Case Studies


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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We’re pleased to welcome a new franchisee to our Driver Hire Luton franchise territory branch, Charanpreet Singh Parhar – Chaz for short. Charanpreet’s background prior to his new business venture in buying the Driver Hire Luton franchise, was that he worked in customer services for Paypoint Network Ltd. “I’d always wanted to work for myself,” says Charanpreet. “I like the idea of franchising because there’s support from the franchisor and therefore a greater chance of my new business succeedi...

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Kaspa's Desserts is one of the UK's most exciting new restaurants, offering an amazing experience to all that enter. But what do their franchisees think of their Kaspa's franchise opportunity? “I think Customers come back to Kaspa's due to the combination of staff, service, great desserts and the vibrant happy atmosphere” “When I first visited Kaspa's as a customer, it was amazing it was like being in an American Diner! Without a doubt, Kaspa's make the best waffles in the country! The i...

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Mark & Rachel Coldham became franchisees with The Massage Company at the beginning of 2018.  The process starts with finding premises and The Massage Company work with property experts in site finding and supporting the negotiating on lease contracts. Mark and Rachel found a site fairly quickly in their chosen area and are now in the final few weeks legal contract stage, which include the landlord doing some remedial works on the site.   The Massage Company have a structured...

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“I chose the Spaghetti Maths franchise because it looked like a fun and profitable business where I could work around my family and other commitments, whilst also getting the satisfaction of making a difference with maths (as I love the subject!). The people at Head Office are genuine with an actual desire to make maths fun for children. David is always keen to hear feedback and happy to talk through any aspect of the business. I am pleased with my journey so far and I’m working on build...

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Most people wake up on a Monday morning absolutely dreading the week ahead, as a massage therapist at The Massage Company I never get that Monday feeling. There is always a great  energy at the centre  from the management, membership supervisor team, fellow therapists and even the members, which can really pick you up even on a bad day! When arriving at The Massage Company, even as a member of staff and after a horrendous drive in traffic you are instantly greeted by a wave of calm an...

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Both Steven Sykes and Estelle Robertson had very successful careers, but they decided that they wanted a better work life balance - something that they could achieve through an Ovenclean franchise. Although they have faced some challenges, 18 months down the line Steven and Estelle are thoroughly enjoying the benefits of owning their own business and are seeing huge demand for their service. Steven and Estelle chose a franchise due to risk limitation. “Ovenclean offered a proven business model,...

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OSCAR Pet Foods is now a way of life for Brian Hulme as he celebrates his 15th anniversary as a franchisee on 19th May 2018. As Brian recalls his memories with OSCAR he says,  “OSCAR Pet Foods Franchise renewed my enthusiasm in working for my self from the start and becoming a franchisee. Circumstances surrounding my previous experience destroyed my faith in self-employment, until I found the OSCAR Pet Foods Franchise concept and its clear and honest approach to the procedures of setting...

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Venture’s Eton studio was bought by Jonny Foster in 2012 from the existing franchisee. Prior to purchasing the studio Jonny had worked in Venture as a photographer, but he had always wanted to own and run his own studio. “I’ve built Venture Eton up since I purchased the business, the studio team have worked incredibly hard over the last 5 years and am very proud to have been awarded the Studio of the Year three times since I bought it. With turnover averaging £650K a year we have always been o...

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