Magazine: Feb/March 2020 issue

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Cover story: The Reading Doctor has ‘rekindled love of teaching’
Deborah Salsbury, a former primary school teacher turned businesswoman, has recruited her fourth franchisee for The Reading Doctor after beginning her franchising journey just under a year ago.

BFA increases turnover and digital coverage
The BFA reports an increase in annual turnover and a record-breaking 12-months in terms of media and digital coverage following the launch of its first digital marketing campaign.

WorkBuzz present The Best Franchise Award winners
The specialist franchise research company, WorkBuzz, announce the winners of the awards which are based on confidential feedback from franchisees that complete its Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark Survey.

Fast growing Code Ninjas to open eleventh UK centre
Code Ninjas, the U.S.-based after-school programme that offers coding education for children, will open its eleventh UK centre in West London.

Duck & Dry extends its offering beyond the capital
The on-trend London hair styling and blow dry bar is now offering further franchises beyond the capital as it looks to expand nationwide and internationally.

BabyZone launches with two charity pilot centres
The child sensory activity franchise Baby Sensory has partnered with OnSide Youth Zones to launch BabyZone, which aims to help parents on a low income to have access to its sensory classes.

Just Shutters exceeds £25m in sales milestone
Just Shutters, the window shutter company with 19 franchisees, reports that last year it had its highest sales of £27.4m.

Challenges of consistent brand image in international markets
Pip Wilkins of the BFA, explores the underlying need for a consistent brand image when expanding into new markets and the challenges franchisors face.

Communication is key in a franchise network
Alan Wilkinson of The Franchising Centre, discusses how franchisors and franchisees should maintain open communication channels to ensure a close working relationship, whereby information is learned and shared that can benefit the network.

A game of three dimensional chess – data protection after Brexit
Gordon Drakes and Eleonor Duhs of Fieldfisher, report that the UK is about to enter uncharted waters as we leave the EU and the challenges ahead include the cross-cutting area of data protection which will affect UK businesses.

Helping franchisors to understand blockchain technology
Mark Abell and Jonny Emmanuel of Bird & Bird explain how blockchain technologies work and how it may help franchisors improve the competitiveness of their franchise systems.

If a couple separate can the franchise survive?
Nicola Broadhurst of Stevens & Bolton, discusses whether a business can survive following divorce or separation and what role nuptial agreements can play in protecting the business interests of both parties.

Read more franchise news stories on: Babyballet, Bright & Beautiful, Camile Thai Kitchen, ChipsAway, Drain Doctor, Dream Doors, Driver Hire, Little Kickers, Oscar, Ovenu, Poppies and The UK Adviser.