Case Studies


Imagine if you set up a business and found that, after only the first year, you were already bringing in a sizeable income. Is that even possible during a cost-of-living crisis? Sam Bee, owner of Extra Help NW Leicestershire, says it definitely is! In November 2021, Sam made the decision to buy an Extra Help franchise, having enjoyed a lengthy career in commercial sales. She originally found Extra Help on an online franchise directory and, although she wasn’t specifically looking for a home-he...

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What Our Franchisees Say About Explorer TravelMeet Martin – Why would someone in such a successful position want to hang up his boots and just step away? To get back to his passion of travel! Martin did his homework on the travel franchise market and knew that joining Explorer was the best decision he would ever make. He invested in our top package and it’s paid off for him. Within the first 3 months he made c£140k in sales and he’s consistently topping our sales chart. Meet Paul – He’s been w...

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How two sisters who decided to invest in a travel franchise together have become closer and more successful than they ever dreamed possible.Starting a business can be hard. But going into business with a family member can be even trickier.But for Lesley Robertson and her sister Nicole, who joined The Travel Franchise in February 2019, the partnership has such incredible benefits that they have no regrets.Not only has their company become a huge successful, but it has led to them becoming cl...

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As a franchisee of the Groove Noise brand I can say only good things and I’m glad that I’ve started finally building my own business. The franchisor has provided me with all the necessary package. That includes my own territory, extensive training, access to all the resources and so on. Everything was as on the prospectus and no points has been missing in relation to help with the business set up. Spencer hosts the training which is helping me develop as a DJ, I’m learning new skills to be be...

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Team Active have been celebrating the fantastic news that Sophi Butler has been recognised for her outstanding delivery in Oxfordshire by winning an award for best Children’s Activity Provider 2022 by Lux Life Magazines.Sophi has been going from strength to strength throughout 2022 and Active Totz Oxford has become a leading provider.Active Sports Group Franchise Development Officer Danielle Dwyer said ‘A massive well done to Sophi from Active Totz Oxford on her award. Sophi has worked really ha...

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Harvey wanted something where he could focus on customer service, whilst building a successful business.Harvey Rainbow invested in the Oven Wizards Territory after previously working as a store manager at the Co-Op. This is what Harvey had to say about his experience so far – “ I did a fair bit of research before I made my investment, I liked how well the Oven Wizards proposition was put together. There is lots of information available to get an understanding. I wanted a business where I co...

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The sale of my franchise went a lot better than expected with the help of Oven Wizards. Rob owned and operated Oven Wizards, South Staffordshire for 11 years. He went on to sell his business realising his investment. This is what he had to say about his Oven Wizards experience - “I joined Oven Wizards for various reasons, the important ones being getting the work life balance and flexibility it offered. I chose an Oven Wizards franchise as it offered good value for money and I found Ma...

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As the UK’s leading pet industry franchise OSCAR Pet Foods provides a complete pet care service delivering pet food, toys, treats and pet supplies with FREE expert advice in nutrition and behaviour.One of the many benefits of an OSCAR business is the convenience for both the customer, and the franchisee.With an OSCAR franchise you simply need a van to operate the business and ideally a garage to store your products, before delivering directly to your customers. This gives you the flexibility to...

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Since establishing the franchise in 2012, Clear Brew have welcomed over 50 franchisees to the team. To celebrate 10 years of franchising, we are sharing Stan and Christine’s journey from the Northern coast of California to becoming Clear Brew Norwich.As well as enjoying the lovely sunshine on the Northern coast of California in Wine Country, Stan and Christine both had successful careers. Stan worked in Casino management for over 30 years. Meanwhile, Christine pursued a career in property manage...

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During the last 10 years we have welcomed over 50 franchisees to the Clear Brew team! Our cohort consists of people from a variety of backgrounds. Here we explore the evolution of the Clear Brew franchise and how it has become the network it is today.Where did Clear Brew’s franchising journey begin?MD, Stephen Trezona, had been cleaning beer lines throughout Cornwall for 6 years before deciding that franchising was the best way to strengthen the brand and branch out the service on a nationa...

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Since establishing the franchise in 2012, Clear Brew have welcomed over 50 franchisees to the team. We have recently caught up with Mel, who established Clear Brew High Wycombe and Swindon in 2020. Here is his journey and thoughts on being a Clear Brew Franchisee.1. What did you do previously, before becoming a business owner with Clear Brew Ltd?I worked in the pub trade for over 35 years; I was a pub manager for 21 years and then a tenant for 15 years.2) What made you consider investing in a fr...

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fit20 is transforming the gym industry with a recession proof business model. Studios have excellent economics, units are small so rents are low, operating costs are low, energy costs are minimal (studios do not need heating through the winter and there are no changing rooms or showers to heat or maintain). We hear from some of the fit20 franchisee and why they love the fitness brand? Warwick Dredge, studio owner, fit20 Edinburgh South Gyle: "The wonderful stories from members whose lives...

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