Case Studies


“No two days are the same, it’s a really good combination of office based and people based work. I have always enjoyed getting out and meeting people, and delivering excellent customer service, so this business is perfect for me”. Garry Lockwood invested in a No Letting Go franchise in 2015, and the following year won the No Letting Go Newcomer of The Year Award. Following a long career in PR and then redundancy in his early 50’s, Garry wanted a change of lifestyle.  Garry comments “Tra...

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Despite the average age of franchise owners in the UK being 49, age is just a number when it comes to launching a business and certainly shouldn't be a barrier against you. At No Letting Go we have very successful branches who far exceed this age, and those who start their business with us at a much younger age. In 2016 at the age of just 21, Daniel Procter from our Gravesend and Dartford office bought his first franchise, closely followed by a second a year later. Whilst Daniel did not pla...

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With lockdown and restrictions lifting over the last few months, things have started moving and changing within the business. Over the last quarter I have had to change my activity to work with the new enquiries and demands of the clients within the cleaning industry.Organic enquiries have increased and to make sure I can catch any opportunities available I will contact the customer immediately. Promptness is always noticed and appreciated by the client. The web enquiries have become noticeably...

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Love Fitness, a fitness franchise with its headquarters in Henley-on-Thames, is a fan favourite of Personal Trainers who work out of the gym. Callum Johnson, a personal trainer who uses Love Fitness as his base of operations had this to say: "A key reason to being a successful Personal trainer is having the right structure at a gym so it allows the trainer to be integrated with members, demonstrate their skills and provide client leads. Out of all the previous gyms I have worked w...

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Street Greek, the authentic Greek restaurant, franchisees share their thought on the franchise, and their journey with them. Street Greek is quickly becoming The Hercules of Franchising, operating profitable portfolio stores across London and with a fresh proposal to casual dining. The Street Greek brand is fresh, new, eye-catching, and this is also reflected in the food. The market is competitive, but the offering is well placed and attractive to our customer base.The fact the brand was new to...

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With the coronavirus pandemic easing in the UK, Sheffield-based cleaning business, Poppies cleaning service, has shown how it has survived, thrived and continued to support its local community over the past 18 months. Launched 26 years ago, owner Nigel Bayliss has seen his business’s revenue grow by 160% compared to the same period in 2019. Taking advantage of the government’s flexi-furlough scheme, Nigel has not only retained the majority of his original team during the lockdowns, but he has...

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Love Fitness receive some great feedback from a personal trainer who was able to grow their business thanks to the help and backing of the gym franchise. Josh Lewis has been using Love Fitness as his base of operations in order to kickstart his personal training business and had some very kind words to say about his hub."Love Fitness provided me not only with the support, but also the guidance to build a successful Personal Training Business. Their 3 free session model allowed me to meet a...

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Starting with the positives from today, I have just been reconciling bank accounts and seeing payments of invoices and a healthy profit, finishing the day feeling secure that business is going well, and it has been worth the hard work. The rest of the day was a whirlwind, but that is a combination of the challenges of managing large teams of people, the problems of COVID and other sickness and absence, and our own fault in being successful in winning new contracts. We are excited to have two new...

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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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