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
With the need to gain financial freedom at the forefront of his mind, Andy Bedwell started to look at opportunities that would allow him to escape the corporate life.
It could be argued that long-time school friends, Torban Cane and Jeremy Rose, are experts at picking franchises.
Searching for a way to escape being chained to her corporate desk, Kay Collier-Jeremy wanted to gain the flexibility and variety she craved while using what she knew was a sound investment platform – property.
Denise Parker’s CV is certainly one to admire. An executive and personal coach, business trainer, facilitator and published author, Denise has almost 20 years’ experience leading development programmes for large corporations, small businesses and Central Government.
Charles Millar is no stranger to being his own boss. He’s worked for himself on and off since he was 20 years old in the IT sector for some of the world’s largest brands, including Hewlett Packard and UBS Bank.
Auditel are extremely proud to welcome not just one but seven new franchisees to their network this month. Mark Devenport, Liam Gahan and Brian Bastible are just three of the franchisees who are joining the network. All three are finishing their training this month and are ready and raring to go with their new business ventures.
Steve Thatcher, owner of Revive! Portsmouth since 2004 discovered that joining the leading SMART repair franchise has given him not just the opportunity to grow a business
After eight years of shift work for a large distribution company, Phil Carr made the bold decision to take control of his destiny and invest in an Ovenclean franchise.
Although ChipsAway’s most ‘famous’ franchise owners, Tony Blair and Paul Smith started their franchise operations separately from one another, on a mobile basis, they have now joined forces and run a highly successful CarCare Centre business in partnership with each other.
Many people who take on a Mac Tools franchise go into the business with no previous experience of the tool industry, but the support and training they receive before going on the road ensures their success. One such story is Gus Maclean who, prior to joining Mac Tools, worked in a very different role.
As an experienced franchise owner in the technology market, James Tucker saw investing in CeX as a natural progression and hasn’t looked back since he did.
The Franchise Magazine first spoke with Michael Dunk when he opened his first store back in 2009. Now, six years, later we find out just how successful this partnership has been.
In 2011, Gabriel Moreno made the decision to start looking at the possibility of owning a franchise and began his research. One name kept cropping up time after time; CeX.
Karen was already running a profitable business, so wasn’t actively looking for a new opportunity.
People choose to franchise for a variety of reasons. From being unable to reach your full potential in your current career, lack of flexibility in the workplace, or simply wanting to be your own boss using a tried and tested business model.
When Fahad Yusaf invested in a CeX franchise as his first business venture, he anticipated a steep learning curve, but with the robust support of both the franchisor and his friend: a fellow CeX owner, the success he has seen in the last few months has been no surprise.
Armum Jahromi told The Franchise Magazine how the dedication of the company’s franchise team alleviated the stresses of becoming your own boss and owning your own business for the first time.
Former Engineer and Draftsman, Richard Joy, couldn’t be happier with his life now as an Ovenclean franchise owner and is looking forward to the future, having just completed his second expansion, after being made redundant four years ago.
Oven Wizards’ Paul Gilbert is one of many business people who have secured a better financial future by investing in a franchise business. Here, he tells The Franchise Magazine how.
Christopher Tansley, owner of Right at Home Nottingham, talks about starting his business and what it’s like to be a franchise owner in a very special sector.
Safwan Adam gives the low-down on a first highly successful year running his Lewisham CeX franchise and subsequent rapid expansion of his portfolio.
“I looked at various franchise opportunities, from coffee to business analysts, but I could clearly see that there was huge demand and market potential for the ChipsAway service"
Nottinghamshire-based Jeff Lee joined the Auditel Cost Management Franchise this February.
Sunbury-on-Thames-based Mark Perry joined the Auditel Cost Management franchise in November.
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 two successful stores already in operation, it was a no-brainer for technology enthusiast Gabriel Moreno to take his CeX ambitions to the next level.
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.
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.
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.
Finding the perfect business to fit your needs is no easy matter, particularly given the bewildering array of opportunities on offer.
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.