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In memoriam: Robert Riding.
thebfa.org - Robert Riding, founder and publisher of Franchise World magazine, has died following a short illness, aged 83. ... [more] 27 Mar, 2015
Papa John’s sees franchise take-up in Scotland.
startups.co.uk - Papa John’s has announced expansion in Scotland with the addition of new franchisee Waleed Saleem who has taken over its Ayr outlet. ... [more] 25 Mar, 2015
"What's the most important advice you'd give to a prospective franchisee"
thebfa.org - Six hugely successful and influential franchisees, who sit on the bfa's governance committees and board of directors, offer some of the best guidance anyone looking at franchising could wish for. ... [more] 17 Mar, 2015
A-Star Sports and Sports Xtra merge franchises to “take both brands forward”.
startups.co.uk - A-Star Sports has announced that it is to merge with competitor children’s sports franchise Sports Xtra in a deal which will enable both chains to enhance their franchise offering... [more] 16 Mar, 2015
Auditel named finalist for ‘Best Franchisee Marketing Support’.
startups.co.uk - Cost management consultancy chain Auditel has been selected as a finalist for ‘Best Franchisee Marketing Support’ and ‘Best Website’ for the Franchise Marketing Awards 2015. ... [more] 13 Mar, 2015
learndirect give their apprenticeship and funding advice for businesses.
thebfa.org - Training provider says the power of apprenticeships to businesses can be substantial, with funding options available. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2015
British & International Franchise Exhibition to return this Friday.
startups.co.uk - The UK’s largest international franchise event, the British & International Franchise Exhibition, will be taking place this Friday 13 March at London Olympia with over 100 leading franchises exhibiting. ... [more] 10 Mar, 2015
Papa John’s signs former Shell franchisee to open up five UK outlets.
startups.co.uk - Pizza chain Papa John’s has successfully recruited husband-and-wife duo Abhishek and Kaniva Sachdeva as its newest franchisees with a new store St Helens. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2015
Franchise directory site raises stakes on information and advice.
pressdispensary.co.uk - One of the UK's most popular business franchise services has launched a major upgrade to the facilities it provides for entrepreneurs who are considering buying a franchise. ... [more] 9 Mar, 2015
International franchise brand Sherpa Kids opens up opportunities in UK.
startups.co.uk - Sherpa Kids, an international franchise which specialises in kids clubs, is looking for budding entrepreneurs to help expand its “fresh and vibrant childcare services” across the UK. ... [more] 5 Mar, 2015
Six reasons to enter the bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards.
thebfa.org - The bfa's Cathryn Hayes looks at why ethical franchisors should make sure they enter the most presitigious awards in UK franchising. ... [more] 4 Mar, 2015
Business Doctors announces new franchise package for 2015.
startups.co.uk - Small and medium enterprise coaching franchise Business Doctors has launched a new incentive package for 2015 with the goal to “further maximise the earning potential” of prospective franchisees. ... [more] 3 Mar, 2015
Driver Hire welcomes experienced franchisee.
startups.co.uk - Specialist recruitment franchise Driver Hire has announced the addition of a new franchisee in Sussex, adding to their 100-strong network presence throughout the UK. ... [more] 2 Mar, 2015
Red Flag Alert welcomes first three franchisees.
startups.co.uk - Red Flag Alert has announced its first three franchisees, expanding its reach to Cheltenham, Basingstoke and Manchester. ... [more] 25 Feb, 2015
Franchise Advisory Councils: a valuable tool or necessary evil?
thebfa.org - Damian Humphrey offers his thoughts on the role of franchisee organisations and the benefits they can confer on a network. ... [more] 23 Feb, 2015
Oven Wizards bolsters franchise team with first female franchisee.
startups.co.uk - Domestic cleaning brand Oven Wizards has strengthened its franchise team with the addition of its first female franchisee, Melissa Whiting, who will operate in the Derby and Belper area. ... [more] 20 Feb, 2015
Former Papa John’s student employee turns franchisee with Redditch venture.
