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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...

Rough sleeping in England rises for seventh year

4,751 people are estimated to have been sleeping rough in England, a 15% rise on the year before. Source: BBC News Kent

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....

First double Outstanding rating for Home Instead’s franchisee caring Clare

First double Outstanding rating for Home Instead franchisee Hot on the heels of topping the Elite Franchise 100 list at No 1 – Home Instead Senior Care is celebrating another ace achievement thanks to its Wimbledon franchisee. Wimbledon and Kingston owner Clare Jefferies has achieved two Outstanding ratings in succession – the first time it’s happened in London. Clare is also the...

What is the relationship between a franchisor and franchisee?

What is the difference between a franchisor and franchisee? The franchise has helped to shape the modern business landscape. Without franchises, there wouldn’t be McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut, KFC, Europcar or Burger King and high streets in our towns and cities would look very different. The franchise model has enabled these companies to expand quickly and efficiently, allowing them to...

What are the most profitable franchises in the UK?

The most profitable franchises in the UK Some of the best-known brands on Britain’s high streets are franchises. From food and drink to health and fitness, franchises are slowly taking over our towns and cities. If you’re considering starting a franchise of your own, finding out which areas are the most profitable will help you to narrow down the opportunities...

Who Founded the Subway Sandwich Franchise?

Who owns the Subway franchise? One of the fastest growing franchises in the world, Subway has gone from being a local neighbourhood sandwich shop to a global food giant in just 50 years. Today, the franchise has a staggering 44,000 branches around the world, significantly more than Burger King (13,000), Pizza Hut (11,000), KFC (20,500) and even McDonalds (36,000). These...

History of McDonalds Franchise

McDonalds Franchises – History of a franchising success Of all the many franchises operating around the world, there’s no denying that the best-known brand is McDonalds. One of the most famous companies of all time, McDonalds has around 36,000 branches in more than 100 countries around the world. The chain serves a staggering 69 million customers every day, dishing up...

McDonalds Franchises – History of a franchising success

Of all the many franchises operating around the world, there’s no denying that the best-known brand is McDonalds. One of the most famous companies of all time, McDonalds has around 36,000 branches in more than 100 countries around the world. The chain serves a staggering 69 million customers every day, dishing up more than 550 million Big Macs every...

What are the most successful franchise brands?

One of the most successful business models of all time, the franchise has had a huge impact on industries and economies around the world. Countless entrepreneurs have used the franchise as their way into business and their path to success, and millions of people use the services of a franchised brand every day. To get a better idea of...

Dear Carillion Employees

I once attended a seminar where Lee Iacocca (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Iacocca) was speaking. He is considered an extremely successful businessman but had been made redundant several times in his life. And he suggested that, when you meet someone who has lost their job, shake them by the hand and suggest that this is the beginning of something special for them. They...

History of franchising

These days, franchises are big business. In the UK alone, there are around 900 franchising brands – up from 718 ten years ago – and the business model contributes a huge amount to the country’s economy. Thousands of people are employed by franchises and many franchising brands are household names. Learning how the franchise was born and how the...

Franchise Definition: What is a franchise?

What is a franchise? Although most people are aware of the term ‘franchise’, and many will have at least a vague understanding of its definition, there are still a lot of people out there who aren’t absolutely sure what a franchise is. Moreover many may be unsure of how it operates and how it differs from the traditional business model....

Interview with Clark James Managing Director Paul Hulance

Franchise UK has asked MD of Clark James Recruitment, Paul Hulance, a bit about the Clark James business and how they have grown to become as successful as they are today. About Clark James Established in 2006 by two senior Directors of FTSE 100 Global Recruitment Consultancy, Clark James is a recognised and specialist provider of Recruitment Consultancy Services to a...

Enjoying 10 Years of OSCAR Success

If ever an OSCAR Pet Food franchise fell into the right hands it had to be those of Steve and Jill Tubbs! “Ten years ago, our lives were turned upside down when plans to close our shop/filling station and sell the property to redevelop a new business failed to work out,” Steve says, “The sale at least gave us time...

Make a difference with a Clark James recruitment franchise

One in four employees are preparing to change jobs in 2018 and not all recruitment businesses are prepared to deal with the surge in applications. A rapid, efficient response is essential to ensure that the CVs of qualified candidates aren’t lost in the black hole of the recruitment funnel. Clark James are very well placed to ensure we capture as many...