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Front cover feature – Franchise Resales In conversation with Julie Taylor (managing director at Franchise Resales), Derrick Simpson (the firm’s co-founder) and David Williams (finance director).
Double celebration at legal firm Owen White
Two directors at Owen White, Jane Masih and Russell Ford, have reached their 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively working for the legal firm.
Revive! trio shine at the annual BFA/HSBC franchisee awards
Revive! trio, Adam Holmes, Andrew Blackhurst and Nathan Holmes, won the top title of Franchisee of the Year and Customer Service Franchisee of the Year, at the annual awards.
Dream Doors fits 50,000th kitchen makeover
Dream Doors franchisees, Helen and Philip Mahon, who have a showroom in Norwich, are delighted to have fitted the 50,000th kitchen makeover for the company.
The importance of a good business plan
Richard Holden, of Lloyds Banking Group, talks about ensuring that a business plan is detailed, outlines objectives and strategies, but at the same time is punchy, to ensure it grabs a bank manager’s interest.
What will you be doing differently in 2017?
The British & International Franchise Exhibition at Olympia, London, on January 20 and 21, will feature over 100 franchise brands, business workshops and an international franchise conference.
McDonald’s franchisee, Fiona Nicholls, has acquired her first restaurant that has a host of features such as self-order kiosks and free to use tablets installed at some tables for customers to browse the news and check emails.
House of Colour
The personal stylist, House of Colour, is launching its second franchise development phase and is looking to recruit a further 100 franchisees by the end of 2018.
How to create content
Jenny Mugridge, of Mayfly Internet Marketing, discusses how to create and improve online content to attract your target audience.
Hungry for a fresh new career with Jasper’s
A scriptwriter for Mexican soap operas, Feliciano Torres, has moved with his wife to the UK, to open a new branch of Jasper’s, the buffet catering franchise.
Brian Duckett, of The Franchising Centre, discusses how the franchisor should have in place a process for growing the value of its business in order to achieve a better selling price.
Cyber risks – do not underestimate the impact
Maurice Logie, of Moreland Insurance Brokers, says cyber insurance is important for businesses as 31 per cent of SMEs who had experienced a cyber breach said it took over six months for the business to get back on track and 26 per cent of businesses had been unable to grow in line with previous expectations.
Cloudy weather ahead for franchisors
Mark Abell, of Bird & Bird, talks about the advantages of businesses using cloud technology but advises franchisors to check their existing franchise agreements to ensure there are no barriers for introducing it to their networks.
Franchising in Europe – what does the future hold?
Gordon Drakes, of Fieldfisher, comments on a study on the regulatory framework and challenges for franchising in the EU and why the sector is not reaching its full potential in the EU, as less than 2 per cent of EU GDP comes from franchising.
Nicola Broadhurst, of Stevens & Bolton, explains how businesses considering franchising must behave ethically towards their franchisees.