UNITED KINGDOM FRANCHISE NEWS ARCHIVE
|High street tea chain start-up launches franchise opportunity.
startups.co.uk - High street tea shop chain Tea Monkey is looking for franchisees to launch its nationwide franchise programme. ... [more] 21 Dec, 2012
Re-launch of Peterborough Local Franchise Network energises franchisees.
thebfa.org - Franchisees from eleven bfa brands met at the end of November to re-launch the Peterborough Local Franchise Network (LFN), the flagship cooperative initiative for the area’s franchisees. ... [more] 17 Dec, 2012
Roundtable discussions and Chairman's Dinner complete busy day for bfa.
thebfa.org - The latest specialist roundtable discussions and the Chairman's Dinner, including the presentation of funds raised for the chairman's charity, sandwiched the AGM on a bustling day of bfa events... [more] 14 Dec, 2012
Papa John's UK named delivery chain of the year.
pizzamarketplace.com - Papa John's UK has been named as the Pizza Delivery Chain for 2012 by the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association. ... [more] 13 Dec, 2012
New bfa Board of Directors elected.
thebfa.org - During the AGM the new bfa Board of Directors was announced, as voted for by members, along with the Forum chairs for 2013. ... [more] 12 Dec, 2012
bfa AGM reports challenges and successes, looks ahead to bright 2013.
thebfa.org - The 2012 bfa AGM took place in Birmingham on 6th December and reported back on the successes and challenges of the past year for the Association, as well as looking forward to 2013. ... [more] 11 Dec, 2012
Pizza Hut spends millions on delivery revamp.
guardian.co.uk - Pizza Hut is hoping to take a larger slice of the lucrative British fast food market, with a multimillion-pound investment that could create up to 2,000 jobs. ... [more] 10 Dec, 2012
McGrath to open 200 tuition centres in UK.
scotsman.com - The founder of an Australian chain of tutoring centres offering additional classes to schoolchildren expects to open a further 200 outlets in the UK after launching a new generation of its learning software. ... [more] 25 Nov, 2012
Mothercare improvement plan curbs losses.
bbc.co.uk - Mothercare says its turnaround strategy is continuing to yield results, by cutting its losses and slowing down its fall in sales. ... [more] 22 Nov, 2012
Beauty Call Welcomes New Central London Franchisee.
prlog.org - The leading supplier of wedding hair and makeup services in the UK is proud to announce the addition of a new member of staff to its ever-expanding team of franchisees. ... [more] 22 Nov, 2012
Business Awards 2012: Franchise to take UK by storm.
thisishullandeastriding.co.uk - Set up by Mike and Laura Cherrington, the Redeem Clinic uses an innovative technique to remove its clients' unwanted tattoos. ... [more] 21 Nov, 2012
2013 bfa annual conference and awards venues chosen.
thebfa.org - The bfa is pleased to announce that the venues have been selected for next year’s annual conference and for the 2013 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards, supported by Express Newspapers. ... [more] 13 Nov, 2012
YUM! sells UK Pizza Hut restaurants.
pizzamarketplace.com - Pizza Hut UK's dine-in restaurant business has a new owner. The global owner, Yum! Brands, recently sold 330 restauratns to the investment firm Rutland Partners. ... [more] 12 Nov, 2012
M&S 'takes action' after reporting fall in half-year profits.
independent.co.uk - Marks & Spencer today said it was taking “decisive action” to remedy the costly mistakes that left it nursing a 10% drop in half-year profits. ... [more] 6 Nov, 2012
Kiwi franchise expands to England.
franchise.co.nz - Kiwi franchise sKIds (Safe Kids In Daily Supervision) is expanding into the UK with the awarding of a national master franchise for England. ... [more] 2 Nov, 2012
bfa releases new Guide to the Code of Ethics.
thebfa.org - The bfa has revised its guidelines to the ethics on which good franchising practice is formed and has now published a new book entitled The Guide to the Code of Ethics, based on the... [more] 1 Nov, 2012
O2 to offer 82 of its stores to franchisees.
