Second Cup, a speciality coffee chain from Canada, has opened its first café in Southampton. The franchisee has launched the café after securing a start-up finance package from HSBC.
The BFA and Lloyds Banking Group are delighted to announce the launch of the new Prospect Franchisor Certificate free online training course.
Sandstone Yoga and Pilates has launched its franchise by joining the BFA as a provisional member and welcoming Louise Tonge as its first franchisee.
With over 62,000 kitchen makeovers, Dream Doors is not only making customers happy but also its franchisees, like Lesley Wallace, who achieved sales of over £500,000 in her first year.
The Australian hairdressing brand, Just Cuts, has launched in the UK and opened its first kiosk salon at the intu Lakeside shopping centre, Grays, Essex.
Signs Express, the signs and graphics franchise, have marked the conclusion of 25 years in franchising with a management buy-out led by its finance director, Jonathan Bean.
Cover story: Celebrating 40 years – this issue of Franchise World marks 40 years of the magazine. One commenter has described Franchise World as: ‘Synonymous with all that is good about franchising’.
The BFA has announced a trio of keynote speakers for its annual conference at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Birmingham on June 28 and 29, 2018.
Mr Electric, the electrical service franchise, has announced that it has been recognised as a government-approved installer of electric vehicle chargepoints.
Revive! the smart vehicle repair franchise reports that it had a milestone year with a 45 per cent rise in national accounts and achieving an annual turnover of over £10m.
Anytime Fitness, the fast-growing fitness club franchise, is continuing its international expansion by opening the 4,000th outlet in Shanghai, China.
Busylizzy Family Club has in three months welcomed three new franchisees for the territories of Camberley, Epsom and Leatherhead, and Putney.
StumpBusters UK, the tree stump-grinding business, has sold its first master franchise in the Netherlands to the owner of a well-established Dutch pest-control franchise.
The multi-site crêperie UK brand, Crêpeaffaire, has secured investment from the Business Growth Fund to accelerate its new site rollout.
Fastsigns, the signs and graphics franchise has awarded the title of Franchisee of the Year to Mark Phelps, its franchisee for Kingston, Surrey.