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The UK’s #1 kitchen makeover firm overcame strong competition from 13 other finalists to be named the award winner. It is the third year Dream Doors has won the Best Franchisee Marketing Support category at the FMAs. Judges recognised the company for its impressive marketing support throughout the year, combining brand awareness, national advertising and local marketing. Dream Doors’ Director of Franchise Recruitment, Alex Waite, said:  “We’re so proud to have won this award, which was by...

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Would you be prepared to travel 1500 miles across Europe in a banger worth no more than £750? That is exactly what the InAutomotive team are doing over the course of the next few days as part of the Bangers4Ben initiative – and the franchise group ChipsAway International is proud to be supporting their efforts. Bangers4Ben, an event organised by motor industry charity BEN and Car Dealer Magazine, is a 4-day event where participants are challenged to travel from England to Italy in a vehicle wit...

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Why should I choose Swansea as the franchise territory for my proposed franchise venture? Swansea a beautiful, idyllic city that is well renowned for its tourism trade, but it’s not just tourism that makes Swansea such an appealing location. Swansea is also listed as one of the best places to launch a business or franchise within the UK, making it a prime spot for prospective franchisees scouring potential franchise territories to run their respective operation within. On top of this, S...

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Health & Healthcare Franchise Opportunities within the UK The Health and Healthcare sector provides a vast amount of opportunity to prosper as a business owner or indeed as a franchisee. The healthcare alone receives a incredible £146.8 billion spend towards its services and products per year. This has opened up a huge avenue for franchises looking to expand their networks through providing healthcare services, support, education, training and education. The UK health and fitness craze cert...

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The Home Improvement Franchise Sector The housing decline hit us all hard, well nearly all of us… Those running home improvement businesses did however witness a pleasant upturn. The Home Improvement market was valued at around £7.2bn at the end of 2015, that represented an increase on the previous year of 4%. The housing market is as temperamental as your other half, it’s either too expensive due to the rising property prices or people are unwilling/unable to uproot or the property...

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Mr. Electric, a leading UK electrical franchise, has been shortlisted for two categories in the prestigious annual Birmingham Post Business Awards 2018 - the ‘Business Entrepreneur of the Year’ and ‘Family Business of the Year’.Run by the Birmingham Post, these widely-respected awards recognise achievement and highlight the innovative people and companies in Birmingham who are boosting the economy while making a positive contribution to the local community.Jeff Longley, Mr. Electric Birmingham N...

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Why should I launch my Franchise in Milton Keynes Franchise Territory? Milton Keynes should be considered as a potential franchise territory if you’re seeking to launch your franchise soon. Milton Keynes is in fact second only to London for the number of business start-ups launched within that territory. This by itself shows the potential for this prospective franchise territory. Business Start-ups and franchise launches are certainly prospering within the franchise territory of Milton Keyn...

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Wednesday October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the aim of the day is to promote mental health education, awareness and advocacy. At work, professional drivers are recognised as a particularly high-risk group. And that’s one of the reasons why Driver Hire, the leading national transport & logistics recruitment franchisor, is supporting this annual event.  “If you’ve got a bad back or a heavy cold, it’s usually pretty clear to your colle...

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Pascal Giraud has bought Driver Hire’s Chelmsford franchise from long-standing owner, David Quinn. Franchising for over 30 years, Driver Hire provides temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to local and national organisations in both the public and private sector. If they’re short of staff – perhaps because of illness, holidays or seasonal demand – Driver Hire will supply them with a suitable replacement. Pascal has an interesting CV. Originally from Paris, he’s lived in t...

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Pupils at Archbishop Wake CE Primary School in Dorset are getting fit by taking part in the Daily Mile initiative, thanks to the opening of a new running track made of artificial grass. Installed over the summer holidays by the UK’s number one professional grounds maintenance franchise, Countrywide Grounds Maintenance, the school wanted an all-weather artificial surface that could be used throughout the year, offered good shock absorption and would stand the test of time with excessive use. Th...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced the appointment of its new UK managing director: Liz Williams.   Williams, who has more than 20 years’ experience in the food industry, will now be responsible for UK operations including overseeing the success of the Company’s network of more than 400 franchised stores throughout the country. Liz Williams, managing director, Papa John’s UK explains: “The UK offers the biggest market place for pizza sales outside the US and our r...

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Why is the Capital the place to launch your franchised business? So, you’ve got to the stage where you’ve decided to take the big plunge and start your own business, this route of earning a living can prove to be a rather exciting one, that is of course once you’ve got through the first initial challenges. There are many different factors you will have to consider prior to launching your own franchise, such as finances, staffing, marketing and more. This is exactly why the franchising route is...

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