Case Studies


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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The Drain Doctor Plumbing franchise network, part of Neighbourly – the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, is celebrating 25 years in business, with plans to build on its success across the North West franchise territory.  franchisee Kevin Preston began his career at his grandad’s plumbing business in Blackpool and then went onto run it in 1994.  It was at this point that Kevin had a change in career, not industry, and bought a Drain Doctor franchise for his specific fr...

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FOR Jon O’Hara, opening the first Dream Doors showroom franchise in the franchise territory of Northern Ireland was also about finding the working freedom he was seeking. Jon and his wife Sarah were both experienced in sales when they started looking for an opportunity to run their own franchise in Belfast. They wanted to take full control of their earning potential but, for Jon, there was an added incentive – being his own boss for the first time. He found the freedom he was looking for running...

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Right at Home Solent is shortlisted for national Customer Engagement Award Home care franchise provider Right at Home within the Solent franchise territory has been shortlisted for the Customer Engagement Award at the prestigious bfa HSBC Franchise Awards, to be held at the Vox, Birmingham, on 27th June 2019. Right at Home within the franchise territory of Solent, which covers Southampton, Fareham, Gosport and New Forest East, is run by husband and wife duo, Kev and Amy Popat. As well...

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“I’ve always loved having pets around and love walking dogs so I knew I wanted a job like this. I was employed by Scamps & Champs for 4 years and loved going out, meeting new people, walking their dogs and taking care of their pets for them while they were at work or on holiday. When Lesley, Scamps & Champs Founder, mentioned she was going to start offering franchises, I thought it was the perfect opportunity for me. I got to become my own boss and fit in my hours around my lifestyle. I took...

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If you’re looking to buy an established business for sale in NW Kent & SE London then this is an ideal opportunity for you. This fantastic Signs Express centre has been operating for 14 years and has been built up successfully by the current owners. The business has grown steadily over the years and has a highly skilled team of experienced staff in place. Ideal for any new owner.  Name: Matt Scott Location: Dartford Franchise: NW Kent |& SE London Date launched the franchise:...

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Following in the footsteps of several other Autosmart Regional Business Managers, Tom Gerard is making the leap and becoming an independent business owner with Autosmart. Tom spent 14 years of his career supporting the Autosmart network of franchisees grow their own profitable, sustainable and recession-proof businesses. He understands the Autosmart franchise model inside out and jumped at the chance of becoming a franchisee in his home town of Leeds. Tom takes on a very well established bu...

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Three of the Jackson Fire & Security franchisees explain life as a business owner at one of the most successful franchises in the UK, the reason they made their choice and what their work life balance looks like now. Kris Milner, Jackson Fire & Security Leeds franchisee. Lee Fowler, Jackson Fire & Security Wirral franchisee Gary Johnson, Jackson Fire & Security Bolton franchisee

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After 14 years with Ovenclean, the UK’s leading professional oven cleaning specialist, franchisee John Dyer is selling up one half of his thriving business to his employee Richard, and is now on the hunt for a buyer for his other territory, which stretches from Norwich to Stowmarket!Having spent 20 years in a senior logistics role, in 2004, John decided the time was right for a fresh challenge. John looked at various different franchises, across a variety of markets, but soon came to the conclus...

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Derby-based franchisee, Toni Hibbert, is today celebrating a successful first year operating her cleaning franchise  business, Bright & Beautiful, whilst creating opportunities for local employment. Launched on 14th February 2018, Toni now employs nine trusted housekeepers from the local Derbyshire franchise territory area and together they have delivered over 1,100 home service cleans and over 100 weekly hours of professional housekeeping over the 12 month period.  The cleaning fran...

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Mike Parker takes the reins on the Cwmbran franchise in South Wales. Mike spent his whole career in engineering, most recently in the position of Projects Director for a lifting and tipping company. Mike tells us, “Becoming a Projects Director gave me just the confidence I needed to believe that I could become my own boss. I wanted to secure my future and be in control of my own destiny and I knew that I was capable of going it alone. I looked around at electrical wholesaling businesses and at...

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Matt Stokes takes on the established Autosmart franchise close to where he grew up in Ashford. Working in Telecom Sales for 30 years, Matt wanted to leave the office behind and become his own boss. After carrying out research on van-based franchises, he quickly realised that his stars were aligned with Autosmart’s. Matt comments, “It became apparent that Autosmart were head and shoulders above the rest. They’re an established brand whose franchise offers monthly repeat sales and more importantl...

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