November 2017 - Franchise UK

Monthly Archives - November 2017

TaxAssist announces additional Franchise Development Manager to support growing network   

Samantha Skyring, previously one of TaxAssist’s Technical Managers, moves to new positionTaxAssist Accountants has strengthened the support for its 200-strong network of accountants with Samantha Skyring joining Steve Mack and Phil Jesse in the Franchise Development Team.Samantha, who is ACCA qualified joined TaxAssist Accountants in 2014, having previously worked as a senior accountant in practice. For the past three years, she has gained an in-depth knowledge of the network, delivered training, provided technical assistance and undertaken due diligence visits.Samantha [...]

Successful changeover for TaxAssist Accountants Cheltenham & Gloucester

Having successfully established TaxAssist Accountants in Gloucester 11 years ago and expanding into Cheltenham last year, Chris Hutchings has sold his business to Rob Little.This franchise resale is TaxAssist Accountants’ fourth in the last 12 months, highlighting that after more than 20 years of continuous growth, franchisees are starting to retire, or realise the asset they have grown.Rob has taken over the shops on Bristol Road in Gloucester, and Hewlett Road in Cheltenham, and will continue to look after [...]

Metro Rod celebrates at inaugural Conference and Awards ceremony 2017

Franchisees, employees and suppliers from across the country all congregated last weekend at 5* resort – The Celtic Manor, for the much-anticipated Metro Rod conference and awards ceremony, sponsored by iTouch. This was the first of its kind under the ownership of Franchise Brands plc, and one which many have commented will ‘go down in history as the best ever’!Peter Molloy, Metro Rod Managing Director, kicked off the presentations – unveiling some exciting new plans for the future and [...]

Franchise UK Delighted After Successful Business Show November 2017

Franchise UK were delighted to be a media partner of The Business Show 2017. Olympia, London was the ideal London venue for this well attended exhibition held 16-17 November 2017.The Business Show is a central hub for all things relating to business, combined with a number of expert business speakers offering advice, knowledge and inspiration. There were many workshops and seminars running throughout the event and of course trade stands to cater to every business need. Olympia was the [...]

Screen Rescue Welcomes New Franchisee Thanks To Franchise UK

Screen Rescue, a van based windscreen repair franchise, have recruited a new franchisee as a result of their franchise recruitment advertising on Franchise UK.Screen Rescue launched in 2012 and is a scalable multi van franchise opportunity with territories nationwide.Amanda Hilario, who is operations director at Screen Rescue, explained "After testing out a number of other recruitment sources we found our time, effort and money is best spent with Franchise-UK.  Joel and his team not only deliver an all-round service [...]

Ian Roberts – New Business Doctors Franchisee for Oxford

Business Doctors, the franchised support network for small and medium-sized enterprises, has a new franchisee for Oxford.Describing its offer as 'somewhere in between consultancy and coaching', the company pro-vides hands on support to owners of SMEs in every sector.The Oxford territory has been bought by engineer turned serial entrepreneur Ian Roberts.Ian, who practices martial arts in his spare time, has a strong track record in turning around under-performing companies.He said: "I come from a building family and most of [...]

Nathan Crombie & Wai Lam – Prokil Brighton

Can you tell us a little about your working background?Myself (Nathan Crombie) and Wai both come from retail industry back grounds and have previously been retail store managers for ten years plus.  Wai was a store manager for Curry’s, Argos, Iceland and a Department head of World Duty Free at Gatwick Airport.  I have been store manager for Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Superdrug and first assistance at McDonald’s.Why were you looking at self-employment?After many years of being managers and following the [...]

Sean Smith – New Franchisee for West Kent

Business Doctors has recruited its third franchisee for West Kent.Former logistics industry director and city trader Sean Smith has bought the exclusive territory of Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.Business Doctors partner in a highly practical way with SMEs, working alongside owners of small and medium sized enterprises to achieve growth. This hands on approach, which lies somewhere between coaching and consultancy, really resonates with Sean.He says: "Business is my passion. I love making a difference and adding value to SMEs."Business owners [...]

Simply the best – that’s final

Fantastic feedback from our franchisees has secured a shortlisting for Home Instead in the 2017 Best Franchise Awards in the brand new Best Management Franchise category.We are thrilled to be finalists in these significant sector awards based on feedback from our network in Smith & Henderson’s annual Franchisee Satisfaction Survey.This year’s survey was completed by 94% of our franchisees – demonstrating our business owners’ engagement in the research.Martin Jones, Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care, said: “To be [...]

Four New Franchisees for Trophy Pet Foods

Four new franchisees for Trophy Pet Foods have changed their career and have become their own boss, making a real difference to their local community by bringing the Trophy Pet Food services and products to their local areas.The Trophy Pet Foods franchisees, award-winning services, include: Free Nutritional Consultations, Free Home Delivery, Excellent Customer Services and Natural British Made pet foods; all delivered into customer homes by qualified, trained nutritional advisers.The four new franchisees for Trophy have trained in October [...]

Wilkins Chimney Sweep reaches finals of Best Franchise Awards!

Wilkins Chimney Sweep has reached the finals of the smith+henderson Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, in the category of ‘Best Man In A Van Franchise’. The franchise is based on a chimney sweeping business founded in 1895. Husband and wife team Peter and Louise Harris franchised the business in 2011 and now have 14 franchisees operating across the UK.The couple have won numerous awards, including Best Marketing Support in the 2014 Franchise Marketing Awards and most recently franchisee [...]