Datalite Franchise Celebrates Five Years of Supplying Personalised Gift Products

Often the simpler ideas are the best; and producing novelty certificates from a database linked to details gleaned from names, places, and dates has certainly been a winner. Datalite franchise briefly looks back over the success of its ‘Day You Were Born’, ‘Our Wedding Day’, and other personalised gift products. Quite often the simpler ideas …

Working Up A Franchise Under Pressure

Finding the right workshop tool franchises just got easier. Every workshop operates under pressure. Having the right tools to tackle both routine and out of the ordinary jobs is key to safe and efficient working and keeping customers happy. Responding to this, Damar International Ltd, UK distributors for Hazet precision automotive tools from Germany, have …

Oxford Franchise Performing Equitably

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) has closed a round of equity funding from a consortium of investors. New investors DSM Venturing and Limburg Ventures were joined by existing investors in the franchise company. The investment lays the foundation for further growth of OPM’s polyketones business. The money will be used to expand the company’s business …

Its Hot At The Top – Kiln Appoint New BDM

Kiln plc, which owns leading Lloyd’s managing agent R J Kiln & Company, has appointed Roger Bickmore to lead the company’s business development function. He joins the company from Aon Underwriting Management, where he was managing director. Mr Bickmore will be spearheading Kiln’s drive to develop new and existing markets and sources of business. Working …

Bancorp Franchise Rumours Scotched

Mr. Edward K. Loyst, Chairman and the major shareholder of Bancorp Franchise, announced today that the company is not for sale. In recent months, the company did explore the possible sale of individual divisions – Living Lighting Inc., Global Pet Food Stores Inc. and LIV Canada Gift Group Inc., to create increased shareholder value. This …

Creamin It. Resilient Franchise Start-Ups

Franchise development and business brokerage companies are seeking franchises with proven business franchise start-ups models to recommend to their clients. Franchise operations that can weather changing economic conditions, offer protected territories, and structure royalty arrangements to promote franchisee success are few and far between. Real estate franchises are particularly vulnerable to changing interest rates and …

Babcock Sparks SA Business

In line with its strategy of developing businesses in South Africa, Babcock International Group announces the acquisition, on a debt free basis, of the high voltage power lines and mobile telecoms business of ABB South Africa (Pty) (Powerlines), for a consideration of £4.5 million, funded from existing banking facilities. The Powerlines division reported turnover of …

US Government Limits Franchise Shield

House Republicans at US Government have issued a last minute proposal to the Small Business Reauthorization Act. The new policy would repeal an existing Federal policy that prevents large companies from using their franchises as fronts in order to obtain small business contracts.

Billionaire Started With Radio Franchise

When Kenneth Thomson was born in 1923, his father Roy had barely begun planting the seeds for the media empire that would one day make his son the richest man in Canada and among the wealthiest in the world. The Thomson empire is a rags-to-riches story that began in 1930 when Ken Thomson was a …

Franchise Fees Flee Feds!

Federal and state authorities are working to permanently close a metro Denver counterfeit documents ring allegedly masterminded by a Mexico-based crime family they believe operates in at least 33 states, churning out tens of millions of dollars worth of fake IDs. For months, investigators and prosecutors say they have been working quietly to shut down …

Special Commissioners decision changes view on Franchises Goodwill

In 1996, 32 Pizza Express franchisees sold their businesses back to the franchisor Pizza Express. Two of these businesses claimed capital gains tax rollover relief in respect of the gain on goodwill under TCGA 1992, s. 152. The claim was subsequently refused by HMRC and the tax payers appealed. HMRC’s argument was that there was …