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Poppies, the domestic cleaning franchise, is very excited to celebrate among its UK wide network, as multiple franchisees are marking significant milestones this month.At Poppies Doncaster, husband and wife Gill and Terry Winmill are now entering their third decade of running their own business having launched their franchise in 2000. Looking for a career that gave them a good work-life balance with a family-feel culture, they chose to purchase the franchise and have never looked back. Their str...

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Agency Express are delighted to announce that as of July 2021 were certified as a carbon neutral business. Congratulations! Working in partnership with Carbon Neutral Britain Agency Express met all standards in measuring and calculating carbon emissions generated by the business and will now be offsetting organisational emissions via Carbon Neutral Britain’s Woodland Fund™ portfolio of certified carbon reduction projects around the world. Naomi Wood, Marketing Manager at Agency Expre...

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TaxAssist Accountants are pleased to continue their successful recruitment of new franchisees despite the ongoing pandemic, by holding regular virtual discovery days and training courses, with the two newest recruits completing their course in July.The two new TaxAssist Accountants who will shortly be launching their practices are: Adam Badi, who will operate from Hertford and Monika Joshi, who will be operating a practice in Gerrard Cross with her husband Amit, who already runs successful pract...

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Chrysalis Partners have been upgraded to Associate Members of the bfa after recently winning an award for ‘Best SME Business Coaching Franchise’ by Corporate Vision. This is based on the performance of Chrysalis’ franchisees and also the support from Head Office. Potential franchisees can have full confidence that when they invest in Chrysalis Partners, they know that not only are they run ethically and professionally, but that the franchisees are satisfied with the systems and support from Chr...

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With everything that has gone on the last 16 months, right now the events industry and the franchise industry are both poised to boom. Because of the limited occurrences of weddings and birthday parties, event engagement needs are at an all time high creating the perfect storm for event franchise Smiley Booth Ltd. It’s been wild ride. 2020 saw our business nearly destroyed thanks to the overnight closure of events across the globe but we have a strong foundation, a core and loyal team of ex...

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Poppies franchisee, Dan Reid, who is born and bred in West-Yorkshire decided to swap his corporate life for a cleaning franchise to cover Leeds and the surrounding areas. Dan has over 16 years experience in the beverage industry and is now focused on his own business. Launched in June, Dan has taken over the reins of Poppies with premises based in the heart of Leeds and an existing team of 21. Carefully selected and referenced, the team will continue to deliver a premium cleaning service to...

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Leading pizza franchise Papa John’s has opened double digit new stores year-to-date and is now targeting small towns to offer its top-quality pizza to more communities across the UK while maintaining quick delivery times as the company’s popularity continues to grow.Papa John’s has recently launched in locations from Daventry to Ely to Totton this year, with up to ten more stores set to open in newly defined, more compact territories before the end of 2021. Amit Pancholi, UK director of busines...

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TaxAssist Accountants franchisee Roland Wood has reached a milestone anniversary in his journey with the accountancy franchise.Roland continues to enjoy every moment of his time as a TaxAssist Accountant and is delighted with his decision to join the franchise 20 years ago.“I can’t emphasise enough how much I have enjoyed running the practice over the last two decades. The help and guidance from The Support Centre has been first rate and the whole TaxAssist Accountants’ concept is perfect, enabl...

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Andy Darby, the owner of ChipsAway Cambridge, Huntingdon and St Neots, has been announced as a winner of the Great British Franchisee Awards hosted by Which Franchise. The Great British Franchisee Awards focuses on the people who have made UK franchising a success. Recognising outstanding performance of franchisees, regardless of the size of their business or the sector they work in. The winners were chosen based on a number of factors including Franchisee Stability and Business Experience...

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Alchemy VA, a Virtual-Assistant franchise based in the Midlands has overcome thousands of applicants and hopefuls to reach the regional finals in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards (GBEA) 2021.Suzy and Paul Sanders of Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) were picked from almost 5,000 entrepreneurs UK-wide to become one of only six finalists in the Midlands Family Business Entrepreneur category.The duo – whose award winning virtual assistant company provides remote admin and PA support to business...

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Ovenclean is celebrating its most successful year to date, citing the UK lockdown and a surge in home cooking behind a record number of leads generated for franchisees.In the year to 30th June 2021, Ovenclean leads increased by 37 per cent compared to the previous 12-month period, and for the first six months of 2021, leads were up 69 per cent in comparison to the same period in 2020. This equates to an average of £3-4k worth of customer enquiries per franchisee per month! For one of the UK’s or...

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Lee Freeman joined the Auditel community coming from being a former Financial Director, and was growing increasingly frustrated with working tirelessly for someone else and not being certain of his chosen career path. Lee took matters into his own hands and decided to take control of his own destiny and become self-employed. Having investigated many different franchise options in the market Lee decided Auditel felt like the right fit to his skill set. Lee says “It was the right opportunity for n...

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