A recent survey revealed that 40% of the UK workforce has at some time suffered from severe stress at work, caused by an unreasonable boss. Whilst starting up a business is challenging, being able to control one's destiny and being the top decision-maker is an attraction for many, and far outweighs the disadvantages of long hours and hard work.
Eddie Rockets City Diner, the top Irish-owned chain of 1950's American-themed diners will be officially opening its 25th diner on Friday 14th of October with the launch of its newest diner in The Omni Shopping Centre in Santry, Dublin 9.
Specialist business service franchise Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE) has opened its 100th centre in the UK and Ireland, following rapid growth over the past two years.
Seven Drain Doctor Plumbing franchisees have been whisked away with their partners to Venice for a long weekend as a reward for producing the most business per capita from their franchise areas over the past year.
Small business tax and accountancy franchise TaxAssist Accountants has enlisted the help of Leathes Prior Solicitors to provide a specialist HR and Employment Law service to all its shop-based franchisees.
Two local businessmen, Ray Smallwood and Neil Paterson, are celebrating their first year in business together, since swapping very pressurised jobs in industry for running a home furnishing showroom, close to home.
C.C. Houlston (Franchising) Ltd the master licensee for the successful Mr Electric UK operation, has announced the acquisition of Aire Serv UK for an undisclosed sum.
ComputerXplorers, the dynamic new national franchise chain, has joined the British Association for Print and Communication (BAPC) en masse.
Simon Wise, the former Deputy Director of the British Franchise Association, is proving that franchising works.
With 3,000 outlets worldwide, Papa John's might be one of the world's leading pizza delivery restaurant groups, yet it is currently virtually unknown in Scotland.
Kall Kwik has launched its next generation services Design to Delivery® (D2D), which focuses on making clients 'look the businessTM' by offering a broad range of services that include design for marketing, sales campaigns and other corporate communications; account management, direct mail; wide format, digital and lithographic printing; and fulfilment.
Husband and wife team, Peter and Kerrie Meakin, are celebrating reaching the finals of the coveted PrintWeek Awards.
The SUBWAY® chain, makers of the world's favourite SUB sandwich, is closer to overtaking the number of Pret a Manger and McDonald's stores in Greater London, following the opening of the SUBWAY chain's 100th Greater London store in 4 Berners Street, W1.
Cash Generator has awarded Richard Knibbs, one of its longest serving franchisees, with its Franchisee of the Year Award.
Apollo Blinds' Bristol franchisee has come to the rescue of a Channel Five TV show with a "blindingly"quick response to a plea.
One year after taking on Prontaprint Chester, franchisees Noel and Nicci McLaughlin have made the centre a business success story by bringing in a raft of new clients and increasing the expenditure of their top 20 clients by over 15 per cent.
Gymboree has teamed up with Pampers, one of the world's leading providers of children's nappies, to create the 'Pampers Activity Wheel' as part of a marketing campaign for Active Fit nappies.
Explorer Travel, a travel agency brand with a 10-year pedigree, is expanding nationwide via franchising to accommodate the growing numbers of holidaymakers who book online and exploit the subsequent decline of high street travel agencies.
Vehicle Wrapping is one of the most exciting and fastest growing areas of the sign and graphics industry. It is rapidly becoming the preferred way for businesses to promote their goods and services on anything from company cars to trucks and buses.
Already recognised as a leading manufacturer and retailer of performance and fashion clothing in the UK, Trespass is granting Regional Master Licences to carefully selected individuals and companies.
A fast-growing lawn care company is signing up new customers at the rate of one every minute.
Monday mornings are not usually the best time to make sales calls, or so Jaguar Couriers Commercial Director Andy Davies thought. With just one call he secured several weeks worth of work to the Czech Republic.
Roy Seaman, director of Franchise Development Services, explains all you need to know and understand in relation to Business Format Franchising and the real value of Franchise Consultants.
Cookerburra was invited to speak at the British Franchise Association annual conference held recently. Director David Dymond took the podium first and delivered an informative presentation describing Cookerburra's marketing strategies.
Bartercard International, the business-to-business trading exchange, will be celebrating this quarter as it completes Aus$100 million worth of trading online through its dedicated members portal.
Printing.com is continuing to grow its specialist printing chain by opening an outlet every fifth working day, confirms Chairman George Hardie.
A leading Franchise consultancy group is spearheading a major US and international government supported initiative, designed to facilitate the growth of cross-border Franchising.
0800handyman - the 'odd jobs' firm to the stars - has built up nine franchises since launching its first two years ago. Now it wants to treble that within ten months. Bruce Greig, the Oxford graduate turned handyman who launched the company in 2001, is looking for more graduates and career high-flyers to buy a franchise and help build the company across the UK.
The British Franchise Association has been awarded 'Investors in People' accreditation in recognition of its achievements in improving performance through its people.
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Giving you the key to a business that works Chemex have been manufacturing and supplying their range of cleaning, hygiene and maintenance products, business to business via their franchisees' mobile showrooms for over 20 years. This established, proven concept gives them a huge advantage in the marketplace, and has set Chemex as the leading franchise in mobile distribution.
Over the last 50 years, water consumption in the United States alone increased by more than 100 percent,"reveals Tony Sharma, Director, Business Development of RainSoft. "In the same period, it rose by more than 500 per cent in Europe and 300 per cent in Africa. Many experts predict that world consumption will double by the year 2020."
Whatever your achievement goals, ChipsAway offers a serious earnings opportunity. Megan Dunmore speaks to a franchisee who has achieved his goals with a ChipsAway franchise
With continued innovation characterising UK development of Papa John's, Business Development Manager Paul Youngman reflects on this award-winning international food brand
If you're searching for a more rewarding career, a Comfort Keepers franchise could be the perfect solution. Megan Dunmore reports
Having awarded all of its 71 UK and Ireland franchises, international greeting card franchisor The Original Poster Company is offering select established businesses as re-sales.
A health and fitness franchise built on passion and compassion, Curves has cornered the US market. Rachel Spaul reports on the brand's rapid expansion across the UK
Apollo Blinds is embarking on a large-scale franchise network expansion plan that will see it double its number of franchisees over the next five years. General Manager Patrick Harrison speaks to Paul Kirby about the company's new impetus
With a system that works and a service that sells, the Stevensons felt they couldn't go wrong with their GreenThumb franchise. Rachel Spaul tells their story
The Cash Generator concept has been developed with three income streams to enable it to flourish in a variety of market conditions. With economic uncertainty widespread, Founder Brian Lewis talks to Stuart Anderson about the possibility that there is a major change taking place in the British economy
Two case studies about how Snack In The Box (SITB) helps their franchisees set up and build their snack vending businesses.
With Kall Kwik, the British Franchise Association's 2005 Franchisor of the Year, you can build a future that is out of this world.
With its branded shop concept providing franchisees with a first class advertising medium, Belvoir has helped more than 85 people nationwide get into the residential lettings market. Rachel Spaul reports
Laird MacKay, Managing Director of Prontaprint, outlines the company's heightened recruitment drive during National Franchise Week
With almost 20 per cent of the UK's estate agents on board as clients, Agency Express has enjoyed a record-breaking year. Founder and Managing Director Stephen Watson reflects on its success