mobilenewscwp.co.uk - Franchise numbers to hit 202 in the next nine months – almost half of the operator’s total of 462 shops – with stores to be offered to existing staff and local entrepreneurs. ... [more] 30 Oct, 2012
National Franchise Exhibition: quality as well as quantity.
thebfa.org - October’s National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, the largest franchise show in the UK, has been praised by delegates and exhibitors alike... [more] 24 Oct, 2012
Tot’s language franchise rapidly growing.
bdaily.co.uk - A mum who set up a business teaching toddlers foreign languages has proved she’s talking the talk as the firm has grown rapidly since becoming a franchise. ... [more] 23 Oct, 2012
Second edition of The Franchising Bible released.
thebfa.org - The second edition of The Franchising Bible, the comprehensive guide to planning, funding and running a successful franchise, has been release. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2012
Chocolate franchise set for UK launch.
franchise.net.au - Theobroma, the Australian chocolatier, café and bar franchise, is heading to the UK with stores set for opening in Birmingham and London in early 2013. ... [more] 22 Oct, 2012
Domino's wants larger slice of German market.
heraldscotland.com - Scotland's largest Domino's Pizza franchise is planning further growth in Germany after successfully opening its first European site. ... [more] 18 Oct, 2012
New restaurant will add to a winning franchise recipe.
thisiskent.co.uk - An award-winning restaurant boss is searching for a site to expand his business into Canterbury. Dev Biswal, chef patron of The Ambrette restaurant in Margate and Rye, has targeted the city as part of a plan to... [more] 18 Oct, 2012
Considering bfa membership? Open Day, 24th October.
thebfa.org - The British Franchise Association is holding an Open Day lunch for franchisors on Wednesday 24th October. Taking place at the fantastic Heritage Motor Centre in Warwickshire, this FREE-to-attend event... [more] 16 Oct, 2012
Printing.com become bfa Brand Partner.
thebfa.org - The bfa today announced Printing.com as the latest of a very select group of Brand Partners for the Association. ... [more] 16 Oct, 2012
Go-karting franchise for children revs up in Bath.
thisisbath.co.uk - A couple who gave up their careers to enjoy a slower pace of life travelling around the country on a canal boat have launched a new business in the fast lane. ... [more] 11 Oct, 2012
Ready Steady Go Kids expands into UK.
franchise.net.au - Multi-sport and exercise franchise, Ready Steady Go Kids, has had its international expansion plans bolstered, with the sale of mater franchisee rights in UK and Ireland. ... [more] 8 Oct, 2012
Autosmart’s Keith Ellwood named Franchisee of the Year.
thebfa.org - Keith Ellwood of Autosmart in Edinburgh was crowned Franchisee of the Year Gold Award Winner, as well as the Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Winner, at the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards... [more] 5 Oct, 2012
EFF to host franchising conference in November.
thebfa.org - The European Franchise Federation (EFF) is to host a European conference for franchisors at the Hotel Thon in Brussels on 29 November. ... [more] 2 Oct, 2012
Atlas Mapping and bfa announce new partnership.
thebfa.org - The bfa today announced a new relationship with Atlas Mapping as one of just a few select Brand Partners of the Association. ... [more] 2 Oct, 2012
French Connection could have to stay in struggling stores for 11 years.
telegraph.co.uk - Fashion retailer French Connection could be forced to stay in loss-making UK stores for up to 11 years, posing a significant obstacle to its turnaround plans. ... [more] 20 Sep, 2012
Franchise Opportunities Live delivers for franchisors.
thebfa.org - Innovative franchisee recruitment show Franchise Opportunities Live, which took place on the 7 & 8 September, has been heralded as a resounding success following unified praise from attending brands. ... [more] 13 Sep, 2012
Burger King surpasses McDonald's in UK customer satisfaction.
