Magazine: June/July 2019

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Cover story: Turtle Tots honoured
Turtle Tots has received international recognition for its baby swimming programme, by being named amongst the best in family-friendly educational services by the Mom’s Choice Awards.

Barrel & Stone’s first standalone restaurant
The first standalone Barrel & Stone restaurant has opened at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, offering customers handcrafted freshly prepared stone baked pizza.

Camile Thai franchisee for London
The Thai food restaurant brand has announced that Rakesh Gopalakrishnan who has over 19 years experience in the hospitality sector, has become its first London franchisee after acquiring the Tooting Bec outlet.

The BFA had been at the heart of franchising … why is it no longer?
Emily Price, chief operating officer at the BFA, discusses the association’s current and future plans to ensure it will be at the forefront of UK franchising, representing and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Explore the potential of franchising in the North
A selection of BFA accredited franchises will be exhibiting at The Northern Franchise Exhibition at EventCity, Manchester on June 21 and 22. Visitors to the show can also attend educational seminars and workshops.

What is workplace culture and why should we care?
The BFA investigates why good workplace culture is becoming higher on the list for jobseekers as Chris Chidley, chief executive of Driver Hire, agrees that retaining talent is key to creating a healthy workplace.

Improve your chances of obtaining finance
Suki Dehal of Lloyds Bank Group, talks about the important steps you can take to improve your credit history in order to maximise the chances of obtaining finance.

New owner of Signarama UK
Signarama UK has been acquired by Anas Saltaji, the master licensee for Signarama Canada. Saltaji says he sees this acquisition as a long-term commitment, focusing on reinvigorate the current network and targeting 100 units as he aims to replicate his overseas success.

‘Do I really need a broker to recruit franchisees?’
Brian Duckett of The Franchising Centre responds to the question, as he discusses how to avoid those unqualified leads and how the European brokers network can help with international recruitment.

What is block chain and how will it impact upon franchising?
Mark Abell of Bird & Bird, talks about the basic nature of block chain technology and how it makes commercial transactions more secure and cost-effective, whilst having limitless potential for businesses.

Manage supply chain risk
Gordon Drakes of Fieldfisher, discusses the UK Government’s report on the insolvency regime and considers its proposals, and provides best practice recommendations for recovering goods in the possession of a franchisee that has entered some form of insolvency protection.

BFA code of ethics – the roadmap to ethical practice
Nicola Broadhurst of Stevens & Bolton, explains how the BFA’s Code of Ethics enshrines the key principles of ethical franchising in the UK, acting as a form of self-governance, which gives clear guidance on what constitutes fair dealing and good conduct for both franchisors and franchisees.

Read more franchise news stories on:
Domino’s, Drain Doctor, Dream Doors, German Doner Kebab, Kall Kwik, Not Just Travel, Papa John’s, Razzamataz, Signs Express, Snap-on and TaxAssist.