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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 [...]

Mr. Electric brightens up the day for a distressed Cornish customer

Banbury, UK (14 August 2018) – Mr. Electric, the UK’s leading electrical franchise brand and part of the Dwyer Group, came to the rescue of a local homeowner in Perranporth, Cornwall, by getting his solar electricity up and running again after the previous solar PV installer had gone bust leaving the customer without warranty and insurance to get it fixed.Having stopped generating for over four weeks, the homeowner lost out on £200 of energy and needed a new inverter [...]

The six-month countdown to a new year – new career for 2019

It’s over half way through 2018 and you might think it’s too early to start thinking about the perennial ‘New Year, New You’ message that hits every January as resolutions are made.But if you’re feeling restless in your career or profession now, and think it’s time you became your own boss in 2019 – it’s time to get serious this summer. That’s if you want to be a business owner at the start of the new calendar year.It’s a [...]

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 [...]

ChipsAway Franchisee Case Study – Richard Dexter

Richard Dexter originally had a seasoned career as a Film and TV animator where he worked on films such as Lord of the Rings and Avatar. However, after 16 years in the industry, he decided he wanted a better work-life balance. Now he gets to take his 2 dogs to work with him each day, take his young children to school and watch them grow up.“I needed a new challenge and a change from my current career. My work [...]

ChipsAway Franchisee Case Study – Spencer Grainger

Spencer Grainger joined the network in 2012. Prior to joining the franchise, he set up his own Ski business in Austria which was very successful. When he returned to the UK he began working as a Sales Manager but missed the benefits of running his own business. He didn’t want to work for a company but wanted to be his own boss and reap the rewards of his own hard work – a ChipsAway franchise seemed like the perfect [...]

ChipsAway Franchisee Case Study – Tunde Odeyemi

After completing an engineering degree at University and starting a career in the Oil and Gas industry, he decided after a few years that he wasn’t maximising his full potential. After spotting a ChipsAway van and seeing the sophisticated interior workshop, he knew it was for him.“I decided to become a part of a franchise because the team would be able to support my areas of weakness in starting up a business. A reputable franchise would be able to [...]

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 [...]

Third Franchisee for The Massage Company

The Massage Company are excited to announce the signing of their third franchisee, Sunny Sachdev into their membership-based massage franchise - the first and only business of its kind in the UK.Their first franchisee location is due to open shortly in Tunbridge Wells. The Massage Company founders, Elliot Walker and Charlie Thompson, are very excited the business will now also be looking to open in The Midlands with such a credible franchisee.Sunny has a strong management background [...]

Match Options Cambridge Franchisee Achieves £1 Million Turnover After Just 13 Months of Trading

Cambridge-based franchisee, Marshal Konzvo, is celebrating a remarkable first year-and-a-half in business. After just 13 months of trading, Marshal broke the £1 million turnover barrier and his business is continuing to grow month-on-month. It was in January 2017 when Marshal took the decision to start his own healthcare recruitment franchise. He left his previous career in IT behind him, and took the bold move to launch Match Options Cambridge. He used his savings to finance the new business, and with [...]

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 [...]