Dwyer Group Europe New Campus

Dwyer Group Europe New Campus Opening

The groundbreaking ceremony took place seven months ago, and now the training hall with 400 square meters is ready for use in the Ellwangen industrial park Neunheim. A two-storey office building also offers space for 40 employees of the German franchise brands Locatec Ortungstechnik GmbH and Rainbow International Germany.The Dwyer Group is the world's largest international group of franchise systems in the services sector. The company operates worldwide with a total of 2800 franchise locations, of which around 85 [...]


Dwyer Group® Acquired by Harvest Partners – Mr. Electric part of the Dwyer Group family of brands

Dwyer Franchising, LLC (“Dwyer Group”), one of the world’s largest parent companies of home service brands, yesterday announced it has been acquired by Harvest Partners, LP (“Harvest Partners” or “Harvest”), a New York-based private equity firm.The deal marks the fourth and largest private equity transaction of Dwyer Group in the franchise organisation’s history. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.Mr. Electric, the UK’s leading electrical franchise brand with expertise in electrical installation, maintenance and repair, is part of the [...]

Ovenclean Success Story – Steven and Estelle Sykes – Ovenclean Barnsley

Both Steven Sykes and Estelle Robertson had very successful careers, but they decided that they wanted a better work life balance - something that they could achieve through an Ovenclean franchise.Although they have faced some challenges, 18 months down the line Steven and Estelle are thoroughly enjoying the benefits of owning their own business and are seeing huge demand for their service.Steven and Estelle chose a franchise due to risk limitation. “Ovenclean offered a proven business model, a way [...]

Clear Brew signs up 41st Franchisee

The Uk’s leading independent beer line cleaning company, Clear Brew, is well on its way to achieving complete National coverage after signing its 41st Franchisee. Neil Hickton has secured the Leicestershire and Rutland region and having completed his training during a residential course in sunny Cornwall, is ready to start cleaning the beer lines for the many outlets his region offers.Neil gave up his role in IT to start enjoying the freedom owning his own Clear Brew franchise business [...]

What are the advantages of buying a van based franchise?

About van based franchises There’s a stereotype in the UK of the white van driver. Loud and aggressive, they’re a little bit dodgy, doing odd jobs for cash. But like most stereotypes, this is both not fair and not true. The reality is that van-based businesses are perfectly viable and legitimate. And in fact, the opportunities for van-based franchises are even on the increase.The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has discovered that there are around four million vans on [...]

Wilkins Chimney Sweep sell franchise operation to StumpBusters

Wilkins Chimney Sweep have sold their business to Darren Taylor Holdings Ltd. The company has acquired Wilkins to be run alongside its other companies including tree-stump grinding franchise StumpBusters UK Ltd and other smaller operations.The Chimney Sweeping business, owned by husband and wife team Peter and Louise Harris, has been sold as an on-going operation and it will remain ‘business as usual.’  Louise Harris is remaining as franchise manager and Peter will continue to act as the technical consultant.StumpBusters, owned [...]

Metro Rod Aberdeen franchise expand into 2018

Metro Rod Aberdeen Franchisees expand into surrounding franchise territories Just a handful of months after taking over the Metro Rod Aberdeen area, Nick and Angela Langan, who also run hugely successful safety and compliance business ‘Safetest Compliance Services’, have started 2018 as they mean to go on, with expansion into Dundee and Perth, and the Highlands and Islands areas.Since becoming the new owners of Metro Rod Van Based Franchise for Aberdeen last September, Nick and Angela got straight to work [...]

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 [...]

Metro Rod celebrates at inaugural Conference and Awards ceremony 2017

Franchisees, employees and suppliers from across the country all congregated last weekend at 5* resort – The Celtic Manor, for the much-anticipated Metro Rod conference and awards ceremony, sponsored by iTouch. This was the first of its kind under the ownership of Franchise Brands plc, and one which many have commented will ‘go down in history as the best ever’!Peter Molloy, Metro Rod Managing Director, kicked off the presentations – unveiling some exciting new plans for the future and [...]

Screen Rescue Welcomes New Franchisee Thanks To Franchise UK

Screen Rescue, a van based windscreen repair franchise, have recruited a new franchisee as a result of their franchise recruitment advertising on Franchise UK.Screen Rescue launched in 2012 and is a scalable multi van franchise opportunity with territories nationwide.Amanda Hilario, who is operations director at Screen Rescue, explained "After testing out a number of other recruitment sources we found our time, effort and money is best spent with Franchise-UK.  Joel and his team not only deliver an all-round service [...]

Wilkins Chimney Sweep reaches finals of Best Franchise Awards!

Wilkins Chimney Sweep has reached the finals of the smith+henderson Best Franchise Awards, sponsored by Lloyds Bank, in the category of ‘Best Man In A Van Franchise’. The franchise is based on a chimney sweeping business founded in 1895. Husband and wife team Peter and Louise Harris franchised the business in 2011 and now have 14 franchisees operating across the UK.The couple have won numerous awards, including Best Marketing Support in the 2014 Franchise Marketing Awards and most recently franchisee [...]

Van Based Franchise Opportunity Review

Van based franchises are a very popular choice for entrepreneurs looking for lucrative business opportunities. Van based franchises are available in a variety of sectors, from delivery and collection to cleaning, plumbing and home maintenance. As van based franchises often don’t require investors to acquire commercial or office premises, they can be more affordable than other types of franchises. This makes van based franchises a very popular choice for ambitious entrepreneurs from a wide range of backgrounds.  Types of van [...]