Magazine: Feb/March 2019

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Cover story: Camile thriving in a booming market
With twenty restaurants and counting, the Asian food brand, Camile, says it is thriving in its niche as a healthy online delivery restaurant as it looks to expand its franchise, serving the home delivery market that has exploded in the last five years.

Franchise sector generates £17.2bn to UK economy
The latest BFA/NatWest Franchise Survey finds that the franchise sector has increased by 14 per cent in both its contribution to the UK economy of £17.2bn and the number of people employed in franchising rising to 710,000.

WorkBuzz reveals The Best Franchise Award winners
WorkBuzz, the franchise research company, reveals the winners of The Best Franchise Awards, which are based on feedback from thousands of franchisees who have completed a Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark survey rating their franchisor.

The National Franchise Exhibition
The full scope of franchising will be highlighted at the National Franchise Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham on February 15 and 16, where a host of BFA accredited franchise brands will be exhibiting.

Dream Doors franchisees achieve impressive results
Dream Doors, the kitchen makeover company, is set to have its best year with a projected annual turnover of £50m as its franchisees generate further growth through the company’s new product range.

Anytime Fitness launches new gym design
Anytime Fitness has opened its first new look club in the UK providing a more open contemporary environment for club members, whilst driving down fit-out costs and contributing to a more profitable business.

Does the reality of international franchising meet expectations?
Richard Chatten of TaxAssist Accountants, continues his series on franchising internationally by uncovering whether reality has met expectation when expanding overseas.

How to know whether franchising is for you
Carl Reader of d&t, talks about franchising as a powerful force that is not perfect for everyone, so it is important that prospective franchisees do their research carefully.

Let’s debate to agree on franchise terminology
Brian Duckett of The Franchising Centre, discusses the trend of calling franchisees ‘franchise owners’ and explains why there is only one ‘franchise owner’, the franchisor.

GDPR compliance issues
Mark Abell of Bird & Bird, explains that many franchises are unknowingly still not fully GDPR compliant and so risk incurring fines of 20m Euros or four per cent of global turnover.

Preparing for a franchise business sale
Gordon Drakes of Fieldfisher, considers the key areas which a prospective buyer of or investor in a franchise will want to look at as part of the sale or investment process.

Staying afloat should your franchisor sink
Nicola Broadhurst of Stevens & Bolton, discusses the challenges and options available to franchisees should their franchisor fail.

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