qsrweb.com - A new report from the National Customer Satisfaction Index indicates that customer satisfaction with restaurants in the United Kingdom is on an upswing. ... [more] 10 Sep, 2012
Little Chef battles back with fry-ups and franchising.
thisismoney.co.uk - Little Chef is to launch a franchise programme in an attempt to revitalise the brand and trigger expansion just months after being rescued from administration. ... [more] 8 Sep, 2012
New franchise opportunity targets animal enthusiasts.
startups.co.uk - A unique new franchise opportunity is targeting professionals with a background in animal science, physiotherapy, veterinary nursing and similar professions. ... [more] 7 Sep, 2012
Home-based cruise retail franchise opens first store.
travelweekly.co.uk - Travel franchise firm Cruise Holidays UK has opened its first retail branch as part of a plan to establish the brand on the high street. ... [more] 4 Sep, 2012
Marks and Spencer gambles on bringing internet age to the shop floor.
guardian.co.uk - As online shopping grows, the high street retailer is testing a 'multichannel' approach, using touchscreens and Wi-Fi at a massive new concept store. ... [more] 2 Sep, 2012
McDonald’s 82nd Irish restaurant delivers 70 jobs in north Dublin.
irishexaminer.com - McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland officially opened its new restaurant in Charlestown yesterday, creating 70 jobs in north Dublin. ... [more] 21 Aug, 2012
Property franchise boom.
bdaily.co.uk - With the internet playing a greater role than ever in the sales and lettings of property, a number of successful online agencies are now growing rapidly through franchising... [more] 20 Aug, 2012
How to get a larger Social Circle through franchising.
menmedia.co.uk - A business which connects people through social activities is planning to roll out a national franchise after clocking up 500 members in Manchester. ... [more] 20 Aug, 2012
UK franchise industry continues to flourish.
thefranchisemagazine.net - The latest NatWest/British Franchise Association (bfa) Survey for 2012 has discovered that the franchise industry in this country continues to buck the trend when compared to the economy as a whole. ... [more] 13 Aug, 2012
New event, new format: innovative franchising show nearly here.
thebfa.org - Franchise Opportunities Live 2012, an event with a new format that aims to bring together prospective franchisees with suitable franchisors in a more efficient and cost-effective manner, will take place on... [more] 9 Aug, 2012
McDonald's hits recession hurdle.
independent.co.uk - Olympic sponsor McDonald's clattered into the hurdles yesterday as the fast-food behemoth reported its worst sales in nine years during July. ... [more] 9 Aug, 2012
Couple leave New Zealand to generate home town franchise.
thisisgrimsby.co.uk - Grimsby couple David and Lydia James have swapped a postal franchise in New Zealand for a retailing one in North East Lincolnshire, having returned to the UK after a nine year stint down under. ... [more] 2 Aug, 2012
Finalists revealed for bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2012.
thebfa.org - The bfa has announced the finalists in the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers. After much consideration, 15 finalists from five regions have been chosen. ... [more] 1 Aug, 2012
Thoughts and forts: roundtable discussions and Warwick Castle social evening.
thebfa.org - The bfa hosted a series of specialist roundtable discussions on 19 July for new and established franchisors alike to share their experiences in small, relaxed group settings. ... [more] 26 Jul, 2012
Luke Johnson bids for Pizza Hut UK.
independent.co.uk - The private equity firm co-founded by Luke Johnson, the entrepreneur and former chairman of PizzaExpress, has submitted a final-round bid to acquire part of Pizza Hut UK. ... [more] 17 Jul, 2012
Papa John's opens five UK units in two months.
pizzamarketplace.com - Papa John's has announced that it has opened five new units in the United Kingdom within the past two months. ... [more] 16 Jul, 2012
Sir Bernard retires as bfa President.
thebfa.org - Sir Bernard Ingham has retired as President of the bfa after nearly 20 years in the role. ... [more] 13 Jul, 2012
Semi-finalists revealed for bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year.
