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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 Camile Thai opens two delivery restaurants in Dublin
 

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.

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.

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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Labels4Kids franchise labelled for global success

09 November 2012

Labels4Kids, an award-winning e-commerce business, supplying quality personalised identification products, is taking steps to boost its brand and business offering with a network of master franchisees.

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Domino’s Pizza franchisee, Lisa Tobias, chosen as a finalist in the 2012 NatWest everywoman Awards

02 November 2012

The finalists in the NatWest everywoman Awards – the UK’s leading programme for championing female entrepreneurship have been announced.

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Fastsigns franchisee in Sheffield passes ISO 9001 audit with flying colours

16 October 2012

ISO 9001 assesses the efficiency and productivity of an organisation, and is a valuable certificate for a business to have as it demonstrates that quality systems are in place to ensure that a consistent level of service is provided to customers.

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British Franchise Directory & Guide 2013

10 October 2012

If your tour of the recent franchise exhibition in Birmingham didn’t turn up a handful of franchises in business sectors of interest to you, or leaves you short of general advice on the franchise sector, get a copy of the new 2013 edition of the British Franchise Directory & Guide.

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Autosmart’s Keith Ellwood named Franchisee of the Year 2012

08 October 2012

Keith Ellwood of Autosmart, the van-based supplier to the automotive industry, was crowned as the Franchisee of the Year Gold Award Winner, as well as the Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Winner, at the 2012 BFA/HSBC Franchisee of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers.

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Cost-saving Roomzzz Aparthotel opens in listed building

28 September 2012

The trailblazing Roomzzz Aparthotel, which is well known for its dedication to innovative expansion techniques reports continuing success with its franchise strategy that has driven its fast-track expansion across the UK and a new opening in Newcastle.

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Rewards in business market for Cartridge World franchisee

26 September 2012

In the current economic climate, making any business work can be a challenge, but Cartridge World, the ink and toner cartridge refilling and recyling retailer, franchisee Gary Kirkby believes the secret to success is through the business-to-business market.

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Franchise Opportunities Live soars to success at Heathrow

25 September 2012

Major franchises and an extensive programme of seminars produced a host of satisfied visitors at the inaugural Franchise Opportunities Live event at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Heathrow.

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Spice 2 Go launches Indian takeaway franchise

12 September 2012

Spice 2 Go, formerly Masala 2 Go, is an Indian takeaway franchise that aims to restore the popularity of Chicken Tikka Masala in the UK.

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Recession-proof business in growing care sector

11 September 2012

A Kare Plus franchise offers you the chance to build a virtually recession-proof business in a high growth, sustainable sector. Massive changes within the health service and an ageing population are creating huge market potential for well qualified businesses to provide high quality care services.

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Phil Vickery, former England rugby captain, joins SureLet

24 August 2012

Rugby union legend Phil Vickery has joined SureLet, the lettings agency franchise, as a director. After a hugely successful career in rugby, starting his own clothing range, Raging Bull and winning BBC Celebrity MasterChef in 2011, Vickery was ready for a new project.

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Minster awards 2011

Quality has paid off at Minster with sales exceeding £30m

23 August 2012

The franchisees of Minster Cleaning Services, the office and commercial cleaning firm, were praised by Mike Parker, managing director, at their annual awards conference for the quality of their work having led to the network reaching annual sales exceeding £30m.

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Aspect.co.uk, the property maintenance franchise, rolls out nationally

23 August 2012

Aspect.co.uk, the property maintenance and refurbishment firm serving the domestic and commercial markets inside the M25, is rolling out its franchise throughout the country and looking for candidates with the ambition to build multi-unit, van-based businesses.

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Franchisor of the Year Award 2012 winners

26 June 2012

The British Franchise Association (BFA) has announced the winners of the 2012 BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards, supported by Express Newspapers. The winners were awarded at a gala event in front of the UK’s top franchise businesses and experts.

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Domino’s Pizza 5,000th store opened outside of the U.S.

21 June 2012

Domino’s, the pizza delivery franchise, has opened three new stores. The latest in Cologne, Germany, is one of three stores that will be recognised as the 5,000th international outlet for Domino’s Pizza Inc.

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