Author - Matt

ActionCOACH secures global CEO for new UK support role

Vic Ciuffetelli has over 30 years of business growth experience having worked as a CEO for firms across the globe including 17 years as Global CEO and CEO Asia-Pacific for ActionCOACH. When Ian Christelow, ActionCOACH’s UK co-founder, heard that Vic was considering stepping down and returning to his home in Australia to start his own ActionCOACH coaching firm, he presented a new challenge to Vic. “Working with ActionCOACH’s Global Founder, Brad Sugars, I had helped to grow the franchise into [...]

Home Instead tops out the new Elite Franchise 100 ‘power list’

Home Instead Senior Care has been officially recognised as the UK’s leading franchise in the Elite Franchise 100. Ending a hugely successful year on a high, that has seen 15 new business leaders welcomed into the network, Home Instead is delighted that it’s strong financial performance, unique model and the exceptional level of support provided, has been acknowledged in this franchising ‘power list’. Announced today, the Elite Franchise 100 is a brand new annual league table that celebrates the greatest [...]

Turning a new year’s resolution into reality: Become your own boss through franchising

Aspirations of business-ownership can progress to reality thanks to The National Franchise Exhibition, coming to Birmingham’s NEC on 16 and 17 February. Franchising has long presented an accessible route to owning a business, offering the backing of an established brand with a tried-and-tested blueprint for setting up and running a successful venture. As well as offering an expedited path to launch, franchisees benefit from the ongoing support and innovation provided by the franchise brand and network of existing franchisees. The National [...]

New Year, New Career? Make The Call Now

As the end of 2017 approaches, thoughts turn to New Year resolutions and plans. Whilst January is a popular month for people to consider a career change, the timescale involved in buying a franchise means that now is the perfect time to pick up the phone if you want to open your Home Instead franchise in 2018. Read on to explore the New Owner calendar countdown and to hear from Paul Sahota, who opened the Slough & Uxbridge franchise in [...]

All I want for Christmas is …

Christmas is a time for family and friends and those of us with pets want our furry friends to be able to join in and enjoy the festivities. While planning your Christmas list why not make all your pets' Christmas wishes come true. Take a look at the great range of OSCAR toys and treats to help distract their attention from what will be on your table or under the Christmas tree – don't forget they can usually sniff out [...]

Business Doctors Franchisee Covers Rural Territory

Business Doctors, the SME support franchise, has launched a new rural territory to cover the Lakes and Dales. Describing its offer as 'somewhere in between consultancy and coaching', the fran-chisor provides hands on support to owners of small and medium sized companies in every sector. The Lakes and Dales territory has been bought by former FMCG director Steve Howard. With a range of expertise from general management, to operations, supply chain, logistics, production and sales and marketing, Steve will now use his [...]

Wilkins Chimney Sweep is 54th best franchise in the UK according to new league table.

Man in a van franchise Wilkins Chimney Sweep has been ranked as 54th in the UK, according to a brand new league table release today by franchise publication Elite Franchise. Multi- award-winning franchise Wilkins Chimney Sweep which is owned and operated by husband and wife team Peter and Louise Harris, franchised in 2011 and have 14 franchisees successfully operating across the UK. According to the bfa/Natwest annual survey, the UK franchise industry has an annual turnover of £15.1bn with over 900 [...]

TaxAssist Accountants wins Best Franchise 2017 Award

National accountancy franchise TaxAssist Accountants was named winner of the prestigious Smith + Henderson ‘Best Franchise 2017 Award’ in the Business to Business category. The award comes off the back of a network-wide survey, in which franchisees were invited to complete an anonymous Franchise Satisfaction Benchmark survey. Franchisees were asked to rate the training and support provided by TaxAssist, the franchise system and their overall franchise ownership experience. Having already been awarded ‘5-star franchisee satisfaction’ earlier in October, the addition of the Best Franchise Award 2017 [...]

We are: leaders on a mission to change the face of ageing

Photo: (L-R) UK MD of Home Instead Senior Care Martin Jones, Sky News’ Sarah-Jane Mee and Jeff Huber, President and CEO from Home Instead in the States. Home Instead’s 11th annual national conference saw over 750 delegates including franchise owners, key players and CAREGivers come together to celebrate the strength and success of the UK’s most outstanding homecare franchise. Hosted by Sky News’ Sunrise anchor Sarah-Jane Mee and with the theme #Weare - the two day event featured a calibre key note [...]

Ouch! PPC franchise leads are SO expensive, why?

I have 13 years experience generating franchise recruitment leads via social media, SEO & PPC and I am amazed at some of the stories I hear from franchisors spending thousands each month on PPC and how expensive each lead is, one advertiser I spoke to last week each franchise lead was costing them over £250! Last month I generated 3,000 leads for our advertisers at an average Cost Per Lead ( CPL ) of £6. Yes that's not a typo [...]

TaxAssist announces additional Franchise Development Manager to support growing network   

Samantha Skyring, previously one of TaxAssist’s Technical Managers, moves to new position TaxAssist 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 [...]