thebfa.org - 28 franchisees have successfully made it through to the semi-finals of the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisee of the Year awards, supported by Express Newspapers. ... [more] 10 Jul, 2012
M&S clothing chief steps down as womenswear leads sales slump.
guardian.co.uk - They weren't just any terrible sales figures – they were M&S's worst sales figures in years. The company reported a 6.8% fall in sales of general merchandise between April and June, the biggest drop since... [more] 10 Jul, 2012
World first for UK franchisees.
thebfa.org - UK business is setting a new standard for the rest of the franchising world as the British Franchise Association (bfa) has opened its doors to franchisees as voting members for the first time in its history. ... [more] 4 Jul, 2012
The Creation Station Celebrates 10 Years of Inspiring Children’s Imaginations.
prweb.com - The Creation Station celebrated 10 years of inspiring children’s imaginations at their national conference on 23rd June 2012 at Loughborough University. ... [more] 30 Jun, 2012
2012 bfa Annual Conference review.
thebfa.org - The bfa Annual Conference took place on 21 and 22 June, sponsored by RBS England and Wales Corporate Banking. Held at the Telford International Centre, it was attended by 170 business delegates keen to... [more] 27 Jun, 2012
UK's top franchisors revealed.
thebfa.org - The British Franchise Association (bfa) has announced the winners of the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspaper. ... [more] 25 Jun, 2012
McDonald's serves up hot new eco-uniform.
businessgreen.com - Wayne Hemingway designed uniform made from recyclable materials to be debuted at Olympic Games. ... [more] 20 Jun, 2012
MSPs give warm encouragement to Scottish franchising.
thebfa.org - Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) and Scottish business leaders have committed to increase the awareness, knowledge and business education surrounding franchising in Scotland... [more] 14 Jun, 2012
Laura Ashley shines through the downpours and promises more.
independent.co.uk - Laura Ashley, the fashion-to-home furnishings chain, has shrugged off the consumer downturn and soggy April to deliver a strong rise in sales over the past 18 weeks. ... [more] 12 Jun, 2012
Franchise industry thrives in downturn and battles the UK's rising unemployment.
thebfa.org - The latest survey by NatWest and the British Franchise Association (bfa) shows the franchising industry is more than playing its part in re-balancing the economy. ... [more] 8 Jun, 2012
The British Franchise Exhibition showcases business opportunities.
menmedia.co.uk - An online estate agent is among the businesses seeking to expand that will be showcasing opportunities at The British Franchise Exhibition, which begins in Manchester today. ... [more] 8 Jun, 2012
Franchisee's £750k expansion of McDonald's creates 50 new posts.
belfasttelegraph.co.uk - Fifty new jobs have been created with a £750,000 investment at the Sprucefield branch of McDonald's. ... [more] 8 Jun, 2012
bfa and several members to appear on new TV series.
thebfa.org - The British Franchise Association (bfa) and various accredited franchisors will shortly be appearing on the television series “HOW TO...Start your own business” on the Showcase TV network this Sunday. ... [more] 30 May, 2012
Funky Monkeys proves it is no monkey business.
tyronetimes.co.uk - Northern Ireland-based franchise, Funky Monkeys, which has a centre in Dungannon, has been announced as the Best Irish Newcomer at the Irish Franchise Association Awards. ... [more] 28 May, 2012
Mothercare hit by UK slowdown and Early Learning Centre writedown.
guardian.co.uk - Mothercare has posted a pre-tax loss of £102.9m as the maternity and children's clothing retailer warned of a "tough" UK market. ... [more] 24 May, 2012
Entries open for franchising showcase.
peterboroughtoday.co.uk - The British Franchise Association (BFA) is urging franchisors to nominate their most inspiring franchisees as the 2012 BFA HSBC Franchisee of The Year Awards opens for entries. ... [more] 22 May, 2012
New partner chosen for QFP workshop.
