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Success for Duncan Bannatyne at Razzamataz Theatre Schools Camile Thai opens two delivery restaurants in Dublin Hotcha franchise BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year finalists announced The Mobalpa franchise, the French kitchen maker, opens in UK after success of pilot store The Roomzzz Aparthotel franchise expansion plans Liverpool Football Club partners with Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin’ Donuts Pan Chai’s Asian dining to expand by franchising Caremark franchisee’s brace of awards
 

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.

Camile Thai opens two delivery restaurants in Dublin

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.

Hotcha franchise – Chinese takeaway

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.

BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year finalists announced

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.

Mobalpa franchise

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

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.

The Roomzzz Aparthotel franchise expansion plans

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.’

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

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

Pan Chai’s Asian dining to expand by franchising

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.

Caremark franchisee’s brace of awards

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.

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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Subway reaches 4,000 stores in Europe

08 August 2013

Subway, the sandwich and salad chain franchise, has reached the milestone of 4,000 stores in Europe by opening a store in the Gara de Nord railway station in Bucharest, Romania.

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Home Instead Senior Care wins BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year

08 July 2013

Home Instead Senior Care, which provides home care for the elderly in their own homes, won Gold in the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year awards at the Honourable Artillery Company venue, London.

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Subway’s first opening in Lidl store

28 June 2013

The first franchised store of Subway, the sandwiches and salad chain, in a Lidl supermarket has been opened at Cromer, Norfolk, by franchisee Raj Rao.

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Mark Abell strengthens Bird & Bird franchise offering

17 June 2013

Bird & Bird, the international law firm, has announced that leading global franchising specialist Mark Abell will join the firm as a partner in the newly created position of head of franchising, licensing and multi-channel strategies.

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Camile Thai Kitchen franchise launch

30 May 2013

An online take-away and delivery franchise, Camile Thai Kitchen has been launched by Brody Sweeney.

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Providing the essentials of insurance cover across franchising

23 May 2013

No amount of insurance can protect you if it’s the wrong type. That’s why Hiscox and Moreland Insurance Brokers have developed an exclusive professional indemnity policy to suit the specific risks franchisors may face.

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Subway opens first UK store in partnership with Applegreen

17 May 2013

Subway has opened its first UK store in partnership with Ireland’s leading independent forecourt retailer, Applegreen. The store opened in one of Applegreen’s leading service station locations, Uckfield, East Sussex.

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The Post Office offers new franchise opportunities

02 May 2013

The Post Office is planning to franchise a further 70 of its branches as part of its efforts to transform its retail network and return it to profitability.

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Multi-million pound rebranding at Interlink Express

28 March 2013

Parcel carrier, Interlink Express, part of the GeoPost group and one of the UK’s largest franchise operations, has unveiled a multi-million refresh of its corporate branding.

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Starbucks opens its first UK franchise store

06 February 2013

Starbucks, the high-street coffee chain, has opened its first franchised store at Liphook, Hampshire. This is the first of an eight-store deal with 23.5 Degrees, a partnership of three local entrepreneurs, Anil Patil, Satwinder Sandhu, and Mark Hepburn.

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Snappy Snaps sold to Timpson, the shoe repair chain

29 January 2013

Snappy Snaps, the high street photo processing and photo gift franchise, has been bought by Timpson, the shoe repairer, key cutter and watch repair retailer.

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Franchising can offer opportunities for job seekers

25 January 2013

Job seekers visiting their local Jobcentre Plus are to be told of the benefits of  joining a franchise. The centres’ advisers are being informed about the benefits in guidance prepared by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) in collaboration with the British Franchise Association (BFA).

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The term ‘Franchise owner’ may be cuddly, but is it safe?

15 January 2013

Q. As a relatively new franchisor, I have noticed that some of my more experienced colleagues are cuddling up to potential franchisees by calling them “franchise owners”. I’m tempted to follow this new fashion, but I have a nagging feeling that the term might come to infer to my so-called franchise owner that they have […]

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