Archives for October 2010 | Franchise UK

Monthly Archives - October 2010

Lawnmaster franchise gains ISO 9001

Lawnmaster has become the first lawn franchise company in the UK to become ISO 9001 certified, the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses.The company, which is based in Denbighshire and run by husband and wife team Bob and Rachel Underhill, began treating lawns along the North Wales coast more than 15 years ago. They've spent the last seven years carefully selecting a team of greenkeepers and groundsmen from some of the UK's top sporting venues, including [...]

Back to the floor for Dominos boss

Don Meih's, CEO of Dominos Pizza recently took part in a local version of the popular TV program undercover boss.When the producers of the local version of Undercover Boss approached Domino’s Pizza chief Don Meij to take part, they knew they weren’t taking the easy route.It was clear that after 14 years at Domino’s, the last eight as CEO, Meij’s face would be familiar to most of its employees. But the job of sending the Brisbane-based boss back inside [...]

Canelle brings French beauty to the UK via franchising

Famous for its French hot waxing using special premium wax imported from France, Cannelle is focused on bringing the French beauty experience to the UK. Cannelle, a collection of beauty salons in Oxfordshire, is being launched as a franchise in across the UK.France Baudet, Owner of Cannelle, explains: "My mother never wanted me to shave so she sent me to the beauty salon from when I was 16 and this is common in France. In France beauty is taken [...]

New Year, new franchise?

Having given advice to potential franchisee's through the Franchise UK site and previously being a franchisor myself I know from experience that many people consider buying a franchise at this time of the year. Before you jump in and start making enquiries about franchises in the UK you should first consider your suitability to run a franchise business. What you need to remember is that you are buying into an existing franchise business, that business will have a method of [...]

Card connection in pole position for continued expansion

Leading greeting card publisher and franchisor, Card Connection's franchisee for the Chelmsford/Colchester/Ipswich area has been racing ahead, following a track day at Silverstone with customer Culverhill Retail Spar. As part of UK Greetings, Card Connection sponsors one of the Porsche racing cars and franchisee Paul Davis was invited to attend a track day experience at the prestigious venue."Culverhill Retail has a keen interest in racing Porsches and we have our logo on one of the cars," confirms Andrew Cutler, [...]

Kingfisher seeks franchise partners

Kingfisher, a popular UK DIY retailer and parent company of B&Q, is on the hunt for local partners to create a franchise opportunity in a bid for international expansion.The firm, which also owns France-based Castorama, has major retail outlets in Poland and China as well. It will look to license new brands in new territories as a means to increase its international footprint. Initially, the company will look for franchise partners in areas within the Baltic states.At present the [...]

Water cooler franchise launches in the UK

Water Cooler World, a newly launched water cooler franchise business, was launched at the National Franchise Exhibition.The exhibition, which took place at the NEC in Birmingham, UK, is an event that explores the business world of franchising.According to Mike Webb, MD of Water Cooler World, the launch of his new water cooler franchise concept was a success.In a press statement, he said: “We have had a fantastic response and are already having follow-up meetings with potential franchisees. We always [...]

McDonald’s signs franchise deal with Roadchef

McDonald's have signed a 20 year agreement with motorway services company Roadchef. The deal will replace 10 Wimpey outlets and will mean an investment of £12m over the next two years and will create 400 jobs.The burger giant has also seen a 10pc gain in third quarter profit to $1.4bn with it's expansion of it's menu to draw new customers.To find out more about a McDonalds's and other catering franchises please click here. 

BFA honours for McDonald franchisee

A McDonald's franchise owner was announced as the overall winner of the 2010 BFA HSBC Franchisee of the Year awards.Gerald Thompson of McDonald's in Manchester and Oldham was the overall winner, picking up the 2010 BFA HSBC Franchise of the Year Gold award. Thompson was chosen as the Gold winner because of the outstanding success of his franchise alongside his dedication to local community projects.The BFA HSBC Franchisee of the Year awards, which is supported by Express Newspapers, are [...]

Franchises are safest way to start a new business

Franchises are safest way to start a new business Starting a franchise is the safest way to start a business, with 90% of new franchises succeeding, according to a new report.With more than 250,000 people actively looking at owning their own franchise business and over 1,500 franchise brands expanding nationwide, Franchise Development Services (FDS) is publishing the first comprehensive report reviewing all aspects of the UK franchise industry.Managing director at FDS, Roy Seaman, said: “The franchise industry’s good [...]