Magazine: June/July 2017

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Front cover feature – Mathnasium
Mathnasium, the children’s maths learning centre with over 800 outlets worldwide, is focusing its attention on the UK market and is now recruiting franchisees. More

Milestone year for Driver Hire
Driver Hire reports a fourth record-breaking year in succession for its transport and logistics recruitment company, as almost half of its franchisees have achieved annual turnovers in excess of £1m.

Dwyer Group acquisitions
The world’s largest franchising company of trade service brands acquires two UK franchises, Bright & Beautiful and Countrywide Grounds Maintenance.

Telepizza arrives in the UK
Telepizza, the pizza delivery franchise, which opened its first pizzeria in Madrid in 1988 and has grown to a network of 1,391 stores has launched in the UK.

British Franchise Exhibition
The British Franchise Exhibition will be held at EventCity, Manchester on June 16 and 17. It will showcase a variety of franchises and offer free seminars and training workshops

Wilkins PowerClean
Five franchisees of Wilkins Chimney Sweep have completed training in its new service, Wilkins PowerClean, which will create a ‘year-round’ business for its franchisees.

Getting the most from a franchise exhibition
Pip Wilkins, chief executive of the BFA, offers advice on visiting a franchise exhibition to ensure you make the most from a show, when researching your route to self-employment.

ColourWheel Art Classes, the creative art classes for adults who would like to learn to paint and draw, is now offering franchises.

Attributes to look for in a great franchisee
Carl Reader of d&t, discusses the set of aptitudes that franchisors look for when recruiting franchisees to ensure that they are a good fit.

Stronger together
Julie Taylor, of Franchise Resales, discusses the necessity of a staunch support network behind the franchisee  for them to succeed in business.

As Brexit looms, could Asia be the destination for overseas expansion?
Mark Abell, of Bird & Bird, discusses the opportunities that Asia offers, as an alternative to Europe, for companies looking to franchise internationally.

New payment practices regulations introduced
Gordon Drakes, of Fieldfisher, comments on the new regulation requiring companies to publish information about its payment   practices and policies.

Franchise Pool
Brian Duckett, of The Franchising Centre, talks about Franchise Pool International, which can help to facilitate the transfer of franchise brands between European countries.

Signal 88 Security
Signal 88 Security Franchise Group, a U.S. based company, has announced its first European partnership with the sale of a regional master franchise for the UK.

Encourage reviews
Jenny Mugridge of Mayfly Internet Marketing, highlights the importance of online reviews for promoting your business and communicating with customers.

Dispute resolution clauses in franchise agreements
Sarah Murray, of Stevens & Bolton, discusses dispute resolution clauses in franchise agreements, which hopefully never need to be referred to, but grateful to have in place should a dispute arise.