Case Studies


Leading pizza franchise network, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened it's latest franchise store within the franchise territory of Denton, Manchester.  This is the fifth franchise store to be run by franchisee Amit Abhol (Rana), who has outlined plans to open 20 Papa John’s by 2020.     Rana who joined Papa John’s in June 2017 explains: “Previously I was employed at a rival firm, based out of Northern Ireland, where I worked my way up from taking phone orders to re...

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“Our two Whippets, Mollie and Trevor, found OSCAR Pet Foods at a local show, and following a sample taste test there was no looking back – that was five years ago,” says Nick. “Never far from my thoughts, OSCAR was gradually becoming a promising contender for my future, albeit the future for our dogs. Over the years I visited the OSCAR website, keeping an open mind on what I would do when I reached the magic age of fifty. “Fifty was my target – change my career and lifestyle, pursue my per...

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Dublcheck franchisees co-owner Mark Howarth and James Kitwood worked in the cut-throat world of retail fashion in Leeds for 20 years manufacturing garments for major blue-chip retailers. Working an average 40-hour week initially that quickly became a 70 hour week. Mark and James could no longer spend quality time with their families and when coupled with the gruelling travel schedule, both ended up with the same thought; something had to change, and we need some inspiration! A visit to the Bri...

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PerCurra employees with between 5 and 10 years service have been presented with a Certificate of Appreciation, flowers and a gift voucher during an afternoon of celebrations at the company’s West Bridgford franchise head office. The Long Service Awards were presented by Managing Director Gill Heppell on Friday 16 February 2018. Gill said:  “This was an opportunity to thank and reward staff for their years of dedication to our clients and their loyalty to the company. We get fantastic fe...

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HITTING the ground running allowed Dream Doors franchisees Richard Marshall and Jamie-Louise Brewer to generate over £94,000 in their first month of trade. Richard, who runs Dream Doors within the Wakefield franchise territory with Jamie-Louise, had been looking to put his considerable sales expertise to use in his own venture. Following a positive first meeting with the Dream Doors team in Birmingham, Richard and Jamie-Louise pulled out all the stops to get on board with the company as qu...

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Being made redundant has turned into a blessing in disguise for current franchisee Steve Payne.  Losing his job set Steve on an entrepreneurial path which has seen him build a highly successful franchise business in the hygiene supplies sector. And now Steve is celebrating 26 years of running a Chemex franchise supplying hundreds of businesses within his franchise territory of North Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. Steve, a former RAF jet fighter technician, turned to Chemex after los...

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A Berkshire hygiene supplies franchise company has double cause to celebrate after reaching 25 years in business and achieving record turnover.  Stephen and Margaret Crinks have grown their Chemex franchise to a near £750,000 a year business with four employees since starting from scratch 25 years ago. The franchise business supplies hundreds of customers across Berkshire and North Wiltshire with a hygiene consultancy service backed by 600 products. The couple recently in...

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A former farmer is reaping the benefits of success after switching careers to provide a hygiene service to local businesses. Tired of long hours with little reward, Charles Williams invested in a hygiene supplies service and he's never looked back. Now 28 years later he has grown his Chemex franchise to a £400,000 turnover operation and supplies hundreds of businesses across the South Cheshire, North Shropshire and The Wirral franchise territory. Charles provides a hygiene advice and train...

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Business partners, Richard Bannister and Jane Moses, have bought our established Driver Hire Coventry franchise. Previous owners, Tony and Linda Lucas, are retiring after seven successful years in charge. Both Jane and Richard have run their own businesses in the past. Jane’s business was in retail, but more recently she’s worked in sales, marketing and recruitment. Richard’s background is in catering. He owned and operated a chain of local sandwich shops in the Birmingham/Solihull area....

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Sonny and Avi Samra have bought Driver Hire’s Twickenham franchise recruitment business from long-standing owners, Bob and Monika McKinlay. Running their own business is going to be a big career change for both Sonny and Avi. Before opting to buy their Driver Hire franchise, Sonny worked in a management role for the Home Office and Avi was a primary school teacher. Avi, who has a degree in business studies, is certain that they have the right mix of skills to make a success of their new ventur...

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Mandeep and Sal Bassi are our latest franchisees to join the Driver Hire network. They’ve recently completed the purchase of our Leicester office from long-standing owners, Paul and Shirley McKenna. “We both felt it was time for a change. We’re really excited by the prospect of running our own Driver Hire franchise,” says Sal. “As with any business, it will be a challenge. We’re retaining the staff employed by Paul and Shirley so, together, we make a great team.” Mandeep added: ...

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Darshan Talwar likes working for Driver Hire so much, he’s become a joint owner and franchise partner of our Burton franchise territory office. Darsh has managed the business successfully for the past 18 months. “I love working for Driver Hire and am enjoying it even more now that I am joint owner and a shareholder in the business. Whilst I’d never really considered being my own boss, Driver Hire gave me the option to buy into the business at very favourable terms. It was a great opp...

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