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Award-Winning Franchise Becomes Full Member of BFA

October 24, 2014 / FRANCHISE NEWSCare Franchises
Right at Home Award-winning franchisor Right at Home, a global leader in the home care market with over 400 local offices worldwide, is delighted to announce that it has become a full member of the British Franchise Association (bfa). Read more.

Franchise Brands announces the appointment of Julia Choudhury as Corporate Development Director

October 23, 2014 / FRANCHISE NEWSAutomotive Franchises
ChipsAway Franchise Brands Worldwide Limited (“Franchise Brands”), the holding company for a number of flagship franchise businesses including ChipsAway International and Ovenclean, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia Choudhury as Corporate Development Director with immediate effect. Read more.

Equivalenza signs new franchisees for Bremen and Hamburg

October 23, 2014 / FRANCHISE NEWSHealth & Beauty Franchises
Equivalenza The Spanish brand wants to open 13 new stores in these areas in three years. Read more.

Ed’s Garden Maintenance Sees First Business Split Releasing Capital to the Franchisee

October 23, 2014 / FRANCHISE NEWSGardening Franchises
Ed's Garden Maintenance Ed’s franchisee John Marshall has successfully split his business, generating a capital sum that exceeds his original franchise investment. John, who started an Ed’s franchise in the Chobham area only three years ago, has developed a large enough customer base to enable him to sell half of these, generating a significant lump sum whilst retaining his franchise. Read more.

Papa John’s Franchisee Aims to Capitalise on Company’s Growth

October 21, 2014 / FRANCHISE NEWSFood Franchises
Papa John's Leading pizza franchise, Papa John’s, has announced new openings in Harpenden and Leighton Buzzard. Abdul Sattar Karami, who has opened both franchised pizza delivery outlets, bought his first Papa John’s at the end of last year and also runs stores in Hitchin, St Albans, Watford and Hemel-Hempstead. Read more.

‘There is plenty of opportunity in the market place’

October 21, 2014 / FRANCHISE NEWSBusiness Consulting Franchises
Auditel North Shields-based Bill Rodgers joined the Auditel Cost Management Franchise in September. He had spent much of his career in senior sales and marketing roles in the specialist packaging industry. For the past fourteen years, he was self-employed as the owner of two highly successful businesses in packaging and property development. Read more.

Oscar comes bearing gifts as it celebrates 20 years of franchising

October 21, 2014 / FRANCHISE NEWSPet Franchises
Oscar Pet Foods OSCAR, the pet food and accessories franchise business, is delighted to be celebrating 20 years in franchising. In this anniversary year 'TWENTY' is the theme as the company is offering 20 successful start up business opportunities a fantastic 20% off a new franchise in 2015. Read more.

BetterMove launches new scheme to help you get on the property ladder

October 21, 2014 / FRANCHISE NEWSProperty & Estate Agency Franchises
BetterMove National online estate agents BetterMove have launched a Rent to Buy scheme aimed at helping people who struggle obtaining a mortgage. Under the new scheme, those with a small deposit can move in immediately despite being refused by lenders. Basically move now, buy later, and even fix the price for five years. Read more.

Antal announces partnership with Worldbridge Partners

October 21, 2014 / FRANCHISE NEWSRecruitment Franchises
Antal International Global recruiter Antal International has announced a strategic partnership agreement with USA-based executive search firm Worldbridge Partners. The joint group will now encompass more than 137 offices and over 800 consultants and give access to clients and candidates in 35 countries including USA, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Panama. Read more.

Developing more residual income from existing clients

October 21, 2014 / FRANCHISE NEWSCleaning Franchises
Betterclean As Betterclean looks to evolve the services its business owners can offer clients, it continues to invest in the latest technology, equipment and processes. One area where this is making a particular difference is with the launch of specific cleaning maintenance programmes. Read more.
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