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Franchisees, employees and suppliers from across the country all congregated last weekend at 5* resort – The Celtic Manor, for the much-anticipated Metro Rod conference and awards ceremony, sponsored by iTouch. This was the first of its kind under the ownership of Franchise Brands plc, and one which many have commented will ‘go down in history as the best ever’!Peter Molloy, Metro Rod Managing Director, kicked off the presentations – unveiling some exciting new plans for the future and key chang...

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This week (November 20th -26th) is Road Safety Week and leading franchisor Driver Hire is encouraging all its franchisees to give it their full support.“Road deaths in the UK are at the highest level for five years,” says Justine Turner, Driver Hire’s Road Safety Week co-ordinator. “That’s the disappointing news from the Department for Transport (DfT) which recently published figures for 2016. They show that there were 1792 deaths on our roads – 4% up on 2015.“Cutting your speed and observing sp...

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Business Doctors has recruited its third franchisee for West Kent.Former logistics industry director and city trader Sean Smith has bought the exclusive franchise territory of Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.Business Doctors partner in a highly practical way with SMEs, working alongside owners of small and medium sized enterprises to achieve growth. This hands on approach, which lies somewhere between coaching and consultancy, really resonates with Sean.He says: "Business is my passion. I love making a...

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Business Doctors, the franchised support network for small and medium-sized enterprises, has a new franchisee for Oxford.Describing its offer as 'somewhere in between consultancy and coaching', the company pro-vides hands on support to owners of SMEs in every sector.The Oxford territory has been bought by engineer turned serial entrepreneur Ian Roberts.Ian, who practices martial arts in his spare time, has a strong track record in turning around under-performing companies.He said: "I come from a...

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Everyone at Barking Mad Dog Care franchise group is celebrating this week after being awarded the title of 'Best Sitter' by public vote, in the Dog Friendly Awards 2017! The Dog friendly Awards, held in association with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, are described as: "The public's opportunity to recognise and reward pet and non-pet businesses and places that go the extra mile for the benefit of the UK's 9.4 million dogs and their owners." Barking Mad founder and Managing Director, Lee Dancy, enthuses...

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Actor Sir Ian McKellan has urged young drama students to ‘hold on to each other’ following the Manchester terror attack.The celebrated thespian sent a personal message to students of Helen O’Grady Drama franchise Academy in Bolton at an awards ceremony to recognise students’ outstanding performance in their exams – which they took just weeks after the devastating terror attack. Fourteen students took their drama exams, accredited by Trinity College, London, just over two weeks after the Manchest...

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Papa John’s, has announced the appointment of a new franchise sales and business development manager. Phil Gaffer, will now be responsible for franchisee recruitment as Papa John’s continues to expand it's franchise network throughout the UK. In addition, two new staff have been appointed to the business development team to help oversee new store development and John Mott, who joined Papa John’s in 2012 as construction and development manager, has been promoted to development director.“The s...

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Richard Bradshaw, franchisee of Driver Hire’s Guildford office, is in line for a national award. He’s one of the finalists in the 2017 ‘Startups.co.uk’ awards. Organised by ‘Startups.co.uk’, the UK’s number one service for starting a business, the awards celebrate inspiring and exciting new businesses launched within the last four years. 2017 has seen a record number of entries with 77 finalists competing in 16 categories. Richard has been nominated for the ‘Franchisee of the Year’ award. Richa...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced it has opened a brand-new franchise store in the franchise territory of Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Franchisees Chan Singh and Mandy Kaur will run the new Papa John’s pizza delivery franchise alongside their other outlets in the franchise territories of Liverpool and Manchester respectively.Chan Singh explains: “We live in Huddersfield, so from day one we were keen to open our own Papa John’s franchised store in the region. As it turned out, we...

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Four new franchisees for Trophy Pet Foods franchise group have changed their career and have become their own boss through franchising, making a real difference to their local community by bringing the Trophy Pet Food franchise services and products to their local areas.The Trophy Pet Foods franchisees, award-winning services, include: Free Nutritional Consultations, Free Home Delivery, Excellent Customer Services and Natural British Made pet foods; all delivered into customer homes by qualified...

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If you have been thinking about running your own business and would like to become the master of your own destiny, then welcome to Franchise Local 2You - TOWCESTER! Here you will meet the owners of established franchises who are actively looking for franchisees in the area and have the chance to ask them questions in a completely no pressure environment. You will also have access to FREE support and advice to help you understand why buying and running a franchise is a strong option if you are...

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As we approach the end of 2017, many people are looking forward to enjoying Christmas and the New Year, and we find ourselves with the unique opportunity to reflect over the last year.Are you tired of the same old routine? Do you feel stuck in your job? Do you feel as though you could achieve more? Would you like to earn an extraordinary income year on year, while having total control over your work/life balance and become your own boss? We offer that and so much more here at Surface Medic....

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