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
Jane Gaynor has joined the Auditel Cost Management franchise this February. Previously, she had worked with Nielsen, the leading international global information and measurement company for over 10 years.
Brothers Gary and Dean Watson were quick to recognise the enormous potential offered by ChipsAway and have rapidly reaped the rewards of their foresighted decision to invest in this respected and thriving vehicle repair company as franchise owners.
With training and support developed over the last 35 years, Merry Maids franchise owners are given everything they need to succeed in the growing domestic cleaning industry. Jamie Brown interviews franchise owner Kevin Shutler.
With the aid of a tried-and-tested franchise model, Vance and Sue Parsons have grown and developed their Driver Hire business considerably, and they have the awards and returns to prove it.
Finding the perfect business to fit your needs is no easy matter, particularly given the bewildering array of opportunities on offer.
Before launching their own CeX location, Fasih, Sabhi and Wajeeh Hassan helped to run the family businesses. Jamie Brown reports how thier Farnborough location is thriving.
Award-winning Revive! has the largest network of accredited mobile paint repairers in the UK its own Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) approved training academy. Charlie Walker is one of two new owners that have recently joined the franchise, taking up the Burton-upon-Trent territory.
CeX has revealed its franchise mission, beginning in 2015, as it bids to bring its leading technology and entertainment brand to every one of the UK’s top 500 towns.
Aged just 23, car fanatic Ross McKenzie became the youngest member of a leading UK minor automotive paintwork repair network
James joined Oven Wizards in September 2006 and renewed his Franchise Agreement for a further five years in 2011.
Terry Taggart, franchise owner for Oven Wizards North Yorkshire, explains why the brand was the perfect fit for his goals, and a satisfying career.
Ken Deary, Managing Director of Right at Home UK, has years of experience in the franchise industry, which have taught him the value of a strong franchisor/franchise owner relationship
John Hollins’ varied career had seen him exceed in a range of different sectors but it was with CeX that he found an enjoyable career with a bright future. Jamie Brown explores how a CeX opportunity proved the perfect business.
Fahad Yusaf discusses his successful first year as a CeX franchise owner, and his satisfaction at how a large, successful business manages to maintain a close family feel.
With a background in technology, a move to CeX franchise ownership was a logical step for Huseyin Nurhakli, who now has big plans for the future.
Jodie worked at Hampshire Constabulary for 10 years before taking voluntary redundancy and moving to Dorset to live with her partner
Business partners and brothers-in-law, Murli Mulchandani and Rikesh Nichani, first met Mail Boxes Etc. (MBE), the specialist business services franchise, at The National Franchise Exhibition after spending a year seeking the right franchise.
At the onset of the recession, Northwood’s franchise opportunity gave Roger Eaves the perfect platform in which to use his skills with the added security of an established and respected brand.
New Esquires Coffee franchise owners Dale Smith and Clare Footes discuss their journey from loyal customers to franchise owners with one of the world’s fastest-growing coffee brands.
For Karmjit Kaur, after deciding to take advantage of her beauty background to become a franchisee, CoLaz was the obvious choice. The advanced beauty specialist was the only franchise which met her requirements.
Safwan Adam gives the low-down on a first highly successful year running his Lewisham CeX franchise and subsequent rapid expansion of his portfolio.
When Martin Hawthorne’s first CeX store in Birkenhead struggled, it was the guidance and support that the CeX franchise team gave him that propelled his business back to glory
With the help of the company’s rock-solid franchise model, Dr Louise May has grown her Kare Plus business in a single year to one that achieves 800 shift hours a week and employs more than 60 healthcare professionals.
When Colin Bell moved back to the UK after many years living abroad, he was immediately taken by the Ovenclean franchise opportunity having previously worked in the catering and cleaning industry, and couldn’t be happier with the support he’s had from Head Office since his launch earlier this year.
The first BoConcept brand store was opened in Paris, France in 1993. Twenty years on, there are more than 250 units around the world delivering a shopping experience that prides itself on a unique, exceptional and friendly customer service. Jamie Brown reports
Only three months into his new ChipsAway venture, Sean Wiltshire is busier than he ever imagined possible and loving being his own boss with the help and support of the UK’s leading minor car paintwork repair franchise.
The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts continues to build on its long and successful tradition of developing young people’s talents with its LIPA 4:19 franchise opportunity.
In little under four years, CeX franchise owner Ismail Ladha has gone on to open three successful stores. He talks to The Franchise Magazine about his journey and why he would recommend franchising to others.
When Kevin O’Reilly found out he could own a CeX franchise, it wasn’t long before he made his move. Jamie Brown finds out why CeX was the right investment for Kevin to make.
For one young franchise owner, who went straight from graduating university into the world of franchising, CeX has surpassed all of the expectations he had about being his own boss. Will Daynes investigates
LIPA 4:19 Bulgaria was the brands’ first European academy. Franchise owner Martina Nenova talks to The Franchise Magazine about the support she received in setting up her business and why the LIPA 4:19 model is such an important one.
Like many others before him, Tim Leighton, franchise owner of Northwood’s St Albans Office, has reaped the rewards of not only his own hard work and determination, but also the benefits that are only available through franchising.
Darren Turner, franchise owner of Cartridge World in East Lancashire, was one of Cartridge World’s first ever franchisees. Eleven years on, Darren is still providing his customers with innovative new services that support their printing needs. With three stores in Rawtenstall, Accrington and Blackburn, it is this dedication that has successfully underpinned his business for over a decade.
John and Clare Woods both had long-held ambitions to run their own business. With the pair having enjoyed successful careers in the health sector, Kare Plus was the obvious answer to their needs.
Sometimes the answer to the question, ‘where do I take my career next?’ can be found staring right back at you. Bluebird Care Fareham and Gosport franchise owners, Gabi Spretchert and Kat Thomas explain to The Franchise Magazine how this was very much the case for them.
Jamie Brown discovers how franchise owners Richard Wingfield and Calum McLennan made all the right choices when they opened their first BoConcept store in April 2009.
Talented film and TV animator Richard Dexter decided to make a radical life change three years ago, leaving his successful career to invest in a ChipsAway franchise.
Eight and a half years after taking on his Dublcheck franchise, Len Donnelly is reporting an increasing annual turnover.
Simona Boycheva, Photography for Little People’s Essex and London East franchise owner, explains to The Franchise Magazine why pursuing her career goals straight from university was the best decision she ever made.
ormer management consultant Ian Fidge describes his Ovenclean franchise as ‘fantastic’ and says he’s been amazed by the demand for his services. So much so, his wife joined him in the business to help with his rocketing workload.
Mark Rowland is the Sports Xtra franchise owner based in the Basingstoke and North Hampshire area. Mark has been running his business around his family life for three and a half years now, providing sports and activity provision to children of primary school age. Here’s an insight into his typical working day.
The hard work of Driver Hire Belfast’s Diane Maxwell has seen her become the recipient of numerous awards and nominations in recent times. Here, The Franchise Magazine charts her six-year journey through the business