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Driver Hire Oxford

Driver Hire franchisee finds the route to success

Lorraine Thompson has owned and run Driver Hire’s franchise in Oxford for over 16 years. In that time, she has become a leading example of how to combine personal drive and dedication with a proven franchise system to achieve business success. (more…)

NIFE Olympia 2012

British & International Franchise Exhibition at Olympia

If you’re new to franchising and looking for a franchise you need to spend at least a day at the British & International Franchise Exhibition at Olympia, London, on Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, organised by the Venture Marketing Group. (more…)


New owners for Kall Kwik and Prontaprint print chains

Two of the longest-established and best-known British franchise systems, Kall Kwik and Prontaprint, together with their holding company, On Demand Communications (ODC) have gone into administration and Deloitte, the business advisory firm, appointed as administrators. (more…)


British pavilion for Franchise Expo, Paris 2012

The British Franchise Association (BFA) is to host a British pavilion at the Franchise Expo, Paris, on March 18 – 21 for its members. The cost of exhibiting is Euros 2,000 plus VAT. The show is expected to attract 450 exhibitors and more than 32,000 visitors. (more…)

Dr Mark Abell

Ground-breaking EU franchise law thesis gains doctorate for Mark Abell

World-renowned franchise lawyer, Mark Abell, has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the University of London. Dr Abell, co-head of European law firm, Field Fisher Waterhouse’s franchising and licensing practice, was awarded the doctorate for his thesis on the Regulation of Franchising in the European Union. (more…)