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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.

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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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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