Case Studies


Smiley Booth franchisee Darrell Amory managed to win himself 'Franchisee of the Year 2019' thanks to his quality service and great performance.  Darrell Amory often has all 4 different styles of photo booth regularly booked out as his services are that in demand. He won the 'Franchisee of the Year 2019' Smiley Booth's resident video expert, creating fantastic social media show reels. At his busiest he has managed 4 events in 1 day! Whilst having some annual leave he holidayed in St Lucia...

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Cardiff based long-term friends Huw Williams and David James have over 30 years of experience in sales and business management and wanted to put their previous commercial skills to good effect in a business partnership of their own, so in August 2020, they undertook their Auditel induction training, and started their new business journey, in September. In late March 2021, we spoke with Huw and David about their experiences so far, and discovered how, despite the pandemic, they already had clien...

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We take a look at how Lottie from Onside Coaching began her franchise journey and see what her progress has been since she launched.Lottie originally came in for an interview with Onside for a coaching role; a few meetings later and she was signing up to own her own Onside Coaching Franchise – Onside Coaching East Warwickshire.Her performance over the first two years across has been phenomenal and it’s easy to see why the Onside Directors knew she would be a perfect fit from day one.Here ar...

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No matter your age, franchising is an extremely popular route to business ownership for ambitious entrepreneurs. If you’re considering semi-retiring or are approaching retirement age, investing in a franchise can be a great way to uphold a steady income, without having to deal with the long hours and inflexibility of a full-time job.Former Optic-Kleer franchisee, Graham Bastow, was no stranger to the world of franchising when he took on his Stockport territory. Graham had always had the desire t...

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In certain industries such as travel, recent statistics show that women are opening 1 out of ever 3 new franchise businesses. It was once historically a very male-dominated industry, franchising is slowly but surely have been changing this over the past decade.  “Across the last 6 months, we’ve seen just over 50% of our new franchisees to be women.” The Travel Franchise Generally speaking women have strong communication skills, are good at building relationships, networking and often...

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Ash Obhrai has always been destined to be involved teaching in some shape or form. At an early age, he was surrounded by educators with his father as a GCSE Maths examiner, mother as an A-Level Art & Design teacher and aunt as a successful primary school teacher. After working as a tutor alongside his corporate career for 15 years, he decided to turn the tables and launch his own Tutor Doctor business in 2017.“It was one day when my parents made me realise how fulfilling working in education wou...

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Dan has been a franchisee for two years and he did the impossible by expanding during a pandemic. Dan operates with in a large area of Cambridge which has allowed him to expand to multiple locations, working within schools in new areas and then upselling in these areas with the launch of new holiday programmes. "After starting my Prestige Franchise, I can honestly say I haven't looked back. I was working as a PE Teacher and I wanted a change. After meeting the Director Matt, I knew exactly wha...

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Paul, Co-Founder of The Travel Franchise received a phone call from franchisee Ben (aged 34) as he couldn't wait to share his exciting and amazing news. Over the course of 12 months, Ben had managed to complete the Money Back Challenge and was going to get 100% of his franchise fee back as a result. Ben had this to say... I’m a bit of a spreadsheet freak. I’ve been counting down the numbers to hit the Money Back Challenge for the past 12 months. As soon as I hit it I shared the news. Dave,...

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The Travel Franchise franchisee owners in East Lothian are ecstatic to have surpassed the impressive milestone of £2 million worth of sales. Mark and Isobel Mccardie, the dynamic duo shared their experiences and tips for how they managed such a feat.  Did you ever envisage that you would reach the £2million mark? We have always set high expectations for ourselves. It has occurred slightly quicker than we allowed ourselves to imagine, but when we saw the success of others in the compan...

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Cometh the hour, cometh the man - and Danny Cleasby proved to be exactly the right man in exactly the right place when the pandemic came along to challenge the Durham branch of The Wheel Specialist.He and his team of six turned what could have been a disastrous year for the business into an undeniable success, then capped it by being chosen as the chain’s Overall Best Performing Franchise of 2020.While previously viable businesses in other sectors had the life crushed out of them by the pandemic...

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Oven Wizards franchise owner in East Sussex, Paul Gilbert explains why great earnings and an improved work/life balance attracted him to Oven Wizards. Before deciding to invest in a franchise business, I worked in sales for the best part of 25 years selling mainly business information and telephone equipment. It was the death of my Dad in early 2013 that made me take a step back and re-evaluate my life. I decided I wanted to invest in a business which I could build at my own pace, and, over...

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Oven Wizards franchise owner James is delighted with his multi-van business in Maidstone.James joined Oven Wizards in Sept 2006 and renewed his agreement for a further 5 years in 2011. James said the following regarding his decision to choose Oven Wizards at the outset:“I looked at many franchises before choosing Oven Wizards and I know without a doubt that I made the right choice. Oven cleaning is going through an exciting period of growth and Oven Wizards is perfectly placed to grow with the i...

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