Magazine: Dec/Jan 2019

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Cover story: Baby Sensory aboard the iconic London Eye
Baby Sensory held a series of sensory play experiences in collaboration with Time Out’s ‘Eye-Openers’, taking parents and their babies to new heights as they boarded a capsule on the London Eye.

BFA boosts reserves and membership categories
The BFA reports an increase in annual turnover, two new membership categories and a higher number of well-attended educational events as it ‘develops into a more agile and innovative association’.

Dream Doors’ £750,000 investment in training
Dream Doors, the kitchen makeover retailer, has invested £750,000 in a new state-of-the-art training centre, featuring a range of the company’s products alongside the latest appliances from brands Blanco, Franke, Karndean and Samsung.

Motorhome hire business plans a network of 25 ‘hubs’
A new concept, Motorhome Hire Franchise, which caters for UK holidaymakers, has recruited its first franchisee, Alan Amos, who has taken its ‘hub’ of Swindon, Wiltshire.

The risks of putting all your eggs in one basket
Richard Holden of Lloyds Banking Group, talks about financing a franchise and how franchisors should help to ensure that investors deal with the banks that offer the most suitable lending terms.

International franchising – research your market Richard
Chatten of TaxAssist Accountants, outlines the most effective methods to adequately research your target market for international franchising.

ActionCOACH – achieve goals, change lives
Businessman Marc Eccles who owns an electrical firm loved the business building system of ActionCOACH so much as a client, that he bought a franchise.

How franchising is enabling the next generation of entrepreneurs
Pip Wilkins, chief executive of the BFA, explains why franchising gives budding entrepreneurs the chance to spread their innovative wings.

Essential advice for those looking to buy a franchise
Carl Reader of d&t business advisory, offers seven pieces of advice for those looking to buy a franchise.

énergie Scotland doubles its network in 12-months
The low-cost gym franchise, énergie Fitness, has doubled the size of its network in Scotland in 12-months with six new clubs scheduled for opening.

Getting to grips with pre- contractual disclosure in Europe
Gordon Drakes of Fieldfisher, discusses the legal systems’ of EU member states that apply to franchising and pre-contractual disclosure, which is regarded as best practice when expanding in Europe.

Special promotion from Snap-on
Snap-on the manufacturer and distributor of tools, has launched a special promotion to attract new franchisee start-ups from a wider audience for prime territories, which are available across the UK.

Are multi-unit/multi-brand franchisees the way forward for UK franchising?
Mark Abell and Shelley Nadler, of Bird & Bird, discuss the growing arena of multi-unit/multi-brand franchisees and how franchisors can best engage with them to take advantage of this new “gene pool” of capital and expertise.