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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.

Dyno-Rod

Dyno-Rod and Dyno Plumbing franchise resale in Essex

19 August 2014

One of Dyno’s franchises is now available for resale offering an excellent opportunity to acquire a combined Dyno-Rod and Dyno Plumbing business.

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Maid2Clean launches two new websites

06 August 2014

Maid2Clean, the domestic cleaninig management franchise, has launched two new websites. The first being an international recruitment website – www.maid2cleaninternational.com.

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Latest franchise opportunities

06 July 2014

See the latest franchise opportunities listed on our site. They include estate agencies, diamond drilling and cutting, computer support, barber salons, mobile espresso bars, a franchisee recruitment consultancy, and home improvements.

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Hotcha franchise – Chinese takeaway

25 June 2014

Hotcha, a Chinese takeaway chain with nine company-owned units centred around Bristol, is franchising the concept and hopes to open an average of a store a month. James Liang founded Hotcha two years ago with the aim of creating Britain’s first national chain of Chinese takeaways.

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Cheaper energy prices from British Gas for franchise systems

12 May 2014

The economies of scale, one of the biggest advantages for franchise systems, is being offered by British Gas in the supply of gas and electricity to franchised networks. British Gas’ prices for energy to franchisors and franchisees will be discounted in line with the buying strength of each franchisor’s network, rather than the price that […]

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SureCare Local franchise launch a home help service

28 April 2014

SureCare, the provider of personal care in the home, has launched a low-cost micro-franchise, SureCare Local to offer a range of home services from DIY jobs and gardening to cleaning and babysitting. SureCare Local franchises are from only £7,000 for a territory with a population of 100,000.

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BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year finalists announced

15 April 2014

With a record number of entries received, the 20 finalists have been named for the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2014, supported by Express Newspapers.

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Mobalpa franchise

The Mobalpa franchise, the French kitchen maker, opens in UK after success of pilot store

10 April 2014

Mobalpa, the French kitchen manufacturer and retailer, with 280 stores in France is now offering franchises in Britain after running a pilot unit at Warrington, Lancashire, for the past year.

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The Roomzzz Aparthotel franchise expansion plans

08 April 2014

The Roomzzz Aparthotel franchise has announced that their first international opening will be in Dubai. The news comes after the confirmation that Roomzzz have launched their international head quarters in the UAE marking their intention to be a ‘serious contender within the global marketplace.’

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BFA Franchisee of the Year Awards open for entries

02 April 2014

With two new awards categories, the British Franchise Association (BFA) has launched the BFA/HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers. The oldest awards in UK franchising, it is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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Liverpool Football Club partners with Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts

03 February 2014

Liverpool Football Club (LFC) has announced a multi-year partnership with the Dunkin’ Brands group, the parent company of Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts.

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Pan Chai’s Asian dining to expand by franchising

25 November 2013

Pan Chai franchise, which has built its reputation as a high quality Asian restaurant in the food halls of London’s famous store, Harrods in the last two years, is now offering franchises.

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Caremark franchisee’s brace of awards

07 October 2013

Janis Anderson of Caremark, the domiciliary care provider, has been crowned winner of the British Franchise Association (BFA)/HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards 2013, supported by Express Newspapers.

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Voucher Packs provides an exceptional response

24 September 2013

Andy Atkinson had made the same journey to work for 30 years as the franchisee of his KFC stores in the Blackpool area. Then one day he got an offer for the business from a potential buyer that he and his two co-directors couldn’t refuse.

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Peter Andre joins Kung Fu Schools franchise to help build children’s confidence

17 September 2013

Kung Fu Schools, which teaches children from 4-12, has been launched by Paul Hawkes and Alan Paterson with the support of the singer and TV celebrity, Peter Andre, who has a stake in the business.

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Celebrity TV chef, Dipna Anand, joins Spice 2 Go

12 August 2013

Spice 2 Go, the Indian take-away franchise, has announced that the celebrity chef, Dipna Anand, has joined the company. Dipna hails from the family behind the long-established and world-renowned Indian restaurant Brilliant, which is based in Southall, West London.

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