Magazine: Oct/Nov 2018

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Featured news and articles

Cover story: Anytime Fitness soars past 150 UK clubs milestone
Anytime Fitness is celebrating its continued success with its 150th UK club opening in Paignton, Devon by franchisees Emma and Simon Wright, who already have two more clubs in the pipeline.

Two famous brands reunite
Two foodservice brands have been reunited as Wimpy UK introduces Lyons Coffee to its casual dining restaurants.

Blocsphere opens door to manage property
Ashley Davies, who has been listed in ‘The Hot 100’ people in the Property Management Awards 2017/18, has launched a new franchise, Blocsphere.

Get to grips with franchising at the National Franchise Exhibition
Unlock the potential of the franchise sector at this year’s Birmingham exhibition at the NEC on October 5 and 6.

Increase your earnings with Dream Doors
The kitchen makeover company believes you can increase your earnings and control your work life by joining its network like franchisees, Richard Marshall and Jamie-Louise Brewer, who have generated over £94,000 in their first month of trade.

Award-winner launches new cleaning franchise
A brand new commercial cleaning business, SOLVED365, has been launched by award-winner, Sharmin Akter, who holds the title of Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2018 English Asian Business Awards.

Why U.S. franchisors do not want to follow EU regulation
Mark Abell of Bird & Bird, talks about the International Franchise Association’s concerns that the U.S. could slide into the EU regulatory minefield of franchise regulation.

Arthur Murray studios stepping up expansion
One of the world’s largest dance brands, Arthur Murray International, has announced new expansion plans for its franchise operation in the UK.

Multi-unit franchising: ‘flavour of the month’
Brian Duckett, of The Franchising Centre, discusses the trend of multi-unit franchise ownership and the different franchisee profile that needs to be considered for its success.

smith+henderson’s bold new vision as it rebrands to WorkBuzz
Steven Frost, founder and chief executive of smith+henderson, the organisers of The Best Franchise Awards, provides an insider-glimpse into the company and its rebrand.

A litigator’s perspective: the trouble with success
Andrew Dodd and Scott Hogan of Fieldfisher, discuss typical issues that a successful well-established franchisor may face should a problem occur in the network and how best to handle or prevent a situation arising.

Making sure the blueprint is right
Penny Hopkinson of Manual Writers International, explains the importance of the operating manual, as it controls the quality and reputation of the franchise as well as protecting its intellectual property.

What the franchise contract must cover
Nicola Broadhurst of Stevens & Bolton, explains what the contract needs to cover and points out that, in the absence of legislation to regulate franchising, the more detailed the contact is the better for both parties.