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Whilst the football world’s attention is on Russia right now, sneaking in just ahead of the big kick-off in Moscow, was leading transport & logistics’ recruitment franchise, Driver Hire’s own football tournament. However, rather than Volgograd, this one was played out in Tamworth. Organised by Driver Hire Gatwick’s franchisee, Nic Chaviaris, and his office team, along with 90 minutes of non-stop goalmouth action, the aim of the day was to raise money for Driver Hire’s Benevolent Fund. It undoub...

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Kaspa’s - Ones to watch “Horizons’ biannual Ones to Watch research tracks the emergence and growth of new eating out brands once they reach five units through their period of critical growth to 25 outlets. Brands qualify for inclusion if they’ve shown growth of at least 20% over the previous three years combined.” “Dessert café Kaspa’s emerged as one of the fastest growing brands in Ones To Watch. The franchise concept, specialising in ice creams, waffles and milkshakes grew from two sites in...

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The University of Winchester recently invited the Dwyer Group, one of the world’s largest franchise organisations, to an event organised by its Business School to allow final year business students to present their pitch projects to a panel of industry experts. One of the experts on the judging panel was Joshua Barker of the Dwyer Group, who also took the opportunity to speak to many of the students about the importance of values in the business world and the advantages of franchising as a pote...

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Marla Custom Blinds is a family owned and operated business with a highly experienced, friendly and helpful team who are always willing and happy to offer advice and information. Established since 1995, Marla now manufacture and install blinds for domestic and commercial customers all along the South Coast from Brighton to Exmouth and into Dorset, Surrey, Wiltshire, East Devon, Somerset and now Dartford.Following on from the continuous success, Marla Custom Blinds are pleased to announ...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s has opened its latest franchise store in the franchise territory of Didcot, Oxfordshire.   The new pizza franchise outlet will be run by franchisee Bally Brar with the help of 15 locally recruited staff.  Bally also runs the Abingdon franchise territory for Papa John’s and has been a franchisee since 2014.    “I have a background in the pizza industry, previously working as an area manager for a rival firm,” confirms Bally.  “Ho...

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Believe in yourself and keep looking forward, as Steve Pointon recalls 20 years with OSCAR Pet Foods.  “In my previous career I found myself caught up in the politics of the banking industry and a lifetime of sales,” Steve says. “We were a happy family with two children. Jacqui and I enjoyed life to the full while I continued to work, but we had always planned to run our own franchise business in the future.  “Only when the family were old enough did we find the confidence to...

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We are pleased to announce that Shakeaway have opened a store within the franchise territory of Stevenage, and it's now open. The grand opening of the milkshake franchise outlet on Saturday 9th June was fantastic, with the first 50 lucky customers in the large queue receiving a free milkshake - the response from our customers truly was amazing! You will find our Shakeaway franchise located at 54 Queensway, Stevenage, SG1 1EE. Customers in Stevenage – a town when viewed from the air, is sha...

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Leading transport & logistics recruitment franchise, Driver Hire, is celebrating a 25 year partnership with Motherwell-based business services provider, Wilson Gibb Management Services Ltd (WGMS). WGMS was formed in 1992 by business partners Darrin Gibb and Hugh Wilson. It purchased its first Driver Hire office (in Motherwell) that same year. The venture proved to be highly successful. When Hugh Wilson retired in 2004, Darrin took up the reins. Later in the building of the business, Fiona Thomp...

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YES, it is! The sport and recreation sector has seen a huge rise in interest from all ages and levels of sporting ability. To put this into context, one in every seven people within the UK are now members of some type of gym. The evidence is here for all to see, the British public are far more incline to splash the cash and invest their valuable spare time into sporting activities to either maintain the healthy lifestyle, lose weight or gain fitness. This is only further enhanced with the fact t...

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The sun is shining which means the Shakeaway limited-edition Summer menu has arrived in stores. We have created 12 named shakes, all hand made to order with 100% fat free frozen yoghurt, refreshing crunchy ice & fresh ingredients. If you’re feeling naughty, all shakes can be made with ice cream instead. You’ll certainly be feeling fresh after trying fresh freddy – a blend of the finest strawberries & passion fruit, with 100% fat free frozen yoghurt & crunchy ice. If you’re dreaming of an exotic...

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Franchising is a big deal in the UK, with it contributing over £15bn to the UK Economy. Franchising presents a fantastic avenue for would be entrepreneurs to make the leap into the business world. Investing in an Established franchise model does come with added benefits such as the unrivalled support services, established branding, ongoing franchise training and the opportunity to follow a proven model that has made money for other franchisees within the UK. Franchising has always been an attrac...

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Trophy Pet Foods franchise group are delighted to welcome three new teams as new Trophy franchisees. Dave from Trophy Pet Foods within the Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan franchise territory, Sheila & Andrew from Trophy Pet Foods within the Ribble Valley franchise territory and Lorraine & Chris from the Trophy Pet Foods West Cheshire and South Manchester franchise territories.  All five have completed their franchise training at the Trophy Pet Foods H.O. and will be on the road fr...

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