Franchise owners reveal what it is like to really own a franchise business
Franchise owners reveal what it is like to really own a franchise business
Unemployment, through redundancy or otherwise, is a daunting prospect – especially if you have a mortgage to pay and a family to feed. Louise Bruce talks to three entrepreneurs who took the initiative and invested in a franchise to successfully buy their way out of unemployment
Less than 18 months ago, Karen Burdett was working in a commercial environment. Today, she is a proud TruGreen franchise owner. Not only has Karen made an excellent start to her business, she has also won the ‘New Women Franchisee of the Year’ title at the EWIF Awards
Nick Dawes was the first franchise owner in the Signs Express network, which now has over 70 centres throughout the UK and Ireland. Now, more than 20 years on, Nick speaks to The Franchise Magazine about his future career in franchising and what owning a Signs Express business has meant to him.
Changes in home ownership have created a booming lettings market. With two thirds of tenancies now involving a letting agent, Nick Cooper, Managing Director of Northwood, takes a look at the current growth within the industry and explains why there is significant new business still be gained.
The franchise market in the UK is maturing and growing every year and we are increasingly seeing the resale of franchise businesses become more and more common.
At Foot Solutions continues to make great strides in the comfort footwear industry, Co-Franchise owner Blanaid Farrell talks to Gareth Samuel about their expanding business, marketing methods and why she and her husband are glad they picked the Foot Solutions franchise.
When Peter Davies sold his business as a greengrocer 18 years ago, he had no idea how he would spend the next part of his life. But after visiting a franchise exhibition, he invested in cleaning company Dublcheck and has never looked back.
Richard Hodson has been the owner and operator of TruGreen professional lawn care franchise in Arden since July 2007. Here he describes a typical working day.
When Jamie Williamson took over the Driver Hire Portsmouth office in early 2012, he knew he’d bought a franchise re-sale with huge potential.
After watching his brother build a successful business with Ovenclean, John Saunders followed suit.
Having already successfully set up one theatre academy under the LIPA 4:19 banner, Alison Gorton and Becci Francis plan to open another soon.
Just months into his franchise opportunity in the London Borough of Lewisham, Safwan Adam is already considering multiple franchise ownership.
Promising that every 30 minutes of exercise within a sásta pod achieves results equivalent to two hours of regular exercise, this unique exercise machine looks set to revolutionise crash weight loss methodology.
Buying an existing Chemex resale franchise has given husband and wife team Mike and Karen Bird the confidence to start planning a mulit-van concern.
For some, the security of a salary can prevent them taking the leap of faith needed to becoming your own boss. This was not the case for active mums Ann Brebner and Claire Elliott from Northampton.
For McDonald’s franchisee Robert Holdcroft, Corporate Social Responsibility is not just a business buzzword but an approach central to his company’s ethos
Starting your own business can be a daunting prospect. There are premises, staff, admin, marketing, delivery and a whole host of other operational matters to think about, not to mention the financial side of things. Luckily for TruGreen professional lawn care franchise owners there is the...
When mother and daughter team, Ann and Joanna-Marie began looking for a franchise to realise their dream of owning a business together they found their perfect opportunity with Kids Bee Happy. The pair first came across the company at a franchise exhibition and a few weeks later they signed...
World Options franchise owner Mike Lowe, who joined the franchise in August 2012, talks to The Franchise Magazine.
Whether top athletes competing in the Paralympics or a franchise owner running a successful franchised business, those with disabilities are achieving their ambitions
New mum, Helen, explains how she became a Photography For Little People franchise owner and what it is like operating the photography franchise. “So here I am, running my own business and wondering when did my life get so hectic? I realise that I have always had a busy working life, but in...
With over 20 years of sales experience and the desire to provide excellent service levels, Mark Sanchez-Garcia found his perfect opportunity with Dublcheck
Andy Easter has made sure nothing holds him back from pursuing success and with Autosheen he has achieved his goal of running his own business
With a love of Christmas and the desire to start her own business, Sandra Byrne found her perfect opportunity with specialist festive design and installation franchise, The Christmas Decorators
For gadget lover Sagar Patel, second-hand entertainment franchise CeX was the fast-paced career change he had been looking for
After seeing the success his brother-in-law achieved with CeX, experienced businessman Harkirat Singh Sagoo was eager to join the entertainment franchise
Major Jon Arundel and RAF Officer Kiri Chiakli are two Service leavers who have recently taken on a franchise in different parts of the country
After nearly three decades in the McDonald’s system, franchise owner David Wynne is confident in his success with the restaurant giant
Since launching his ChipsAway franchise, former soldier Andy Darby has become one of the company’s most successful franchise owners
One way of easily establishing your own business is to enlist your family. That is what Dave and Kim Nurse did when they launched their Signs Express franchise in Leeds nine years ago
Andy Bloore and Jeff Deeming found Ovenclean provided all the right ingredients for them to start a business together
Since launching his first CeX store in 2008, Zuber Patel has gone on to become one of the networks most successful multi-unit franchise owners
“I first spotted the Kids Bee Happy franchise on the internet; I thought it looked like a really interesting idea, at a fantastic price! I sent an email enquiry to Kids Bee Happy enquiring about starting as a franchise owner for Cumbria, Within 24 hours Alistair Patterson had contacted me with...
Dublcheck franchise owner Ian Basford was so impressed with the performance of his commercial cleaning franchise that he secured a second territory to further his business expansion
A number of London House’s most recent franchise owners have been adding new skills and services that will benefit the entire franchise network
Nick Barber found the consistent, profitable and rewarding business he had been searching for with commercial cleaning franchise, Minster Cleaning Services
Bluebird Care franchise owners including John and Jane Perry, in Edinburgh, and Craig Adamson, in Sefton, have been soaring to success by following the brand’s long established business model
Father and son team Graham Parks and Rhys Hillman decided to combine their industry knowledge and lay the foundation for their futures with property maintenance franchise, All Trades Network
Matthew Burns became a Sports Xtra franchise owner in 2010, which enabled him to get out from behind the desk and make money while enjoying a more active lifestyle
Mark Kendall took over Signs Express Southampton as a franchise resale, and within two years he has almost doubled the turnover
With 12 successful years in business under his belt, Michael Bale is one of the longest established franchise owners in the Autosheen network
Ten years ago, Clive and Clare Pearson decided the best way to combine their family and working lives was to invest in an Ovenclean franchise
With a passion for the outdoors and the desire to be his own boss, Patrick Daniel secured his future with lawn care franchise Lawnscience
After the birth of their daughter, Stephen and Margaret Crinks found the flexible business opportunity they had been looking for with hygiene product distributor, Chemex
The Filta Group continue to extend an extra helping hand towards prospective franchise owners wishing to invest in one of its business opportunities
Having previously worked within a franchised business, Gabriel Moreno quickly recognised the huge potential that second-hand entertainment franchise, CeX, had to offer.
Since launching their Southport-based CeX store a year ago, husband and wife Robert and Betty Finlay, along with their three children have found family and franchising to be the key to their success.