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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 Voucher Packs provides an exceptional response Peter Andre joins Kung Fu Schools franchise to help build children’s confidence Celebrity TV chef, Dipna Anand, joins Spice 2 Go
 

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.

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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

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.

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

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.

Celebrity TV chef, Dipna Anand, joins Spice 2 Go

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.

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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The franchise exhibition with the personal touch

18 June 2012

A new-style franchisee recruitment event that is a hybrid of pre-booked appointments, presentations and an exhibition – Franchise Opportunities Live – is being introduced by the Venture Marketing Group at the Radisson Blu Edwardian hotel, Heathrow, on Friday and Saturday, September 7 and 8.

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Forum in Venice to sell master franchises

15 June 2012

Britain’s franchisors were strongly represented at the inaugural global master franchise forum held by Franchise Pool International in Venice.

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Highlights from the BFA/NatWest franchise survey 2012

14 June 2012

Franchising continues to outperform the economic downturn with turnover up by eight per cent to £13.4bn and nine out of ten units trade profitably, according to the 28th annual British Franchise Association (BFA)/NatWest survey for 2012.

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Domino’s Pizza takes to the road with a striking livery

13 June 2012

Domino’s Pizza, the pizza delivery and take-away franchise, launches the new livery of its 60-strong fleet.

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Dressing for the banquet with Simply Bows and Chair Covers

13 June 2012

Simply Bows and Chair Covers, which dresses hotel dining chairs for gala banquets, has appointed its tenth franchisee and has five more in the pipeline.

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Scottish Business Breakfast

29 May 2012

Speakers at the Scottish Business Breakfast during the Scottish Franchise Week, included keynote speaker Roger Black, the Olympic medal winner.

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Managers turn into franchisees at Driver Hire

18 May 2012

Managers of two branches of Driver Hire, the employment agency for commercial drivers, have bought them – one from a retiring franchisee and the other from the company.

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Yo! Sushi franchise chain breaks into U.S. market

10 May 2012

YO! Sushi, the largest UK sushi restaurant chain, is to open its first U.S. franchised unit in the Union Station, Washington. The franchisees, Richard Pawlowski and Darren Wightman, who have signed a 10-year site deal, hope to open two units in the Washington area by the end of the year.

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Baskin-Robbins announces major UK expansion with up to 400 new jobs created

04 May 2012

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announces plans to greatly expand the brand’s presence in the UK.

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The dilemma of the EU’s website Cookie Law

03 May 2012

There is an EU Cookie Law that came into effect on May 26, 2011. This relates to the use of Cookies on websites and, according to a recent study, 95 per cent of UK businesses are not prepared for it, reports Liam Patton, Mayfly Internet Marketing.

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Domino’s Pizza wins Carphone Warehouse App award

02 May 2012

Domino’s Pizza, the pizza delivery franchise, has won the best food and cooking category in the Carphone Warehouse App awards with its pizza ordering app for iPhones, iPads and Android mobiles.

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Latest franchise launch, Bizset Networking, a business networking forum

20 April 2012

John Valentine is thrilled to announce that he is rolling out his Bizset Networking franchise across the UK.

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First franchisee for Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel

19 April 2012

Gill Reynolds has set up the Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel in the back garden of her home in a leafy part of the town, where there are plenty of birds and squirrels to keep the guests entertained.

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Finalists for the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2012

17 April 2012

The British Franchise Association (BFA) has announced the 14 finalists in the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2012, supported by Express Newspapers. The shortlisted franchisors were selected from a range of business sizes and industries across the UK and represent sectors as diverse as home cleaning services to global telecommunications.

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Sarah Beeny’s Rise Hall restoration has fringe benefits for Granite Transformations’ franchisees

16 April 2012

As part of its brand support activity, Granite Transformations works on occasion with television programme makers, from ITV’s 60 Minute Makeover and BBC1’s DIY SOS, to Channel 4’s Big Brother and its latest property show You Deserve This House, fronted by Amanda Lamb.

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