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More Than Loft Ladder (MTLL) franchisee, Paul Langley, has what, for many people, must be the dream business. Just three-and-a-half years after launching his MTLL franchise – and less than four years since being made redundant from his engineering job – Paul now has a management franchise that makes him money while he travels Europe in his camper van!“I’m pretty much semi-retired now,” says Paul, calling in from sunnier climes just north of Barcelona. “The plan is to spend the next few years tra...

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SINCE Ableworld was founded in 2001 by Mike Williams, the company has grown rapidly into a highly successful nationwide firm with 32 stores and plans to expand across the country in the next few years. Ableworld’s recent growth model of opening stores under its franchise has resulted in retail units being opened from franchise territories in Inverness in the north to Southampton in the south, Colchester in the east to Cardiff in the west. This year Ableworld decided to turn its attention to the...

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It’s a year since Donna Wilson and her team took over Ableworld in Newark, and since then her business gone from strength to strength.Donna Wilson joined the Ableworld franchise team as the director of Newark store in October 2014, and has had great success in offering quality mobility products at fantastic prices in the Newark area. She now provides the same support and help in Lincoln. Her Lincoln Mobility store opened in May this year and stocks a wide range of mobility items from toileting a...

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OSCAR – YOUR FRANCHISE BUSINESSBeing self-employed and working from home gives you the flexibility of running your own business around family requirements, and your lifestyle around your business. No day is the same: a day in the office, customer deliveries, local shows and events – an OSCAR Pet Foods franchise business comes with lots of variety.A day in the life of an OSCAR franchisee...Bernie says: “Monday sets us up for the week. It's office day, updating accounts and records and banking etc...

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So what is it like being a Daily Poppins Franchise? We spoke to one of our franchisees and asked them to relay a typical day as a Daily Poppins Franchisee.... “The alarm rings at 7am. I am not the best in the mornings so working from home is probably a good idea for me. After breakfast and a shower, I double check that the packs for the cleaning teams are all at hand.They arrive at around 8.15am, I have a quick chat with the team leaders and some of the staff, give the team leaders their journey...

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Angela Connally will take on a broad role, with responsibilities including managing the office, updating and improving systems, looking after franchisee compliance and ISO accreditation and contributing to marketing and recruitment.She joins the consultancy network after almost a decade with American franchisor CMIT Solutions, which provides outsourced IT expertise for small and medium sized enterprises. Whilst part of the franchise development team with the Texas-based company, Angela saw them...

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Running a successful cake business was something Caroline Pearman had dreamed of since learning to bake with her grandmother as a little girl. But, after taking the plunge and leaving her busy job as a university project manager, she quickly found that her dream was turning into a nightmare.And it wasn’t for lack of business - Caroline’s Cakes quickly became so popular, she found herself working well into night, seven days a week, to keep up with demand. But the huge workload was leaving her str...

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Before Harpreet came into franchising, she worked in marketing and brand experience for 15 years, working her way up from Account Executive to Account Director. Prior to this, she studied Business Studies at university, majoring in marketing. Harpreet believes that the wealth of marketing experience she has will help her to really hit the ground running. Harpreet’s Previous Experience With Care: Around 2002, Harpreet had her own experience with care as her Nan unfortunately suffered a stroke...

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TestimonialsPaul Best – Franchise Owner – Clarriots Care Cheshire East“The decision to use a franchise model was based on the fact of being new to the care industry. Therefore needing the support and experience of a company that had not only been successful in this industry but who also shared our vision and passion for the deliverance of quality care, that’s where Clarriots Care came in.Now to hear the difference we are making to a person’s quality of living and being recommended to others make...

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Nowadays, almost one in every five franchises are being launched by those under 30 years old. But why? We caught up with Pearl - 29 years old – on the twelfth night of her two-week in-house intensive training session with Clarriots Care and asked her why she’s recently started her franchising journey:At 29, Pearl is ambitious and looking forward to the opportunities her franchise package offers.How did you discover franchising and why you chose to go down that route?Pearl: “When I discovered fra...

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We have designed our franchise model to enable you to start trading quickly and compliantly, with all the systems and tools you will need. The process is clear and straightforward, and we operate a truly consultative approach to the fact finding and application stages. Our multiple award winning Estate Agency and Lettings Franchise brand has developed a reputation for excellence in customer service and straight talking, honest advice. There are close to 100 estate agency franchise propositio...

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With almost 30 years director level experience in some of the country's largest family businesses, Russell Grant will launch the new Midlands franchise territory for Business Doctors. He says: "Too many SME owners find themselves spending the majority of their time working in their businesses rather than on them. We call this the owner's trap and it's a guaranteed way to stall your business's growth potential."Business Doctors work with SME owners to help them identify and solve barriers to grow...

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