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Monthly Archives - February 2018

Darren Goes Dutch!

Darren Taylor, owner of tree stump-grinding business StumpBusters UK Ltd, has sold his first international master franchise in Holland. Founded by Martin Chignall and Michael Cook in 1991 and franchised in 1994, StumpBusters provides tree stump grinding services to commercial and domestic land owners across the United Kingdom.Darren was a StumpBusters franchisee before he bought the business, purchasing his 1st territory in 2006, 2nd in 2007, 3rd in 2009 and his final territory in 2010. In 2013 he purchased the [...]

Here’s why you should consider buying a franchise…

Why buy a franchise? Over the past few decades, the number of franchises in the UK has skyrocketed. There are now more than 900 franchised brands across the country employing around 561,000 people between them. The franchise industry contributes a significant amount to the country’s economy every year and helps to bring a wide variety of products and services to customers across the UK.If you’re an entrepreneur currently looking for an investment opportunity, there’s a good chance that the idea [...]

Innovation is in our DNA – Home Instead Senior Care

Home Instead Senior Care is the only homecare franchise to rank as a finalist in the 2018 bfa Franchisor Awards - with a shortlisting for the coveted Innovation accolade announced today.No stranger to awards for pioneering originality - Home Instead already holds the Queen’s Award for Innovation in recognition of the blueprint it has created for quality care and companionship.As a finalist for the prestigious bfa Innovation Award Home Instead, a market leading franchise with a £108 million network [...]

What are the benefits of buying a care franchise?

Why care franchises make a great investment  Every year the UK’s population gets a little bit older. We’re living longer lives than ever before with many OAPs no longer considering themselves old until they’re well into their 70s or even 80s. At the moment, 18% of Brits are aged over 65, which works out to around 12 million people across the country. By 2035, that figure could rise to 25%, with the number of people aged over 85 also [...]

A Very Happy 20th OSCAR Anniversary

Neil and Lorraine Stapleton Celebrate 20 Years of OSCAR Success Devon was in for a big surprise when Neil and Lorraine Stapleton launched their OSCAR Pet Foods franchise business twenty years ago. Celebrating an anniversary in a business that continues to flourish proves there is always room for more!“In a past life we recall how much we wanted to take control of our work life balance. For various reasons it was important to gain the direct rewards from our own [...]

Why invest in a children related franchise?

Why invest in a franchise for children? Thanks to the many benefits offered by franchising, the business model has been used across a wide variety of sectors by businesses looking to expand quickly and efficiently. One area in which the franchise is currently having a big impact is children’s entertainment and education. A rapidly growing industry, franchises that cater to children are currently showing strong growth and more and more are popping up around the country.When it comes to education [...]

The History of Food & Drink Franchises

What is the history of catering franchises? Although the franchise business model has been around since at least the 19th century, it wasn’t really until food and drink companies began to adopt the franchise that the idea really took off.For many of the catering franchises that began to appear in the 20th century, franchising offered the perfect way to expand without risking large sums of money or hiring more staff. This allowed food and drink companies to quickly reach their [...]

Trophy Pet Foods Welcomes 3 New Franchisees

It's the Chinese Year of the Dog, spring is on the way and Trophy Pet Foods are delighted to welcome 3 new franchisees. Russell from Trophy Pet Foods Cheshire & Wrexham, John from Trophy Pet Foods West Lothian and Christine from Trophy Pet Foods Cambridgeshire. All 3 are starting their training this week at Trophy Pet Foods H.O. and will be on the road from next week! They join Trophy’s growing team of local Trophy Nutritional Advisers throughout the [...]

Spoton Success: Meet John Wright, the local it’seeze website consultant for Horsham

What’s it really like to join a successful website franchise and hit the ground running? A year after partnering with, John Wright reflects on his experience so far.Having previously worked in the building and construction industry, John decided it was time to take his career in a new direction.He now uses his extensive background in sales and marketing to sell, market, and consult on the range of professionally designed it’seeze website packages as part of the franchise [...]

International Franchise Show ExCeL London Review

 International Franchise Show 2018 ExCel London Review ExCel, a world class exhibition and conference venue based in Docklands, London is home to this prestigious International Franchise Show 2018, which was held over the weekend, 16th & 17th February 2018.  Vistors pre-registered or registered on the day for FREE entry to the show. This leading venue benefits from excellent transport links, it's easy to get there whether you choose to arrive by plane, train or even cable car.  With 3,700 car [...]

Growing Your Own Business Conference will support entrepreneurial success

Experts in the fields of business planning, sales, marketing and PR, will propel entrepreneurs further along their path to success at Olympia London on 9 & 10 March.The free-to-attend Growing Your Own Business Conference is co-located with The British & International Franchise Exhibition, London’s only franchise event to be held in partnership with the British Franchise Association (bfa). The conference delivers a mix of workshops, keynote speakers and networking, with the aim of nurturing the skills that contribute [...]

Come and visit Franchise UK at The International Franchise Show February 2018

The International Franchise Show at ExCel, Docklands, London is now open to visitors come and meet the Franchise UK team on stand 860, speak to Franchisors, attend seminars and learn more about franchising at this popular show, open today and tomorrow 10am till 5pm.We look forward to meeting you.View all upcoming Franchise Exhibitions at