Case Studies


Read how Alexis Jervis changed her corporate career to provide arts and crafts creative experiences in South Cheshire. Alixis Jervis provides fabulous award-winning 5-Star rated arts and crafts children’s classes, parties and events in Newcastle-under-Lyme and South Cheshire, covering Newcastle, Alsager, Madeley, Betley, Weston and Woore. Alexis changed her corporate career as she was feeling ‘like a round peg in a square hole’ and she just wasn’t enjoying it anymore. Alexis has always wante...

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Anne Crump enjoyed a full and varied career across the globe. Anne decided to harness all her experience, skills and talents to inspire the community where she grew up. I was a teacher for a long time (32 years, yikes!). I taught Design and Technology and Art to 7 year to 18 years. Most of my time has been spent in UK but also taught in Belgium and Malaysia as well as a short stint in Norway. Previous to teaching I gained a degree in Marketing and worked for a blue-chip company for a coupl...

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For business graduate and serial-trip-planner Paul Mellor, 31, starting his own part-time travel agency with The Travel Franchise was an absolute no-brainer.As someone who loves planning trips, it was an easy way to get paid for doing something he already enjoys doing in his spare time.“In lockdown I satisfied my urge for travel by planning a few trips to Costa Rica and America,” he says. “It was only when I returned from another trip to Sri Lanka that I realised I didn’t want to go back to a no...

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Since taking the step in October 2021 to join dns accountants, Vishal Ballee has found the support he’s received from the Franchise to be even better than he’d imagined.Vishal worked for a number of large companies before franchising with dns accountants. For several years he’d nurtured the dream of running his own practice, but knew if something was worth doing it needed to be done right.Understanding the value found within the franchise industry, Vishal wanted the kind of head start on success...

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Demand for holidays is massive - so why are more people coming back to travel agents instead of just booking online?Not Just Travel franchisee Andy Richardson shares his top 4 reasons travel agents are back in fashion… and why business is booming.Right now, bookings are so high it would take Andy three days to book all his clients onto their flights.There are lots of reasons so many people are back using his services, but here are just 4 of the main ones.1/ Reassurance: Customers know we’...

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Not Just Travel franchisee Lloydie Gardiner shares his 3 top tips if you’re thinking about using networking to grow your business.In the middle of 2020 the pandemic was in full swing. While many businesses had to survive, travel agents had a particularly difficult time. They had to be available to refund or reschedule customer’s holidays, all while making no new revenue.It’s at times like these that support networks were vital.Thankfully, Lloydie was a member of his local BNI chapter. They conti...

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Card Group is Sweden’s largest franchise export company with Master Franchisees in 45 countries worldwide. An award-winning company with 25 years of success in setting people up in business. Testimonials from the franchisees at Card Group: Card Group is a true partner that offers a fantastic business model. A fantastic opportunity for franchisees whilst delivering a reliable and profitable business for our customers. Card Group is innovative and different; its products deliver the true value o...

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After a long career in high-tech IT businesses (with too many hours spent working away from home), Mark’s redundancy was tinged with relief. As we paused to take stock, we realised a change in pace would be relished. With many successful years in marketing and statistical analysis behind me, I, too, was ready for more time at home. As luck would have it our rare breed, Rosie, stopped eating her well-known brand of dog food and we found ourselves searching for something new. In doing so, we f...

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We have developed a business model that helps new franchisees with NO experience, offer a professional Architectural Plan Design service to clients. One that is fully compliant and fully supported by head office. A Day in the Life of a happinest franchisee 8:30am - check your emails from the night before.9:30am - visit a happi client who is looking to add an open plan rear extension to quote for the plans required for their project. Project value £1800.11am - Second quote of the day for a...

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To be a successful franchise, you must have successful, motivated and happy franchisees. And happinest, the architectural design franchise, has that in abundance. Chris - South London franchisee achieving year two sales in one month! I joined happinest two months ago and it’s been great.  The initial training really helped give me all the skills needed to confidently start to visit clients and quote for extension plans. I have hit year two figures in month two and can really see how I...

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After completing my e-learning section of the training I visited happinest HQ for my practical training. It was great to meet all the team and get to go out on live jobs. I learnt how to quote clients and then return to survey once they had placed an order. With head office taking care of generating appointments for me from day one my diary filled up almost immediately with 11 appointments made for my first week and £3200 in sales in my first two days! I couldn’t believe how quick I started to...

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Prior to operating the OAKA Vending franchise, Guy and Jack were on their way to completing their Master's programme at the University of Edinburgh. They discovered OAKA Vending and decided to take on the Edinburgh territory. Guy and Jack started their OAKA Vending in the midst of COVID in 2020 and have installed 15 machines across Edinburgh in under 2 years. Following the success of Edinburgh, Guy has now decided to partner up with other like-minded individuals to bring OAKA Vending to Manche...

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