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The dilemma of the EU’s website Cookie Law

There is an EU Cookie Law that came into effect on May 26, 2011. This relates to the use of Cookies on websites and, according to a recent study, 95 per cent of UK businesses are not prepared for it, reports Liam Patton, Mayfly Internet Marketing. (more…)

Gill St Albans

First franchisee for Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel

Gill Reynolds has set up the Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel in the back garden of her home in a leafy part of the town, where there are plenty of birds and squirrels to keep the guests entertained. (more…)


Finalists for the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2012

The British Franchise Association (BFA) has announced the 14 finalists in the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2012, supported by Express Newspapers. The shortlisted franchisors were selected from a range of business sizes and industries across the UK and represent sectors as diverse as home cleaning services to global telecommunications. (more…)

Franchise Business Listings website

New franchise listings website of all UK franchises

A new website, has been launched by the Franchise World Group. This is a complete list, which is updated daily, of more than 1,400 franchises across all business categories currently operating in the UK. (more…)

Manchester Central

The British Franchise Exhibition, Manchester Central, June 8 & 9

The British Franchise Exhibition at Manchester Central brings a range of franchise opportunities, advice and guidance all under one roof. With over half a million people currently employed in franchising, it is a business proposition that clearly has strong appeal. (more…)


Advantages of buying a franchise resale

Thinking of buying a franchise, then look at a franchise resale
. Most people considering setting up in business will have heard of the well-publicised statistics about the success of franchised businesses versus stand alone independents. How then can you trim the risk element even further?