September 2017 - Franchise UK

Monthly Archives - September 2017

The Best of Both Worlds – National Work Life Week 2nd – 6th October

Franchising gives you the opportunity to run your own business with the flexibility and choice to create a better work-life balance. With a range of franchise business options OSCAR Pet Foods comes highly recommended in helping you to: succeed and learn new skills; enjoy your job, and; work from home. Combining your career and family life is a great start but to meet caring pet owners in the comfort of their own home makes work a pleasure. Especially when you can [...]

New TaxAssist Accountants shop launches in Aldershot

After ten years providing tax and accountancy services to the small business community in Sandhurst, Shekh Rao has expanded his practice, opening a new shop at 55 Ash Road, Aldershot.Shekh, who also runs TaxAssist Accountants in Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, is a fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants and has more than 10 years’ experience in the industry. He opened his second shop in response to growing demand from existing businesses and new clients in the area.“I’ve been based [...]

Autumn Update for Trophy Pet Foods

Trophy Pet Foods new developments, projects and a new look logo & image continue to be rolled out through 2017. Trophy Pet Foods also has another new franchisee starting in September. Sarah Purvey will be covering the North Hampshire and West Berkshire area.Sue Reid, Founder and Director, says, “2017 is proving to be a really exciting year for us as we have seen continued growth both in demand for our home delivery service and in our franchise opportunity. We [...]

Edinburgh TaxAssist Accountants count client success

Two Edinburgh businesses are celebrating big successes after seeing substantial growth this year.Business owners, Renee Mackay, who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Corstorphine and Alan Johnston who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Goldenacre are together celebrating reaching well over 1,000 small business clients across the city.Their two shops, which work closely together providing tax and accountancy advice and services purely to small businesses, have each seen significant growth. Seven years since it was launched, TaxAssist Accountants in Corstorphine has secured its [...]

10 years and counting for Nigel Lomax

Nigel Lomax and his team at TaxAssist Accountants are celebrating 10 years serving the small business community from their shopfront office in Sundorne, Shrewsbury.Nigel Lomax set up TaxAssist Accountants in Shrewsbury in 2003, working from an office on Battlefield Enterprise Park. The business moved to its current premises on Sundorne Avenue in 2007 and now advises nearly 650 clients across the region.The team is looking to boost the eight-strong team with the appointment of an apprentice member in the [...]

TaxAssist Chief Executive joins Norwich youth charity Board of Trustees

(Photo: OPEN’s CEO John Gordon-Saker (left) with Karl Sandall (right), image copyright credit OPEN Norwich)Norwich-based charity, OPEN Youth Trust whose mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of young people in Norfolk has appointed Karl Sandall, Group Chief Executive of The TaxAssist Direct Group, to its Board of Trustees.Karl joined The TaxAssist Direct Group in 2000 after 26 years of working with Midland Bank/HSBC in Norwich and Cambridge. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers [...]

SERVICEMASTER ADDS A FIFTH BRAND TO ITS UK FRANCHISE PORTFOLIO AS IT ACQUIRES ROSEMARY BOOKKEEPING

ServiceMaster Ltd has acquired the Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise business, for an undisclosed fee, as it looks to grow its operation across the UK.The Leicester-based business, ServiceMaster, is one of the UK’s largest and longest-established multi-brand franchisors, having launched in the UK in 1959 which now offers five franchise brands.Rosemary Bookkeeping, which was founded in 2009, provides a practical, friendly approach to bookkeeping for micro, small and medium-sized companies and has close working relationships with accountancy firms. The business currently [...]

Spoton Success: Meet Sarah Thompson, the local it’seeze website consultant for Coventry

Discover what the first few months of running your own web design franchise is really like in our interview with Sarah Thompson, who alongside her husband Clive, joined Spoton.net as a franchisee at the end of 2016.Having previously worked in a wide range of industries, including finance; telecommunications; utilities; insurance; and travel, Sarah is now part of Spoton.net, the UK and Ireland’s leading website franchise, and is already enjoying great success early on.Why did you decide to join a [...]

Trophy Pet Foods new look brand logo

Big news! After many years, we’re releasing an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo and colour palette. You’ll see the new look anywhere we’re out and about as well as on our digital media, website, Facebook and Twitter; and very soon you’ll see it on all of our products and our franchisees delivery vans.Do look out for our amazing new product packaging! We believe the new look better matches what we’ve become since launching in 1990: a [...]

Wilkins Chimney Sweep franchise gets behind national fire safety campaign

Wilkins Chimney Sweep, the UK’s only bfa member chimney sweeping franchise, is getting firmly behind a national safety campaign to reduce chimney fires.Part of the Government’s ‘Fire Kills’ campaign, www.chimneyfiresafetyweek.co.uk is asking homeowners to have their chimneys swept now, to reduce the 4221 avoidable chimney fires recorded by the Fire and Rescue Services, that occurred from April 2016 to March 2017 in the UK. Wilkins are also adopting the Katie Haines Memorial Trust as their charity of the year; [...]