thebfa.org - The Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) qualification is to receive further expert input with the introduction of a third organisation to run one of the modules that make up the core learning events of the... [more] 17 May, 2012
Breakfast of champions: Roger Black talks business.
thebfa.org - Integral to the success of the ninth Scottish Franchise Week was the Business Breakfast. Once again it proved the highlight of the week as almost 300 delegates enjoyed the chance of early morning networking... [more] 17 May, 2012
Papa John's plans more UK units.
pizzamarketplace.com - Papa John's Pizza plans to expand its footprint in the UK from 185 to more than 200 by the end of this year. ... [more] 15 May, 2012
Scottish Franchise Week is a roaring success.
thebfa.org - Once again Scottish Franchise Week proved to be a great success, with an increased profile for franchising in the media, excellent attendance at events and a wealth of knowledge imparted to those considering... [more] 11 May, 2012
Hillbilly’s Honoured By Franchise Sector.
thecorknews.ie - The franchising standards at Hillbilly’s Fried Chicken continue to reap industry plaudits, with the Cork-based firm winning a top national award in the sector recently. ... [more] 11 May, 2012
Duo expand base to get slice of pizza market.
belfasttelegraph.co.uk - Pizza is on the menu for two young entrepreneurs from Banbridge who have invested in a franchise in Banbridge. ... [more] 6 May, 2012
Children’s art franchise built on sand.
scotsman.com - A family who set up a sand-painting business for children’s parties less than a year ago has secured £50,000 in business angel funding and is moving into Sir Tom Hunter’s Entrepreneurial Spark incubator centre... [more] 6 May, 2012
Baskin-Robbins to create 400 new jobs.
independent.co.uk - The world's largest chain of ice cream shops today unveiled plans to nearly double its presence in the UK over the next three years in a move that could create up to 400 jobs. ... [more] 4 May, 2012
Franchisee of the Year Awards opens for entries.
startups.co.uk - The 23rd annual Franchisee of the Year Awards has opened for entries, ahead of October’s 2012 ceremony. ... [more] 2 May, 2012
Scottish Franchise Week celebrates industry's success.
thebfa.org - Encouragement for individuals and businesses in Scotland to get into franchising comes as Scottish Franchise Week 2012 launches today. ... [more] 30 Apr, 2012
Insomnia franchise move sees 100 jobs.
businessworld.ie - Insomnia Coffee Company, Ireland's largest independently owned coffee shop chain, today announced plans to enter into the retail franchising market in a move that will see up to 100 new jobs created... [more] 26 Apr, 2012
Domino’s Pizza Scoops Major App Award For Mobile Ordering.
wirelessdevnet.com - Domino’s Pizza has scooped the Best Food & Cooking award in the prestigious Carphone Warehouse Appys 2012, which celebrate development and innovation in app technology. ... [more] 26 Apr, 2012
British franchise ethics presented to European audience.
thebfa.org - Directors from franchise associations around Europe gathered in Prague on the 16th and 17th April to consider Britain’s developments in ethical rules for franchising and to see how they might be applied... [more] 23 Apr, 2012
SuperGroup shares plunge after new profit warning blamed on bad maths.
guardian.co.uk - Superdry brand owner blames new warning on poor maths, wholesale issues and more garments sold at knockdown prices. ... [more] 20 Apr, 2012
Top UK franchisors revealed for industry awards.
thebfa.org - The British Franchise Association (bfa) today announces the 14 finalists in the 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers. ... [more] 17 Apr, 2012
Mothercare to close 111 UK stores but expand overseas.
guardian.co.uk - Struggling Mothercare has embarked on a drastic £35m revamp that will see one in three of its UK stores close and about 800 jobs lost. ... [more] 12 Apr, 2012
McDonald’s to exhibit at this year’s British Franchise Exhibition.
startups.co.uk - Fast food giant McDonald’s will be among the exhibitors at this year’s British Franchise Exhibition, taking place at Manchester Central on June 8-9. ... [more] 5 Apr, 2012
Franchising: saviour of the high street or HR nightmare?
