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The EWIF Awards 2019, sponsored by NatWest, are back with a bang. This year’s keynote speaker is a formidable business woman; a sensitive and empathic powerhouse. Introducing, Penny Power OBE, author of: Business Is Personal: Be the Leader of Your Life and Business. Taking place in London, on Wednesday 1st May 2019, is the 9th NatWest EWIF Awards. This is the biggest event in the EWIF calendar, allowing us to celebrate some of the wonderful achievements of women within franchising. Achievements...

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This is a franchise business operating under the OSCAR Pet Foods franchise network. Working from home, OSCAR franchisees provide a pet care service that covers a wide range of benefits to pet owners, from British-made nutritious pet food, a comprehensive range of accessories and healthcare products to advice in nutrition and behaviour. Buying into a successful OSCAR franchise presents an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have your sights set on self-employment in the pet industry....

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has opened a pizza franchise within the franchise territory of Clacton-on-Sea. New Franchisee, Manzoor Hussain now runs three Papa John’s pizza franchise stores within the Norwich franchise territory plus the new outlet in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex with the help of his brother Muhammad Arslan and a team of 80 staff across the four franchise stores.   “We are looking forward to a busy summer season!” confirms Papa John’s franchise, Manzoor Hussain. ...

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Cleaning entrepreneur Sarah Reeves has been named as one of only three franchisees to be shortlisted for a national award which recognizes franchise owners going above and beyond for their customers. Sarah owns the Buckinghamshire Bright & Beautiful franchise territory professional housekeeping franchise, which delivers eco-friendly cleaning, tidying, ironing and laundry services with the highest standards of security and service across the region. She is now one of only three franchisee...

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Franchise SuperMatch is extremely proud to partner with Inleaf during the relaunch of its fantastic franchise offering. Inleaf have a proven concept that really works, as demonstrated through successful trading from franchisees based in Manchester and Milton Keynes. Inleaf franchisees design, supply and maintain plant displays – and related products and services – to client’s business and homes.  Key products include: Office plants – interior plants for workplaces, receptions and...

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A strong performance, ahead of expectations, as we start to unlock Metro Rod’s potential  Franchise Brands plc (AIM: FRAN), an international multi-brand franchisor, is pleased to announce its full year audited results for the year ended 31 December 2018.   Financial highlights  Revenue increased by 43% to £35.5m (2017: £24.9m). Fee income increased by 41% to £17.9m (2017: £12.7m).  Adjusted EBITDA* increased by 37% to £3.7m (2017: £2.7m). Ad...

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Portsmouth, UK (Tuesday, 12 March 2019) – Dream Doors, the UK’s #1 kitchen makeover company, is celebrating its best month of trade so far during its 20-year history. It turned over a record £4.7million in February 2019. Added to January’s sales, the business has turned over £9million in the first two months of this year. The 91-strong locally-owned and operated franchise network also achieved a lead conversion rate of 51.3 per cent, which is another record in the number of appointments th...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has named its Franchise Owner or the Year (for five franchise stores or less) for 2019 as Abid Hussain.  Abid was officially recognised for his achievement at Papa John’s biggest ever UK franchise conference held in Birmingham recently.   Abid Hussain who runs Papa John’s in Bedminster (Bristol), Eastleigh, Fareham, Newbury and Taunton franchise territories confirms: “I wasn’t expecting to win an award at all!  However, my success...

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ChipsAway ensure safety of specialists and customers with Electric Vehicle training as standardWith the substantial rise in new electric vehicle (EV) sales, which only looks set to continue and increase further in coming years, ChipsAway – the UK’s leading minor automotive repair franchise specialist, has taken the bold decision to ensure only specialists who are fully trained, will be able to carry out work on these types of vehicles. To enable this, and in the interest of safety and protectin...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced its Whitley Bay store in the franchise territory of Newcastle upon Tyne is under new management.  Franchisee, Nazim Vadiwala has taken over the store on Whitley Road and grown sales by 75% within just three weeks of opening.  Nazim joined the Papa John’s franchise network only four months ago and also runs the Leithwalk store in the Edinburgh franchise territory.   Nazim explains: “The Leithwalk store is doing brilliantly an...

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FOCUSING on top notch customer service has allowed Martin and Alex Smith to build a highly profitable business. The couple joined Dream Doors, the UK’s #1 kitchen makeover company, in 2015 as a way to take control of their working lives while still earning good money. Their plan has certainly worked out – the couple generated over £660,000 in sales last year and secured a handsome take home salary. Ex-wedding photographer Martin said: “I had been looking to change careers for a while. I w...

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A UK based theatre school franchise has boosted their standing with a partnership with iconic film company Warner Bros.to help promote a major film. Dragons’ Den backed theatre school franchise Razzamataz was approached by Warner Bros. during the summer of 2017. The first promotional activity took place during the summer schools of the whole of the Razzamataz network to celebrate the cinema release of the film Teen Titans GO! To the Movies! This included some excellent promotional material tha...

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