Case Studies


Wondering whether this is the right path for you? Watch our video to hear what Adam, one of our previous students, had to say about the support we provided when he was setting up his lawn and weed business. If you’re looking to start a lawn treatment company of your own, we will train you in all the relevant aspects of lawn care and business management. We will also help you to get the right equipment and materials for a fair price – plus we’ll show you how to generate enquiries and create a da...

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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, behaviour and veterinary matters.Taking on one of the company’s greenfield sites in 2020 was a strategically smart move for Stuart Edgar. After a thirty-year career in sales, he quickly recognized the significance of the pet industry being classed as an essential business during the pandemic and OSCAR Pet Foods wa...

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Bromsgrove mum Amy Morris is on track to open a new children’s ‘stay and play’ option centred around trains – and lots of them!‘Train Time’ is centred around a giant train track (over 200 feet long), over 40 trains and endless carriages. Amy will be stationed at three local venues - Finstall Village Hall, Wychbold Village Hall and Bromsgrove Baptist Church.26-year old Amy, has 15 years experience in the hospitality industry and is the first of what is hoped to be many franchisees for ‘Train Time...

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“I joined as a Yellowtom franchisee in 2008, I have built a very strong monthly passive income and in the last 7 or 8 years have only worked part time but I earn a very good full time income. Ivan is very creative and brings new products to the table regularly. I signed up as I am not a techy but I soon realised I didn’t need to be. I knew digital marketing was going to be a long term business model.”Ian - Leeds“I have been a Yellowtom franchisee since 2012. I am a farmer and a county footballer...

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Donna Cotton joined Barking Mad after 27 years in the corporate world, working for a large health and beauty brand as a buyer. Here, she shares her best pieces of advice for running a business and making franchising work for you.What advice would you give to your teenage self?I wasn’t academic at school, but I didn’t let that stop me from believing I could be successful – I just had to find the right path. When I was 16, I applied for a variety of jobs in the local area and received some offers,...

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"Quality leads as soon as it was activated" I am now in my fifth year as a PHG franchisee and the business is going from strength to strength. The initial start up was very straightforward using the PHG marketing strategy backed up with an excellent and well supported website and social media platform that genuinely started generating good quality leads as soon as it was activated. Peter and Julie Maxted are always there to offer their advice and support at all times but they are not intrusive...

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Pets, Homes and Gardens Company Southampton franchisee Richie Clark say "it was like winning the lottery". I wanted to set up my own pet sitting and dog walking business for quite some time, but I was put off by the lack of regulation in the industry and the risk of earning little-to-no income in the early days. So discovering the Pets, Homes & Gardens Franchise was like winning the lottery! After getting through the interview and screening process, I received comprehensive training in areas s...

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"The help and support offered by Peter, Julie and David was invaluable." I have been a franchisee with PHG since 2012 and it has been a great experience. I joined after working for large organisations for 26 years. I have many great memories of working in various locations both in the UK and Europe for those companies but the hours were long and it was often very stressful so to find something that gave me a perfect life work balance was ideal. Having only worked for other people before I had n...

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‘We swapped the classroom for the Northumberland coastline, and we wouldn’t look back.’ Barbara Frater and wife, Caroline Bradshaw, have owned Barking Mad Northumberland since late 2019 having previously had high pressure careers in education. Seeking a better work-life balance and the ability to reap their own rewards, they took on the dog sitting franchise and haven’t looked back since. ‘We decided we’d had enough of working all hours for someone else, and that it was time to reflect on what...

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“Happy dogs, happy customers, happy hosts.” That’s the trio of ingredients for a successful business, according to Barking Mad franchisees Amanda and Alan Hartley. They’ve enjoyed 10 years at the head of their network in Leeds, with – they say – the hard work associated with running a business made easier thanks to the flexibility and freedom the role allows. Having originally launched their franchise looking for an alternative to their previous day jobs – which were pressurised and impacted...

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Just three weeks into running Screen Rescue Birmingham, we catch up with new franchisee Glenn Bowker who was launched in territory by franchisor, Jaime Hilario only six days after the country’s new PM was officially appointed by King Charles III.In the wake of a tough UK Autumn budget, we find out how Glenn’s new franchise business is doing.Q1. It’s the end of week three in business, and with a new PM running the country and a challenging Autumn budget now revealed, how is everything going?GB: I...

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Q 1) How have you found running your own Progressive Sport business? Running my own business has been an incredible adventure so far, full of excitement, determination, bumps in the road, but everything is worth it. You are your own boss, in control of your own future and lifestyle. It’s humbling to see how far the business has developed since 2015, how we started as a small business and growing into a successful franchise. Q 2 ) What are your ambitions for the franchise? To keep pushing! I h...

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