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
CeX franchise owner Matt Kozuch has not looked back since launching his second-hand entertainment store a year ago and already has big plans to expand his retail portfolio.
Chorley, Lancashire Joined the OSCAR Network in May 2010 “My career has been office work since leaving school with redundancy bringing a closure to my enthusiasm to carry on. Steven, my husband, is a car mechanic and while looking into running a franchise within the motor trade we found...
For many, redundancy can be a nightmare, but for Larry Bainbridge it was the perfect opportunity to make his dream of being self-employed come true
Revive! franchise owner Russell Hudson talks about his enduring success with the SMART repair franchise
When Woolworths closed in 2009 with the loss of some 27,000 jobs, Steve Gladwin was one of the casualties, but found his career salvation in Autosheen
Simon and Rebecca Waterfield discovered that every cloud really does have a silver lining when an accident led to their discovery of the Platinum Property Partners franchise opportunity
A keen gardener with the dream of becoming his own boss, Bob Pullin found his perfect business opportunity with lawn care franchise, Lawnscience
After eight years with a leading pizza delivery franchise, Simon Pickles decided on a radical change of direction by investing in a ChipsAway franchise
Due to the success of her first CeX store, franchise owner Zahida Patel has already secured her second location and is eager to continue further network expansion
Since launching their CeX franchise almost a year ago, Stephen Hall and Richard Whitley have been amazed by the success of their store and are already on track to becoming multiunit franchise owners
When a family friend decided that he wanted to sell his London House International franchise, Liz Collins knew it was the opportunity she had been waiting for
After many years enjoying a career that took him around the world, Bruce Burrowes decided the time had come for him to finally put down his roots – as a TaxAssist franchise owner in Surbiton
After a career that has spanned everything from a personal banker to a nanny in New Jersey, Claire Cooper finally realised a lifelong ambition to run her own business with TaxAssist Accountants
FiltaFry Plus has been so successful for Dean Martin, he renewed his Franchise Agreement for a further five years
Having worked in office environments for over 30 years, John Galvin found the change of scenery he had been searching for with lawn care franchise, Lawnscience.
For Grant, joining commercial cleaning franchise Dublcheck was the perfect opportunity for him to become his own boss.
Becoming an Autosheen franchise owner has allowed Andy Spellar to declare his independence after 25 years as a salaried employee.
It was a review of his pension plans and a request from his son that inspired Mike Anderson to become a Platinum Property Partners franchise owner.
As a result of the success of his first Well Polished franchise, Cliff Barlow has gone on to invest in a second territory – less than a year since joining the domestic and commercial cleaning franchise.
After being made redundant from her role as a GCSE Dance teacher, Laura Walkom was able to fulfil her dream of opening her own dance academy with performing arts franchise, LIPA 4:19.
Wishing to embark on a new challenge to prepare for his retirement, Paul Foord has enjoyed growing his Ovenclean franchise since its launch two years ago.
TaxAssist Accountants has expanded their presence on the high street following the opening of its latest shop in the heart of London
Having been made redundant twice in three years, Andy Cornell decided to make his dream of running his own business come true with ChipsAway.
Within two years of opening his Partick store, Allan Whittaker was crowned Cash Generator’s ‘Store of the Year’ and opened his second store in Clydebank.
Managing Director, Mark Llewellyn, explains why Revive! lead the way with national standard for SMART repairs.
After being made redundant from his role as Project Manager at a telecommunications company, Jeff Carter embraced the opportunity for a new start and decided to pursue a career in retail
Former IT analyst, Batch Kang, may have only opened his Loughborough store a few months ago, but he already has big plans to expand his retail empire and become a multi-unit franchise owner
To build a successful business you need to lay solid foundations, which is why All Trades Network gives its franchise owners the best start possible, with its comprehensive training course and dedicated ongoing support
Although the period leading up to Christmas is their busiest, The Christmas Decorators’ franchise owners plan their festive strategy all year round
Having worked in the television industry, Matthew Allcott decided to find out more about franchising as a way to become his own boss and discovered that with Lawnscience he would be able to sow the seeds of his success
Husband and wife team Jeremy and Victoria Valentine believed that enthusiasm and commitment would outweigh a lack of experience in the motoring industry when they joined etyres
LIPA 4:19 has made friends Alison Gorton and Becci Francis’ dream of opening their own theatre school come true
Husband and wife team John and Victoria Atkinson found the lifestyle, flexibility and financial security they had been searching for with Well Polished
When Ed Terry and Rosie Groves decided to diversify their business interests, they knew they wanted one that would weather the tough economic conditions, one name stood out – Cash Generator
Independent estate agent, Hunters, welcomes new franchise owner, Lester Hurst, to its expanding network of offices and personal agents
As the public sector cuts start getting deeper, more and more Government and local government employees have been transferring their skills to a new profession. One such person is Julia Bradbury, London House franchise owner for Leeds
Belvoir franchise owners, Luke and Jonathan Mason, received two top Belvoir accolades two years after launching their Hitchin-based franchise
ChipsAway franchise owner Mike Bruns is keeping it in the family, taking on his father Danny to help him as his successful business expands
Robin Latchham is one of the increasing numbers of young people determined not to fall victim to the challenging employment market, turning instead to self-employment and in particular, franchising
Helping customers save thousands of pounds on the cost of a new kitchen – and keeping stress and mess to a minimum while the work is undertaken – is what make Dream Doors one of the UK’s largest and most successful kitchen facelift retailers. As a franchised business with more than 30...
"Running my own business has given me the freedom I’ve been looking for. I’m earning so much more than I did in my previous full time job and I have a lot more freedom too. Also at our recent franchise conference I was delighted to be awarded with the Well Polished Franchise owner of the...
"Before I joined Well Polished, I was a fundraiser for a charity. Fed up with the internal politics I began to reconsider my future career and decided becoming self-employed might hold the answer. I did not have the confidence to start up a business from scratch, so I decided to talk to my...
When The Franchise Magazine first spoke to Neill Summerfield (pictured) in 2008 he had only been operating his Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) franchise for 12 months, but had already exceeded his target year one turnover of £100,000 and had plans to grow his business. Three years on and...
Compact Vending : Cliff Mulholland Area : Greater Manchester I had previously owned a sandwich shop franchise so when I began looking for a new business opportunity, I was already aware of the benefits of owning a franchise. I like the fact that with a franchise you have a recognised brand and...
Self Service Box : Vitor & Carla Reis Area : Northampton For me the Snack-in-the-Box concept of delivering snacks to work places was really interesting and what appealed to me. I had been working as an assistant bank manager, however, I knew that I wanted to work for myself and I felt...
Compact Vending: Bill Carrie Area: Dundee, Perth & Aberdeen “Before joining Snack-in-the Box in 2003, I had spent most of my career as a lorry driver. I had always wanted to work for myself but as I had very little business experience, I didn’t feel confident about starting a business...
Self Service Box: Ian Gale Area: Teesside “I only started trading in August 2010 but my Snack-in-the-Box (SITB) business has already exceeded my expectations - last week I achieved an impressive £2,700 weekly turnover! Before buying my SITB franchise, I worked as a technical IT analyst for...