hrmagazine.co.uk - One branch of the retail sector is clawing its way out of the ruins of economic uncertainty and offering jobs to those with the inclination to make it as an entrepreneur. Yes, franchising is back in vogue. ... [more] 3 Apr, 2012
Ovenu oven valeting franchise thrives.
nebusiness.co.uk - An entrepreneur who started up in business at the beginning of the recession has thrived despite the economic gloom. ... [more] 3 Apr, 2012
bfa highlight franchising on TV appearances.
thebfa.org - The bfa is pleased to announce that it has been working with three TV shows over the past few months. ... [more] 2 Apr, 2012
Franchise opportunities to inspire kids with hands-on fun.
mirror.co.uk - In the last 10 years, franchise firm The Creation Station has inspired 48,000 children to try new arts and crafts. Now, a decade after launching the company, Sarah Cressall is looking for new franchisees... [more] 29 Mar, 2012
Franchising offers the chance to go it alone -- but it's not foolproof.
independent.ie - At a time when most of the economy is still shrinking, the franchise model has shown remarkable resilience, with total franchised sales now exceeding €2.4bn, writes George Garvey. ... [more] 29 Mar, 2012
M&Co unveils plans for Gulf State franchises.
scotsman.com - Scottish clothing chain M&Co is making a start on plans to franchise its stores internationally with four new outlets in the Middle East. ... [more] 27 Mar, 2012
Scottish franchisee to launch Domino’s in Germany.
startups.co.uk - Sean Geddes, who runs a chain of 11 Domino’s restaurants north of the border, will open a total of three outlets across the central European country before the end of the year. ... [more] 26 Mar, 2012
Cafe Moods to become franchise model.
menmedia.co.uk - Sandwich shop owner Jay Patel is planning to roll out a franchise model of his Cafe Moods business. ... [more] 19 Mar, 2012
MTY to develop Thai Express in United Kingdom.
yahoo.com - MTY Food Group Inc. has signed an area master development agreement with a master franchisee to develop Thai Express in district M25 of United Kingdom. ... [more] 5 Mar, 2012
Domino's boss gets another 1m share options.
independent.co.uk - Domino's Pizza UK has handed its new chief executive a further million share options, after an initial award of a million last year, as part of a "special recruitment incentive". ... [more] 1 Mar, 2012
Burger King quits government work experience scheme.
independent.co.uk - Burger King announced it had pulled out of the Government's controversial work experience scheme. ... [more] 25 Feb, 2012
Domino's franchise fined over illegal workers.
getsurrey.co.uk - A pizza takeaway in Farnham has been fined £10,000 for employing illegal immigrants. ... [more] 16 Feb, 2012
Franchising contest is open for business.
dailypost.co.uk - Franchising awards have been launched and organisers want businesses in Wales to apply. The 2012 bfa HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards are open for entries. ... [more] 15 Feb, 2012
Domino's Pizza reveals 43% online sales growth in the UK for 2011.
thedrum.co.uk - Domino’s Pizza UK and Ireland saw online sales increase by 43% in 2011 to £183.1m it has revealed. ... [more] 15 Feb, 2012
Mamas & Papas founders take pram firm on global push.
telegraph.co.uk - Luisa and David Scacchetti are taking Mamas & Papas nursery products to a new country every month this year, but at heart it remains at heart a family business. ... [more] 12 Feb, 2012
Moreland Insurance Brokers and bfa announce new partnership.
thebfa.org - Moreland Insurance Brokers, a highly recognised independent sector specialist, today announced an important new partnership with the British Franchise Association (bfa), as part of a new bfa Brand Partnership... [more] 3 Feb, 2012
French Connection issues second profits warning in three months.
guardian.co.uk - The high street squeeze, which has sent store chains including La Senza and Peacocks into administration in recent weeks, has forced another profits warning from fashion group French Connection. ... [more] 3 Feb, 2012
Shirt firm to open African franchises.
