Case Studies


Prior to becoming an Ovenclean Franchisee, James had a very successful career; from international event management, to Head of Fundraising for a National Charity. After a company restructure in 2012 ended in a voluntary redundancy, James began thinking about alternative, self-employed lifestyle. In 2014 James began his search into franchising after family health concerns meant he needed more control over his own life and diary.  “I wanted to be self-employed and felt that buying into a fra...

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Karina Leacock from North-Sheffield has always had a love for fashion and has always dared to be different including wearing a red leather pencil skirt at her confirmation! She is now celebrating being one of the leading personal stylists in the UK, with a thriving business built around the needs of her family.'As a little girl, I loved the thrill of going shopping and eagerly observing people’s reactions when trying on clothes they liked and didn’t. When I was old enough to make my own fashion...

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Having worked in investment banking for 14 years, Emilie personally experienced first-hand how powerful it was to wear the right colours and use style to show and strengthen her personal brand at work. “As I took on more senior roles, knowing how to dress with authority gave me confidence, particularly when presenting, and I also loved looking and feeling my best outside of work too where I could have a bit more fun with my clothes.”Emilie had her colours analysed as a 21-year-old. Whilst she en...

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As a financial services Procurement Executive, Claire Bannister from Upminster, had first-hand experience at being misunderstood because of her fashion choices, but after making a life-changing career move, Claire quickly became the most successful House of Colour consultant in the UK. Claire now has definite plans to grow her business further in 2019 and wants to help inspire, dress, empower and give confidence to hundreds more clients across the region.Whilst working in the financial sector fo...

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Gareth Simpson has been a franchisee with the Premier Education sports franchise group since its very beginning almost 20 years ago. One of the sports franchises longest-standing and most successful franchisees, with Premier’s franchise support he has managed to build a hugely impactful franchise and now provides over 40% of primary schools within his designated franchise territory of East Anglia with sport and physical activity programmes. After developing an educational programme with Cambrid...

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Arslan bought a Papa John’s Pizza Franchise in 2012 in partnership with his sister and was running the store in Tunbridge Wells. Since 2015 Arslan was looking to get out of the food industry, he explains his search for a new business opportunity, ‘As I wanted to get out of the store and away from the pizza oven, I started looking for something in the service industry and decided to look for a Franchise in Commercial Cleaning.’ In Arslan’s search for a Commercial Cleaning Company he did his...

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After working as Senior Manager in the Telecommunications sector for 14 years running a business that had a £1m turnover and building a portfolio of property development, I felt that I could combine all my skills gained to start my own business. After undertaking my due diligence and researching a number of big name franchises in various franchise sectors, I stumbled upon the Betterclean Services franchise opportunity in my search.  I was looking for something that was scalable and also fl...

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Sahadeo Narine has been a businessman for over 20 years, involved in livestock production, property rental and retail trade, all family owned and managed with the assistance of his wife, both of whom have an accounting background.  “My obvious next choice was my own retail, however, having attended a franchise seminar in the West Midlands and after perusing the BFA website we decided that a franchise will give us a great head start”. He researched franchises both within and outside the...

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60 seconds with Get Ahead Berkshire & North Hampshire Regional Directors, Suzanne and Kristy, who will be running the new Get Ahead VA office together. Name: Kristy Roff Area(s) of expertise: Customer relationship management and project management. I am creatively process-driven with a commercially focused media marketing background. When and why did you join Get Ahead VA? Following over a decade in the IT industry, I longed for an opportunity to take total control of the success my career, a...

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Amrit Rahi-Deogun launched Tutor Doctor within the Greenwich franchise territory in August 2017. In less than two years, she has over 100 tutors on the books and the number of families she works with has almost doubled year-on-year through her tutoring franchise. The mother-of-two puts her success down to her experience working in education, within both schools and youth services – supporting children with their learning. After realising this passion could become her business, Amrit has never lo...

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Unit Franchise Partner Rasa Dzovalaite explains her reasons for joining Entrepreneur Magazines number 1 ranked cleaning brand. 

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Nicky’s award is swift recognition of how to make an immense impact as a BforB networking franchisee! If businesswoman Nicky Thomas needed any convincing she had done the right thing by buying a BforB franchise, it came when she was named the networking organisation’s franchisee of the year, beating off fierce competition to secure the award. Nicky was chosen as a reward for her success in setting up successful business networking franchise groups within the franchise territories of Grimsby, D...

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