Irish franchise-based operation, Sliderobes, is celebrating the opening of its 10th British franchise, following the opening of a string of showrooms over the past year.
Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection, today revealed it has already recruited ten new franchisees for territories across the UK since January - more than in any other previous year. This announcement follows news that the Company recently recorded its highest ever number of sales with Card Connection's network turnover now topping more than £12 million.
Harvey World Travel (HWT), the West Midlands based franchise travel agency, is gearing up for future expansion with the appointment of two new managers.
There is a real opportunity to clean up with Safeclean, a franchise that offers excellent opportunites for both single operator and management franchisees
The Babyprints business model has been built in response to the tremendous demand forits product, developed five years ago. With the launch of its national franchise expansion programme, Paul Cullen explores the historyof Babyprints'development
Print, design and copy specialist Prontaprint reveals how it has a wealth of recruitment opportunities available to aspiring franchisees as it rolls out a new generation of digital business print centres across the country
Take a walk along any residential street today and there is a very good chance that you will see the work of an Agency Express franchisee. The UK's largest specialist estate agents board contractor is responsible for the erection, servicing, and maintenance of ubiquitous 'For Sale', 'Sold', and 'To Let' signs across the country. The company's enviable reputation and proven business concept...
The watchful eyes of the radar-based Subsurface Utilities Mark Out (SUMO) have built a cost-saving reputation in the construction industry. The company is now on a major expansion programme through franchising to consolidate its position in the market. Adam Browning reports.
If you dread returning from your summer holiday to the drudgery of employment, a franchise may provide the answer to a brighter future. ChipsAway's Megan Dunmore reflects on how more and more individuals are seeking to shape their futures with ChipsAway franchises
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
Ongoing research and development to aid franchise network growth is a top priority for Cookerburra. Recent advancements unveiled at this year's conference will help franchisees market their services more effectively, speed up data entry, aid customer invoicing and bring greater credibility to each franchisee's business.
Making the big career decisions takes careful consideration and planning. Without the right knowledge and guidance you could find yourself in a stalemate situation. Enter Rainbow international...
Does a business-to-business opportunity that allows you to target every other business in your territory as a potential customer sound like a good investment? It did for Norwich franchisee Colin Barnes, who spoke to Adam Browning
Finding a business that neatly fits both your lifestyle and your customer's requirements can be a challenge. That's why the Global Travel Group has developed flexible operating systems that allow members to run their travel agencies how they want to, either as retail, telesales or internet operations. Charlotte Urwin reports
JACKS OF LONDON is taking men's grooming to new levels as Britain's first men-only barbershop franchise.
The Original Poster Company is offering a number of established franchises for re-sale around the country. Adam Browning reports on an opportunity to secure a business with proven profitability
PAPA JOHN'S has continued its push for increased brand awareness and market share by launching a new initiative.
With over three million customers in the USA alone, TruGreen positions itself as by far the largest lawn care company worldwide. Adam Browning interviews UK Managing Director Ken Dennis who asks: 'Do you want access to a huge potential market with regular repeat business, much of which is on an all-year-round basis?'
SNACK delivery and vending machine franchise Snack-in-the-Box Ltd (SITB) has successfully completed a management buyout with ownership moving from Joe & Leigh Lynam, who have retired, to Matthew O'Neil, Bill Owen and Mike Funston.
AFTER four months Chris Linton, one of the first PAPERfix franchisees, has almost 50 customers with around 150 prospects in the pipeline and reports better than projected finances.
The UK express delivery market exceeds £3.5 billion and is expected to continue growing strongly. The courier, or 'sameday' sector, serves the most lucrative end of this market - offering bespoke delivery solutions to companies whose products need extra special treatment in terms of speed or handling. Ken Young reports on a brand offering a start in this customer service-orientated sector
People with an interest in fitness and the ability to facilitate success in other people are being sought nationwide by Ladies Workout Express, the women-only 30-minute workout franchise from US health and fitness giant Lady of America.
Gymboree, the world's leading children's development programme, is looking for franchisees to help meet the incredible demand for this unique and high quality programme.
Use your sales and marketing expertise to build a home-based business with translation franchise Tongue Tied and become part of the team that helped bring the Olympics and Paralympics back to Britain. Adam Browning reports
Beauticians nationwide are expanding their businesses as Cuticles franchisees. National marketing, professional credibility, on tap business advice and training in beauty techniques are just some of the benefits they enjoy
PROPERTY lettings agent Belvoir is marking its 10th birthday with the launch of a major drive north of the border. Belvoir is to open 14 new offices in Scotland, taking the company's UK franchise network to more than 100.
THE Global Travel Group is number 29 in the recently published 2005 Sunday Times PricewaterhouseCoopers Profit Track 100 league table.
EDINBURGH franchisees Ian and Sue Watt were awarded the Cookerburra 'Franchisee of the Year' award for the third consecutive year at the annual franchisee conference held recently at the Renaissance Hotel in Reading.
The most annoying vehicle paintwork repairs are those that don't really warrant the time and expense of using traditional bodyshops to fix them. Chips caused by stones, minor damage from careless reversing, scratches inflicted by vandals...or maybe just the result of a carelessly opened door in the carpark. Geoff Dobson examines a franchise offering a service that solves all this
Having developed a high growth business with music, dance and drama schools in Essex, StageAbility founders Gary and Ann Sullivan speak to Stuart Anderson about their exciting plans to expand across the UK via franchising
Detail Clean is offering well-organised, honest, and self-motivated people the opportunity to build a business under its professional umbrella providing high levels of customer service to commercial and domestic clients. Rachel Spaul reports
THE UK domestic cleaning services sector has grown by 91 per cent in the last three years, with the UK market currently worth around £2.86 billion employing nearly 200,000 people.
APOLLO BLINDS has unveiled plans to double the number of franchisees it has over the next five years.
Most residential lettings businesses have a serious downside: as the number of managed properties increases, so does the tedious burden of administration. A Surelet franchise offers a unique answer to this dilemma. Ken Young reports
With four years of experience running his own Eurodebt franchise Vance Parsons is ideally placed to support new and existing franchisees. Here he tells Rachel Spaul how he draws on his experience to help other franchisees develop their businesses
Richard Holden, Head of Franchising at Lloyds TSB, explains how to prepare to meet your bank manager
Franchising as a model for business expansion and development offers a number of distinct advantages but also carries with it a reasonably high level of risk. Mike Barlow of Leathes Prior explains why franchisors should appoint a BFA Affilliated firm of lawyers
With the approach of a host of seminars, conferences and exhibitions focused on UK franchising, including UK Franchise Week and the National Franchise Exhibition, Stuart Anderson advises how to make the most of these events
Do you have a business ready to franchise, but are seeking investment capital to enable you to do it?
Having passed the 50 store mark landmark and with its first outlet established in Ireland, National Schoolwear Centres is developing new product lines to add extra income streams to an already popular business. Gordon Patterson talks to Director of Retail Operations Ian Masson
A hot topic at this year's BFA Annual Conference was how franchisors can most successfully pass on the reins of their businesses and realise a lifelong dream of financial security and a place in the sun. Tony Urwin of FDS Northern offers his advice on preparing for a fabulous departure
Specialist magazines, websites, newspapers, exhibitions and word of mouth are all identified by franchisors as the most useful methods of recruiting franchisees. Stuart Anderson compares the alternatives