Franchise UK Blog

Autumn Update for Trophy Pet Foods

Trophy Pet Foods new developments, projects and a new look logo & image continue to be rolled out through 2017. Trophy Pet Foods also has another new franchisee starting in September. Sarah Purvey will be covering the North Hampshire and West Berkshire area.Sue Reid, Founder and Director, says, “2017 is proving to be a really exciting year for us as we have seen continued growth both in demand for our home delivery service and in our franchise opportunity. We [...]

Edinburgh TaxAssist Accountants count client success

Two Edinburgh businesses are celebrating big successes after seeing substantial growth this year.Business owners, Renee Mackay, who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Corstorphine and Alan Johnston who runs TaxAssist Accountants in Goldenacre are together celebrating reaching well over 1,000 small business clients across the city.Their two shops, which work closely together providing tax and accountancy advice and services purely to small businesses, have each seen significant growth. Seven years since it was launched, TaxAssist Accountants in Corstorphine has secured its [...]

10 years and counting for Nigel Lomax

Nigel Lomax and his team at TaxAssist Accountants are celebrating 10 years serving the small business community from their shopfront office in Sundorne, Shrewsbury.Nigel Lomax set up TaxAssist Accountants in Shrewsbury in 2003, working from an office on Battlefield Enterprise Park. The business moved to its current premises on Sundorne Avenue in 2007 and now advises nearly 650 clients across the region.The team is looking to boost the eight-strong team with the appointment of an apprentice member in the [...]

TaxAssist Chief Executive joins Norwich youth charity Board of Trustees

(Photo: OPEN’s CEO John Gordon-Saker (left) with Karl Sandall (right), image copyright credit OPEN Norwich)Norwich-based charity, OPEN Youth Trust whose mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of young people in Norfolk has appointed Karl Sandall, Group Chief Executive of The TaxAssist Direct Group, to its Board of Trustees.Karl joined The TaxAssist Direct Group in 2000 after 26 years of working with Midland Bank/HSBC in Norwich and Cambridge. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers [...]


ServiceMaster Ltd has acquired the Rosemary Bookkeeping franchise business, for an undisclosed fee, as it looks to grow its operation across the UK.The Leicester-based business, ServiceMaster, is one of the UK’s largest and longest-established multi-brand franchisors, having launched in the UK in 1959 which now offers five franchise brands.Rosemary Bookkeeping, which was founded in 2009, provides a practical, friendly approach to bookkeeping for micro, small and medium-sized companies and has close working relationships with accountancy firms. The business currently [...]

Spoton Success: Meet Sarah Thompson, the local it’seeze website consultant for Coventry

Discover what the first few months of running your own web design franchise is really like in our interview with Sarah Thompson, who alongside her husband Clive, joined as a franchisee at the end of 2016.Having previously worked in a wide range of industries, including finance; telecommunications; utilities; insurance; and travel, Sarah is now part of, the UK and Ireland’s leading website franchise, and is already enjoying great success early on.Why did you decide to join a [...]

Trophy Pet Foods new look brand logo

Big news! After many years, we’re releasing an updated brand identity, which includes a new logo and colour palette. You’ll see the new look anywhere we’re out and about as well as on our digital media, website, Facebook and Twitter; and very soon you’ll see it on all of our products and our franchisees delivery vans.Do look out for our amazing new product packaging! We believe the new look better matches what we’ve become since launching in 1990: a [...]

Wilkins Chimney Sweep franchise gets behind national fire safety campaign

Wilkins Chimney Sweep, the UK’s only bfa member chimney sweeping franchise, is getting firmly behind a national safety campaign to reduce chimney fires.Part of the Government’s ‘Fire Kills’ campaign, is asking homeowners to have their chimneys swept now, to reduce the 4221 avoidable chimney fires recorded by the Fire and Rescue Services, that occurred from April 2016 to March 2017 in the UK. Wilkins are also adopting the Katie Haines Memorial Trust as their charity of the year; [...]

Business Doctors Welcomes New Business Services Manager

SME support franchise Business Doctors has strengthened its head office team with a new business services manager.Angela Connally will take on a broad role, with responsibilities including managing the office, updating and improving systems, looking after franchisee compliance and ISO accreditation and contributing to marketing and recruitment.She joins the consultancy network after almost a decade with American franchisor CMIT Solutions, which provides outsourced IT expertise for small and medium sized enterprises. Whilst part of the franchise development team with [...]

Congratulations to David and Dawn Jarvis

It's a proud moment for OSCAR Pet Foods as they celebrate the loyalty and dedication David and Dawn Jarvis have shown in the 21 years of running a very successful OSCAR franchise business.As David says, “We are delighted to be celebrating 21 happy years with OSCAR. Being one of the early franchises, we have seen massive improvements to the system and our working life.”It was back in the 1990s when OSCAR set up its first franchise and from those [...]

Super 6 – resales present perfect opportunity to step into a profitable franchise

For people looking to step into an established, profitable franchise, one of Home Instead Senior Care’s 6 territory resales represents a perfect opportunity to make money and make a difference to society at the same time.For some entrepreneurs, taking over an established business is more desirable than a start-up. A resale is the ideal proposition for people who want to become part of our mission ‘to change the face of ageing’ but with an established team, office and structure [...]

Thanks to Business Doctors, Caroline can have her cake and eat it

Running a successful cake business was something Caroline Pearman had dreamed of since learning to bake with her grandmother as a little girl.But, after taking the plunge and leaving her busy job as a university project manager, she quickly found that her dream was turning into a nightmare.And it wasn’t for lack of business - Caroline’s Cakes quickly became so popular, she found herself working well into night, seven days a week, to keep up with demand. But the [...]