Dr Mark Abell

Ground-breaking EU franchise law thesis gains doctorate for Mark Abell

World-renowned franchise lawyer, Mark Abell, has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the University of London. Dr Abell, co-head of European law firm, Field Fisher Waterhouse’s franchising and licensing practice, was awarded the doctorate for his thesis on the Regulation of Franchising in the European Union. (more…)


Five systems recruiting with FranchisingWorks

FranchisingWorks, which is currently operating a self-employment programme to create jobs through franchising in the Greater Manchester area, has enlisted five franchisors – Caremark, the Creation Station, Ovenclean, Snap-On Tools and VIP Bin Cleaning. (more…)


British Franchise Association election results 2011

The five franchisors elected to the BFA board at its annual meeting at the Hyatt Regency, Birmingham, in December were Sean Derrig (Chemex International), Dan Archer (Home Instead Senior Care), Pam Bader (Molly Maid), Clive Houlston (Mr. Electric) and Steve Calvert (Safeclean). (more…)