Why Live Chat Works

Why Live Chat Works

Manned live chat support is a great innovation. Businesses want to use live chat because of its advantages to their customers. The only issue being, only some of the larger companies in the market have the staff to pull this off. Outsourcing by opting for a manned live chat service makes sense for smaller companies. However, this also comes with challenges in that it’s difficult to see how an outsourced company can professionally represent you and your brand. How [...]

The Franchising Centre Gears Up for Growth with Two New Senior Appointments

The Franchising Centre have welcomed two new starters to the business. Robert and Richard Dancy join The Franchising Centre as Franchise Development and Recruitment Consultants. They will provide potential franchisors with expert guidance through the financial modelling process before managing their franchisee and recruitment processes. Robert and Richard grew up in franchising as their family business, Oscar Pet Foods, developed as a franchisor in the early 90s. Robert brings over 20 years’ experience of working in the franchising arena. Following [...]

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What is a Master Franchise and what are the benefits of a Master Franchise?

Master franchise Opportunites: What are they and why you should consider investing Although the basic concept of franchising is relatively simple, the model can become somewhat more complex when implemented in a real-life business setting. Different businesses use the franchise model in slightly different ways, with many adapting the basic principles of franchising to suit their needs. One way in which the franchise business model can be modified is by introducing master franchisees to the business’s hierarchy. Ideal for certain [...]

Franchise Discovery Day

What is a franchise discovery day?

Franchise discovery day Whether you’re buying into a large multinational brand or a fast-growing start up, investing in a franchise of any size is a big decision. As well as being confident that the products, services and business model offered by the brand are all viable, you need to ensure that you’ll receive enough support from the franchisor to make your new venture work.One of the best ways to get a better idea of the brand you’re investing in is [...]

Franchise Disclosure Documents

What are franchise disclosure documents?

Franchise disclosure documents The franchisor/franchisee relationship is crucial to the success of any franchise agreement. Investors need to be happy with the help and support that they receive from the parent company and the franchise itself needs to know it can rely on its franchisees to work hard, build their company and help drive the business’ success.A big part of ensuring the franchisor/franchisee relationship is productive and viable is building trust between the two parties. The more a franchise knows [...]

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 [...]

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

A new generation driving the success of multi-unit franchising

London’s first multi-unit franchise conference will be held at Olympia on 9 March. The event will offer exclusive insight into the evolution of multi-unit-franchising. As a teenager, Neel Sodha worked evenings and Saturdays in one of his father’s Domino’s stores. At the time Neel had no idea that this would be the grounding for his future in franchising. Upon graduating from university, he joined the business full time, taking up the position of store manager. Neel was immediately set a [...]

Full potential of multi-unit franchising to be explored at exclusive conference

London’s first Multi-unit Franchise Conference will be held at Olympia on 9 March 2018, to deliver crucial insights into the lucrative world of multi-unit franchising. Franchising is recognised as offering many advantages to those pursuing business ownership. The support of an established brand, the tried-and-tested route to launch, operation and revenue, all create a formula for success.With research consistently reporting that over 90% of franchisee-owned units are profitable, it’s not surprising that many entrepreneurs are multiplying their achievements by accumulating [...]

Essential advice on Growing Your Own Business

Looking for advice on growing your own business? The National Franchise Exhibition comes to Birmingham’s NEC on 16 & 17 February, bringing those with ambitions of business ownership together with numerous franchise brands and a vault of expert advice.Showcasing brands including McDonald’s, JumpArena, Merry Maids and Really Awesome Coffee, the exhibition is held in exclusive partnership with the British Franchise Association.The event offers visitors a host of opportunities to gain essential advice, not only on how to embark on and [...]

Best Franchises in the UK – What are the best franchises to own?

Best franchises to own in the UK Every year the franchise industry in the UK seems to become stronger and stronger. More and more entrepreneurs are investing in franchises and increasing numbers of consumers are recognising the value and the quality that franchised brands offer. To give investors an idea of the sectors and the businesses that have done particularly well in the past twelve months, we’ve reviewed some of the best franchise options of 2017. Food and drink franchises In the [...]