Business Advisory

Lauren Dorling, Founder of Solesmith, to give keynote speech at The National Franchise Exhibition

The founder of Midlands-based company Solesmith, will provide insights into the highs and lows of setting up her successful enterprise at the Growing Your Own Business conference on Saturday 6 October.Incorporated within The National Franchise Exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC, the Growing Your Own Business conference is designed to equip visitors with the tools to accelerate the growth of an existing business or future venture.29-year-old founder of Solesmith, Lauren Dorling, will present her keynote on the second day of the [...]

10 years master win

Celebrating 25 years of client success

ActionCOACH is celebrating hitting the milestone of 25 years in business. Their global network of business growth coaches has been supporting business owners to success for a quarter of a century! The 25th anniversary party was hosted on Australia’s Hamilton Island near where Brad Sugars, ActionCOACH’s Global CEO and Founder, first started the company. The party was one evening of ActionCOACH’s Global Conference where for the tenth year running, the UK team outperformed 79 other countries to win Master Licensee [...]

Franchise UK Partnership with Small Business Grants

We are pleased to announce that Franchise UK has partnered with Small Business Grants ( , the free-to-enter monthly cash initiative for businesses that have been set up and are actively trading.Applying for Small Business Grants is easy. All you have to do is fill in a single form talking about your business; this can be done through the application form here.Small Business Grants is organised by the leading business advice website, which receives many requests every month [...]

How much does an ActionCOACH Business Coaching Franchise Cost?

What is ActionCOACH Business Coaching Franchise and How Much Does an ActionCOACH Franchise Cost? Although many of the franchises you’ll come across as you search for a business opportunity will sell physical products or offer a tangible service, there are some that are a little harder to categorise. These franchises sell an idea rather than a specific product and so are completely dependent on the enthusiasm, skill and commitment of the franchisees that invest in them.One such franchise is ActionCOACH. [...]

Creating time and balance to be the best Dad

Half a million pounds from 12 ½ hours per week! Here Andy Hemming reveals his ‘warts ‘n’ all’ story of his decade with his ActionCOACH Franchise, overcoming the 2008 recession and how he grew his coaching business to £60,000 income a month on just three days’ work a fortnight, so he could free up time for his family.“After four years working in Hamburg on the global strategy for Nivea, I needed to move back to the UK to support my [...]

Business Coaching Professional Revitalised By ActionCOACH Franchise Opportunity

Getting the buzz back Danayal Zia had been advising clients for more than 17 years with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). He enjoyed the work but had lost the passion he once felt. When he found ActionCOACH, the buzz came back and he knew this was the business for him.“My last assignment with the bank was in the City of London. The City culture just wasn’t for me and I started to look around for something different. When I came across [...]

Taxassist resale keeps it in the family

Seven years after setting up TaxAssist Accountants in Aberdeen, Ian Mearns is handing the reins to his son; and local accountant, Steven Mearns.Steven, a Chartered Accountant, has taken over the business on Rosemount Place in Aberdeen and will continue to look after the specialist needs of 450 small businesses in the local community and lead the three-strong team.Initially achieving his membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) with KPMG, he has also worked at senior level [...]

Business Doctors, the SME support franchise, has launched a new Teeside territory.

Describing its offer as 'somewhere in between consultancy and coaching', the company provides hands on support to owners of small and medium sized enterprises in every sector.The Teeside territory has been bought by former financial director Simon Grant.With a range of expertise from general management, HR, IT, supply chain management, internal audit, property management, acquisitions & mergers and fleet management, Simon will now use his internationally acquired skills to help the owners of the region's SMEs realise their ambitions. A [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]