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Swindon based chartered accountants d&t, has announced the appointment of Dave Galvin, QFP, to the role of managing director.  Galvin, previously director and head of franchising/senior business advisor at d&t, has now been promoted to head-up the Company in recognition of his wealth of franchise and business experience.  Galvin comments:  “My role will be to build on d&t’s outstanding reputation for service and delivery and to continue the business’s trajectory of growth and f...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, hosted its biggest ever UK franchise conference last week, held at the Metropole Hotel, Birmingham.  Around 600 franchisees and store managers joined Papa John’s staff to celebrate team and individual achievements during the past year and look to the future.    Phil Gaffer, QFP, Papa John’s franchise sales and business development manager explains: “Our theme: ‘Better Together’, was firmly cemented by ensuring franchise store managers we...

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We’ve witnessed a huge upturn in self-employment since the turn of the millennium, which ultimately means there’s no discrimination when choosing the route of becoming ‘your own boss’. Franchising has aided towards the elimination of the discrimination card that is preventing so many over 50’s from finding full time employment, in fact, 82% of franchisees within the UK are actually over the age of 30 with 48,600 franchised units currently in operation throughout the UK. Age may be a hinderi...

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In recognition of its commitment to help military veterans transition into the workplace, Drain Doctor within the franchise territory of Newcastle & Sunderland has signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge that Armed Forces personnel, veterans, reservists and their families will be treated fairly by the business.  Drain Doctor within the franchise territory of Newcastle & Sunderland is only the fifth plumbing and drainage specialist company in the country to have signed the Armed For...

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PerCurra announce the launch of its fourth home-care branch; PerCurra Grantham & Newark. The West Bridgford based company has been operating in Nottingham for 10 years and also has branches in Hertfordshire and Essex. PerCurra founder and Managing Director Gill Heppell said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew White to PerCurra. He will be operating an independent business under the PerCurra brand, delivering our range of excellent care at home services to people in the Grantham and Newark areas....

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We are extremely excited to have partnered with The International Franchise Show for 2019, set to take over the Excel, London this April 5 & 6! The event is free to attend and brings together Britain’s biggest selection of UK-based and international franchise opportunities. We would love to see you at Stand 330, where we will be on hand to answer any questions and queries you have, offer advice, and meet with the rest of the Franchise Supermarket Network! Alongside us will be a further 180 Brit...

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Neighborly®, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, celebrated another milestone year in 2018, as well as cementing its presence in Europe. In June, the company announced The Riverside Company’s sale of Neighborly to new private equity partner Harvest Partners, LP and completed two acquisitions in the U.S. - Real Property Management and Mosquito Joe. In a pledge to strengthen and grow its presence in the UK, Neighbourly UK relocated its Support Office to Banbury, Oxfordshire an...

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DREAM Doors franchisee Lynn Fletcher found the working flexibility she needed by joining the UK’s #1 kitchen makeover company. Having previously worked in advertising and sales, Lynn was looking for a new business opportunity that could fit around the needs of her young son. She also wanted to take on a business that offered the right return on her initial start-up costs and found the Dream Doors model fitted the bill. Lynn said: “I initially saw Dream Doors on the internet and that then...

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In the pursuit for outstanding, a Dragons’ Den backed franchised theatre school went above and beyond at their recent annual franchise conference. With a No Business Like Show Business theme, the franchise Head Office team went to town and pulled out all the stops to create a Conference where franchisees were able to hone their skills, network with their colleagues, listen to the latest PR, marketing and social media advice and enjoy the wonderful entertainment that was laid on.   The...

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37-year-old Ross had been working in corporate sales in Dubai for several years when he decided he wanted to move back to the UK. He began researching franchise business opportunities and soon came across the Dream Doors model. He said: “It appealed to the creative side of me - being able to go into someone’s house and change the most important room into what they want it to be. “Financially it also seemed like a very good opportunity. “I looked online and Dream Doors caught my eye ab...

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OSCAR Pet Foods are delighted to have been ranked the top pet franchise in the Elite Franchise 100 for the second year running. As Elite explain, “Allowing franchisors to duke it out on everything from growth to the support they offer franchisees, the Elite Franchise 100 recognises the sector's brightest businesses and ranks them according to a broad range of criteria from their financial performance and heritage in the industry to their contribution to the community and the way they embra...

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Driver Hire’s National Accounts’ team has finalised a national agreement with Team Knowhow, the expert services division of Dixons Carphone plc, which includes Currys PC World and Carphone Warehouse. The agreement enables individual Driver Hire franchisees to trade with Team Knowhow depots across the UK. Team Knowhow technicians and their vehicles are a familiar sight, delivering a wide variety of electrical and white goods and providing after sales support. Driver Hire has been a leading fran...

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