Management buy-out at Molly Maid Kevin Hipkins, president of Molly Maid in Canada and the UK, has led a management buyout of the company’s UK operation.
Franchisee of the Year awards Lee Eaton, of Signs Express, the sign manufacturer and vehicle graphics company, has won the BFA/HSBC Franchisee of the Year. He also won the category of B2B Franchisee of the Year.
Franchise exhibitions As confidence in the UK economy is continuing to grow, entrepreneurs looking to start a business, could find that by visiting a franchise exhibition in 2016 may offer the stepping-stone to self-employment.
Women in franchising Pip Wilkins, head of operations at the BFA, encourages more women to join the sector.
Evolving – a positive business strategy Derrick Simpson, of Franchise Resales discusses the reasons why businesses should not be wary of evolving to stay ahead of the competition.
Recruiting franchisees in the digital age Iain Martin, of Kyros Business Services, discusses the developments in digital technology that franchisors can implement in its recruitment process.
Ensuring the profiles match Brian Duckett, of the Franchising Centre, talks about the similarities of the franchise relationship and marriage, and how both parties seek the perfect partner.
The use of internet marketing to evaluate a franchise Jenny Mugridge, of Mayfly Internet Marketing, gives tips on how to evaluate a franchise by analysing a franchisors online presence and reputation.
Franchisee satisfaction Ken Deary of Right at Home, celebrates the company’s five-star rating, in the franchisee satisfaction awards of Smith & Henderson, the independent research firm.
Bird & Bird international expansion continues Bird & Bird recruits seven new lawyers to its franchising team as demand for its services grows across its 28 offices.
Providing essential cover Maurice Logie, of Moreland Insurance, discusses the top ten things to be aware of to ensure that the correct level of insurance cover is in place.
Ensuring a good customer experience Carl Reader, of accountants d&t, talks about the core services it offers to franchisees and its use of technology to ensure a top level of customer service.
The challenges of bringing e-commerce into a franchise system David Bond and Gordon Drakes of Fieldfisher, discuss how franchised brands can implement a successful strategy for e-commerce, which works for all parties.
The three parties in the franchise relationship Nicola Broadhurst, of Stevens & Bolton, highlights the advantages and disadvantages of franchising for the three parties involved – the franchisor, franchisee and consumer.