Case Studies


A fire and security franchise is aiming to lock down its presence in the south east boroughs of London as it expands its services into Bromley and the surrounding areas.Jackson Fire and Security has opened its newest, and its franchisee is eager to bring accessible premise safety solutions to businesses and residential developments in the region, as well as meaningful employment.Sam Bradley, who was born in the local area, will head the division after a decade of managing his own company where h...

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“Cruise addict” travel consultant, Gaynor Speakman, 58 has turned her addiction to cruising into a multimillion pound business. She is so passionate about cruising that she even got an anchor tattoo while onboard her latest cruise.Gaynor, who invested in her franchise with The Travel Franchise five years ago, says she loves cruising so much that she not only sells hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of trips each month, but even rewarded herself with a cruise tattoo onboard a cruise trip with...

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Staffordshire mum-of-two Ami Wood made herself a New Year’s Resolution that she was going to start a side hustle as a bit of a hobby, working one day a week.That side hustle has turned into a full-time job and Ami has hit the £1.5million in sales mark. After five days of training as a home working travel agent with The Travel Franchise, Ami wasted no time in getting down to business, but was astonished by the results.She made a staggering £51,000 of sales in her first week, including £17,000 wor...

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Vas Jesani, a franchisee with The Travel Franchise is enjoying a roaring trade in a specific market, selling holidays to her local community and specialising in vegan tourism.Individuals on a vegan diet can often find planning holidays abroad challenging, especially when it comes to eating out, as not all destinations cater for plant-based diets.Vas and her husband Hari have found that their travel expertise is highly valued and popular in their local South Asian community. As a result, bookings...

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As part of The Travel Franchise’s campaign to promote the opportunities that franchising can offer women, the UK’s fastest-growing franchise tells the story of one busy mum who effectively started her homeworking travel business for free.Mum of two, Becky, made her first holiday booking in her first week after training with The Travel Franchise in December 2021. Within four months she’d taken an £80k holiday booking. By seven months she’d achieved the Travel Franchise’s unique Money-Back Chall...

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Owner of ChipsAway Exeter and Torbay, Brandon Akerman, has made it to the finals of the prestigious 2023 BFA HSBC British Franchise Awards, in the ‘Next Generation’ category.Fighting for his position amongst two other entrants, Brandon is a finalist in the category which is showcasing the younger generation – specifically looking to highlight those who’ve achieved so much before even reaching 30 years old.Brandon invested in his ChipsAway franchise in 2020, aged just 21, after completing univers...

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OSCAR Pet Foods are delighted to welcome their newest franchisees that have recently joined the OSCAR Network. Vincent & Christine Fry – OSCAR Pet Foods Weymouth “With years of dog training and small animal pet care behind us, we moved from South Africa in search of a more exciting work/life balance. “When OSCAR Pet Foods popped up on social media with its carefully selected British ingredients and unmistakably honest approach to pet nutrition, we were struck by the company’s 30-year succes...

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Meet some of GoCruise & Travels current franchisees. With a network of over 60 franchisees and the backing of our parent company, Fred. Olsen Travel, GoCruise & Travel is one of the UK’s premier travel agents. “Garry and I bought our franchise 7 years ago after thinking about it for quite a while. We spoke to some good friends of ours, who are also Franchisees, and they told us all about the company and how GoCruise & Travel feels like a family. We were a bit dubious about this but it’s tru...

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UK Prestige Car Brokers franchisees Steve Jewel explains why he would recommend them to any one looking at a franchise opportunity within the motoring sector.“From a Regional Director’s perspective I cannot recommend UK Prestige Car Brokers highly enough. Having come on board not long before the country was locked down and industries ground to a halt; the support, teamwork and advice I have received is second to none. The hard work over the past 7 months is now starting to pay off and I’m confid...

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As we all know (or can only imagine), being a single parent is tough. When Chris Scoble’s wife, Jo, died at the young age of just 38, Chris suddenly found himself in this very position – the sole carer for his son Alfie, just three years old at the time.Returning to work in the City and commuting daily from his home in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, was not only unsustainable, it was no longer feasible – who was going to take Alfie to school; be there for pick ups and the school holidays? Who would be...

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Female entrepreneur Sharon Thandi opened her first Anytime Fitness gym earlier this year in what has been a successful return to the world of franchising. Having previously been a franchisee with Dominos, Sharon wanted to pursue her passion of health and wellbeing by starting her own independent food brand. With the launch of this brand being a long-term project, as well as unfortunately coinciding with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sharon turned back to franchising to run a second bus...

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Dan Cholewinski & Luke Curtis of VAST Commercial Finance joined the Brokerplan Academy network in November 2021 under our ‘Professional’ commercial finance package. We spoke to Dan Cholewinski to find out how they have found the first year and a half of being in the network. 1. What was the deciding factor when you originally joined the Brokerplan Academy? We were looking to invest in a long-term venture. When we first made contact with Brokerplan we were very impressed with the camarade...

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