Case Studies


Betterclean Services are delighted to welcome Rick, who has joined the Betterclean Network. Rick has recently purchased the York Resale and is also the new owner of Betterclean Services Leeds and Harrogate What was your previous line of work before moving into the Cleaning Industry?“I have a background in technology and change programmes, most recently in the NHS but previously in banking. I led things like the national NHS website and delivering how we integrate services across hospitals and G...

Read More

Tutor Doctor welcomes two new offices post-lockdown With education being thrust further into the limelight since the return to school, the demand for extra-curricular support has witnessed a substantial increase. Two new franchising couples were welcomed into the expanding Tutor Doctor UK franchise network after spotting the opportunity to build a profitable educational franchise business, whilst providing a much-needed service to their local communities within their designated franchise territ...

Read More

Steve Powell is manager of DNS’s Wigan franchise territory. He is a highly qualified and motivated management accountant with 30 years’ experience. Qualifying as an accountant with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Steve is a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and is currently studying with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Skilled and passionate about what he does, before joining the DNS franchise network, Steve worked f...

Read More

Mina Mikhael’s Accountancy franchise business within the Brighton franchise territory provides tax and accountancy services to contractors, CIS contractors and owner-managed businesses within the franchise . The services his accountancy franchise office provides include bookkeeping, tax and compliance services as well as business start-up, payroll, estate planning and self-assessment filing. A main focus of Mina’s practice is in supporting start-ups, established small businesses and contractors....

Read More

Are you looking to take control of your future and be your own boss?  I’ve been there myself, but after a chance encounter I am now loving life again, making my own decisions whilst developing a successful ‘lifestyle’ business. And to make this happen I am supported by one of the most creative, forward thinking and supportive brands in the UK. Having resigned from my 9 to 5 in corporate recruitment, I was searching for something to fit round my family and a healthy living lifestyle –...

Read More

Paul Winterbottom has been a franchise owner with The Alternative Board (TAB) since April 2014. When offered voluntary redundancy, Paul left his position at NatWest which he had held for more than 30 years in order to pursue a new career and his dream of being a business owner. “When I left the bank I wasn’t exactly sure what to do next so I explored a few potential avenues. I had known about franchising for a long time because I worked with clients at the bank who ran their own franchises. I f...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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.

Read More

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...

Read More