belfasttelegraph.co.uk - Grosvenor Shirts, which designs and manufactures both men's and boys' shirts, normally sells its goods in its London-based store or online but is soon to open outlets in Nigeria and Ghana. ... [more] 31 Jan, 2012
Buoyant Starbucks gets set to open franchise stores in UK.
independent.co.uk - The coffee giant Starbucks has revealed it will open its first franchise stores in the UK later this year, following one of its best December trading periods. ... [more] 27 Jan, 2012
Yum Brands calls in PwC to sell off its Pizza Huts in the UK.
independent.co.uk - The restaurants giant Yum Brands has appointed an accountancy firm to sell its Pizza Hut UK business. ... [more] 27 Jan, 2012
Subway to create 6,000 jobs in three years.
bbc.co.uk - The sandwich chain Subway says it will open 600 new branches in the UK and Republic of Ireland and create 6,000 jobs over the next three years. ... [more] 26 Jan, 2012
McDonald's says 2,500 new jobs a lifeline for young unemployed.
guardian.co.uk - McDonald's said that new outlets as well as a shift to 24-hour opening would create 2,500 jobs and provide a lifeline to young job hunters. ... [more] 24 Jan, 2012
Ikea profits rise 10% as emerging markets boost sales.
bbc.co.uk - Swedish flat-pack furniture firm Ikea has unveiled a 10% rise in profits as emerging markets helped boost demand against a tough UK retail backdrop. ... [more] 20 Jan, 2012
Hair-raising business decision pays off for hairdressing salon owners.
mirror.co.uk - Just 18 months ago hairdressers Jamie Thorne and Rebecca Mason faced losing their jobs. The salon they worked in was struggling and the future didn’t look good until the duo clubbed their savings together and... [more] 19 Jan, 2012
Franchise exhibitions 2012.
thebfa.org - As a New Year starts, the bfa is looking forward to another busy year of franchise exhibitions. ... [more] 19 Jan, 2012
London 2012 McDonald's extends Olympic sponsorship.
bbc.co.uk - Fast food giant McDonald's is to extend its sponsorship of the Olympic Games for another eight years until 2020. ... [more] 13 Jan, 2012
Franchising: As seen on TV.
thebfa.org - The British Franchise Association has announced that it will be working with PMG TV in their new series of “How To” documentaries to provide advice and guidance on franchising in the UK. ... [more] 11 Jan, 2012
Little Chef to cut 600 jobs in 'aggressive' rebuilding strategy.
guardian.co.uk - He's been slimmed down, fattened back up again and placed under the care of celebrity pal Heston Blumenthal, but now "Charlie", the symbol of Little Chef, will be disappearing from 67 locations across the... [more] 11 Jan, 2012
Martin&Co starts buying its own franchises.
rman.co.uk - Martin & Co has announced a new strategy, with its head office embarking on a purchase of franchisees’ businesses. The firm said it has ambitions to be its own biggest franchisee. ... [more] 10 Jan, 2012
Kuwait's Alshaya rescues 60 La Senza UK stores.
reuters.com - Kuwaiti retailer Alshaya has bought 60 La Senza UK stores, rescuing about 1,100 jobs, from the administrators of the stricken lingerie chain. ... [more] 9 Jan, 2012
Everyman Legal launches franchise scheme.
lawgazette.co.uk - Solicitors are to be offered the chance to set up their own practices under a franchise scheme launched today by commercial firm Everyman Legal. ... [more] 5 Jan, 2012
Greene King opens new pub franchises in Norfolk.
edp24.co.uk - Pub group Greene King is opening new outlets in Norfolk using the franchising model as a means of expanding the business. ... [more] 4 Jan, 2012
Norwich-based franchising company predicts “bumper” year ahead.
edp24.co.uk - The boss of Norwich-based Franchise Development Services is predicting a bumper 2012 as businesses look to franchising as the means to expand their companies. ... [more] 3 Jan, 2012
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