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The Pizza, Pasta & Italian Food Association (PAPA) has named leading fast food franchise giant, Papa John’s as its Pizza Delivery Chain of the Year for the second consecutive year. This award recognises the pizza delivery chain that is doing the most to drive the market. This year, the winners for all the PAPA awards were announced virtually.Justin Gilbert, director of business development Papa John’s UK stated: “We are hugely proud of the achievements and effort of all our whole...

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How was business before the pandemic hit? Before the pandemic, business was good and steady for that time of year. We were seeing growth on sales from the same time in the previous year and revenue was going as projected. As restrictions slowly started coming into place and it became clear that a lockdown was looming, our customers continued to come in their droves and make the most of the freedoms while they had it. So much so, that we made the decision to close the shop before the Government...

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Rental trends are always changing. None of us knew what the implications to the rental market would be after the pandemic. However, one thing is for certain – it seems that renting is still very much as popular as it always was. Here, we’ll explore what makes renting an attractive way of life. Just why is it so popular? Fluid lifestyle A lifetime of renting isn’t considered that off-piste these days. With more people seeking travel and career opportunities further afield or even abroad, i...

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October was another busy month for TKC, thankfully. Work is now well underway at one of our largest ever projects Oaklands House for Vistry Partnerships. This is London's largest regeneration project since the Olympics. Work is also well underway at Kensington Row for St Edwards, Berkeley Homes. Despite lockdown 2.0 retailers are still actively refurbishing or building new stores. During October we helped clients handover various new stores including Burberry Bicester Village for...

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Jackie Hudson, Chartered FCIPD has joined ourHRpeople as Director for Hampshire East. After working on the senior management team of student accommodation provider Liberty Living as HR Director, Jackie has become the HR consulting business' first and key franchisee and is already delivering exceptional HR solutions for her new clients, with more in the pipeline. Jackie always knew that at some stage she wanted to run her own business but found it difficult to justify giv...

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Due to an increase in the overall satisfaction score for three consecutive surveys, TaxAssist Accountants also received a ‘Continuous Improvement Award’ TaxAssist Accountants is proud to have once again been awarded 5-star Franchisee Satisfaction from WorkBuzz, a leading independent franchise consultancy, joining a select group of just four franchisors to have won this prestigious honour for eight years running. Karl Sandall, Group Chief Executive Director at TaxAssist Accountants, said:&n...

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Neil and Shelley Harvey, OSCAR Pet Foods Market Drayton In the twenty years since Neil and I started our pet deliver franchise business times have changed. Especially, when it comes to meeting customer’s needs. And 2020 is proving to be no exception! Pre Covid, our customers enjoyed the benefits of good ingredients and the personalised nutritional advice for their pets, as well as the luxury of having heavy bags of dog food delivered straight to their door. Post Covid, our customers enjoy all...

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Oven Wizards, the oven cleaning franchise specialists has been bringing grubby ovens back to life since 2004, but 2020 marks the tenth anniversary of ownership by Mark Abbott and John Graham. Set up as a franchise opportunity, the last ten years have seen the business grow significantly, with the company supporting 80 vans over 60 territories. They’ve been full members of the British Franchise Association for over five years now and are proud of the achievements enjoyed by their franchisees. Ma...

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The past six months have been difficult for franchises up and down the country, but those in the best position all have one thing in common – excellent customer service.With 56 per cent of people around the world having stopped doing business with a company because of a poor customer service experience, it’s more important than ever to ensure your franchise is on top form. In the world of gardening franchises, franchisees rely heavily on repeat business and referrals – two things you can only ac...

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Betterclean Services new franchisee Daniel Lordache will join the network taking the Rickmansworth territory in Hertfordshire. We find out more about Daniel and his decision to join the cleaning franchise. What was your previous work experience? "I have been through different industries at different levels but what I have learned is that it’s not important what you are doing, it is important HOW you are doing it. I put passion in everything that I have done or do, helping me to become a “be...

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The TaxAssist accountancy franchise Group has once again been shortlisted for ‘Best Large Business’ at the Norfolk Business Awards After an incredibly busy year supporting the TaxAssist Accountants network and their clients, staff at the Norwich-based TaxAssist Group Support Centre have been rewarded with a further award nomination for the all-round strength of the business. This recognition follows hot on the heels of being announced as a finalist for the bfa HSBC ‘Franchisor of the Year’...

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Cleaning is top of the agenda for UK homeowners, according to professional oven cleaning franchise Ovenclean, who has experienced their best Summer for customer enquiries ever. The oven cleaning franchise has just witnessed nearly a third more leads than the same time last year. The 28% increase, seen from June to September, reflects that oven cleaning services are more in demand than ever. Rebecca de Chair, Marketing Manager at Ovenclean, said: “We are really proud to offer our cleaning serv...

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