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Featured news and articles
Front cover feature: HomeXperts HomeXperts, the award-winning estate and letting agency, is looking to recruit 30 franchisees this year as it continues to expand its network. The franchise model enables you to deliver a personal agency service whilst working from home or a small serviced office.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
Home Instead Senior Care, the provider of non-medical homecare for the elderly, has received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of innovation.
First-time franchisees of Dream Doors, the kitchen makeover company, are achieving success by building £1m a year businesses with the firm.
Implications of Brexit for UK franchisors
Mark Abell, of Bird & Bird, discusses the implications of Brexit for franchising, as the EU is a key market for many UK franchisors.
McDonald’s exhibition stand
British Franchise Exhibition
The British Franchise Exhibition will be held at EventCity, Manchester on June 17 and 18. It will showcase a variety of franchises and offer 40 free seminars. Free tickets.
Get the right advice when expanding your business
Richard Holden, of Lloyds Banking Group, says expanding a business unlocks both potential opportunities and threats for the owner.
A profession to be proud of
Brian Duckett, of The Franchising Centre, talks about his 40-year journey with franchising.
Pizza Hut Delivery
Pizza Hut to deliver £40m investment
Pizza Hut Delivery has announced it plans to invest £40m in the UK and Ireland, through the opening of 200 takeaway stores.
When opportunity knocks, are you hearing it?
Paul Stafford, of the BFA, discusses five ways to increase a franchisor’s pool of potential franchisees.
The New Driveway Company
The New Driveway Company says its franchise is to raise standards in the hard landscaping sector, which is estimated to be worth £4bn a year to the UK economy.
Carl Reader, of d&t accountants, talks about the advantages of a management and financial tool, that gives insight into the performance of each franchisee and the entire franchise network.
TaxAssist scores a hat-trick for franchisee satisfaction
TaxAssist Accountants, the UK’s largest network of accountants, has been awarded Five Star Franchisee Satisfaction status for the third year running.
Jenny Mugridge, of Mayfly Internet Marketing, discusses the importance of content marketing to build successful relationships with an audience.
Be aware of the cost of lost reputation
Maurice Logie, of Moreland Insurance, says all businesses should be protecting their brand reputation, in order to minimise any damage to the business, if a situation was to arise.
The obligations of the franchisor and franchisee in the franchise agreement
Nicola Broadhurst, of Stevens & Bolton, continues her article on the importance of having a well-drafted and comprehensive franchise agreement.
Traders need to comply with new EU Online Dispute Resolution
Mark Smith and Gordon Drakes, of Fieldfisher, discuss the new EU Online Dispute Resolution requirements for online traders.
What is the importance of support in the relationship?
Julie Taylor, of Franchise Resales, discusses the importance of support for franchisees during their lifecycle with a franchise.