Case Studies


TAB franchisees come from many different career backgrounds, Jonathan, for instance, was an accountant, then a finance director in the charitable sector and then a chief executive in the charitable/not for profit sector. It was while researching a role at the British Franchise Association (BFA) that he became more aware of franchising. Shortly after he saw an advert in a recruitment piece that talked about The Alternative Board (TAB) and as they were registered with BFA they already had a seal...

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OSCAR – much more than a franchiseStarting any new franchise business involves careful research, but with over 12 million households in the UK* owning pets and needing support, OSCAR Pet Foods know there has never been a better time to step into the pet industry. Due to coronavirus, the pet sector’s ready-made customer base is more in need of reliable, safe home delivery than ever before, and being declared an essential business means the industry has been fortunate to sustain market growth.We...

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Redundancy can be one of the most devastating experiences in life, but for some it can be a blessing in disguise. Nigel Colson, owner of Ovenclean Swindon decided to take the leap into franchising after being made redundant.Having faced redundancy from his Regional Manager role in the home furnishings industry, Nigel decided he wanted a complete change of direction in his working life.Nigel explains “I wanted a complete change, but still customer facing. A successful business where I was not in...

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After 30 years of doing what we do, it’s still great when we receive complimentary feedback from people who come to one of our franchise Discovery Days or from franchisees. This is feedback from a franchise prospect who attended our Discovery Day in May.  “Thought I would drop you a line to thank you and the team on the delivery of the discovery day on Wednesday.  My 9 out of 10 score, said it all I think.  I really  liked the fact I got to say hi and listen to the whole...

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Harriet Blain, Lingotot West Hove - Lingotot West Hove franchisee, Harriet Blain, talks about the support she has received from the franchise during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Have a read of the following Q&A to learn more about Lingotot franchisee Harriet!What’s your career background – what did you do before you joined Lingotot?Before Lingotot, I was a secondary school MFL teacher and before that I worked as a researcher in parliament.How did you first hear about franchising and what made you choose Lingotot?I felt disillusioned by teaching (and how I would manage it long term with two children) and googled 'MFL Franchise'. A few options came up, but within about 20...

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Lingotot Gravesend franchisee Priya Purryag reveals her Lingotot experience after first joining the franchise What’s your career background – what did you do before you joined Lingotot? Prior to Lingotot, after graduating in International Management in French from UMIST (University of Manchester, Institute of Science & Technology), I joined the Royal Bank of Scotland and spent 10 years working in commercial roles in the world of Insurance and Banking. After the birth of my son, I decided to...

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Lingotot Southend franchisee Kate Thorne reveals her Lingotot experience after first joining the franchise in May 2018.Career Background My background was in the finance industry valuing corporate pensions, and I left my last role as a supervisor of a team of 8 people. I studied my languages degree with the OU whilst working full time and when I had my 2nd child, I wanted to be able to use my language skills whilst finding something more flexible for my family. How They First Heard About Franc...

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Lingotot Gravesend franchisee Jaclyn Townsend reveals her Lingotot experience after first joining the franchise in October 2017.Career Background I studied languages and always had a passion for them and have had family living in Spain for many years before my parents retired out there 14 years ago. I used to work in London as a Facilities Manager looking after, maintaining and refurbishing buildings for a digital brand & design agency. How They First Heard About Franchising and Their Due Dili...

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Hear from the franchisees of Lingotot, the award winning multinational language company, as they share they successes and experiences. I have been a Lingotot Franchisee for 6 years and it has been the best decision of my life! Work-life balance now restored, ultimate job satisfaction and continuing to grow! Love it! Michelle Marsland (Lingotot Tyne and Wear) I love Lingotot because the programme is absolutely brilliant. The fact it teaches all children from birth is great! Jennie Barnet (L...

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Lingotot Bexley franchisee Sarah Canavan reveals her Lingotot experience after first joining the franchise in November 2017. Career Background I have a degree and masters in French and German Translation and Interpreting and after graduation I moved into Finance. I spent 9 years working for American Bank JPMorgan as a relationship manager, looking after 80 banks in Benelux. How They First Heard About Franchising and Their Due Diligence I knew about Lingotot as I went to secondary school with...

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David Abbot is logical, systematic and likes to ensure he has all the facts so he can think things through before he makes decisions.  He has been with TAB since acquiring his franchise territory back in January 2017 and currently works with 18 members (all business owners themselves). Prior to joining the franchise David trained as an HR manager, having gained a business studies degree,  working with companies such as BA and Honeywell.   Eventually he was tempted into the h...

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