Magazine: June/July 2018

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Featured news and articles

Cover story: Celebrating 40 years
This issue of Franchise World marks 40 years of the magazine which was first published in 1978. Celebrating the anniversary, one commenter has described Franchise World as: ‘Synonymous with all that is good about franchising’.

Bright & Beautiful’s £6m record annual turnover
The domestic housekeeping service, Bright & Beautiful, reports that its franchise network annual turnover has exceeded £6m, the highest amount since the company launched in 2007.

Subway’s plans for 35 new stores in Kent and Surrey
Subway has set out an ambitious growth target of 35 new sandwich stores across Kent and Surrey in the next three years.

Papa John’s franchisee delighted after switching to the brand
Franchisee, Jo Boland, explains how switching to the Papa John’s brand has ‘turned up the heat on trade’ and brought a second store in Plymouth.

ActionCOACH 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction Award
ActionCOACH has received 5 Star Franchisee Satisfaction for five consecutive years in a survey conducted by Smith & Henderson, which invites franchisees to rate their franchise, its products, rewards and support.

The Northern Franchise Exhibition, Manchester
The Northern Franchise Exhibition on 22nd and 23rd June at EventCity, Manchester, offers aspiring business owners the opportunity to meet a variety of franchise brands accredited by the BFA.

‘Dream Doors training was undoubtedly the best’
David Howle, a new franchisee of Dream Doors, shares his thoughts and on why he and his wife, Kate chose the kitchen makeover franchise which has award-winning training and support.

BFA Franchise Awards 2018
Pip Wilkins, chief executive of the BFA, congratulates the franchisors and franchisee finalists in this year’s BFA/HSBC Franchise Awards.

ERA sold to its European arm
The European division of Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA), the management consultancy franchise, has purchased ERA UK & Ireland from John and Robert Allison.

Black Mill offers ‘nu-wave interactive desserts and drinks’
The dessert café, Black Milk, has opened its first franchised store in Bolton, Greater Manchester, which features a botanical theme capturing the feel of its first café in the Northern Quarter of Manchester.

Junk Hunters opens in Birmingham
Junk Hunters, the London-based waste removal franchise, has chosen Birmingham for its first operation outside the capital.

Spotting and tackling mental health issues in the workplace
Julie Taylor of Franchise Resales, talks about mental health problems in the workplace and how businesses might need to adapt systems or processes to support someone affected.

‘Don’t forget to renew those vows’
Gordon Drakes and Vicky Reinhardt of Fieldfisher, discuss the franchise renewal process that provides an opportunity for both parties to re-assess the relationship, and settle any issues before either renewing their vows or deciding to go their separate ways.

What are the pros and cons of franchising?
Nicola Broadhurst of Stevens & Bolton, highlights the advantages and disadvantages of franchising for the three parties involved – the franchisor, franchisee and consumer.