startups.co.uk - Bilal Arshad worked for chain while in college and has now returned to run his own franchise store with 26 staff and growing. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2015
Ladies-only fitness franchise secures funding.
bqlive.co.uk - A Cannock based business has secured grant funding for a franchise (Gymophobics) that provides ladies only fitness and dietary support. ... [more] 19 Feb, 2015
House of Fraser boss steps down as retailer prepares for China expansion.
telegraph.co.uk - The chief executive of House of Fraser is stepping down after the department store chain was bought by a Chinese conglomerate. ... [more] 18 Feb, 2015
#FranchiseHour takes off on Twitter, confirms busy 2015 so far.
thebfa.org - Last week saw the first #FranchiseHour on Twitter, an hour dedicated to the sector which encourages the community to share their expertise with anyone interested in franchising, and keep in touch with latest... [more] 17 Feb, 2015
Apollo Care to expand franchise network to Liverpool.
startups.co.uk - Home care franchise Apollo Care has announced the signing of a new franchisee in Liverpool after successfully launching throughout Wirral. ... [more] 17 Feb, 2015
Show business: getting the most from a franchise exhibition.
thebfa.org - The bfa's Pip Wilkins shares her tips on making sure your visit to a franchise exhibition is a fruitful one. ... [more] 17 Feb, 2015
Opportunity to learn more about franchising at The Franchise Show 2015.
startups.co.uk - Individuals looking for a career change or those looking to run their own venture are being encouraged to attend The Franchise Show 2015; which is running at the ExCeL London on February 20-21. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2015

The impact of auto-enrolment on the franchise sector.
thebfa.org - The unique nature of the franchisor-franchisee relationship means auto-enrolment is both a threat and a significant opportunity for the sector. Here's ADP with an explanation and tips for making AE run smoothly. ... [more] 11 Feb, 2015
Chinese New Year and Year of the Sheep signals good things for EweMove in 2015.
thefranchisemagazine.net - EweMove, the growing sales and letting agent, is celebrating the Chinese New Year by officially opening their new head office near Leeds West Yorkshire. ... [more] 11 Feb, 2015
Fourth National Franchise exhibition to be held at Birmingham NEC.
startups.co.uk - On 20 and 21 February the National Franchise Exhibition will return to the Birmingham NEC, giving prospective franchisees the opportunity to learn more about franchising. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2015
Legal Ease seminar returns with expert advice for franchisors.
thebfa.org - Offering unparalleled access to prominent franchise solicitors, including presentations on a range of legal topics and a panel Q&A, the popular Legal Ease seminar returns later this month. ... [more] 10 Feb, 2015
SureCare adds two Chester branches to its franchise portfolio.
startups.co.uk - Domestic care franchise SureCare has extended its territories in the Chester area with both a new franchise and local micro franchise in the city. ... [more] 5 Feb, 2015
Franchising your business: how to find the right consultant.
thebfa.org - Two experienced professionals discuss what business owners should look for in a franchise consultant, why they should be looking for it - and how to tell the difference between the good and the not so good. ... [more] 4 Feb, 2015
Subway creating 120 jobs in Wales with plans for 12 more outlets this year.
walesonline.co.uk - Subway, which opened its 2,000th store in the UK and Ireland last week, said it was looking to significantly increase its number of franchise operations with plans for a further 12 outlets in Wales... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
Dream Doors franchise announces “record-breaking” £20m turnover.
startups.co.uk - Dream Doors, a franchise which specialises in kitchen re-fits, has announced that it hit a new milestone of £20m turnover for 2014 with average revenues for its franchisees growing by an average of 20%... [more] 3 Feb, 2015
bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards open for entries.
thebfa.org - The British Franchise Association (bfa) is shining the spotlight on the finest franchisors in the country as the oldest and most prestigious awards in franchising are now open for entries. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2015
New drama training chain Youngstar announces nationwide franchise opportunities.
