Business Breakfast speakers

Scottish Business Breakfast

Speakers at the Scottish Business Breakfast during the Scottish Franchise Week, included keynote speaker Roger Black, the Olympic medal winner. (more…)

People eating at YO! Sushi

Yo! Sushi franchise chain breaks into U.S. market

YO! Sushi, the largest UK sushi restaurant chain, is to open its first U.S. franchised unit in the Union Station, Washington. The franchisees, Richard Pawlowski and Darren Wightman, who have signed a 10-year site deal, hope to open two units in the Washington area by the end of the year. (more…)


The dilemma of the EU’s website Cookie Law

There is an EU Cookie Law that came into effect on May 26, 2011. This relates to the use of Cookies on websites and, according to a recent study, 95 per cent of UK businesses are not prepared for it, reports Liam Patton, Mayfly Internet Marketing. (more…)

Gill St Albans

First franchisee for Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel

Gill Reynolds has set up the Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel in the back garden of her home in a leafy part of the town, where there are plenty of birds and squirrels to keep the guests entertained. (more…)


Finalists for the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2012

The British Franchise Association (BFA) has announced the 14 finalists in the BFA/HSBC Franchisor of the Year Awards 2012, supported by Express Newspapers. The shortlisted franchisors were selected from a range of business sizes and industries across the UK and represent sectors as diverse as home cleaning services to global telecommunications. (more…)