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Agency Express takes home Franchisor of the Year 2015 title Hotcha aims to raise £1m through crowdfunding on Crowdcube Subway AJ Papa John’s customer to open five new stores LloydsPharmacy opens its first franchise unit Growing window covering market leads to growth at Shuttercraft Record-breaking year for Dream Doors Success for Duncan Bannatyne at Razzamataz Theatre Schools
 

Agency Express takes home Franchisor of the Year 2015 title

Agency Express, the estate agency board maintenance service, has won the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year award.

Hotcha aims to raise £1m through crowdfunding on Crowdcube

Hotcha, the Chinese takeaway franchise, is aiming to raise £1m through crowdfunding, to develop its brand. It has launched a four-year mini-bond on Crowdcube, a leading investment crowdfunding platform.

Subway’s UK region reaches 2,000 stores

Subway, the world’s largest sandwich franchise, has opened its 2,000 store in its UK and Ireland region at Hemel Hempstead.

AJ’s Piri Piri serves up a tasty opportunity

FFS Brands, who operate the global Southern Fried Chicken franchise, have announced a new style quick service restaurant concept for the UK and international market – AJ’s Piri Piri.

Papa John’s customer to open five new stores

A leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced that Abhishek Sachdeva has opened the company’s latest franchised store in St Helens.

LloydsPharmacy opens its first franchise unit

LloydsPharmacy has opened its first franchised outlet at Gloucester. Andrew Lane, pharmacist and entrepreneur has partnered with LloydsPharmacy’s parent company, Celesio, to grow and develop his pharmacy by enhancing services for local customers and patients under a nationally known brand.

Growing window covering market leads to growth at Shuttercraft

Shuttercraft, the UK’s leading window shutters franchise, offers opportunities in selected parts of the country surveying, selling and installing their finest quality S:CRAFT range of made-to-measure interior window shutters and blinds.

Record-breaking year for Dream Doors

Dream Doors, the kitchen makeover firm, has had a record-breaking year, with company turnover topping £20m for the first time and the average franchisee increasing its turnover by 20 per cent.

Success for Duncan Bannatyne at Razzamataz Theatre Schools

Duncan Bannatyne, the star of the entrepreneurial TV show, Dragons’ Den, has sold his stake in Razzamataz Theatre Schools the franchised provider of children’s singing, drama and dance lessons, achieving a 40 per cent return on his investment.

Let’s debate to agree franchise terminology

14 August 2015

Who on earth started the trend of calling franchisees ‘franchise owners’? Similarly, what’s with the term ‘master franchisor’; when describing the foreign party to an international franchise agreement? – By Brian Duckett, The Franchising Centre

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Agency Express takes home Franchisor of the Year 2015 title

14 August 2015

Agency Express, the estate agency board maintenance service, has won the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year award.

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Hotcha aims to raise £1m through crowdfunding on Crowdcube

04 August 2015

Hotcha, the Chinese takeaway franchise, is aiming to raise £1m through crowdfunding, to develop its brand. It has launched a four-year mini-bond on Crowdcube, a leading investment crowdfunding platform.

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BFA Great Northern Breakfast

04 June 2015

The Great Northern Breakfast, organised by the BFA, will take place on the first day of the British Franchise Exhibition at EventCity, Manchester on Friday 19th June. The event is supported by HSBC and Platinum Wave and is to celebrate the franchise sector in Northern England which is worth £3bn.

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Finalists for the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2015

16 April 2015

The British Franchise Association (BFA) has announced 19 finalists for the 2015 BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers.

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Subway’s UK region reaches 2,000 stores

16 April 2015

Subway, the world’s largest sandwich franchise, has opened its 2,000 store in its UK and Ireland region at Hemel Hempstead.

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AJ’s Piri Piri serves up a tasty opportunity

10 April 2015

FFS Brands, who operate the global Southern Fried Chicken franchise, have announced a new style quick service restaurant concept for the UK and international market – AJ’s Piri Piri.

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Papa John’s customer to open five new stores

27 March 2015

A leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced that Abhishek Sachdeva has opened the company’s latest franchised store in St Helens.

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LloydsPharmacy opens its first franchise unit

24 March 2015

LloydsPharmacy has opened its first franchised outlet at Gloucester. Andrew Lane, pharmacist and entrepreneur has partnered with LloydsPharmacy’s parent company, Celesio, to grow and develop his pharmacy by enhancing services for local customers and patients under a nationally known brand.

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Growing window covering market leads to growth at Shuttercraft

23 March 2015

Shuttercraft, the UK’s leading window shutters franchise, offers opportunities in selected parts of the country surveying, selling and installing their finest quality S:CRAFT range of made-to-measure interior window shutters and blinds.

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Record-breaking year for Dream Doors

23 March 2015

Dream Doors, the kitchen makeover firm, has had a record-breaking year, with company turnover topping £20m for the first time and the average franchisee increasing its turnover by 20 per cent.

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Latest franchise listings

26 January 2015

View the latest franchise listings on our site. They include homecare, management of leaflet distribution, recruitment of health care staff, and training franchises.

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Essential advice on franchising

30 September 2014

A handy introduction to franchising for aspiring franchisees and franchisors. This guide, offers advice from major figures in the industry on such essential areas, for prospective  franchisees, as the ethics of franchising, raising finance, assessing franchises, the benefit of buying a resale; and, for prospective franchisors, on turning a business into a franchise, the structures […]

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Success for Duncan Bannatyne at Razzamataz Theatre Schools

23 September 2014

Duncan Bannatyne, the star of the entrepreneurial TV show, Dragons’ Den, has sold his stake in Razzamataz Theatre Schools the franchised provider of children’s singing, drama and dance lessons, achieving a 40 per cent return on his investment.

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Chemex donation for Sierra Leone to fight the Ebola outbreak

18 September 2014

Chemex, the franchised distributor of hygiene products, has donated several tons of high-level hypochlorite disinfectants and hand soaps to Sierra Leone to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak. The supplies are being airlifted by Scotia Aid, a Glasgow charity.

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Camile Thai opens two delivery restaurants in Dublin

25 August 2014

Revolutionary Thai delivery restaurant Camile, has opened two new branches in Dublin as part of its growing network. The new branches expand Camile’s high quality and healthy Thai offering to more areas on the Northside of the city, bringing the company’s total network to six branches, with more in the pipeline.

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