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A SMART car body work repair franchisee is celebrating after renewing his franchise following 25 years in the business.Steve Giles was one of ChipsAway’s first franchise partners in the UK, setting up just one year after the brand was established in 1994. Following a quarter of a century in his mobile business, which covers the Farnham, Camberley and Fleet areas, Steve, 58, has committed to another five years with ChipsAway.Despite having to close his doors during the lockdown of Covid-19 – whic...

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Sarah Marsh, Director of Operations is busy this week getting the MagiKats Head Office ready for the first post-lockdown new franchisee training course. Sarah and the team are taking the time to arrange the training and workshop space for socially distant training and to get all the training materials into quarantine ready to pass across to the new franchisees. Many other business owners would never have expected to have to do these things in their working lives, but everyone at MagiKats is st...

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Join the Trend Group’s Global VP of Marketing, Vanessa Conde, for a unique marketing insights webinar and interview that explores how customers’ behaviour has changed post COVID-19 crisis. This webinar forms part of a special “The Comeback” series and is hosted by the brand’s US based marketing agency, EGC. It explores three post-crisis consumer behaviour trends: How the Low Touch Economy will define our lives for years to comeFaster adoption rate of New TechnologyConsumers are More Connected...

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Stuart Burge, who has been temporarily operating his practice from home during lockdown, has now opened his new small business tax and accountancy shop, for businesses in the Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Harwich and Manningtree areas.Stuart explains: “It’s been quite an undertaking to get the shop refurbished and ready for clients during these unprecedented times, but I’m really pleased with the final result and excited for the future.“The shop looks great and is really inviting with a c...

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The year 2020 was supposed to be a year of celebrations for a theatre school franchise, which kicked off with a conference in London and luxury boat cruise. The Dragons’ Den backed network was celebrating its 20-year birthday and had many exciting opportunities planned for its thousands of students across the UK.When COVID-19 hit, some of those plans had to be put on hold but with the disruptions, came a new and exciting way of working to continue to engage, motivate and provide a lifeline for s...

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With its initial training course now running virtually, TaxAssist Accountants is pleased to offer a cash back deal to new franchisees.Due to social distancing measures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, TaxAssist Accountants is running a modified initial training course online, making use of technology to provide an engaging and interactive course that will still fully prepare franchisees for opening their practices.Our first virtual training course started on June 15th with two new franchisees, w...

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US based marketing agency, EGC, has won big at the 41st Annual Telly Awards, with multiple wins including a Silver Telly Award for the ‘Janet from Granite’ ad campaign! Kitchen and Bathroom makeover specialist, Granite & TREND Transformations, launched the new global marketing campaign to its growing network of UK franchise partners last month. “The Telly Award is THE premiere award in the advertising industry and an honour to be able to win. In partnership with our agency and the production t...

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The Support Solutions Franchise has seen extraordinary success through lockdown, with 10 reserved territories and two already beginning training and trading.Support Solutions have evolved and grown through recent months to ensure the highest quality of care and safety is carried out to both staff and clients. They have all the systems and training in place for new franchisees so that you can be up a running in a very short space of time.“During the pandemic we have supported our staff teams with...

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At the OSCAR Pet Foods franchise group we’re no strangers to technology. As one of the UK’s top pet industry franchisors, we actively support our franchisees within our large network by promoting digital connectivity and cooperation – nationwide. Supporting our customers As Covid-19 triggered national lockdown our thoughts quickly turned to protecting staff, franchisees, and customers. We worked hard to overcome uncertainty with positivity – adapting and embracing up-to-date tech...

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A father and stepson duo of car repair technicians are celebrating after completing work on their 7,000th vehicle through their automotive repair franchise business. Robert Ashmore and Jonathan Foster, who run the ChipsAway Car Care franchise Centre within the Lincoln franchise territory, have achieved the milestone just three weeks after emerging from a complete halt on operations, inflicted because of COVID-19. Following a surge of enquiries for their services as the UK emerges from lockd...

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Harriet Blain, Lingotot West Hove - Lingotot West Hove franchisee, Harriet Blain, talks about the support she has received from the franchise during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Do I Need to be a Teacher? - Angela Sterling, Lingotot MD, explains the teaching roles at Lingotot.

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