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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 Camile Thai opens two delivery restaurants in Dublin Hotcha franchise
 

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.

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.

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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Fred Turner pioneer of McDonald’s growth

09 January 2013

Fred Turner, who played a key role in the growth of McDonald’s and was the architect of its “quality, service and cleanliness” (QSC) policy, has died aged 80.

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Franchisee recruitment – offline media’s role in the internet age

08 January 2013

Some say that the end is nigh for offline media. Well not in the considered opinion of Rik Hellewell, founder and managing director of the Ovenu franchise, the UK’s largest provider of domestic oven cleaning services.

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USEafranchise is back with a bang!

20 December 2012

The newly revamped version of the consumer facing portal USEafranchise.com is back with a vengeance. With a host of new features, benefits and articles, the revised site promises to shout out the ‘use a franchise’ message to the UK population.

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Looking to recruit franchisees in 2013?

14 December 2012

Take a look at our advertising opportunity to cover the whole of 2013.

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car launch franchise

07 December 2012

Enterprise Rent-A-Car for the first time in its 55-year history has begun to franchise by appointing Guerin Car Rental Solutions as its franchisee in Portugal.

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Papa John’s pizza delivery success

27 November 2012

Papa John’s has won the pizza delivery chain award of the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association for the fifth time in nine years.

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