News


The University of Winchester recently invited the world’s largest franchisor of home serviced franchise brands, Neighbourly®, to an event by the Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Futures, of final year business students presenting their projects.  Over 20 students showcased their ideas and creativity to a panel of experts, including Joshua Barker and Daniela Healey of Neighbourly, and together they chose a worthy entrepreneurial winner who will now develop and launch their new busin...

Read More

Three Driver Hire franchisees – in the franchise territories of Brighton, Cardiff and Gatwick – have recently completed franchise renewal agreements securing further five year business partnerships with the leading transport & logistics recruitment franchisor specialists. Franchising for over 30 years, Driver Hire recruitment franchise offices mainly provide temporary and permanent drivers and other logistics staff to local and national organisations in both the public and private sector. If th...

Read More

German Doner Kebab, which is part of the Hero Brands fast-casual portfolio, has announced plans to expand across the master franchise territory of North America. Franchises have been signed within the franchise territories of Canada’s Ontario and British Columbia provinces and negotiations are underway to open outlets in Manhattan and New Jersey in the USA. The brand expects five stores to be opened in 2019. The fast food franchise brand has also developed a partnership with one of the US...

Read More

Neighbourly®, part of the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, has secured 15 elite national vendor partners to join ProTradeNet® UK (PTN UK), a buying group that connects over 240 franchisees with the best-in-class vendors for their specific needs.    PTN UK, which was launched five months ago, is the preferred vendor division for all its six brands and allows franchisees to build and maintain relationships stronger than they would be able to establish and negotiate ind...

Read More

Franchise Homecare provider Right at Home within the Bournemouth and Poole franchise territory is proud to announce that its Registered Manager, Helen Garland, has been named Woman Franchise Employee of the Year at the 2019 NatWest Encouraging Women into Franchising Awards. EWIF is a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers, providing advice and guidance to anyone looking to break into the franchise industry. It holds an annual awards ceremony designed to bring together the best w...

Read More

The latest results are out from WorkBuzz, who have been gathering objective feedback from franchisees across 100 franchise brands since 2011, for their annual Franchisee Satisfaction Benchmark Survey. For the 7th consecutive year, ActionCOACH franchise partners have recorded 5-Star levels of satisfaction. Last year, ActionCOACH were joined by just three other franchisors who had achieved the 5-Star Franchisee Satisfaction status six years in a row. Now with 35 stars to their name, the world...

Read More

Leading homecare franchising provider Right at Home is thrilled to announce the launch of its new charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society. The franchise has pledged to raise more than £20,000 for the charity across its network of 59 locally-owned offices in the UK and the two organisations will also work together to share best practice and knowledge on the disease. Right at Home regularly holds Dementia Friends information sessions but it is now committed to creating 1,000 new Friends wit...

Read More

With the average span of time spent in a franchise across the industry being 8.5 years Chemex International will be celebrating one franchisee’s journey of a lifetime through three decades from the late Eighties to his contract renewal this month.It’s 1989 and tumultuous world events are unfolding with Britain in the Thatcher era, the Tiananmen Square uprising and the fall of the Berlin Wall. With the world changing a young dairy herdsman reading the Daily Mail also spots a piece on franchising...

Read More

David Hind has recently completed the initial franchise training with the First Vehicle Finance franchise team and starts the process of launching his vehicle and asset finance franchise business in the coming weeks. David comes from an IT Project Management background, but a shoulder injury meant that he couldn’t drive for a couple of years so had to change careers. David is now on the road to recovery, but the time out has helped him to assess his next steps and working for himself was what...

Read More

The Annual NatWest EWIF Awards event is over for another year, but the celebration of each of the category winners is only just beginning! Following on from an excellent event in London, here are the winners of this year’s awards for each category. We are Encouraging Women into Franchising (EWIF), an organisation focusing our time and energy on supporting women who are looking for a route into the franchising industry. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower and one way we do this is by...

Read More

Bright & Beautiful, based within the Grays franchise territory is an ethical and eco-friendly professional housekeeping franchise business, hosted a tea party in April to reduce social isolation and loneliness for its elderly clients. Franchisee, Niamh Wakeling and her team of four housekeepers, invited more than a dozen of its elderly clients to a local café, May’s Catering Company, in Purfleet, Essex and threw them a lavish afternoon party of scrumptious cakes and sandwiches.  Not only...

Read More

Multi-award-winning chartered accountants and financial services franchise organisation, d&t, has announced it is helping performing arts franchisor Stagecoach optimise its performance and franchise network.  d&t, through its marketing partner Chantry, is currently working with Stagecoach to deliver a strategic franchise recruitment plan designed to broaden the appeal of the popular franchise to a wider marketplace, as part of its overall expansion throughout the UK. Dave Galvin, managing d...

Read More