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Malvern couple Stuart Callister and Eve Winkler are celebrating a hugely successful first year in business running their Bright & Beautiful franchise, a national domestic housekeeping service provider and part of Neighborly, formerly the Dwyer Group, Having launched in Malvern in 2017, Stuart and Eve went on to grow their team and are also now offering their professional and eco-friendly cleaning, tidying and laundry services in the Worcester area to meet local demand. They also now have two...

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2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of Franchise Brands plc, an international multi-brand franchisor with a combined network of over 450 franchisees in 12 countries across five brands. Since it was founded in 2008 by Stephen Hemsley (Executive Chairman) and Nigel Wray (Non-executive Director) the group has grown rapidly and now celebrates a decade of franchising success! Franchise Brand’s vision is to create a group of market-leading franchise businesses that benefit from sharing the same franch...

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Another year down. That means it’s been a whole 12 months since the grand unveiling of the debut Elite Franchise 100 2018. And you know what? We’ve only gone and done it all over again for 2019.    Last year, we had a clear goal: to fly the flag for franchising finesse in the UK. And fly it we did, as the top 100 British franchisors operating in infinite industries – from fitness to finance, housekeeping to healthcare and tutoring to transport – received the recognition they deserved....

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The new Board for The British Franchise Association (bfa) has been announced! The departing Trevor Brocklebank of Home Instead Senior Care Franchise group will be replaced by the Group Chairman of the NIC Group Services Franchise Network, John Spencer. John will provide invaluable experience and insight to the board compiled through his 40 years with NIC. Outgoing Chairman Trevor congratulated his successor: “John is highly respected in the franchising sector and I know will continue t...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has launched its 2018 festive campaign! Papa John’s Festive Feast Pizza builds upon the success of previous festive pizzas but this year it includes hog roast, plus, for a sweet treat afterwards: Cherry Shimmer Candy canes! Starting with Papa John’s 100% fresh dough and our unique tomato sauce - made from the best Californian tomatoes, picked and packed from vine to can in just six hours - for 2018 instead of regular sausage, Papa John’s is using a new “hog...

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Mahomed Imtayas has bought Driver Hire’s Manchester South franchise from long-standing owner, Mike Moores. Mahomed has an interesting CV. He was born in Malawi and has a background in accountancy. He moved to the UK in 1976 before returning to Malawi in 1996 to run his own stationery business. He then returned to the UK earlier this year aiming to start his own business here. “I was attracted to franchising because the resources behind it enable me to compete on a level playing field wit...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! In celebration of the festive season, the amazing limited-edition Christmas shakes menu is now available in stores! There are 6 Christmas themed shakes for you all to try; why not have yours made hot? They’re unbelievable! Don’t miss out; these limited-edition shakes are available up until 24th December.Happy holly – a double caramel dream, with rolos & caramel shortbread combined topped with whipped cream – why not warm up this Winter wonder & try ha...

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A North Tyneside professional domestic housekeeping franchise business, Bright & Beautiful, has won the prestigious ‘New Business of the Year’ award at the North Tyneside Business Awards 2018. Celebrating the win at last week’s annual awards, Helen Ross, business owner of Bright & Beautiful North Tyneside, set up her franchise business in October 2017 and now has a trusted team of eight professional housekeepers. Recognised for being an ethical employer and treating her staff with upmost respe...

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At the Best Franchise Conference and Awards, ActionCOACH was awarded the UK’s Best Business-to-Business Franchise 2018. An independent survey of the franchise network, with scores benchmarked against other franchises placed ActionCOACH in the Top 3 for franchisee satisfaction; a panel of franchise industry experts interviewed the Top 3 and decided ActionCOACH was number 1. “I have to credit our amazing support team for living by and sharing our culture of teamwork, success and excellence, w...

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Mould Doctor, a Lincolnshire based Franchise is giving something back to the community that doesn’t for once directly involve improving health conditions. Mould Doctor, one of the UK’s leading specialists in mould eradication has been successfully franchising since 2009. All franchisees receive the rights to use the exclusive Mould Doctor products to help combat mould in both residential and commercial properties alike. Mould Doctor just love assisting and supporting, and this time they’re ‘ass...

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As Nigel and Berni Woodall celebrate their fifth OSCAR anniversary it's time to recall how they've tailored their OSCAR Pet Food business to work for them and how it has changed their lives. “Where have the last five years gone?” says Berni. “Time definitely flies when you're having fun and OSCAR has given us both a new focus, enabling us to combine our own business with everyday life. “We both love the customer interaction but adding pets into the equation enables us to expand on our genuin...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has opened in Putney, South West London. The store opening follows recent new launches across the UK, in locations including: Manchester, Halesowen, Dunfermline, Sunderland and Halifax. Phil Gaffer QFP, franchise sales and business development manager confirms: “Pizza is now firmly on the menu in Putney! However, this location represents just one of the many sites where we are cooking-up our top-quality pizza to deliver to brand new customers. Our growth con...

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