startups.co.uk - Youngstar, a new drama training franchise, is on a nationwide hunt for new franchisees having recently sold territories in Oxford and Bournemouth. ... [more] 2 Feb, 2015
Expense Reduction Analysts showcases franchise prospects.
startups.co.uk - Procurement consultancy franchise Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) is looking for budding entrepreneurs to “start their own ERA journey” on the back of the success of its existing franchisees... [more] 30 Jan, 2015
Starbucks opens 1,000th franchised store in two years.
foodbev.com - Starbucks has announced the opening of its 100th franchise store in the UK – a new outlet on London’s Mile End Road. ... [more] 30 Jan, 2015
Bargain Booze chain sees half-year profit hit £3.2m.
plymouthherald.co.uk - The company which franchises six Bargain Booze outlets in Plymouth has seen its six-month pre-tax profit soar to £3.2million. ... [more] 28 Jan, 2015
Morris makes its mark on franchise programme.
bdaily.co.uk - One of the UK’s leading oil blenders has appointed a new franchise dealership manager with two decades of experience in the industry. ... [more] 28 Jan, 2015
Personalised print franchise launches with “no catch no cost” opportunities.
startups.co.uk - ASK Print giving franchisees chance to operate their own online personalised print shop as it looks to become internet’s “leading” online photo book and print system. ... [more] 28 Jan, 2015
Oven Rescue Group celebrates success of franchisees new and old.
startups.co.uk - Oven Rescue Group, a domestic and commercial oven cleaning chain, has announced a discounted franchise package of £10,000 for new franchisees following the success of its existing members. ... [more] 26 Jan, 2015
Hairspray aiming for up to €6m investment to open 30 UK outlets.
independent.ie - Irish hair products chain Hairspray is hoping that success in its new Manchester outlet will help it net an investment of as much as €6m. ... [more] 25 Jan, 2015
Auditel expands reach in Surrey with new franchisee.
startups.co.uk - Management franchise Auditel has announced that it has extended its network in Surrey with the addition of new franchisee Mark Perry; who will be operating in the Sunbury-on-Thames locale. ... [more] 23 Jan, 2015
Mac Tools on track to maintain 20% year-on-year growth with new additions.
startups.co.uk - Tool distribution franchise Mac Tools is fast expanding its UK network having recently welcomed two new franchisees into the fold; Sean Sowley and Chris Allen. ... [more] 21 Jan, 2015
ADP and bfa sign partnership to simplify HR for franchise sector.
thebfa.org - Global provider of HR, payroll, pensions and employment law services becomes Brand Partner of the bfa thanks to its franchise-specific offering and in-depth expertise. ... [more] 19 Jan, 2015
TaxAssist franchise CEO makes it onto Accountancy age ‘Financial Power List 2015’.
startups.co.uk - Small business accountancy franchise TaxAssist Accountants looks set to fulfill plans to “increase its prominence” in 2015 with CEO, Karl Sandall, recently named in Accountancy age’s prestigious... [more] 12 Jan, 2015
Envirocare announces “most attractive package” yet for would-be franchisees.
startups.co.uk - Grounds maintenance franchise Envirocare has launched its “most attractive finance package” for prospective franchisees in a move to build on its success over the last year. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2015
Franchise professionals share their New Year business resolutions.
thebfa.org - An experienced franchisor, multi-unit franchisee and two well-regarded service providers share their New Year’s business resolutions. ... [more] 8 Jan, 2015
Success for Molly Maids CEO and Cash Generator founder as bfa awards “highest honour in franchising”.
startups.co.uk - The British Franchise Association (bfa) has awarded the achievements of “long-serving franchise professionals” Pam Bader OBE; CEO of Molly Maids, and Brian Lewis; the founder of Cash Generator... [more] 8 Jan, 2015
5 New Year’s resolutions for successful franchisors.
thebfa.org - The bfa's Cathryn Hayes offers some areas for franchisors to focus on in the coming 12 months. ... [more] 6 Jan, 2015
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