Potential franchisors need to know what steps to take, and not to take, before deciding to franchise their business. By Dugan Aylen, at The Franchising Centre.
The first UK Starbucks franchisee, 23.5 Degrees, has opened its 80th Starbucks outlet in King’s Lynn, Norfolk as part of its ongoing expansion programme to reach 300 stores by 2027.
The Co-op has launched its first franchised store at a service station, with the opening of Co-op Cornwall Services. The new outlet is the 15th franchised store for the retailer.
HSBC UK has launched its first ever £500m fund for franchise businesses as part of its commitment to help British businesses innovate and grow.
The oven valeting franchise Ovenu is supporting the Guide Dogs charity by gifting it £10,000 to sponsor a black Labrador puppy named Selsey.
WorkBuzz has announced the winners of the 2020/21 Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, at their virtual awards ceremony.
Alchemy Virtual Assistant welcomes Midlands-based Gemma McMillan to its network of virtual assistants for entrepreneurs and small enterprises, after she decided to pursue her business dreams during lockdown.
Creams, the dessert café brand, reports that it is seeking further franchisees nationwide to expand its current network from 91 outlets.
Being furloughed at the start of the pandemic last year, Becky Peters decided it was the right time to take charge and move on with her career.
Brian Caulfield and Andy McCue join the Camile Thai board for international and national expansion with further hires planned for first quarter of 2021.
Two sports car salesmen from the West Midlands have switched careers by investing in a two-region locksmith franchise for Coventry and Warwick/Leamington Spa, reports LockFit.