationwide.
Bluebird Care's most recent franchisee training course saw the graduation of franchisees from all compass points of the UK.
A new franchise business has been launched in print management - The Print Partner. Backed by Yorkshire-based Complete Service Management, The Print Partner utilises a bespoke software system for print ordering and on behalf of large and multi-national operations.
Fiducia Commercial Solutions are leading independent commercial mortgage brokers who launched their franchise at the beginning of September this year.
The Little Gym franchise has announced its plans to launch its sixth UK franchise in Kensington, West London on Monday 3rd November 2008.
Caremark is very much a management franchise, supporting the franchise owner to grow a professional business delivering extremely high standards of care in the community.
Meet Cos Costantinou. He's been aMcDonald's franchisee for over twenty years. He is also one of the first to sign up to an additional twenty year term which is part of our ongoing commitment to our franchisees.He already has four successful franchises in the Lewisham area of London and is still looking to expand his business. So what drew him to becoming one of our franchisees in the first...
Countrywide Lawn Doctor was established in 2001 and has become one of the UK's leading home based franchise networks.
The finalists for this year's British Franchise Association Franchisee of the Year Awards have been selected and the winners are announced on the 2nd October at a black tie gala dinner held at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham
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With the Credit Crunch fuelling a growing property lettings market, the Unique Northwood 'Platinum' Guaranteed Rental Income Scheme is proving even more popular. Nick Cooper Franchise Director Reports:
The income generated from her Platinum Property Partners franchise has enabled Caroline Marsh to take part in philanthropic endeavours, such as Channel 4's recent series The Secret Millionaire
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