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ColourFence, one of the UK’s leading storm proof franchise, has added to its already extensive training programme for new franchisees.The fencing franchise has always offered its franchisees a thorough training programme but have decided to give new franchisees more valuable information by increasing head office training from 2 to 3 weeks.Designed to cover all aspects of the business, from marketing through sales and from quoting to overseeing installations, the new course equips franchisees wit...

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Driver Hire, the UK’s leading recruitment franchisor, has added a new franchisee to its expanding and successful nationwide network – Andrew Partridge. Earlier this year he acquired the franchise rights for Driver Hire’s Hereford & Worcester franchise territory and recently completed his first five month’s trading as a Driver Hire recruitment franchisee. Andrew has got away to a flying start, increasing monthly turnover by 200%. Several things attracted Andrew to the business, not least th...

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Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s has opened its latest store within the Wollaton, Nottingham franchise territory.  Kam Bains and Husband Sukhy, first joined the Papa John’s fast food franchise network as franchisees nine years ago and Wollaton is their fifth franchise store within the region. Kam confirms: “Nottingham is clearly ‘hot’ for Papa John’s!  Enquiries from residents in Wollaton, plus numerous customers coming for collection showed us now was the time to open a new s...

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Drain Doctor, the Darlington based domestic and commercial pluming and drainage franchise, has signed a new sponsorship deal with Darlington Rugby Football Club for the 2019/20 season. Drain Doctor’s deal with the rugby club will see it become on of the club’s sponsors, which includes advertisement of its service within Darlington RFC and sponsorship for the 2nd team shirts. “The partnership between Drain Doctor and Darlington Rugby Club is a natural fit and we are delighted to be able to...

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Franchise Accountancy group TaxAssist moves up one place in Accountancy Age Top 50 + 50 surveyTaxAssist Accountants’ continual growth has seen the network of small business franchise specialists rise one place to 21st in the highly regarded industry league table with a 5% increase in fee income, up from £39.6m to £41.5m.The latest survey reveals that growth across the sector has accelerated despite the economic uncertainty caused by Brexit and new regulations. The top UK accountancy firms record...

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James Vincent has been a key member of the UK support team at ActionCOACH since 2014, leading the way on high-performance coaching as their UK Performance Director. When ActionCOACH’s new Firm Builder model was released in late 2018, he immediately invested in the exclusive territory for Sheffield, with no intention of leaving his existing position in the support team. How could he possibly manage all that?“At first glance, it may sound like a huge challenge to keep what appears to be more than...

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Charmaine Nicolson, franchisee for the Bright & Beautiful franchise network within the Wolverhampton franchise territory, an award-winning professional domestic housekeeping franchise, has been shortlisted in the ‘Start-Up Business of the Year’ category at the Black Country Chamber Awards 2019.Recognised for exceeding expectations within the first two years of trade, Charmaine joins five other finalist companies all in the running to win the award. The winner will be revealed on 15th November at...

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Business coaching franchise giant, ActionCOACH, has joined the Northern Powerhouse to help boost the profile of the North as a leading location for UK business. ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching franchise firm, currently have 43 ActionCOACH franchise partners in the region and their large sales office in Sheffield. “Our franchise partners based in the Northern Powerhouse region were pleased to hear our partnership had been approved. It’s their record of success with clients tha...

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National fast food pizza franchise, Papa John’s has announced the appointment of Tom Allen, who will be taking up the recently established role of R&D director for the pizza franchises operations within the UK. Tom, who has a wealth of experience within the food industry, previously spending 20 years' within the sector will oversee the choices for the Papa John's UK menu that will be available throughout all of the pizza franchise locations. Tom Allen, UK R&D director, Papa John’s explains: ...

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Drain Doctor®, the UK's largest full service combined domestic and commercial plumbing and drainage franchise network, donated the services from its franchisee based within the Peterborough franchise territory. The franchisees services were donated to help assist with a newly adapted home in Corby, for a family featured on BBC DIY SOS.    Based in neighbouring Peterborough, Drain Doctor franchisees attended the Big Reveal on 17th October in Corby, to welcome the well-deserved Hutchiso...

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AcionCOACH, the world's largest business coaching firm, has joined the Northern Powerhouse to help encourage and boost the profile of the North as a leading location for business. “Our franchise partners based in the Northern Powerhouse region were pleased to hear our partnership had been approved. It’s their record of success with clients that helped to secure the partnership for us. The Northern Powerhouse will now support our events, generating awareness and credibility for all Action Coache...

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Born and bred Sheffield based business owner, Neil Jessop, has a 15-year track record of running successful companies and now his ready to expand his offering by launching Sheffield’s first Drain Doctor franchise. Neil, a qualified plumber and gas engineer since 2013, has spent the last 6 years operating his own plumbing business where he works closely with British Gas installing and maintaining boilers. After seeing his hard work payoff and see his business flourish, Neil decided to expand h...

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